• About Us

    _acs7845-crop-2We are a friendly husband and wife professional wildlife photography team, married for 14 years and both self-confessed wildlife and nature addicts. We will happily confess that you will find us at our happiest on the open plains or discussing the days photographic highlights, whilst sitting in front of an open fire underneath the African sky and listening to the sound of a lion roaring nearby.

    As well as being professional wildlife photographers we have a vast experience and knowledge of African and Canadian wildlife, especially the endemic predators. Gained through our extensive travels across these regions. We spend much of our time in Canada’s west coast and a large proportion of our time on the African continent. Where an abundance of spectacular wildlife provides plenty of photographic opportunities. A continent we both fell in love with over 13 years ago and where we have undertaken over 40+ trips to date visiting: Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Rwanda, Zambia and South Africa.

    In addition, our wildlife photography expeditions have taken us to a number of other incredible countries including: India, Svalbard (Arctic), Canada, Iceland, Australia & East/Western USA, (including Hawaii) It is from these beautiful and interesting locations that we capture images of endemic wildlife and beautiful landscapes. Click here to see our gallery.

    We have several years of experience in leading photographic safaris and our photographic safaris are run by our own UK registered company Images of Wildlife LTD. For the last three winter seasons we have also both worked in Sweden guiding guests to photograph the aurora borealis for the company Lights over Lapland. Please do visit our Guest Feedback page to view previous client testimonials.

    fgasa_logo2015_final_nobinos-288x300Sarah is also a qualified member of FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa) and holds a Level One field guiding qualification. We have both also completed a safari and animal behavior skills course in Kenya. Together with our photographic skills this makes us well placed to provide guidance in the field where needed.

    We are proud have had several of our images awarded on a number of occasions in key international wildlife photography competitions, as well as many of our images featuring in commercial publications. In addition we are regular contributors to magazine publications such as Wild Planet Photo Magazine. You can read more our awards and publications HERE

    Understanding the subjects that we photograph and being able to anticipate behaviour is a crucial factor in our photography. Benefitting our own photography work projects as well as our guided photographic safaris.

    During our photographic safaris we utilise our knowledge and work with local guides to ensure that we are best positioned at sightings to anticipate and capture moments of behaviour and intimate portraits.  We focus on putting our clients first to ensure our guests depart with a suite of memorable images and an increased knowledge of photography. We currently run photographic safaris to Kenya, Botswana, Tanzania, India and also Canada.

    Click here to understand more about our safaris and please do check out our 2018 photographic safaris

    All safaris led by us offer full financial protection and comply with the UK Package Travel Regulations 1992 Act. As well as offering group and private photographic safaris we are also able to create bespoke itineraries for clients for Africa and North America.  For more details of the financial protection offered please click here 

    We are also proud to have a strong conservation ethos, as well as an ethical approach to wildlife photography. Committed to playing our part in ensuring the survival of all wildlife species for future generations. Through sales of our photography we regularly donate to many conservation organizations such the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation as well as local organisations such as Walking for Lions. In addition to contributing images to fund raising publications and projects, that more recently has included the Remembering Elephants project and also the Maasai Mara ‘Lights for Life’ project.

    You can read more about us individually in the text below and also in a recent interview with Wild Planet Photo Magazine by clicking on the link below.

    An interview with wildlife photographers Andy & Sarah Skinner

    We also own a Land Rover Defender that is currently based in Zambia and this is used for our own personal photographic expeditions when in Southern Africa. We have fully modified it for the harsh African environment and to cater for all of our photographic requirements, including a photographic hatch, roof and window mounts.

    p1110135-2It is also well equipped with a roof tent, long-range water and fuel tanks, plus full camping equipment and spare parts. This ensures it provides for all of our needs in the bush and great flexibility for all of our African trips. Click here to see ‘behind the scenes’ of our adventures.

    For all of our our guided safaris and photographic trips we always use tried and tested camps with high standards of accommodation and excellent game viewing vehicles that are well suited to photography. To ensure the best safari experience we allocate a maximum of 3-4 guests to each spacious game viewing vehicle.

     

    We are members of ‘Nikon Professional Services’ and we shoot our images using a suite of professional Nikon Digital SLR cameras and lenses. nps-logo-get-original

     

     

    Sarah Skinner

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    As well as her photographic 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 worked on several African wildlife research projects. In addition as a ‘wildlife spotter’ for the Disney Nature  film ‘African Cats’, filmed on location in Kenya. Sarah loves all aspects of nature and applying her knowledge of the African bush for capturing images of animal behaviour and sharing her knowledge on guided safaris. In 2015 Sarah was accredited with a highly commended award in the Natures
    Best Africa competition and in 2016 won the mammals category in the 2016 international Nature Talks Photo Contest. Sarah frequently undertakes her own data/ID capture of the lion prides whilst in the Masai Mara and has assisted local wildlife projects and conservancies with her knowledge of the local wildlife. In addition to her wildlife photography Sarah spends the winter season working in Abisko, Sweden as a Northern Light senior photographic guide for the prestigious and market leading company ‘Lights over lapland. When not capturing images Sarah enjoys snowboarding, travel writing and chronicling our adventures in our travel blog.

    Andy Skinner

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    As well as his strong photographic skills and excellent knowledge of African and North American wildlife. Andy has a particular skill for interpreting and identifying many animal calls, which enhances our ability to understand nature in depth and locate wildlife. 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.Andy’s wildlife photography skills have been recognised recently with two images awarded with ‘honours’ in the prestigious 2016 Natures Best Africa photographic competition.