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    An African wild dog splashing through water, Okavango DeltaGrantAtkinsonChitabe_2011Sep01_9176
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    A pied kingfisher hovers against a forest backdrop, Okavango Delta
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    A trio of common dolphins take to the air, False Bay, Western Cape.

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About Me

I am a guide and a wildlife photographer, based in Cape Town, South Africa.  I am an enthusiastic lover of nature in all its forms. I lead photographic safaris all over southern and east Africa. I spent twelve years guiding in Botswana, and that country will always hold a special attraction for me.Today I lead special-interest photographic safaris in Botswana, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia.I am especially interested in lions, African wild dogs, elephants, marine mammals and birds of prey.

I believe that learning the behaviour of my subjects is most important. It can sometimes help me to anticipate what they might do next. This makes photography easier…

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My Gear

I shoot Canon gear, and have found all of my Canon cameras and lenses to be exceptionally reliable, despite the hot, harsh and dusty conditions I sometimes work in.  Although I do most of my shooting these days with the 5Dmk3 and 1Dmk4, in my line of work I also get to use a wide variety of Canon camera bodies and lenses.

I find this very helpful when it comes to staying in touch with the use of different levels of camera gear. I am also quite familiar with Nikon cameras and lenses, which is important for those times when I may need to assist Nikon users that I might be travelling with…

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Testimonials

  • “We first met Grant in the Okavango Delta in 2001, and discovered quickly that he was the guide for us! Grant’s knowledge is extensive, his enthusiasm is infectious, and his sense of humor is greatly appreciated. We have now been on safari with Grant 5 times, and it is hard to imagine visiting southern Africa without him as our guide. Thank you, Grant, for great times in the past, and hopefully for more in the future.”
    Charis Henrie and Dave Ward, Oregon,USA
  • “With his knowledge and keen understanding of animal behaviour, Grant was able to enhance our photo opportunities by positioning us at the right angle, at the right time. As a veterinarian, I am always concerned about the affect of our presence in an animal’s world, but Grant was always careful not to interfere or intervene with these creatures. Grant’s love of nature is contagious, his sensitivity and caring for the environment is obvious. I have signed up for another safari with Grant and look forward to more in the future.”
    Marg Wood, Alberta,USA