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Our team post regular content about exciting destinations, photographic tips & tricks, recent trip reports, ‘how to’ guides, wildlife and more.

Whether you’re a regular safari goer, a wildlife photography enthusiast, keen traveler, someone with a sense of adventure, or just looking to learn a little more about wildlife, our blog is for you!

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Behind The Frame Episode 11

The behind the frame series takes RAW wildlife images, works through the technical specifications of the image and then looks at how the image is edited in Lightroom. In this episode Marlon du Toit was asked by a follower to re-process a sepia image of a leopard. Marlon guides you through this edit step by […]

Behind The Frame Episode 10

The behind the frame series takes RAW wildlife images, works through the technical specifications of the image and then looks at how the image is edited in Lightroom. In this episode Andrew edits a portrait of the lion known as Scar and focuses on the use of the special adjustment brush. Andrew Beck

Behind The Frame Episode 9

The behind the frame series takes RAW wildlife images, works through the technical specifications of the image and then looks at how the image is edited in Lightroom. In this episode Andrew looks at a couple of variables to consider when cropping wildlife images. Andrew Beck

Behind The Frame Episode 8

The behind the frame series takes RAW wildlife images, works through the technical specifications of the image and then looks at how the image is edited in Lightroom. In this episode Andrew Beck looks at manual exposure compensation and talks through some examples of under and over-exposing in wildlife photography. Andrew Beck

Behind The Frame Episode 7

The behind the frame series takes RAW wildlife images, works through the technical specifications of the image and then looks at how the image is edited in Lightroom. In this episode Andrew looks at the technique of panning in Wildlife Photography. Andrew Beck

Behind The Frame Episode 6

The behind the frame series takes RAW wildlife images, works through the technical specifications of the image and then looks at how the image is edited in Lightroom. In this episode Mike works on an elephant image taken in the Amboseli National Park and looks at how to use graduated filters in Lightroom. Michael Laubscher

Behind The Frame Episode 5

The behind the frame series takes RAW wildlife images, works through the technical specifications of the image and then looks at how the image is edited in Lightroom. In this episode Andrew works through an image of a leopard surrounded by dense green vegetation and looks at how to use the Tint slider in the […]

Behind The Frame Episode 4

The behind the frame series takes RAW wildlife images, works through the technical specifications of the image and then looks at how the image is edited in Lightroom. In this episode I work through an image of elephants and dust from Amboseli National Park. Andrew Beck  

Behind The Frame Episode 3

The behind the frame series takes RAW wildlife images, works through the technical specifications of the image and then looks at how the image is edited in Lightroom. In this episode Andrew works through a black and white edit of a leopard photographed in Botswana. Andrew Beck 

Behind The Frame Episode 2

The behind the frame series takes RAW wildlife images, works through the technical specifications of the image and then looks at how the image is edited in Lightroom. In this episode Andrew analyses and edits an image of a Leopard photographed in the Okavango Delta of Botswana. Andrew Beck

Behind The Frame Episode 1

The behind the frame series takes RAW wildlife images, works through the technical specifications of the image and then looks at how the image is edited in Lightroom. In this episode Andrew takes an image of a backlit Lion from the Sabi Sands and converts it into a striking Black and White image. Andrew Beck

The Amazing Wild Eye Mara Camp Staff

If you have not been to the Wild Eye Mara Camp you are missing out. You are missing out on incredible game viewing. You are missing out on an authentic and truly African safari experience. You are missing out on incredible memories and friendships. But more than this you are missing out on meeting and [...]

First Glimpse, Jaguars of the Pantanal Safari Experience

I’ve just returned from one of the greatest adventures of my life and certainly one of the most exciting safari experiences that Wild Eye has on offer. Brazil’s Pantanal delivered incredible encounter after incredible encounter. From waking up to the dawn chorus of a 100 different birds on a cattle ranch, to photographing macaws flying […]

Making Friends in the Masai Mara – A Journalist’s Perspective

I know that our Wild Eye Mara Camp is amazing. Our guests, that have experienced our incredible piece of Africa, know that the Wild Eye Mara Camp is amazing. A few weeks ago award-winning multi-media producer at South Africa’s Eyewitness News, Christa Eybers, visited the Wild Eye camp and now she also knows that the […]

Trip Report: Mana Pools Photo Safari 9-14 October 2018

There are certain destinations in Africa that just have to be on your bucket list, and Mana Pools is without a doubt one of those destinations. This beautiful park nestled in the the Lower Zambezi Valley, has been documented across all social media platforms and has become famous for its breathtaking Albida Forests and the […]

Wild Eye Diaries Episode 30

Episode 30 hosted by Trevor McCall-Peat This episode includes: 00:33 – Intro Trevor 04:19 – Alistair goes behind the scenes in the Masai Mara 06:28 – Mike reflects on the past week in the Mara and shares his thoughts on the rest of the season 09:34 – Johan discusses his next few weeks of safari […]

Wild Eye Diaries Episode 31

Episode 31 hosted by Andrew Beck This episode includes: 00:33 – Intro Andrew 02:00 – Mike shares some thoughts on his upcoming Masai Mara Experience Safaris 09:56 – Alistair chats about his time in the Masai mara and his upcoming Best of Botswana Safari 13:31 – Trevor chats bout the most recent content on the […]

Wild Eye Diaries #32

Episode 32 hosted by Johan Van Zyl This episode includes: 00:33 – Intro by Johan followed by some experiences from South Luangwa and Mana Pools. 10:55 – Trevor shares some views on upcoming Safaris 15:18 – Mike gives us an update from the Masai Mara 16:57 – Gerry shares his first impressions on Madagascar 22:39 […]

Negative Space vs Wasted Space

What are the differences? Us as the photographic facilitators on a safari do not only constantly remind our guests of their camera settings but of the composition/framing and one thing I often say is remember your “negative space”. Negative space is the space that you as photographer should leave in front your subject if it […]

Wild Eye Diaries Episode 33

This episode includes: 00:33 – Intro by Andrew who chats briefly about current the Masai Mara Experience and Jaguars of the Pantanal Safaris which are on the go. 1:59 – Gerry chats about training and accountability in wildlife photography 11:37 – Alistair chats about his recent Best of Botswana Safari. 20:56 – Mike and Andrew […]

Wild Eye Diaries Episode 34

This episode includes: 00:35 – Introduction to Episode 34 – Alistair 04:38 – Trevor pops in for a brief update on his past two weeks in the Mara. More updates to follow soon. 07:07 – Mike provides us with an awesome highlights package of his last few months on safari! 19:42 – Johan speaks about […]

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