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Seven Safaris, Seven Weeks

July 2019 Eagle Eye Safaris just completed seven safaris in seven weeks, and we loved every one of them! We started in June in Sabi Sands at the beautiful Nkorho Bush Lodge, deep in the heart of the Greater Kruger National Park, where we can go off-road to get up close to wildlife. We welcomed 16 [...]

By |2019-07-27T00:18:02+00:00July 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Congratulations, Karen, for your photo in National Geographic’s Daily Dozen!

National Geographic published one of Karen's photos from our July 2018 Sabi Sands Safari in the Daily Dozen. You can see her photo here.  NatGeo gets hundreds of thousands of submissions daily, so to be chosen from the field is an incredible achievement--but then again, Karen and Ernest have incredible talent. When you come on [...]

By |2019-01-17T07:49:42+00:00January 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Congratulations, Karen!

Congratulations, Karen!  Our very own Karen Blackwood was a Top 10 Finalist in Kruger Magazine's Summer Wildlife Photography competition, out of hundreds of entries.  We love to visit Bubbles the Hippo, who always performs with pirouettes, splashes, and water tossing when we visit his pond. It's one of our favourite places to enjoy Sundowner Cocktails [...]

By |2018-11-07T04:21:19+00:00November 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Congratulations, Ernest!

We are so proud of Eagle Eye Safaris' Ernest Porter! His fantastic photo of a male Black Cuckooshrike was chosen as the Photo of the Day on 30 April 2018 by Colourful Birds of Southern Africa​! It is never ethical to get too close to a nest or a den; please note that Ernest used [...]

By |2018-05-01T05:26:28+00:00May 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments


After having to keep a secret for two months, we can finally say CONGRATULATIONS, KAREN! Karen took second runner-up out of over 10,000 entries in the prestigious Nature's Best Photography Africa 2017 contest, in the Mammals of Africa Portraits division with her tender photo, Mom Loves Me Best. Please join us in congratulating Karen and [...]

By |2017-11-08T04:13:46+00:00November 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Congrats, Ernest and Karen, for being published in the 2017 Africa Geographic Yearbook!

Once again, Ernest and Karen have received honors from Africa Geographic!  Both have had photographs selected for publication in the acclaimed 2017 Africa Geographic Yearbook, which features photographs from the prestigious Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year competition. Ernest's Top 5 photo of a Rock Monitor peeking out of a log is one of the [...]

By |2017-06-27T04:13:16+00:00June 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Eagle Eye Safaris is featured on Naturegraphy.com!

Naturegraphy.com features the best nature photos in the world. Their Facebook page has a tremendous following, as well.  If you skim through their photos, you'll see a number of Eagle Eye Safaris' photos, taken on recent Big 5 safaris in South Africa. Naturegraphy.com recently featured an article about the inception of Eagle Eye Safaris, and [...]

By |2017-05-27T05:00:13+00:00May 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

2017 Africa Geo Photographer of the Year Top 5 finalist! Congrats, Ernest!

Congratulations, Ernest Porter! Out of thousands of entries, Ernest's amazing, unique photo of a Rock Monitor peeking out of a knothole has been selected for the final round of judging in the 2017 Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year contest. Only 27 photos are finalists this year--and once again, Ernest has been honored to be [...]

By |2017-05-27T17:58:05+00:00May 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eagle Eye Safaris featured in Wild Magazine!

Eagle Eye Safaris recently witnessed an epic battle between Tawny Eagles in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Wild Magazine wrote an article about it, using our photos. Click on the link and enjoy the article and photos! http://www.wildcard.co.za/kgalagadi-raptors-battle/?utm_source=Wild+Card+HERO+2016&utm_campaign=9e92999f63-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_04_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e0ab6eba3f-9e92999f63-56090553

By |2017-05-27T18:02:53+00:00April 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Photograph an Elephant

By Alexa Keefe Photographs by Michael Nichols PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 8, 2017 in National Geographic How to Photograph an Elephant Elephants are social creatures, which makes them fun to photograph. But to make a truly interesting picture, you have to play it cool. A group of elephants at Kenya's Samburu National Reserve. Familial relations of elephants [...]

By |2017-02-19T17:34:09+00:00February 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments