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30 Wildlife Images from the Madikwe Game Reserve

Gerry van der Walt All Authors, Gerry 5 Comments

If you follow my Instagram feed you will know that I was in Madikwe last week with two private guided clients.

The various products we have been able to create in Madikwe is without a doubt the very best photographic safaris and workshops available in this beautiful reserve in the North West province of South Africa.

This is due to a couple of unique factors which includes a non-commercial private lodge  which offers complete photographic freedom, one of the most passionate and hard working guides I have had the privilege of working with and our Wild Eye ethos that a photo safari or workshop should be about our clients getting their images and improving their photography.   This last point might seem quite obvious, and it should be, but there are unfortunately still many photographic guides who host safaris in order to get their shots and that’s just wrong.

The below images from Grant, Nancy and Phil will give you an idea of some of the amazing sightings we shared during our week in Madikwe during which we spent a huge amount of time out in the field.

Even though Grant gets to photograph the wildlife in Madikwe on a daily basis he is still just as passionate about his photography and getting out into the field as he was when I met him in Madikwe almost 10 years ago.   Nancy, who only moved away from shooting in Auto last six months ago during a Great Migration safari, has been creating wonderful images – very proud of her.  Phil and I have shared some amazing African adventures – with some more hardcore trips lined up – and the way he explores the more creative side of wildlife photography is always great to work with.

Last week was amazing and just reminded me why I spent almost 7 years working in this wonderful reserve and it’s a privilege to be able to share this with guests.

Madikwe Game Reserve:  1 to 7 May 2015

Grant’s Images

Grant Marcus

Grant Marcus

Grant Marcus

Grant Marcus

Grant Marcus

Grant Marcus

Grant Marcus

Grant Marcus

Grant Marcus

Grant Marcus

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Nancy’s Images

Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson

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Phil’s Images

Phil Symonds

Phil Symonds

Phil Symonds

Phil Symonds

Phil Symonds

Phil Symonds

Phil Symonds

Phil Symonds

Phil Symonds

Phil Symonds

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Madikwe is an incredible destination and apart from our Wildlife Photography Workshop and Wildlife Photography Bootcamp you can also experience this amazing reserve arranging a private guided photographic experience with me for you and a group of friends.

Get in touch, and let’s get you to Madikwe!

Until next time,

Gerry

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Gerry van der Walt

I am a private and specialist photographic safari guide, public speaker, co founder of Wild Eye and wildlife photographer. Visit my website at www.gerryvanderwalt.com or follow my journey on Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and Periscope.  I look forward to changing the way you see the world! Have you checked out The Wildlife Photography Podcast?

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  1. Lyn Leader

    OMG – these photographs are simply awesome. I think Geoff and i will have to do another safari with you to try and capture some of the same!

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