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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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Some Helpful Wildlife Photography Tips

I decided after receiving a couple of questions on 'how to take better pictures', that I would share some of my own thoughts and helpful tips to keep in mind when building an image, whether it be before heading out into the field or perhaps in the moment whilst in a sighting. I have put [...]

Why you Shouldn’t buy/chase followers on Social Media

I have never completely understood the concept of purchasing "followers" on social media. Although, after some contemplation, it would appear that it is ultimately derived from the idea of wanting to appear more popular as an individual, or to make your business, product or service appear more successful than it may actually be in reality? [...]

Places We Love: Jamala Lodge Madikwe

Welcome to the places we love: Jamala Lodge Madikwe. Jamala Madikwe, Royal Safari Lodge is a luxury boutique safari lodge in South Africa’s North West Province in Madikwe Game Reserve. Owner-managed and run, the lodge offers an intimate bush experience, where personal service and attention to detail are the cornerstones of every waking moment. The [...]

How to Photograph Large Animals

How To Photograph Large Animals Something I hear about quite a bit, not only out on safari but in general is – ‘’I find it hard to photograph the larger animals, they are so dull and dark’’. This is understandable, especially if trying to photograph elephants, rhinos and buffalo. There are a number of reasons [...]

An Action Packed Safari To the Timbavati

Reminiscing over  an action packed safari to the Timbavati. Mark and Hilary Robotham, my guests for this trip, pretty much gave me a rough idea of the experience they wanted to have over a Skype call. Having grown up in the area and knowing the Timbavati, there was only one place I had in mind, [...]

Trip Report: The Botswana Wilderness Safari | April 2021

After having spent last year seeing updates from Botswana on the spectacular recovery of the Okavango Delta from the grips of a drought in 2019, to say that I was excited to return to one of my favorite places in southern Africa would be an understatement. Three intrepid guests from Switzerland, Japan and Germany got [...]

A moment I Will Always Remember

Do you ever think back to a specific photograph or series of photographs and reminisce what happened and the events that led up to those photographs? I know we all have a portfolio of our favourite images, I know that even though I have that portfolio, there are certain images or a series of images [...]

Amboseli & Lake Nakuru Highlights

I have recently returned from what was an incredible safari throughout Kenya. In this short blog I will be sharing the Amboseli & Lake Nakuru highlights with all of you. These two destinations never seem to disappoint me. They offer endless photographic and truly special wildlife moments every single time. Apart from that, this 10 [...]

Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword, A Male Lions Life

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” This isn't neccessarily the most incredible image of a male lion, but I was going through some of my older images and stumble onto this image. I sat for a while, reminiscing and remembering the whole sighting I had that [...]

My thoughts on conservation in a nutshell

This is a rather broad topic with a variety of different opinions, it’s a topic that is debated by many all over the world. From my point of view, unless you have been out in the field, and actively seen what is going on, understanding the operations that are under way and the daily tasks [...]

What you should expect from an operator and guiding team

A few years ago I joined the Wild Eye Team, after working for a very small photographic company, I decided it was time to move on and look for new growth. There were a number of reasons why I wanted to join the Wild Eye team. I want to become the best individual I can [...]

What To Do When Shooting In Harsh/Tough Light

Having been to the Masai Mara a couple of times, it inspired me to write this blog on - What To Do When Shooting In Harsh/Tough Light. The reason I want to chat about about this, is because it is a topic that comes up all the time when out on safari and there are [...]

Keep The Momentum Going

Every journey in life must start with the first step. From that point onwards, it's crucial to keep the momentum going. Now for any movement to gain momentum, it must start with a small action (the first step). This action becomes multiplied by the masses, and is made tangible when leadership changes course due to [...]

One of my favorite moments from the Serengeti

The Serengeti is one of the best safari destinations to visit. Before I visited the Serengeti, my thoughts were or my vision of the Reserve was just big open spaces of nothing but grass. Oh how I was so wrong, it is an extremely diverse area with regards to animals and landscape. It has big [...]

Places we Love – Mosethla Bushcamp

History Mosetlha Bushcamp was started in the early 1990s as a rustic camp with basic facilities, a place where rangers-in-training and other wilderness enthusiasts came to learn about wildlife conservation during Operation Phoenix, a codename for the project to reintroduce wildlife into the Madikwe area. As more and more lodges were built in the reserve [...]

How to Photograph Animals on Safari Using a Spotlight

Night drives on safari can make for an amazing experience and will give you a glimpse into what happens under the cover of darkness in the African bush.  On top of that you will have some amazing opportunities of photographing nocturnal animals - like lions and leopard - with the use of spotlights where the [...]

A Memorable Moment In Mana Pools

A couple of years back, I went on holiday to Mana pools. This was during the time that I was still working at Londolozi. After hearing some of the other individual’s stories about Mana Pools, it didn’t take much to persuade us to make the journey to Mana Pools and to experience this magical place [...]

The Jao Concession in Botswana’s Okavango Delta

The vast Jao Concession consists of 60 000 hectares (150 000 acres) and lies in the north-western area of the Okavango Delta, situated just below the Okavango Panhandle. The Moremi Game Reserve forms the eastern boundary of the Concession. The Jao Concession is found in the heart of the wetlands of the Okavango Delta. Here [...]

Gallery: Aerial Photographs from the Okavango Delta

Scenic helicopter flights over Botswana's Okavango Delta is an opportunity you cant afford to miss. Moments after departing you’ll enjoy the breath-taking views seen only from a helicopter. Experience the crystal-clear water channels meandering their way through lagoons, while journeying deep into the lush green flood plains to explore the abundant wildlife of the Okavango [...]

Three Destinations I can’t wait to return to in the next year

With travel starting to open up, I wanted to let you in one three destinations I can't wait to return to in the next year. After a lot of thinking, here are the three that I am most looking forward to... 1.  The Mara Season It is no secret that the Mara season makes up [...]

What do I think about Hyenas

This blog was inspired by a recent picture that I posted, its been a long time since I have sat, looked at a photograph and really think in-depth about it. Yes, this may sound absolutely ridiculous because we look at our photos all the time and reminisce or remember that specific moment, but what I [...]

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