How to: Spotlight Photography

We all know that unlocking the mysteries of wild creatures through the use of lens/cameras is a thrilling adventure that every wildlife photography enthusiast craves. In the realm of nocturnal creatures, capturing their elusive beauty requires a different set of skills and tools. This can be a challenging yet rewarding endeavour. Proper planning, equipment, and [...]

Behind The Frame: Jaguar

Are you looking to improve your photography editing skills, specifically your wildlife photography editing skills? if you answered yes, then our Behind the Frame series is just for you! Join our expert photographic guides on the last Friday of every month, as they talk you through various editing styles of many different species from many [...]

ISO Is Not The Enemy!

“The ISO will be so high” is something I hear so often out on safari. So what!?!? I think so many people miss out on capturing special opportunities when they fret over employing high ISO settings. A high ISO is not the enemy! There is no need to worry all too much about it anymore [...]

My Holy Grail Of All Lenses

I’ve said it many times over the years and I’ll say it again… “My Holy Grail of All Lenses”, which will possibly remain my top lens choice always is the 70-200mm f/2.8 or equivalent. Currently I shoot the OMD system (micro four thirds system and so therefore you multiply your focal length by two) and [...]

Trip Report: Namibian Private Safari 2024

What an adventure this Namibian Private Safari was! In my 2022 Namibia Trip Report I wrote the following: " The country is so much more than you would ever expect it to be!" If unimaginable diversity, incredible experiences, raw natural beauty, soul fueling moments, great people, were a country - Namibia!" Having recently revisited, I [...]

A Safari In Namibia

A safari in Namibia is my next great adventure! You may be wondering, "A Safari In Namibia... Why? It's just a dessert." Yes, it is a dessert with fewer wildlife encounters than your more common safari destinations but not many destinations can compete with Namibia's mystical ways in connecting you to nature. This is a [...]

Buffalo 1 – Vehicle 0

Just a good story about the time a buffalo bull destroyed a Landrover. This story always pops to mind when guests ask me to tell them about crazy moments that I have experienced as a guide.  Without giving too much away, allow me to set the scene somewhat.  Buffalo are large and extremely powerful animals. [...]

Best Of The Serengeti Safari

With the 2024 edition of our ever-popular Best of Serengeti safari done and dusted, what better way to start this blog post than with a tally of the prolific species we encountered along the way? In just under two weeks we saw a total of 219 cats! 180 lion, 59 males, 35 cubs (5 age [...]

Welcome to 2024!

Welcome to 2024! As we all get to start off the new year on a clean slate, it's impossible not to feel a sense of excitement and anticipation for all the wonderful adventures that lie ahead. The start of a new year brings with it endless possibilities and the promise of new experiences. I for [...]

My Top 2023 Safari Images

Wow... What a tough task this was. After a year of incredibly action packed adventures, this blog will showcase my top image from each safari I hosted in 2023. Best Of The Serengeti 2023 Best Of Serengeti Trip Report One image does not do any safari justice and so if you'd like to find out [...]

2024 Safari’s

And just like that, another busy safari year is a wrap. Thinking back, the memories and incredible moments the many guests I had the privilege of hosting and I now get to cherish is something no words will ever describe. Looking ahead at my 2024 Safari's, I cannot believe that my scheduled tours calendar is [...]

Amazing Apps For The Road – SnapSeed

In this three part blog/video series I showcase amazing apps for the road that I use on every single safari that I host. If you're only seeing this series now, you've missed the first two. Feel free to follow the links below in which I showcase two of my favourite apps: Amazing Apps For The [...]

Amazing Apps For The Road – Unfold

In this three part blog/video series I showcase amazing apps for the road that I use on every single safari that I host. If you're only seeing this series now, you've missed one... Feel free to follow the link below in which I showcase my absolute favourite app: Amazing Apps For The Road - CapCut [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Camera Sensor Technology

Understanding camera sensor technology is very important as this is the backbone of any digital photography system. This small piece of technology plays a crucial role in determining image quality. A camera sensor is a light-sensitive device that captures the light that enters the camera and converts it into an electronic signal. The resulting signal [...]

Mid-Year Safari Highlights

As I am half way through my 2023 safaris, I decided to write this very short blog for all of you to show off my mid-year safari highlights. It truly is a beautiful thing for mind, body, and spirit to take some time daily for reflection. Since everything is a reflection of our minds, everything [...]

Behind The Frame: Masai Mara Wildlife Photography Workshop

In this episode in the Behind The Frame series, Michael Laubscher shares a Lightroom Edit of an image of a male leopard and a spotted hyena feeding on the same carcass captured during the Masai Mara Wildlife Photography Workshop in November 2022. The Masai Mara offers incredible photographic opportunity outside of the typical migration period. [...]