Posts by Etienne Oosthuizen

Etienne Oosthuizen

I am a professional field guide with an irrepressible enthusiasm for wildlife photography – a born and bred Zimbabwean, I grew up on a tobacco farm where I was exposed to the great outdoors from a young age. Now with more than 10 years guiding experience across 5 countries, and many hours spent behind a camera, I have realised that photography has the potential to become our greatest conservation tool. I now live in Zululand where I work at Thanda Private Game Reserve and am an active member of Project Rhino KZN – dedicated to the protection of South Africa's rhinos.


While leading a 
photographic safari through Lake Manyara National
 Park in Tanzania, I happened to come across a peculiar looking elephant. At first, nothing jumped out at as particularly unusual. But on closer inspection, and after zooming in with my

Africa Geographic