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I am 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 [...]

My First, Sudden Visit to Madikwe

As we usually do here in the Wild Eye office, the team was sitting enjoying a lunch together on a fine Wednesday afternoon. As we were all getting ready to [...]

20 Lion, 5 Leopards and 1 Pels Fishing Owl

Although the South Luangwa is known for its sightings of big cats on a regular basis, this particular game drive exceeded all expectations. My guests had arrived that morning and [...]

Carnivore and Carmines – A Unique Safari in Zambia

My self and Johan will be hosting a very special safari from the 1st-8th of November. As the name suggests, there are two particular focus points (see what I did [...]

Not Your Average Kruger Photo Safari

Kruger National Park is most certainly a name that needs no introduction to any wildlife photographer or enthusiast.  One of the largest National Parks in Africa, Kruger National Park attracts [...]

Photoseries: elephants enjoy a refreshing drink

Recently, Ranger Sarah Moorcroft photographed a lovely photo series of one of our herds of elephants at a watering hole. Guests at Eagles Crag Lodge enjoyed this lovely wildlife sighting [...]

Why Ruaha?

A trip to the Ruaha National Park is an exhilarating adventure into the unknown.  Very few other wildernesses in Africa can convey the sheer isolation and expanse of land that [...]

Visual mass

In the past weeks I have put out blogs that all come down to the same thing in the end. This was what do you want your audience to look [...]

Adrian Steirn – shooting for the natural world

His recent series of photographs of the Pangolin Men highlighted the plight of the pangolin as the most trafficked animal in the world. I chatted with Adrian about pangolins, conservation [...]

Why Don’t We Help Injured Animals?

Through out my guiding career a question that popped up so often was, do you help injured animals when you find them? I will get to the answer to that [...]

Patience Pays with a Male Leopard and his Aardvark Kill

Regular safari goers will be well aware of the amount of time and patience that is sometimes needed to capture an image which, for all intensive purposes, has a lifespan [...]

Why Previous Guiding Experience is So Important for a Photographic Guide

One of the things that I personally enjoy about the Wild Eye Team is that all of us have some form of  previous guiding experience. Now, without blowing too much [...]

A guide to getting lost in Lalibela

The labyrinthine world of Lalibela is one of the holiest sites in Ethiopia. It is included on nearly every standard tour of the country and for good reason. To explore [...]

Eliminate Unwanted Distractions

I do not enjoy looking at an image as much where my eyes keep jumping around or when they don’t know where to focus than looking at an image that [...]

Photoseries: a python and his super-sized meal

When we arrived at the location of the mysterious event, we saw the incredible scene of an African rock python wrapped tightly around a gazelle. It was amazing to see [...]

When in doubt, zoom out

One of the biggest challenges we face as Photographers and Photographic Guides helping people with their photography, is to get the confidence to zoom out or pull back. When we [...]

A Dream Come True

Most people think that the biggest part of being a safari guide are the animals. I can tell you, this is certainly not the case, although all guides, I’m sure, [...]

Less Is More! Keep It Simple!

How do you classify a good image? Is it the more you cram into the frame the better the image? OR Is it the less there is in the frame [...]

Use Different Focal Lengths

Can you tell me what your weaknesses are when it come to your photography? I can list mine but today I will only discuss one. This is my lack of [...]

Accept Criticism

If I must say so myself, it is so great to be part of such a wonderful team here at Wild Eye! A team with loads of experience. A team [...]