Nelis Wolmarans

Nelis Wolmarans Guide Bio

Realising from an early age that my interests lay in conservation and wildlife, I have spent the past 21 years building up a wealth of experience in lodge management, anti-poaching and extensive guiding across Southern, Eastern and Central Africa.

I have a passion for photography and in particular for capturing and expressing the soul of my subjects in a way that truly reflects a deep understanding of Africa and its wildlife. I have an intense eagerness to share my vast knowledge with my guests, and to make each safari a memorable and intensely personal experience.

 

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Realising from an early age that my interests lay in conservation and wildlife, I have spent the past 21 years building up a wealth of experience in lodge management, anti-poaching, big game capture and extensive guiding across Southern, Eastern and Central Africa.

I have a passion for photography and in particular for capturing and expressing the soul of my subjects in a way that truly reflects a deep understanding of Africa and its wildlife. An in-depth knowledge of animal behaviour gives me an almost uncanny ability to anticipate the perfect photographic opportunity for my guests.

Apart from this, I have an intense eagerness to share my vast knowledge with my guests, and to make each safari a memorable and intensely personal experience.

I am also proud to to consider myself an internationally acclaimed wildlife photographer, with a number of award-winning images:

Africa Geographic – 1st Place in the cultural category

The New Big 5 – Invited contributing photographer

Remembering Great Apes – Front cover image and regular contributor to other books in the Remembering Wildlife series.

Grand Prize Winner – 2018 Natures Best Photography – Windland Smith Rice

International Awards in association with the Smithsonian NMNH.

My Areas of Expertise

Conservation

Adobe Lightroom

Experienced Field Guide

Canon & Nikon Systems

Understanding animal behavior

Southern, Eastern and Central Africa

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