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Art mimicking life!

Artist Sue Collyns asked if she could have permission to paint Karen's charming photo of a baby elephant. We said yes, and this is the result. Isn't it spectacular? The original photo: Sue's incredible rendition: Sue has two websites; be sure to check out her other work: www.thewildlieartist.co.nz www.wildonwalls.co.nz Thank you, Sue, for sharing your [...]

2021-02-19T15:33:37+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Art mimicking life!

Congratulations, Ernest!

The Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year contest is one of the most prestigious photography contests around.  Eagle Eye Safaris photography guide Ernest Porter has a finalist in the gallery, one of the Top 101 out of over 37,000 entries. If he makes the final cut, it will be the 5th year in a row. [...]

2021-02-19T15:33:56+00:00May 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Congratulations, Ernest!

Congratulations, Ernest and Karen!

Once again, Eagle Eye Safaris' photography guides Ernest Porter and Karen Blackwood have multiple photos that have made the cut in the 2020 Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year contest.  You can browse the galleries to find the photos at www.AfricaGeographic.com We wish them the best of luck--this is the 5th year in a row [...]

2021-02-19T15:34:04+00:00May 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|1 Comment

COVID-19 and Eagle Eye Safaris Future Trips

We hope you and your family are safe and healthy during this stressful world event. We are all a little uncertain and frightened, but we know we will all get through this together. Because of the current travel restrictions and closed borders, we've had to postpone our early 2020 safaris. Our Egypt trip has been [...]

2021-02-19T15:34:28+00:00March 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on COVID-19 and Eagle Eye Safaris Future Trips

Congratulations, Karen, On Another Photography Feather in Your Cap!

Well, we are SO excited! Our very own pro-photography guide, Karen Blackwood, just found out that two of her photos were selected for the 2020 Environmental Photography Exhibition, hanging in Golden, Colorado, USA at the American Mountaineering Center from 20 February - 30 April.  Will you be in Colorado during those two months? Be sure [...]

2021-02-19T15:34:33+00:00December 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Congratulations, Karen, on your NANPA placing!

Congratulations to Eagle Eye Safaris' pro photographer and safari guide Karen Blackwood on placing in the North American Nature Photography Association's 2020 Showcase competition. Karen's adorable image of a baby vervet monkey eating at the drive-thru placed in the Top 250 out of over 3800 entries.  Two additional photos made the semi-finals as well! You [...]

2021-02-19T15:34:40+00:00November 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Congratulations, Karen, on your NANPA placing!

3-Way Quarrel

Safaris are often incredibly exciting!  We found a pack of 7-10 wild dogs in Sabi Sands and sat with them for a few minutes. Wild dogs are an endangered species, so it's always a special treat to see them. While watching the wild dogs, we heard hyaenas making loud and exciting sounds not far away [...]

2021-02-19T15:34:47+00:00October 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3-Way Quarrel

Seven Safaris, Seven Weeks

July 2019 Eagle Eye Safaris just completed seven safaris in seven weeks, and we loved every one of them! We started in June in Sabi Sands at the beautiful Nkorho Bush Lodge, deep in the heart of the Greater Kruger National Park, where we can go off-road to get up close to wildlife. We welcomed 16 [...]

2021-02-19T15:34:53+00:00July 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seven Safaris, Seven Weeks

Congratulations, Karen, for your photo in National Geographic’s Daily Dozen!

National Geographic published one of Karen's photos from our July 2018 Sabi Sands Safari in the Daily Dozen. You can see her photo here.  NatGeo gets hundreds of thousands of submissions daily, so to be chosen from the field is an incredible achievement--but then again, Karen and Ernest have incredible talent. When you come on [...]

2021-02-19T15:35:43+00:00January 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Congratulations, Karen, for your photo in National Geographic’s Daily Dozen!


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