man holding a camera on a photographic safari

Photography

They say photography is a love affair with life. It is a universal language spoken by many, regardless of age, background or geography, and it gives permanence to life’s most treasured moments. Photos conjure up memories and transport us back in time. They encourage us to dream and they allow us to share our most cherished moments with others.

And with Mother Nature as the canvas, and the earth’s ever-entertaining wildlife as the subjects, it’s no surprise that photographic safaris are so popular. Many of our expert guides, across three different continents, are passionate about photography and with the natural world as their “office”, they are fortunate to be able to hone their skills on a daily basis.

Here, we’ll share tips and tricks from our specialist (and award-winning) photographic guides and inspire you with breathtaking travel and wildlife photography from around the world. When in doubt, travel … and be sure take lots of photos!

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Telescope

Written in the stars Delight in the enchanting luxury of exploring the infinite stars of Africa’s first Dark Sky Reserve…
by Claire Trickett18th October 2016

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Oryx Walking in Sossusvlei Namibia

15 Reasons to visit Sossusvlei Our Editor Claire Trickett shares her 15 reasons why &Beyond Sossusvlei belongs on your bucket list…
by Claire Trickett18th July 2017

Read more  15 Reasons to visit Sossusvlei
herd of elephants drinking water

For the love of Africa Now a true &Beyond (and Africa) addict, Jen Robertson travels with &Beyond several times a year…
by Claire Trickett17th August 2016

Read more  For the love of Africa
lion cub by jen robertson

25 Funniest wildlife photographs Mother Nature has a wicked sense of humour and these 25 funniest wildlife photos are proof…
by Claire Trickett14th September 2016

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leopard at andbeyond ngala with a squirrel

A leap of leopards (literally) Every now and then a wildlife encounter leaves even the most veteran of rangers speechless…
by Claire Trickett13th October 2017

Read more  A leap of leopards (literally)
giraffe by andy biggs

Funny wildlife photos: part 3 Back by popular demand, here are some more entries from Mother Nature’s oh-so entertaining blooper reel…
by Claire Trickett10th March 2017

Read more  Funny wildlife photos: part 3
photographic safari vehicle

Collect moments, not things Indulge in the luxury of learning a new skill on one of our specialist photographic safaris in East and South Africa…
by Claire Trickett10th October 2016

Read more  Collect moments, not things
wildebeest running through grass by andrew schoeman

Photographing the Great Migration With the Great Migration now in full swing, our expert photographic guides share their expertise…
by Claire Trickett11th August 2017

Read more  Photographing the Great Migration
wildebeest walking by safari vehicle

In the midst of all the action The mega herd remains split, with half of the Great Migration grazing the Grumeti region of the Western Corridor...
by Claire Trickett23rd June 2016

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wildebeest in the serengeti

The great divide – Part 1 The splitting of the mega herd means that there is now plenty of action on both sides of the Serengeti/Mara...
by Claire Trickett10th June 2016

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guests jumping in the air on the dunes of namibia

When adventure turns to fate Guest Caleb Shepard had no idea what was in store when he first travelled with us five years ago…
by Claire Trickett16th January 2017

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snow leopard ladakh leh india himilayas

The mountain ghost Come explore snow leopard territory and experience the cultural traditions of the Ladakhi people…
by Claire Trickett14th December 2016

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