Volunteer Experiences
February 27, 2020

African Wildlife Photography Opportunities

African wildlife photography opportunities have attracted many professional and aspiring photographers to join our Endangered Species Monitoring projects. Tracking endangered and priority species twice daily, provides ample opportunity to photograph African wildlife in their natural environment.

Leopard - Photo by Ryan Mitchell - African Wildlife Photography Opportunities

Photographing African wildlife also goes a long way in helping to raise awareness around the species Wildlife ACT and conservation volunteers work hard to protect all year round, whether these are used in campaigns, social media posts, presentations or general story-telling.

We are always so grateful to those with a keen interest in African wildlife photography who join our projects and inspire others. Those who are able to skillfully photograph African wildlife species such as Leopard, Cheetah and Painted Dogs, also allows us to update Identikits for these species, a vital monitoring tool which aids in their protection.

Photo by Ryan Mitchell - African Wildlife Photography Opportunities

An essential task for our conservation volunteers is to be our extra eyes while out in the field. This greatly assists our monitors both when tracking target animals and when unexpectedly coming across other priority species. To have volunteers photograph African wildlife which are a reserve priority, is of great benefit - especially if you are able to skillfully photograph endangered wildlife.

An African wildlife photography experience is a huge highlight for many conservation volunteers who have a passion for it and greatly assists our monitoring efforts. All monitoring jobs are rotated, but the volunteers that have a particular knack for the camera are often given the wildlife photography job while the others take charge of telemetry. It's all about teamwork out here in the African bush!

We would like to share some of our top wildlife photos that both aspiring and professional African wildlife photographers have submitted over the years. We hope it inspires you to join us and take full advantage of the amazing African wildlife photography opportunities which our monitoring projects offer.

African Wildlife Photography Gallery

uMkhuze Pups at 2 months old. Photo by Sylvie van den Bossche
Lion Eye - Photo by Michael Herbst
Rhino Crash - Photo by Fi Evans
Real Conservation - Rhino Header
Wild Dog Banner
Photo by Jeff Carrier
Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (WWF BRREP 2019)
MCM18 Cheetah on uMkhuze
Tusker Elephant on Tembe. Photo by Michael Herbst
Suni (Neotragus moschatus). Photo by Angela Nicol
Pel’s Fishing Owl (Scotopelia peli) in the uMkhuze section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Photo by Eduard Drost
Wildlife ACT Endangered Species Project
Sue Shearman Wild Dog
White-backed Vulture Chick
Leopard Photo by Joel Alves
Flehmen Grimace
Existing threats to African wildlife species - Elephants
Cheetah Mother and Cubs
Vultures Photo by Chantelle Melzer
African Wild Dog Photo by Hayden Rattray
Leopard in Tembe. Photo by Hayden Rattray
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) - Photo by Hayden Rattray
Photo by Wildlife ACT Monitor Hayden Rattray
Photo by Wildlife ACT Monitor Danielle Theron
New Lion Cub on Somkhanda Photo by Pippa Orpen
Wildlife ACT Leopard Project Fair Trade Tourism Approved
Wild Dog Puppy
Cheetah with cubs
Photo by Merel Vugts Novdec
Symbiosis between Oxpecker and Warthog. Photo by Kerryn Bullock
Cheetah Cubs Header
The Painted Wolf (Lycaon pictus)
Elephant Breeding Herd Sniffs Us Out
Wild Dog pups emerge from the den. Photo by Megan Hudson
Jefe Parrish WCN - Photo Simon Morgan
Giraffe Conservation Status
European Roller. Photo by Ryan Mitchell
Wild Dogs Hunting
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