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    Interview with Wildlife Photographers Andy & Sarah Skinner

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • March 29, 2017






    Earlier in the year we were interviewed by the team at Wild Planet Photography Magazine which featured in the February 2017 edition of this popular magazine devoted to wildlife photography…

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    Never leave your camera gear unattended in bear country!

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • October 14, 2016






    So, I am sure we have all seen photos in the media of animals interacting with cameras, many of which are staged. HOWEVER, before anyone jumps to any conclusions I…

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    The story behind the shot

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • June 30, 2016






    As some will know Andy was fortunate to have received an honours award recently for two images in the Natures Best Photography Africa awards this year. News we were delighted…

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    New 2017 Photographic safaris added

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • June 2, 2016






    We are pleased to announce new dates for additional guided photographic safaris in 2017, visiting both Kenya & Botswana. If you are looking for a safari that focuses on maximising…

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    No escape from the Savute Marsh lions

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • June 1, 2016






    It was July 2015 and an enormous buffalo herd had taken residence for several days in the core of the Savute Marsh pride territory in Botswana, a pride that totals…

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    Lions finally captured on the night cam!

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • October 9, 2015






      For many years we have positioned a remote camera in our camps in the wild at night, capturing all manner of African species large and small as they go…

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    Lions abiding by the rules in Botswana

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • October 9, 2015






    Lions, and for that matter many animals will always choose the easiest passage in order to transit, often using game trails, man made bush tracks, and in the case of…

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    Red kite action in the Chilterns

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • April 26, 2015






    It’s fair to say that we travel far and wide in search of exciting photographic opportunities and adventures. In doing so spending countless hours on planes and with the usual…

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    Big cats galore in the Maasai Mara! Review of the 2015 ‘Big Cat safari’ with Jackson Looseya

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • April 12, 2015






    Its hard to sum up a trip in one blog when it was one that filled by an abundance of great photographic moments and one that is better expressed through…

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    Join Sarah and Jackson Looseyia in the Maasai Mara for a ‘big cat safari’

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • December 7, 2014






    Together with Jackson Looseyia, one of Africa’s finest guides Sarah is hosting an exciting 6 night safari in Kenya’s Maasai Mara in Feb 2015. The tour will focus on big…

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    Leaving Moremi……anyone for more Wild dog!

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • July 25, 2014






    After four days of spending morning and evenings with the dogs we finally had to bid farewell to our canid friends. We were both terribly sad to have to leave…

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    Wild Dog den – a dream come true!

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • July 21, 2014






    After a hot and dusty drive, yet this time with the confidence we had all gears in working order we arrived at Third Bridge campsite. As per usual we enquired…

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    Short video of a black bear feeding

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • June 22, 2014






    Black Bear Feeding on roadside verges. Jasper National Park, Canada. June 2014 Posted with Blogsy

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    Tracks and signs all around

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • June 13, 2014






    Sometimes part of the fun with wildlife is looking for tracks and signs and this trip has proved no exception. Even though the last couple of days have been much…

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    Golden-mantled ground squirrels and landslides!!

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • June 8, 2014






    Today’s blog catching up on the last day or so is being written as we are midway through a very long journey. A journey we really did not expect to…

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    Right time, right place

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • June 7, 2014






    We are clocking up a serious amount of miles at the moment!, partly as at present we are some distance from Jasper NP where all the action is happening and…

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    Bear fest!

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • June 5, 2014






    The last few days have been characterised by incredibly long days, it’s light well before 5am and twilight does not fall until about 10:30pm so we have been maximising every…

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    The awe inspiring Canadian Rockies

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • June 3, 2014






    After what seems like a long absence from Canada we are finally back and for the next two weeks our focus turns to bears in the state of Alberta and…

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    The Red Kite Feeding Centre

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • April 21, 2014






    We left west wales after a couple of nights and on our return we called into the ‘Red Kite Feeding Centre’ and thought we would share our experience here with…

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    A touch of irony on a UK camping trip

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • April 21, 2014






    Following weeks of being in a sling following a shoulder op and practically confined to the house for what felt like ‘eons’ meant Andy and I were desperate for a…

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    Life and death on the plains

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • October 19, 2013






    In the last few days the weather has changed a little, lovely sunrises but the afternoons marked with cloud and a slightly increased rainfall as well as a rise in…

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    Olkeju Rongai cubs and Notch boys!

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • October 17, 2013






    Unfortunately I start the latest update of the past 3/4 days while Andy is currently horizontal under our vehicle! This morning we had an issue with our Land Rover whereby…

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    Last few days in Mara Triangle

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • October 15, 2013






    We are a bit behind of blogging given our days have been spent out in the field most of the day for the last 3/4 days! As we write this…

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    Recce to the border and Serval kittens!!!

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • October 10, 2013






    On the morning of the 8th we took a drive around the Mugoro pride territory to look for the mugoro females and to hopefully find out which males were holding…

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    Return to the Mara

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • October 8, 2013






    Returning back to the Mara is always something we look forward to. Although before we embarked on the trip we knew this trip would be marked with some sadness. It…

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    UK newspaper ‘Daily Express’ features one of our images.

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • September 4, 2013






    Great to see one of our images is featured in the UK national newspaper ‘The Daily Express’. September 4th 2013

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    Short video of the nosey elephant from the previous post!

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • August 16, 2013






    Click below to view video Video of Elephant in Camp

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    Days 6-7: North Gate, Moremi Game Reserve

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • July 20, 2013






    After a few hours drive through more sandy tracks, with swampy and damp woodland lining the route we arrived at our final destination of the Moremi section of our trip,…

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    Days 5-6: Xakanaxa, Moremi Game Reserve

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • July 18, 2013






    It was a relatively short journey from Third Bridge to Xakanaxa. On a few occasions we had the dilemma of which track to take, and as always you question if…

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    Days 2 – 5: Third Bridge Campsite, Moremi Game Reserve

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • July 17, 2013






    A couple of hours later after leaving the South Gate area we arrived at our next destination, Third Bridge campsite. The tracks along the way once again consisting of deep…

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    Our blog from Botswana: Day 1 & 2. Maun & South Gate (Moremi Game Reserve)

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • July 14, 2013






    Despite arriving a little jaded after a long flight we were excited about arriving back into Maun and starting our self drive adventure through Northern Botswana. However, we had a…

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    Andy’s photos published in the Daily Mail online

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • June 15, 2013






    Great to see a sequence of images shot by Andy in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park were published in the Daily Mail online this week.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2339657/Sibling-brown-bears-fight-river-Tweedsmuir-Provincial-Park-Canada.html

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    Another previous sighting we experienced in the Mara is published in the Daily Mail and Huffington Post.

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • May 13, 2013






    Many of you may remember a previous sighting we blogged about in 2012. Check here for the article featured in the Daily Mail online recently. Click below to read the…

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    Images published in the Daily Mail online.

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • February 19, 2013






    Very chuffed today to have had a series of images published in the Daily Mail online! Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2280976/The-wrath-entire-group-lions-unleashed-lone-male-wanders-close-females-cubs.html

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    Captured on ‘bushcam’ and the conclusion to our African adventure

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • October 24, 2012






    The stars of the show in the African bush are always the animals and this also continues into the night. Those of you that follow our blog through our African…

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    Our last days catching up with the Lions in the Mara Triangle

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • October 24, 2012






    We have now arrived back in Nairobi after a pretty horrendous drive back. Which unfortunately included us being stopped by the police twice and witnessing a horrendous incident in which…

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    New males quite literally bump into the Rekero Pride

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • October 23, 2012






    Still catching up on the last few days the next instalment comes from our last morning on the ‘Narok side’ on the 21st October and was certainly an action packed…

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    TIme for a catch up…….

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • October 22, 2012






    It’s been none stop in the last few days and also the need to catch up on some sleep has unfortunately taken priority over blogging late int the night so…

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    Humungous herds!

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • October 18, 2012






    Anyone that takes the ‘text books’ of African wildlife too literally may not expect me to be blogging about what we saw yesterday in the Mara. Technically the guide books…

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    The bush antics continue and reunited with an old friend……..

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • October 17, 2012






    Yesterday afternoon was certainly an afternoon that we will always remember, and one that will remain in our minds for some time. The rain started again at around 3pm ,…

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    "I have a problem with my shaft"! ……

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • October 16, 2012






    Our first blog comes two days into our trip to the Mara and its been quite an eventful one already! We had arranged to travel down to the Mara with…

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    July Images loaded on to the website and it’s back to the Mara soon!

    By Andy & Sarah Skinner

    • October 6, 2012






    Finally we have managed to start loading on some of our favourite images taken during our July 2012 trip to the Masai Mara. CLICK HERE to view or check out www.imagesofwildlife.co.uk and…

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