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Biography

Brendon was born and raised in Zimbabwe where he was exposed to wildlife and the outdoors form a young age, he could hardly be kept in doors, nature already had a big place in his heart and life. While Brendon was at school, he built on his passion for nature, he was involved in and eventually headed the conservation and research of the schools own game reserve. Brendon worked in the kariba area and in matusadona national park during his holidays, absorbing information and knowledge of wildlife and nature.

After Brendon completed his schooling he went to work in matusadona national park where he studied all aspects of wildlife and the African bush, from plants to insects, birds and mammals. After completing his apprenticeship and becoming a professional guide Brendon worked for a company that conducted walking trails in the matusadona national park, tracking and stalking big game and learning animal behaviour was a big aspect of his day to day activities. After spending a few years guiding in some well known areas and reserves in Zimbabwe such as mana pools national park, lower Zambezi and hwange national park as well as in Zambia and Botswana, Brendon eventually settled in Victoria falls where he worked in the kazangula area along the Upper Zambezi and in chobe national park, conducting big game walking trails as well as birding and fishing safaris. It was here that Brendon started his photographic obsession, never wasting any opportunity to be out photographing.

On the onset of political strife and the collapse of the Zimbabwean economy Brendon returned to his families native land South Africa. Brendon went to work as a Lodge manager in the world renowned sabi sand game reserve, Brendon spent 4 years in the game reserve capturing on camera everything the reserve has to offer, but paid special and close attention to the big cats of the reserve, Brendon has an extensive knowledge and understanding of big cats, their habits, and habitats and is one of Brendon's big passions.

Today Brendon is an adventurer, conservationist, tour leader, specialist wildlife photographer and guide based in Nelspruit. Brendon Guides and hosts photographic safaris, workshops and photo tours around Southern and East Africaon a freelance basis for a number of local and international specialist photographic safari and tour opperators . With a deep respect and understanding for Africa and its wildlife and through his profound knowledge, Brendon’s safaris allow the traveller not only to enhance their photography, but also gain a lifelong admiration for Africa’s wildlife and culture.

" WHAT I LIKE ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY IS CAPTURING A MOMENT IN TIME THAT'S GONE FOREVER, IMPOSSIBLE TO REPRODUCE "