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My Recent Adventure
I promise, this blog won't keep you long. The soul purpose of it is to show you what we got to experience on my recent adventure. The two guests I hosted on this privately guided safari had joined us in the Masai Mara last year. What a great couple! When they reached out to plan [...]
Do Not Overthink Your Images
Do not overthink your images. Yes, understand and think about the technical basics. Yes, have an appreciation for the various compositional elements that all work together in the frame. Yes, think about how you put all of these things together when you click the shutter. But do not overthink your images. You need to feel [...]
Have you ever tried Rim Light Photography?
Night Photography - This is a question that almost always comes up on safari, especially in destinations where night drives are permitted. There have been numerous times when I have been out on safari, the light starts to fade and the photographers start to pack their gear away. In terms of a photographic portfolio, this [...]
The Magic of the Mara – History and Size
A couple of years ago the Masai Mara was voted the greatest Game Reserve in the world - 5 years in a row, and there is very good reason for it. It is one of the most productive wildlife areas in the world and game viewing is fantastic all year round. The Masai Mara consists [...]
The Magic of the Mara – Things to Think About When Traveling
Traveling to the Masai Mara, Kenya during these tumultuous times can be quite intimidating and confusing. One might often not know where to even begin with paperwork and things you need to know. Luckily the Wild Eye team have their finger on the pulse and have simplified all of the nasty paperwork missions and made [...]
The Magic of the Mara – The Great Migration Explained
The two words ‘Great Migration’ give rise to a common thought. Millions of wildebeest alongside hundreds of thousands of zebra amongst a few other species crossing the formidable water of the Mara river. This thought is not wrong but there is so much more to it. The continual milling chaos of the year round great [...]
The Magic of the Mara – Migration not included
Don’t get me wrong, seeing a bunch of gnu cross a river with the off chance that a crocodile might chow one or two of them, is indeed pretty spectacular! However, the migration is exactly that. It's about waiting for and then eventually watching an incredible scene unfolding. But there is far more to the [...]
What Makes a Good Wildlife Portrait?
What makes a good wildlife portrait? The most important thing in wildlife photography is to shoot what you feel. It's about more than just capturing a slice of time and sharing what a scene or subject looked like at the time. It's about inviting the viewer of your image to get lost in the frame [...]
Lightroom – Clean Up, Keyword & Workflow
I love fresh starts and new beginnings and what better time to do just that with your Lightroom than now? If you are anything like me then you probably let your Lightroom catalogue get a little messy and very unorganized. Don't worry too much! It's difficult when life gets busy and also who cares less [...]
What to do while waiting with a sleeping cat to wake up…
How many hours have you sat waiting for a “FLAT” cat like this? The question is, what to do while waiting for a sleeping cat to wake up? I am a firm believer in that if you put the time in, your patience with nature will reward you in one way or another. I know [...]
Private Safari At Dulini
Before we get started, Happy New Year to you all! May it be a year full of exciting adventures, love and joy. Speaking of adventure, can you think of a better way to start a year than on Safari; better yet, a private safari at Dulini Private Game Reserve. I recently returned form a six [...]
My first Trip of 2022
It is absolutely crazy to think that another year has passed and that we are already into 2022. So, what is my first trip of 2022? Im going to be setting off at the end of February to host the Best of Uganda Safari. In this incredible adventure which includes not only the experience of [...]
In The Land of Giants
I recently had the privilege of hosting a private safari to a very special place. A place that I hadn’t been back to since my honeymoon almost 4 years ago. I have come to realize that there is no such thing as a bad day on safari. However, there are also some places that excel [...]
My top 3 moments of 2021
Can you believe it, we are already stepping into 2022! Yet another year begins, I cannot believe how quickly time is flying by. With that said, I hope that you have all had a well deserved break and spent some quality time with family and friends over the festive season. This is a new year, [...]
When a plan comes together
When a plan comes together. Being guides, when we are out in the field we are always looking for great photographic opportunities, ones that are unique or different to the normal images that you see. I normally go against this when I am out in the field, why? Because I am a firm believer that [...]
Madikwe is a Must!
I have been dying to share an opinion on our Wild Eye Madikwe Safari at Nkurru Lodge and having recently returned from this Wild Eye scheduled safari, I figured now would be a better time than any. Whether you make it your only safari destination or perhaps use it as an add on to your [...]
Crazy to think that 2021 is drawing to a close! A whole new year awaits and we have so much to look forward to. I am so excited to get back out into the field to do what I do best and I do hope that you can join me on a few of my [...]
My Top 10 Images of the Year
My Top 10 Images of the Year. As the year winds to a close, I thought I would share my top 10 images from the year. It has been very difficult to choose just 10 images, but I have tried to include 10 images from a couple of different destinations. I love going through past [...]
The 2021 Masai Mara Top 100
The Mara Top 100 is a blog post that we include every year to not only reflect on the season in the Masai Mara, but also to showcase the incredible diversity and sightings that this park has to offer. This year was extra special for all of us at Wild Eye, having not being able [...]
The Secrets of the Sand Forest
When describing the Sand Forest, one might find themselves describing a fantasy world found only in story books and written by an author with a wild imagination. A forest that has more secrets than we can discover and more questions than answers. A forest so old that when you walk among the ancient trees you [...]
My last safari for the year…
Just like that, another year has gone by. I can't believe how quickly the years are passing. This year has gone by in the blink of an eye. Leading up to my final safari of the year, it has allowed me to process and think back to the incredible moments I had on safari this [...]