Why You Should Review Your Images Before You delete Them

How many of you just delete an image or two without really taking a proper look at them? We are all guilty of doing this and that’s ok, but I want to share a simple piece of advice with you that has significantly helped my photography as well as those who have spent time with […]

Masai Mara Peak Season

“Welcome to the greatest show in Africa. Play witness to the great migration from the comforts of the magical Wild Eye Mara Camp” – Jono Buffey The Great Migration epitomises the ultimate African safari experience and is still one of the quintessential bucket list items that any wildlife and nature enthusiast should tick off. Wildlife photographers also know […]

Masai Mara Off Peak

The Mara Triangle is home to an incredible array of wildlife, even outside of the typical peak Great Migration period. As the long rains fall, afternoons in the Mara are dominated by massive thunderstorms, providing dramatic backgrounds and some of the most incredible light you could ever wish for. The lush, green grass, in stark contrast to […]

Places We Love: Pioneer Camp | Londolozi | Sabi Sands | South Africa

Pioneer Camp is situated in the heart of the world renowned Sabi Sands Game Reserve and is one of just five luxurious lodges at Londolozi Private Game Reserve. Of Londolozi’s five camps, Pioneer camp is the most secluded, boasting some incredible views of the Sand River. Steeped in history, the camp’s memorabilia tells a story […]

Sabi Sabi Wildlife Photography Workshop

The Sabi Sabi Wildlife Photography Workshop is a safari experience like no other. Designed to expose guests to some of the most creative minds in the industry, the workshop is a great way to immerse yourself in a learning experience, whilst enjoying exceptional lodge comfort and service, and unparalleled game viewing. Interactive workshops and presentations, […]

Madikwe Safari

Being synonymous with wildlife and landscape diversity, it is no surprise that Madikwe is a Game Reserve that attracts safari-loving tourists the world-over. Wild Eye have been conducting safari’s here over the past 8 years and it has proven to be a very popular choice for our guests, a firm-favourite if you will. The Reserve is currently […]

The Big Cats of Serengeti

Arguably among some of the best places to get up close and personal with all the wild cats of Africa, The Big Cats of Serengeti Safari is designed for the true big cat lovers. During the course of this safari, we visit three iconic destinations: Ngorongoro Crater, Ndutu Conservation Area and the Serengeti. But what […]

Masai Mara Wildlife Photography Workshop

The Wild Eye Mara workshop signals the return to a dedicated, focused and inspirational wildlife photography experience with one goal in mind – to make you a better wildlife photographer. Wild Eye safaris are already at the forefront of wildlife photographic travel and in-the-field education but this workshop is the first in a range of new courses and […]

Timing is EVERYTHING…

When it comes to photography and wildlife photography in particular, timing is everything. In wildlife photography there are so many variables that are out of our control, this means that when something is happening, our timing needs to be spot on in order to capture the image that we are after. In today’s blog I […]

Two weeks in Madikwe

Having recently returned from two weeks in Madikwe I thoughts I would go a different direction and steer clear of the normal trip report and tell you all a little bit more about this incredible safari destination. Some information about Madikwe: Madikwe is the fifth largest Reserve in South Africa It is situated in the […]

One of my best lion sightings EVER!

I recently returned from a safari in the Masai Mara which I hosted alongside Michael Laubscher. We had an incredible safari with plenty of action and a few stand out sightings with one in particular that I want to share with all of you. This particular sighting I am going to talk about will go […]

3 Reasons why I enjoy taking photos with a spotlight

From many past experiences, lots of photographers out there put their camera gear down as soon as the light starts to fade and darkness begins to set in. When it comes to photography, most of us like to stick to our comfort zones and yes this is fine, but what if we want to better [...]

An Epic Battle

I wanted to share a sighting with all of you from last year October when I was hosting a safari in the Masai Mara. While out on drive, we came across a lone lioness. We knew that she had cubs in the area and seeing as it was heating up, our thoughts were one of […]

Shooting into the Light

In wildlife photography, we as photographers are constantly chasing good light! Yes, light varies a lot when out in the field and is just one of those things that is out of our control, so we need to be able to assess light and utilize it to the best of our ability. Majority of the […]

What is the meaning behind your photography?

This is a topic that I often discuss with guests out on safari and I have mentioned it in previous posts as well. What is the meaning behind your photography? My journey started many years ago when I purchased my first camera and the reason I bought it, was to remember moments, freeze moments in [...]

Why I love the Masai Mara

Returning from my first week in the Masai Mara for the year I find myself reflecting on what I love about the Masai Mara. I know our team here at Wild Eye go on about the camp, the staff and the experience but bear with me here. I want to try and share with you [...]

Trip Report: Thornybush and Manyaleti 15 June 2019 – 23 June 2019

This safari takes place in the north eastern section of South Africa in the Thornybush Game Reserve and the Manyaleti Game Reserve which are both part of the Greater Kruger National Park, this means that there are no fences between the reserves, which allows animals to move freely through the reserves. This safari takes place […]

A Few Thoughts Before My First EVER Trip To The Masai Mara

I thought it would be appropriate to write a blog before and after my first experience in the Masai Mara. So here it goes… During my first month at Wild Eye, I was given the task to put together the blog. As I went through all the images and started creating the blog, I found […]

Trip Report: Thornybush and Sabi Sands November 2018

A week ago, I arrived back from my first Thornybush & Sabi Sands Safari and what a safari it was. Before I left, I wrote a blog – My Thornybush & Sabi Sands safari is just around the corner. In that blog I discussed my thoughts behind the safari, why I chose the two lodges […]

Converting an Image into Black and White

Do you struggle to decide when to convert an image from colour to black and white? Or even struggle with why would you even want to in the first place? In this blog, I’m going to tackle this very topic and walk you through my own way of thinking when I approach each image. What […]

Best Of Serengeti: Trip Report 08 March 2019 – 20 March 2019

A trip like no other! In March, I headed up to Tanzania to host our Wild Eye - Best of the Serengeti Safari with Johan van Zyl. This is a safari that we have hosted over the last couple of years, but my first time hosting this specific safari and what an experience it was [...]