Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the following incredibly passionate artist & photographer who unselfishly allow us to use and show case their amazing work on our social media platforms.

Dr. Jack

Full time cartoonist and daydreamer.

After school, army, Technikon and some years at the National Parks Board (now San Parks), went freelance as an illustrator and cartoonist, and never looked back, except when changing lanes. Has worked for several of South Africa’s top print publications over the years, including newspapers like the Sunday Times, Rapport, City Press, Pretoria News, Star and Die Burger, and magazines like the Farmer’s Weekly, Country Life, Newsweek and Playboy SA. Clients of the digital persuasion include the Daily Maverick, Eye Witness News, eNCA and Greenpeace Africa.

Likes old things [including his jokes], dislikes writing about himself in the third person.

Nicholas Dyer

Nick is an award-winning wildlife photographer, author, photographic guide and conservationist. 

Nick has an enormous passion for painted wolves spending the last seven years following three packs on foot in Mana Pools, studying, photographing and documenting their lives with deep intimacy. He is the co-author of the highly acclaimed coffee table book, Painted Wolves: A Wild Dogs Life, which he wrote with Peter Blinston. providing a powerful insight into the lives of the painted wolves and what is being done to save them.

He is a founding Trustee of the Painted Wolf Foundation which he set up to help raise awareness of this highly endangered creature and support their conservationists in the field. Nick leads specialist safaris across Africa to see and photograph these incredible creatures, offering his guests a unique insight and experience, usually working with conservation organisations who benefit directly from his trips.Nick gives talks around the world on behalf of the painted wolves, appears on TV and radio and has articles and photographs published in myriad publications globally including National Geographic. Nick was a finalist in the Natural History Museum’s Wild Life Photographer of the Year competition with his photograph Ahead of the Game. He is a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society in London and a member of The Explorers Club in New York.

 

Grant Atkinson

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.
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.


Chitabe co-owner Dave Hamman is a world-renowned wildlife photographer, photojournalist and documentary filmmaker. Over his long career, he's produced imagery for National Geographic and other publications, as well as for two books: Running Wild: Dispelling Myths of the African Wild Dog and Cheetah.