Wildlife photography is practiced across the globe; it;s probably one of the most popular forms of photography there is, capturing the beautiful beasts that earth has to offer.
Here at Londolozi we are spoilt for choice when it comes to content and photographing animals in their natural environment.
From all the small insects and technicolored bird life all the way through to antelope and the graceful elephants, and of course leopards. With each season bringing new colours and life to our doorstep, it’s a photographic wonderland and when you love photography as much as I do, there is no better place to be.
Many people have asked me, do I ever put the camera down and just pause to be in the moment and take it in, and the answer is Yes, I’ve tried that. Purposefully leaving my camera behind and going on game drive to be present in the moment and take in what’s happening in front of me, and the feeling I had after that was sometimes regret.
I regretted not taking my camera, because in that moment all I could think of was “I wish I had my camera with me”, “Why did I leave my camera behind”…
The truth is, I am a photographer. I love taking photographs. It’s what I do. I might not be a professional or the best at it, but its what brings me joy, and yes its not for everyone.
Some people would much rather leave the camera behind, but for me there is a sense of accomplishment when I hit the trigger and capture a moment forever, and I’m able to share it with people who also not only love photography but also love wildlife. I’m able to be present in that moment and know when to shoot, I’m able to capture composition well enough to tell a story.
Photography has changed my life, and as long as I am staring through that lens I have opportunity, I have purpose, and I am present in the moment living my passion. There are few people that can say that they are doing what they truly love and I am lucky enough to be of them…