Gear up for creating the most amazing portfolio of wild leopards and learn the art of shooting these majestic cats after dark in Sabi Sands, South Africa with Nature Wanderers.
Sabi Sands Game Reserve is one of the best places in the world to see and photograph the elusive leopard. But there is a unique aspect to this expedition, which has been designed to enable you to photograph this majestic cat as you have done never before. Our team of naturalists and photographers have been working extensively with this specie and their expertise would make sure that you produce the most amazing portfolio of leopard images.
Arrival at Johannesburg. Overnight stay in Johannesburg.
Arrive at Elephant Plains in time for lunch. After a briefing we depart for our first game drive. Overnight at the lodge.
Early morning & late afternoon / evening game drives in open vehicles with all meals and snacks. In between breakfast and lunch there will be workshops and tutorial sessions in the conference room.
Throughout the duration of the week in Sabi Sands with the help of our expert trackers, we would be literally searching what is known as the 'Home of the Leopard'. One of the phenomenal aspects of the Sabi Sands photo tour is that this forest will give you an almost guaranteed leopard sighting in every safari. As photographers we would be showcasing our creativity by using light and placement of the vehicle and that is where your photo guide and his experience would come into play. You need to be there in the vehicle to experience it all. Check out the image gallery for a sneak preview of what is in store for you.
Morning safari and post breakfast check out from the lodge and transfer to Johannesburg. With tons of leopard images, you definitely need a break to process the images and have a one-on-one session with your photo guide, so we have arranged a stay for you at a hotel in Johannesburg for just this purpose.
Post breakfast drop to the airport for the return journey.
In a nutshell, the Sabi Sands photo safari would ensure that you create an outstanding portfolio of leopard images. Sabi Sands is a heaven for leopards. This photo safari is meant for you if your main area of interest is big cats and if you want to take one step further in the way you shoot those big cats in terms of innovative wildlife photography as we would be giving you specialized training in shooting wildlife after dark. You will know more about the usage of your camera and flash and shooting with external light sources. Creative photography will be a major area of focus during this tour.
Apart from your routine prime lenses there is a separate set of gears you would be needing for your night shooting. Yes, a flash would be needed along the transmitters and receivers. A detailed equipment advisory would be sent to you once you register for the program.
Since for most photographers this form of photography would be new, we understand that the first few days would be a learning experience for you. And once you pas that learning curve, that is when your field productivity would increase. We do not want you to go back with the feeling that ‘I just learnt this new photo trick and it’s time for me to leave!’
Trust us, you would be creating the most unique set of leopard images during these days if you follow the instructions of our photo guides and trackers.
Cancellation for an event will be considered via a written mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The date of the mail would be considered for calculation of the cancellation fee.
Price per person : USD 3500 (5% GST to be Applicable)