ABOUT ATKINSON PHOTOGRAPHY & SAFARIS

Grant and Helena Atkinson are full-time guides, naturalists and photo trip leaders, and this website serves as a source of information about the photo safaris that they lead. The website is also a showcase for their images.

MEET GRANT

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 and his guests get that once-in-a-lifetime shot. While on safari, Grant also works with guests on sharing and improving their image processing skills, particularly in Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC.

Grant’s images have been on the cover of both Africa Geographic and the US National Geographic Kids magazine.  He is also a regular contributor of both text and images to African Birdlife, Africa Geographic and Pix magazine.

MEET HELENA

Helena Atkinson leads and co-leads photographic safaris, together with her husband Grant. With qualifications in Conservation Ecology (B.Sc and M.Sc) specialising in National Parks and community conservation, Helena combines a deep knowledge of animal behaviour and habitat with strong photographic skills.

She is also passionate about social ecology and enjoys photographing people and their culture.

This love was deepened after spending 6 years in northern Botswana running a very successful social responsibility program for one of Africa’s foremost safari operators, Wilderness Safaris.

When Grant and Helena are not traveling to wild places Helena is involved in conservation projects. Helena shoots with Canon gear, and processes her images in Adobe Lightroom.

Her images have been published in Africa Birds and Birding magazine.