My name is Gerry van der and I am a specialist photographic safari guide, educator, public speaker and co-founder of Wild Eye.
By combining a passion for nature photography with my education and more than 15 years experience as a field guide and lodge manager my goal is to not only assist people, whether through teaching them new skills or pushing them creatively, in capturing the beauty of nature but also to create an awareness of the fragile balance that exists in nature.
I believe that my photography speaks for itself and my goal it to keep on creating images that will keep an awareness of our planet’s natural heritage in people’s minds.
At the same time, through the various Wild Eye safaris that I help conceptualise and host, share the privilege of being out in the unspoilt wilderness area that Africa is so well-known for.
Through Wild Eye I have created a vehicle which merges the raw beauty of traveling in some of the worlds most spectacular wilderness areas with the ability to not only capture these moments on camera but also teaching and inspiring people along the way.
Big shout out to Christopher Michel for the profile images used on this site.
Visit his site at www.christophermichel.com to see more of his work.