by Megon Venter
on August 24, 2018
2 min read

Our Wildlife Portraits category is close to its end but the competition is far from over. You still have the opportunity to enter Africa’s Photographer of the Year and stand a chance to win our grand prize. We’ve announced the winner of our Roaring Lions & Big Cats category and he’s shared some wonderful tips with us but now we look at some other sources for inspiration. Read below to discover our favourite photography books that showcase the splendour of African wildlife.

Game Drive: Mammals of Southern Africa

Author: Heinrich Van den Berg

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As the title suggests, this book is a documentation of countless game drives through Southern Africa‘s absorbing national parks. Follow along with this journey while reading the easy-to-digest information that is offered about the various species throughout.

Sacred Nature

Author: Angela Scott; Jonathan Scott

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From the creators of the television hit “Big Cat Diary”, these two adventurers filled a book with their wondrous accounts of African creatures, detailing two lives committed to capturing the essence of the wild. It holds some of the most beautiful photographs of unexpected moments that are special to every traveller of the continent.

Light and Dust

Author: Federico Veronesi

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Filled with vistas of East Africa, this photography book is compiled from thousands of shots taken by Veronesi in all weather conditions. He battled across rough terrain, navigated difficult lighting and captured rare sightings, proving how determination can culminate in a work of art.

Wild Africa

Author: Alex Bernasconi; Saba Douglas-Hamilton

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This particular book stands out from the work in other photography books due to the massive undertaking of covering an entire content. The authors have done it so well in fact that their expeditions not only show the beauty of each destination but cover the more elusive creatures in the heart of Africa as well.

Wildlife Photography in Botswana

Author: James Gifford; Steven Stockhall

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This book is a helpful guide full of impressive photographs for all levels of photographers. Discover when to visit each destination in Botswana along with technical advice about how to capture birds, big cats and smaller creatures, for example. These essential tips are ideal for the Africa’s Photographer of the Year competition, specially crafted towards eager photographers of Africa’s magnificent animals.

Are you inspired by these award-winning photographer’s? Enter our Wildlife Portraits category now and show us your captivating shots of the enthralling African continent.


Featured Image: Simon Watson