Its not all about big teeth and claws

Michael Laubscher All Authors, Michael 2 Comments

I know myself!

And i’m sure many of us alike.

Mornings I wake up knowing i’m heading out into the field, camera in hand, I always think of getting that beautiful male leopard in a fig tree along a river bed or a whole pride of lion walking and scanning the open plains.

Who would say they disagree?

Experiencing these big and dangerous mammals in their natural environment doing what they do best is something we all want to see and capture images of.

I am a sucker for that!


There is so much more!

Guests always ask me when the best time for safari is?

Any time is the best time! It all depends on what you would like to see and or experience. This will determine when and where to go.

In this blog we will be focusing on the smaller, often “overlooked” life out there. So most of the images that follow were taken during the summer months, so from end of October through to March.





Any of you reptile lovers? If you do not mind snakes within a hundred metre radius, i’m sure you are.

In saying this snakes are extremely weary of human activity and will rather move off to hide than move closer and investigate.

One cool thing about photographing “arboreal life”, animals that dwell up in trees is that they cannot run away too quick. They usually give you enough time to  secure at least one good image.


Summer also results in an abundance of insect life!





Notice the moth flying past the moon?

Summer is the best time for Birds. They are one of the most challenging subjects to photograph but can also be a lot of fun. Another benefit is if you are struggling to find the elusive leopard, their will always be a bird!












So when on your next safari with us, remember to keep your eyes open for the “smaller” life as well.

Until next time!

Happy snapping!




About the Author

Michael Laubscher


Haunted by the allure of spectacular wildlife and African sunsets. I am a hunter-gatherer of natural light and candid moments, an appetite whet with a taste of the unknown and the smell of home; “This Is Africa”! I look forward to sharing life long experiences with you and helping you capture them. Please feel free to go check out my Instagram account

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  1. Dave


    A great article, Well Done !!

    When showing photo’s or bird-watching, people often comment on the beauty of nature.

    My standard reply is ” God Gave us nature, it’s up to us to open Our eyes to what is around us!”


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      Michael Laubscher

      Hello Dave

      Thank you for taking the time to read it.

      You reply is spot on Dave! Thank you for sharing it!

      Keep weel

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