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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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Amazing Apps For The Road – CapCut

In this three part blog/video series I showcase amazing apps for the road that I use on every single safari that I host. Starting it off with my favourite and most used app: CapCut This app is a free video editor that is so versatile and easy-to-use. In addition to its basic features, such as [...]

A Memorable Private Safari to Amboseli and Lake Nakuru

I have just returned from hosting a very special private safari to Amboseli and Lake Nakuru. Combining these two destinations is an absolute winner and from a photographic point of view, it allows one to create a rich and diverse portfolio of images. Along with that, to be able to spend time in these areas [...]

Behind the Frame: Leopard Look Up

In this episode of Behind the Frame, Wild Eye photographic guide and host Michael Appalsamy sits down to chat to you about an image he captured in the Masai Mara earlier this year. If you would love to learn more about photo editing, then sit back relax and let Mike explain just how he would [...]

Crafting the perfect safari

Quite often our team gets asked how we go about crafting the perfect safari and choose the destinations and locations that we host safaris to.  As you can imagine, there are numerous factors taken into consideration before a particular trip is finalized and advertised on our website. In this edition of our monthlynewsletter, we wanted [...]

Let It Rain: Photographing in The Rain

On arrival in the Mara Triangle Conservancy it was clearly evident that the region had very little rain. Little did I know that this was apparently the driest the Mara ecosystem has been in the last 20 years. Not a hint of greenery in any of the standing grasses, just a burnt orange and yellow [...]

Behind the frame: Gorilla in Uganda

In this episode of the Behind the Frame series, Johan van Zyl shares an image of a gorilla in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  This moment was captured during the Best of Uganda tour in July 2021. Spending time with our distant cousins and locking eyes with them is one of the most humbling experiences you [...]

Northern Serengeti 2023 Trip Report

Having just returned from this tour that takes you to one of the most iconic African National Parks, The Serengeti National Park, this is my trip report where you can get an idea of what to expect on this amazing experience. Instead of reading what I have to say about this, I have put together [...]

A Minute in the Mara | August 2023

Take a minute out of your day and have a look at what the Masai Mara in Kenya was like for Wild Eye guests during the month of August, 2023. MASAI MARA EXPERIENCE The Masai Mara offers incredible photographic opportunity outside of the typical migration period. In fact, many an award winning image have been [...]

Top Images from the Field – August 2023

Presenting this month's Top Images from the Field! The images in this video were all captured by Wild Eye Photographic guides throughout the month of August. Our guides had a busy month hosting both scheduled safaris and private safari's. This month's instalment is definitely a bit longer than usual! Please feel free to leave a [...]

Best Of Mana Pools Trip Report 2023

To best understand just how incredible our recent adventure in Mana Pools was, feel free to watch the video below. In it I explain our day to day and show case some of the very special moments we enjoyed and managed to capture throughout the three destinations we visit during the Best Of Mana Pools. [...]

What Is A Photographic Safari

What is a Photographic Safari? It seems that everyone has their own view and opinion on what actually constitutes a photographic safari. For some, its simpy travelling with a group of like minded poeple with an interest in photography. For others its about chasing the shot. For some, its all about photographing big cats and [...]

Uganda’s Lion Population: A Podcast with Alex Braczkowski

In this episode, Andrew Beck catches up with Alex Braczkowski, a conservation scientist, photographer and cameraman from Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Over the past ten years Alex has have filmed, photographed and studied African lions, leopards, jaguars, and caracals across three continents. Alex’s most recent science and film work explores assessing densities of lions and other [...]

Guest Blog: A Safari to Madikwe in July 2023

We have been travelling with WildEye since our safari to the Mara Camp, in 2017. Two further photographic safari’s and a fabulous tailor-made trip to three different African countries followed. It had been my dream to show friends why we love to go on safari, and especially with WildEye. Well, on 27th July that dream [...]

Private Tswalu Safari Trip Report 2023

To best understand just how incredible our recent adventure in Tswalu was, feel free to watch the video below. In it I explain our day to day and show case some of the very special moments we enjoyed and managed to capture throughout the trip. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is a vast, magical land of infinite [...]

Behind The Frame: The Best Of The Serengeti

In this episode in the Behind The Frame series, Michael Laubscher shares a Lightroom edit of an image of a lioness on a koppie overlooking the plains of the Serengeti. This moment was captured during the Best of the Serengeti safari of February 2021. What's not to love about the Serengeti? It's iconic in every [...]

The Science Of Lenses

Are you already intimidated? No need to worry. The science of lenses is not as scary as it seems. It can go really deep but in this blog I’d like to simplify this for you somewhat. I would like to help you understand lenses better and/or provide you with a bit of information that may [...]

Behind The Frame: Mara Leopard

In this episode of Behind The Frame, Trevor talks us through the importance of shooting in raw and the ability to fix errors we have made out in the field in post processing. There are many advantages to shooting in RAW, the biggest advantage is that it is a large file that can be manipulated [...]

Top Images from the Field – July 2023

Presenting this month's Top Images from the Field! The images in this video were all captured by Wild Eye Photographic guides throughout the month of July. Our guides had a busy month hosting both scheduled safaris and private safari's. With the bulk of Wild Eye's activities occurring at the Wild Eye Mara Camp. Please feel [...]

Behind The Frame: India Spotted Deer

In this episode of Behind the Frame, Trevor takes us back to his trip last year in April to India and shows us how he edits a beautiful shot of two spotted deer standing in symmetry in the beautiful meadows of Kahna National Park I hope that you all enjoyed this episode of Behind The [...]

First week in the Mara for 2023

Our first week in the Mara for 2023 has just recently come to an end and what an incredible start to the season it has been.  The build up to the Mara season is often filled with excitement and a certain level of stress as our team gets everything ready for what is set to [...]

Behind the frame: Wide angle Amboseli Elephants

In this episode of Behind The Frame, Johan Van Zyl shares a Lightroom Edit of a photo taken in Amboseli National park of a herd of elephants on the dry lake bed. Amboseli is one of the most amazing photographic destinations in Africa and arguably one of the best places to view and photograph elephants [...]

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