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Q&A with Ross Couper, Singita’s Resident Wildlife Photographer

Singita Field Guide, Ross Couper, is one of the most well-known and -respected wildlife photographers in Africa. He is the man behind the lens of many of the images that you see on this blog and his stunning black-and-white prints adorn the walls of our head office in Cape Town. Ross’ lifelong passion for the...

Top 5 Wildlife Photography Tips from our Field Guides

Traveling to a new destination often sparks an interest in how to capture your memories best. The challenge begins before you even arrive at the lodge, as you will most likely spot birds and wildlife as you drive through the bush – don’t be surprised to see a few members of the Big 5 either! To ensure that you don’t miss any opportunities for the perfect shot, our field guides have compiled their five best tips to help you capture those magical moments:

Sharing the fun on Facebook

Singita’s Facebook page is a treasure trove of gorgeous wildlife photography, shared stories from guests, snapshots from the lodges and real-time updates from our field guides. It’s a great way to see what happens out on game drive and behind the scenes at each of our 12 lodges and camps, and see stunning photos of your favourite African animals. In case you haven’t yet liked our page, here is a quick recap of the most recent posts:

Recent Facebook Highlights

Singita’s Facebook community has always been an active space where guests and fans share their thoughts and memories alongside beautiful snapshots by our rangers in the bush. In particular, there have been a number of stunning wildlife photos posted by field guide Ross Couper from Singita Sabi Sand recently that have been shared far and wide. Here is a brief selection:

Say Hello to the Butamtam Lion Cubs!

These pictures hardly need a caption – we would be surprised if you could tear your eyes away from their little furry faces long enough to read it! If you are interested however, you may like to know that these gorgeous young lions are offspring of the Butamtam pride at Singita Grumeti in Tanzania. These lions are healthy breeders; over the past two years one of the major prides got so big that it split into two, and two of the other prides seem to be heading in the same direction.

Lion Line-Up

This photo of the Mhangeni pride walking in what appears to be military formation through Singita Sabi Sand, was taken last week by Field Guide Ross Couper. Of the unusual and entertaining sighting, he says: “As the honey coloured morning light filtered through the mist on the horizon, we knew we were in for a very good morning.” Ross’ stunning photo was even featured in the Cape Times a few days later, aptly captioned “Dawn Patrol”.

Field Guide Favourites: Best of 2013

The African continent is captivating for many reasons; exotic landscapes, diverse cultures and astounding natural beauty among them. A rich and varied wildlife population is no doubt the highlight for many visitors to Africa, with many unique and mysterious species inhabiting our jungles and grasslands.

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