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Epic lion battle in Nsefu

Lionesses take on two nomadic male lions in their territory, resulting in a short, fierce battle with minimum injuries for both parties.

Fishing spiders: Small but deadly predators

A trip to Africa can sometimes provide unique sightings other than elephants, lions and antelopes. And extraordinary sightings such as a fishing spider feeding on a freshly captured Argus reed frog is one such example.

Incredible photos of November snowfall in the Drakensberg

November is usually a time of the year in South Africa and Lesotho where temperatures start warming up in preparation for the warm festive season of summer. However, every now and then the weather can throw a surprise curve ball, and one such example happened recently where heavy snowfall was reported falling in the Drakensberg, among other places.

2017 Yearbook almost sold out

Our 2017 Yearbook will be sold out within a week for our international customers. Read here for details and for an UPDATE on printing and delivery of your purchased copy.

Africa’s second biggest wildebeest migration

This time every year as the rains bring the Liuwa Plain in Zambia back to life, Africa’s second biggest wildebeest migration moves into the southern reaches of the national park to drop their calves.

Spectacular sighting: Pangolin

At the start of October, myself and a group of friends were treated to a sighting of one of the most sought-after animals on safari – the pangolin. Any discerning safari goer places this animal at the top of their wish list, mainly due to the rarity of sightings and the uniqueness of these special animals.

Special sighting: Ground-hornbill versus snake

It was a weekend trip through the south of Kruger with friends and we had been lucky to see Big 5 on both days, but there’s always a rush of excitement when something crosses our path – like a southern ground-hornbill taking on a snake.

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Himba: Photographing from the shadows

In 2014, I visited a Himba group in the Kunene region in Namibia as a run-of-the-mill tourist with a guide, bringing gifts to the chief to be allowed into his kraal to take photographs. I loved the experience – the women were so beautiful and captivating, and the children so photogenic.

My Luangwa Valley photo safari

I have just finished a photographic safari in South Luangwa with guests from South Africa. They were looking forward to great wildlife sightings and the remote seclusion offered by the Nsefu Sector, and I believe that Luangwa delivered on both!

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 resort to my smartphone to capture the herds as they came to drink, one herd after another.

R.I.P Giraneza, the silverback gorilla

One of this year’s Photographer of the Year 2017 entrants, Nelis Wolmarans, shared with us a sombre update on the subject of the photo that got him a place in the competition finals: the silverback gorilla, Giraneza.

Photography tips for field guides

The safari industry is one such area that has becoming synonymous with photography and guests from all corners of the globe flock to Africa so experience the wonders of its biodiversity in the flesh. What better way to immortalise these memories than by documenting the experience in photographs.

Knowing when to put the camera down

Not all great sightings equal great photographs. You have to lower the camera and open your eyes to what’s in front of you. Drink it all in. Savour every moment.

Photographic hide: A unique experience in Kenya

At Saruni Samburu in Kenya, we offer our guests a unique experience: access to an elephant-proof, ground level hide based at a waterhole, where from both novice and professional photographers can safely photograph wildlife.

Photographic safari: Tips for the Serengeti

With collective migrating game numbers in the millions, the opportunities for great photographs are not in short supply. Although there is a richness of wildlife to focus your eyes and your camera on, great photographs are about more than just getting hundreds of shots and picking the best ones.

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Lion up close at a photographic hide

The first time I heard it, it was far away. “Listen! Lion calling!” I told the guests who has joined me for a morning session in the photographic hide in Mashatu, Botswana.

Our Photographer of the Year, in his own words

As the fortunate and surprised winner of the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year competition, I considered the impact this win had on me as an amateur photographer and the opportunities this contest provides to all of us as amateur photographers.

Madikwe safari delivers exciting predator encounters

The Madikwe Africa Geographic photographic trip is always a highlight for me as Madikwe is a special place with such a high diversity of animals and one just never knows what is in store for the photography group.

Photographer of the Year: Commendable finalists

The judges had a tough time this year choosing our wildlife category winner in the Photographer of the Year competition as there were so many amazing finalists. It got to a point where they had whittled it down to five wildlife photographs. However, it was clear that all five were perfect contenders for first place! A tough decision had to be made…

Tough decisions for Photographer of the Year judges

This year for our 2017 Photographer of the Year competition, we had the difficult task of choosing one great photo over the other when it came to the finalists, and what made it even more difficult was choosing photographs from the same entrant.

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 and the challenges of being a wildlife photographer.

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 Lalibela on foot is to follow a path made smooth by pilgrims who have visited this site for over 800 years.

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 Africa’s largest snake with its prey out in the open for all of us to witness.