The Canon EF 100-400L f4.5-5.6 L
We were witness to a fascinating and exciting encounter
We had only just left our Okavango camp in the early
We were driving out of Mara Plains, in Kenya’s Olare
At the time of this writing, it is more than a year
Despite their immense size, African elephants sometimes
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Grant Atkinson is a guide, wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast. Although he is based in Cape Town, South Africa, he spent twelve years guiding in Botswana. During that time he developed a deep knowledge, love and appreciation of that country’s wildlife.
Today he leads special-interest photographic safaris in Botswana, Brazil, Kenya, Namibia and Tanzania. Grant believes that learning the behaviour of his subjects is most important, and in that respect he is particularly interested in big cats, African wild dogs, elephants, marine mammals and birds of prey.
Having an in-depth knowledge of animal behaviour and being able to anticipate their next move is a huge advantage in helping both Grant…
Helena and Grant shoot mostly with Canon cameras and lenses, which they have found are exceptionally reliable despite the hot, harsh and dusty conditions they sometimes work in. Although Grant uses a wide variety of Canon gear, he does most of his shooting with the Canon 5Dmk3 and 7Dmk2. However, for gear reviewing purposes and assisting guests on safari, he also familiarises himself with all levels of Canon and Nikon camera equipment.
When it comes to lenses and focal length, he finds that in most of the places that he visits focal lengths of around 300mm to 500mm are ideal. This is especially true in the private concession areas in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania…
“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