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#LetLionsLive this World Lion Day

Lions have undergone a catastrophic decline and are on the brink of extinction in all but the largest and best managed national parks. Just over a century ago, there were more than 200,000 wild lions living in Africa. Today, there are only about 20,000; lions are extinct in 26 African countries and have vanished from over 95 percent of their historic range. Though lions still exist in 28 African countries…

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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 all, why it is that I simply cannot get enough of the Mara. Yes, the…

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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 in two different reserves, Thornybush and the Manyaleti. The reason I chose these two reserves,…

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African Parks 2018 Annual Report: Odzala-Kokua National Park, The Republic of The Congo

African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation, founded in 2000, that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks and protected areas in partnership with governments and local communities. Our aim is to rehabilitate each park, making them ecologically, socially and financially sustainable long into the future, for the benefit of people and wildlife. At the close of 2018, African Parks had fifteen parks…

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Are Photographers taking it too far??

With social media becoming part of our daily lives and with Wildlife images flooding the social scene, are photographers putting themselves under pressure to stand out from the crowd and in turn impacting wildlife in a negative way? Now this might be a very controversial topic, but here are a few issues that I have noticed on social media and some thoughts... Low Angle Images There is no doubt that…

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Update from Hwange National Park and The Hwange Lion Conservation Safari Initiative

During last years' Hwange Lion Conservation Safari our guests visited the Ngamo Primary School located on the outskirts of Hwange National Park where we spent some time with members of the Children in The Wilderness Eco Club. What is an Eco-Club you ask? Eco-Clubs are an initiative of Children in The Wilderness, a non-profit organisation supported by ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development and education…

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The Best Of Kenya Highlight Video

Hi everyone I have decided to put together a safari highlight video of one of my all time favourite itineraries; The Best Of Kenya  [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THcm1uYv7aU[/embedyt]   I hope you enjoyed a few of my highlights & do hope to share more incredible moments like this with YOU in the near future! Until then; Happy Snapping! Michael 

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Panoramas from Namibia

Creating Panoramas has never been easier and is literally a couple of clicks away when using Lightroom. In my experience hosting safaris, the most difficult part is recognising when the opportunity to capture a panorama arises. believe it or not its not just about capturing breathtaking landscapes. During the recent Desert Wildlife of Namibia Tour I encouraged guests to capture a series of images with the idea of merging them…

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Why choose a photographic safari?

What is the difference between a safari and a photographic safari? and why should you choose a photographic safari? To many the mere words ''Photo Safari'' can be quite intimidating and automatically off putting if the individual isn't photographically inclined. If you are one of those individuals, I hope that this blog puts your mind at ease. This is a question that us guides get asked on a frequent basis…

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Growing As A Photographer

Something that I have found that comes up quite often lately is, how do I grow as a photographer? How do I become a better photographer? Well, there is no set in stone, stock standard way to get better. There are multiple ways for one to improve on your skills and to learn new techniques as a photographer. Let’s take a look at some of the main things that first…