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wildlife photographers Andy & Sarah SkinnerWe are a friendly husband and wife professional wildlife photography team and both self-confessed wildlife and nature addicts. With 14 years experience of photographing wild species in wildlife prolific destinations around the globe. As wildlife photographers we both share the same passion of capturing the beauty of the natural world through our photography, that drives us to spend endless hours in the wilderness. You can read more about us both individually in the text at the bottom of this webpage. 

We both have a broad and in-depth knowledge of wildlife species across Africa, Canada and India gained through our extensive time in the field. In addition to completing recognized guiding qualifications. We love nothing more than to share this knowledge and passion for nature and photography with our guests on safari.

Our work has been recognized in a number of renowned international photography competitions. Most recently (2017) Sarah was awarded the overall winner in the mammal’s category in the prestigious GDT European Wildlife Photographer of The Year Competition. In addition we are regular contributors to various international photographic magazine publications and our work has also been featured in several commercial book publications. You can read more about recent awards and publications by clicking the link below.

 

We are wildlife photographers with a wealth of experience in leading photo safaris to a large number of wildlife destinations. For the last three winter seasons we have also both worked in Sweden guiding guests to photograph the aurora borealis and we are looking forward to returning once again in the 2018 winter season guiding for Lights Over Lapland. We currently run photographic tours to Kenya, Botswana, Tanzania, Uganda, India and Canada. Our photo tours cater from beginners to advanced level photographers, that would like to develop their skills to the next level. With our photographic experience and subject knowledge this ensures we are well placed to provide guidance in the field and help our guests achieve their desired images. Click on the ‘Why Travel with us’ link below to find out more about our photographic tours & safaris. 

We shoot our images using a large suite of professional Nikon Digital SLR cameras and lenses. In addition we are members of ‘Nikon Professional Services’. 

           

Andy Skinner wildlife photographer

Andy Skinner

Professional Wildlife Photographer & Guide

Andy’s passion for the natural world and photography started at a young age. Being raised in a rural location Andy would often watch badgers and foxes from his Grans kitchen window and spend time in the garden observing and listening to nature. It wasn’t until 2004 that his passion for photography was rekindled with a safari to Tanzania. Since then his drive to capture the natural world with his camera has seen his work awarded in magazines and competitions. In 2016 Andy had two images awarded in the Natures Best Africa competition. As well as his strong photographic skills Andy has excellent knowledge of African and North American wildlife and attended a Safari skills course in Kenya. For those of you who have regularly traveled with Andy will know that he will always offer technical advice on how to capture a scene with a more creative style. Andy is also a very skilled mechanic and his practical skills are second to none, having completely rebuilt our Land Rover before it was shipped to Africa in 2009. He is also highly competent in off-roading 4×4 vehicles, which helps in navigating the tough African terrain.

Sarah skinner wildlife photographer on safari

Sarah Skinner

Professional Wildlife Photographer & Guide

In addition to her photography skills Sarah is deeply passionate and knowledgeable about many animal species. In particular the African predators and has undertaken a number of conservation & safari skills courses. In 2007 Sarah qualified as a FGASA Level 1 South African Field Guide and has also worked on several African wildlife research projects. In addition to working as a wildlife spotter and field assistant for the Disney Nature film ‘African Cats’, filmed on location in Kenya. Sarah loves all aspects of nature and applying her knowledge of wildlife for capturing images of animal behaviour and sharing her knowledge on guided safaris. In 2017 Sarah was awarded as overall winner in mammals category in the prestigious GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the year competition. Together with receiving several other photographic awards in 2015 and 2016. In addition to her wildlife photography Sarah spends the winter season working in Abisko, Sweden as a senior photographic guide for the prestigious and market leading company ‘Lights over lapland. When not capturing images Sarah enjoys travel writing and chronicling our adventures in our travel blog.