Michael Laubscher

Haunted by the allure of spectacular wildlife and African sunsets. I am a hunter-gatherer of natural light and candid moments, an appetite whet with a taste of the unknown and the smell of home; “This Is Africa”!

My passion for the bush and everything that comes with it started as far back as I can remember. Thanks to my parents who introduced me to wilderness areas at a very young age, I managed to live my dream by obtaining a background in conservation and being a lodge based ranger for the past four years, working in world-renowned places such as the Timbavati and Sabi Sands Private Game Reserves.

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Michael Laubscher


22 February 1991

Been with WE since


Time in the industry

Since 2011

I prefer to shoot with

The OMD System

Areas of expertise

Canon, Nikon, OMD system, Lightroom, Southern & East Africa, South America and Arctic Regions, Animal behaviour, creative photography and post processing

Favourite destination

Arctic Regions

Memorable encounter

The most memorable one must be the one the drew blood. Walking in a field at Hali Country Hotel, Iceland, cameras held high to photograph and protect ourselves from the hundreds of dive bombing, territorial and aggressive Arctic tern. For a brief moment, I dropped my camera below my head to photograph a guest who’s lens hood was being attacked by one of these crazy birds, which was a mistake on my part… as I was photographing this funny moment, another tern took advantage of my distracted attention and dive-bombed straight into my head with its razor sharp beak. A painful moment to never be forgotten!

An interesting fact about me

I’m an open water scuba diver

Go to music choice

Very broad but mainly Alternative

My Areas of Expertise

The Canon system


Southern & East Africa, Iceland

Animals in environment


Low & High key photography

My favourite moments

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