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Gerry van der Walt - Svalbard - Travel

The One Item You Need To Include In Your Svalbard Packing List

It's probably not what you think. Yes, when you head to Svalbard for a small expedition cruise you need to pay a little more attention to what you pack than a regular safari.  Let's face it, with sub-zero temperatures, wind, snow, zodiac rides, water landings, walking on ice, inside, outside - to name but a few of the activities you will be taking part on during an Arctic adventure requires…

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The Two Sides of the Great Migration

The annual wildebeest migration, the Great Migration, is rightfully known as the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth. For many people around the world the Great Migration epitomises the ultimate African safari experience and is still one of the quintessential bucket list items that any wildlife and nature enthusiast should tick off of their list at least once. Wildlife photographers also know that the Migration offers incredible photographic opportunities and many portfolios and…

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The Amazing Wild Eye Mara Camp Staff

If you have not been to the Wild Eye Mara Camp you are missing out.  You are missing out on incredible game viewing.  You are missing out on an authentic and truly African safari experience.  You are missing out on incredible memories and friendships. But more than this you are missing out on meeting and spending time with some of the most amazing, real, respectful and special people you could…

My Top Ten Favorite Travel Apps

The way we travel has changed and I cannot imagine how I would do what I do now without my iPhone. In this new video I share my ten favorite applications that I use when I travel.  You'll see I didn't include any social media apps as, nice and awesome as they are, they don't add any real world value apart from sharing your images and journey. KnowRoaming TripIt Google…

Gerry van der Walt - Wild Eye - Star Photography

How to Photograph Stars

I've always been of the belief that the more you know the better it gets and that goes for a photo safari or trip to the bush as well. Knowing animal behaviour, or having someone with you that does, will make it easier to anticipate the shot.  Knowing how to use your camera, or having someone with you that can guide, will mean you get better images.  Knowing the call…

Gerry van der Walt - Wild Eye - Great Migration - River Crossing

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 trying to photograph thousands upon thousands of wildebeests crossing the Mara River. From a pure visual point of view a river crossing is quite spectacular and makes for amazing wildlife photography but it can be difficult to know where to…

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The Amazing Wild Eye Mara Camp Staff

If you have not been to the Wild Eye Mara Camp you are missing out. You are missing out on incredible game viewing. You are missing out on an authentic and truly African safari experience. You are missing out on incredible memories and friendships. But more than this you are missing out on meeting and spending time with some of the most amazing, real, respectful and special people you could…

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Making Friends in the Masai Mara – A Journalist’s Perspective

I know that our Wild Eye Mara Camp is amazing. Our guests, that have experienced our incredible piece of Africa, know that the Wild Eye Mara Camp is amazing. A few weeks ago award-winning multi-media producer at South Africa’s Eyewitness News, Christa Eybers, visited the Wild Eye camp and now she also knows that the Wild Eye Mara Camp and the Masai Mara is amazing. Christa recently published a short…