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Simon Smit

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Simon boasts almost five years of guiding, two of them at Londolozi. His photographic work was already catching the eye of the team here for a long time before he joined the reserve, and he was asked to contribute to the blog literally ...

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on The Week in Pictures #146

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Great pictures Simon, how do you become a wildlife photographer

Blair, I’m still on that road but I think its crucial to intimately know your equipment and spend as much time in the field as possible, we are extremely lucky to find ourselves here day after day and get the opportunities that we do…

Thank you for responding to me. How can I get those opportunities too I would really love to join you in photographing these beautiful animals if you don’t mind my asking.

Awesome photos ,Simon,love the elephant textures and happy to see the Mashaba female.Tony


Awesome photos Simon! Really enjoy the wildebeest portrait. Hope you don’t mind me asking, but what lens are you using to get such great soft backgrounds? Nic

Thanks Nic, for that shot I was lucky enough to be using a fixed 500mm f4, there are also shots in there through a fixed 300 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8 and 24-70 f2.8. thanks to a few different resources its a treat to use such a range.

Jill Grady

Great blog and fantastic photographs Simon! I love the one of the Mashaba female…so beautiful, and also the Wild Dog shot…what a great image! Thanks for a wonderful week of pictures!

Senior Digital Ranger

Thank you Simon. Your blog is outstanding. I love the ellie textures & the water monitor, but they are all beautiful & the colours in them are stunning. Have a great weekend.

S.w. Tsang

So amazing !

Thank you all… Great to share it all.

Jan Baldwin

Simon, Those are gorgeous photos! I am drooling over such fabulous opportunities to observe and photograph those beautiful creatures. Thanks for sharing.

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