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This is often a heated topic amongst Safari goers. Should you photograph an animal being killed? We are often asked, why did you not help the animal? Think of it this way, why are you [...]

Do you have the patience?

I believe that a trusting attitude and a patient attitude go hand in hand. Patience is not just about waiting for something; it’s about how you wait or your attitude [...]

Photographic hide: Capturing animals with a smartphone

A photographic experience in the hides can be captured with a simple smartphone. On more than one occasion, a camera lens brought the elephants too close and I had to [...]

Have You Tried Rim Lit Photography?

The beauty of very early morning or nighttime photography is that one can get very creative with the low light and deep shadows that is available. One thing I always [...]

How to Photograph a River Crossing

People often think that the more subjects you have to photograph the easier it is.  On the contrary, it’s way more difficult and this is never more evident than when [...]

The Klipspringer and The Starling

During the recent Exclusive Amboseli and Tsavo Photo safari in Kenya our group witnessed some interesting interaction between two of the most unlikely species. Red-winged Starlings and Klipspringer. It was [...]

Tips For Shooting Black & White

When out in the field, I know from MANY previous experiences, one can get very overwhelmed and extremely excited when you suddenly bump into a leopard or maybe that animals [...]

How Slow Can You Go?

The real answer? As slow as you want. With our Great Migration safari season fast approaching I have had quite a few people ask about how to photograph the spectacle [...]

Wildlife Photography with the OMD EM-1 Mark II

The topic of mirrorless cameras for wildlife photography is an interesting one with some DSLR users completely against it while those shooting mirrorless sit proudly on the other side of [...]

How to Photography: Elephants

Elephants. What a wonderful subject they can be to photograph. Wonderful indeed, but photographing these magnificent beats can be, at times, quite challenging. One of the reasons for this, is [...]

Guest Post: All Creatures Great and Small

Martha Myers is a regular guest of ours and has just returned from our Exclusive Amboseli and Tsavo Safari. Clearly, she not only has the creative skill behind the lens but [...]

Guest Blog: My Botswana Wilderness Safari Experience

I found my happy place through wildlife photography in the African wilderness and this trip was my fourth one with Wild Eye (including the seminar). It’s my first time in [...]

A Special Moment with a Wild White Lion

As a Guide, or anyone that enjoys nature for that matter, there are certain things we always wish to see.  Whether it be Wildebeest crossing over the Mara River, Polar [...]

The Battle of Beasts

How many times have you heard horror stories of Buffalo mauling people, being one of the most dangerous animals to encounter of foot etc?  Yes fact of the matter is [...]

How to Photograph Mountain Gorillas

When you go on a normal safari in Africa you stand the chance of seeing and photographing around 20 mammals during your time in the field.  As awesome as this [...]

Get to eye level

One thing that totally changes the effect of your image is trying to get down to the ground or eye level with your subject but remember to still be ethical which [...]

Red-Billed Quelea Take Over Lion Plain

It was late September and I was leaving camp for a morning game drive. We were heading towards the Luangwa River and crossing an open area known locally lion Plain. [...]

My Very First Sighting In Kenya

Have you ever traveled to any of the National Parks in Kenya? If you answer is yes, I’m sure you remember the feeling you got when you saw the dazzling [...]

Photography From A Very Special Hide

Hide photography comes with its own unique set of challenges. Usually it requires a lot of patience and waiting for the animals to come to you. Very rarely will you [...]

Planning Panning

When creating certain images, planning and knowing what it is that you are trying to create, is a major step to achieving your goal.  You need to know what it [...]



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