Africa is without a doubt one of the best wildlife photography destinations in the world and the diversity of wildlife and ecosystems continues to attract photographers of all levels.
This diversity of destinations and wildlife subjects can make it quite challenging to plan a photographic safari unless you know when and where to visit.
- Where is the best place to see and photograph Africa’s famous Big 5 – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo?
- What time of year can you see and photograph the Great Wildebeest Migration?
- What lenses and cameras will I need when traveling to Africa to photograph wildlife?
- What kind of images can I expect to create on safari?
- Will I always photograph from a vehicle or can I go on foot to get low angle images?
These are a few of the questions Gerry will be answering during this presentation while at the same time showing some of his wildlife images from various African countries and wildlife reserves to not only show you where and when to get the images you’ve always dreamed of but also to showcase the incredible raw beauty that is Africa.
Biography: Gerry van der Walt
Gerry van der Walt is a specialist photographic guide, educator, public speaker and co-founder of Wild Eye.
By combining a passion for nature photography and more than 15 years of experience as a field guide and lodge manager in various wildlife reserves throughout Africa Gerry’s goal is to not only assist people, whether through teaching them new skills or pushing them creatively, in capturing the beauty of nature but also to create an awareness of the fragile balance that exists in nature.
Gerry believes that his photography speaks for itself and his goal is to keep on creating images that will keep an awareness of our planet’s natural heritage in people’s minds.
At the same time, through the various Wild Eye safaris that he helps conceptualize and host, Gerry aims share the privilege of being out in the unspoiled wilderness area that Africa is so well-known for.
Through his company, Wild Eye, Gerry has created has created a vehicle which merges the raw beauty of traveling in some of the world’s most spectacular wilderness areas with the ability to not only capture these moments on camera but also teaching and inspiring people along the way.
Gerry looks forward to changing the way you see the world.
Wild Eye: www.wild-eye.co.za