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Wild Eye - Madikwe - Timing

Timing is EVERYTHING…

When it comes to photography and wildlife photography in particular, timing is everything. In wildlife photography there are so many variables that are out of our control, this means that when something is happening, our timing needs to be spot on in order to capture the image that we are after. In today's blog I am going to be sharing 3 images all taken from the same sighting and all…

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Two weeks in Madikwe

Having recently returned from two weeks in Madikwe I thoughts I would go a different direction and steer clear of the normal trip report and tell you all a little bit more about this incredible safari destination. Some information about Madikwe: Madikwe is the fifth largest Reserve in South Africa It is situated in the North West Province of South Africa on the border Botswana The land where Madikwe now…

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3 Reasons why I enjoy taking photos with a spotlight

From many past experiences, lots of photographers out there put their camera gear down as soon as the light starts to fade and darkness begins to set in. When it comes to photography, most of us like to stick to our comfort zones and yes this is fine, but what if we want to better ourselves? How do we grow as photographers? How do we increase our skill set? Well,…

Wild Eye - Masai Mara - Lioness & Zebra03

An Epic Battle

I wanted to share a sighting with all of you from last year October when I was hosting a safari in the Masai Mara. While out on drive, we came across a lone lioness. We knew that she had cubs in the area and seeing as it was heating up, our thoughts were one of two things would happen, either she would find some shade and rest, or she could…

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Shooting into the Light

In wildlife photography, we as photographers are constantly chasing good light! Yes, light varies a lot when out in the field and is just one of those things that is out of our control, so we need to be able to assess light and utilize it to the best of our ability. Majority of the time, it is a photographers dream to have golden light at our backs while we…

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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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A Few Thoughts Before My First EVER Trip To The Masai Mara

I thought it would be appropriate to write a blog before and after my first experience in the Masai Mara. So here it goes… During my first month at Wild Eye, I was given the task to put together the blog. As I went through all the images and started creating the blog, I found myself building with excitement. Seeing the quality of the images and the variety of opportunities,…