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Pantanal, Brazil Safari 2017
Grant and Helena Atkinson will lead a small, private group of photographers to Brazil’s famed Pantanal, to photograph the fascinating and diverse wildlife of this wetland region.
Tanzania Big Cats & Migration Safari 2018
This safari represents a combination of wildlife photography experiences, comfortable accommodation and expert guiding.We time our safari to coincide with the great migration.
Big Cats Photo Safari Kenya 2018
This safari represents a combination of incredibly good wildlife photography and very likely provide some of the best opportunities to see lions, cheetahs and spotted hyaenas in action.
Okavango Delta, Botswana 2017
The safari and workshop combines some of the best wildlife photography anywhere with two great safari camps, and photographic and digital workflow instruction.
Canon’s EOS 6D Mark II is a newly-released
One of the most enjoyable things for me as a photographer
Canon’s EOS 80D is the most recent release,
I have been asked before what my most memorable sighting
Canon 5DSR with EF 24-70L f4 IS.
Canon released two new
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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 1DX, 5Dmk4 and 7Dmk2. Helena shoots primarily with a Canon 1DX. However, in order to be able to assit their guests on safari, and also for gear reviewing purposes, they familiarise themselves with all levels of Canon and Nikon dslr camera equipment. When it comes to lenses and focal length, they 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 or conservancy 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