A short blog on progress as a nature and wildlife photographer.Read More
Marc, thank you so much for the guidance and information on the trip, as well as always trying to get us the best sightings and in the best position. Certainly helped me along the way and I am absolutely over the moon with the images I have got as a result! Trip was well worth it, and now I have the nice problem of figuring out when I’m going back!!
.....and to Marc, a personal thank you from *** and I for your help and expertise……
Marc….learnt so much…thank you.
I learn from, only the best!
….. Marc I also thank you for all your advice and help in the field which largely contributed to me getting shots I would not have done if you had not been at hand to help me.
Of a blog on white balance "Excellent". We aim for relevant, useable, well set out content that you, our esteemed guest, can relate to. no more, no less.
Not yet near over the insanity of Zimanga, Tiger Canyon, Djuma and Savanna. Oh and Cederberg. Wild 1's you ROCK.
I am in awe of the amazing outings to Tiger Canyon, Djuma, Savanna & of course to Marcs' & fellow travellers guidance. Cards downloaded, now comes the job of sifting 1000's of images to find the treasures. Thank Marc & Stella ( The Wild1's)🐅🐆🦓🐘🦛🦏🦒🐃🦜🐾🐾
What is a photo safari and how does it differ from any other safari? Seems like a silly question, right? Maybe, maybe not, but let's take a look anyway. We have been on numerous photographic and non photographic safaris over a number of years as guests, and so have got a great feel for them. A normal safari is often one where the guests are together in a group size which does not really meet the needs of the photographer, it's just too large, by which we mean it's not uncommon for a standard game viewer or OSV vehicle to have 9 passengers seated 3 per row, which will just not work well for photographers. So we limit this to 2 per row or 6 persons per vehicle and only use one vehicle. We do not do this full time or depend on it for a living, an advantage to you, the valued guest, as revenue and profitability is not of primary importance to us. The photographers requirements differ from those of the general safari guest. The general guests tends to struggle with the early rising, cold, wind and later on, the sun, on morning drives and cold and wind later on evening drives and heat earlier on, on such drives , while the photographer understands the need to use early and late light to get those breathtaking images. The general guests can sometimes be happy to just "view and move" while the photographer tends to know that it is better to wait out a scene and watch it develop in terms of light and often, the animals behaviour. This calls for patience, sometimes in heat, sun and the other factors photographers have to put up with. General guests also tend to have needs for a better lodge and leisure experience as well as a more "smooth" off road experience while photographers priorities tend to be more on what brings the amazing images or footage (videographers). So in summary, a photographic and general safari guest differ in terms of their needs. That is not to say that we only go to rough, uncomfortable places, in fact, quite the contrary.
The question of cost sometimes comes up, usually when someone has read of a well advertised "special". We look for real specials and when we find them, with YOU, our valued guest in mind, we look into them very seriously. The difficulty with so many of these "specials" is that they often have limited availability (not in the ad), for limited (least best selling, also not in ad) time periods and operators sometimes use them to market trips aimed at high volumes (i.e 8 on a vehicle, not too prominent in the ad) with poor catering (not in the ad). Wild1s is unapologetically more about VALUE than about COST. Our uncompromising aim is to get you, the guest, to great places, which are comfortable and enjoyable, well catered, reasonably priced, amongst likeminded persons, where your experience will be great in every way and allow you to take home great memories in the form of amazing images and footage, of which you can be proud.
|Date from||Date to||Destination||Highlights and information||Availability?|
|23 Apr '21||27 Apr '21||Zimanga||Hide and land based photography. FREE NIGHT, pay for 4, stay 5.||FULLY BOOKED|
|15 May '21||18 May '21||Djuma Sabi Sand||Predators and other game, leopards a speciality. Can be booked back to back.||FULLY BOOKED|
|18 May '21||21 May '21||Djuma Sabi Sand||Predators and other game, leopards a speciality. Can be booked back to back.||FULLY BOOKED|
|5 June '21||10 June '21||Savanna Lodge Sabi Sand||Predators and other game, leopards a speciality.||Yes. Limited.|
|29 Sep '21||6 Oct '21||Chobe/Vic Falls||Boat and land based bird extravaganza as well as elephants, hippos,||Yes|
|crocs, predators and other game at the best time of year.|
|25 Oct '21||29 Oct '21||Djuma Sabi Sand||Predators and other game, leopards a speciality||Yes|