Let’s discuss the best places where a wildlife artist can get the maximum inspiration. Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana: For those wildlife photographers, the thirst for finding the best shots never cease. So, here is another reserve which is best for wildlife photography. Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Bostwana is the perfect spot for the wildlife photography lovers. This park is home to South African Giraffe, bush elephant, white rhino, cape buffalo, spotted hyena, brown hyena, honey badger, meerkat, yellow mongoose, warthog etc. The landscape is another remarkable feature of this region. With dwarf trees, high golden grass and scrub bushes this place can give you those ideal shots.
Madagascar: Madagascar’s national parks are famed for their incredible biodiversity. There are over 33 species of lemur on the island, all of them sadly endangered, and while seeking them out you may also find colourful butterflies and a host of reptiles including toothy crocodiles. You’ll practice twilight and nocturnal shooting, and there will also be the opportunity to take portraits and streetscapes in cities such as Antsirabe.
On the 13th of July 2019, me and my partner (who is a wildlife photographer and also a fellow Wildlife Conservation student) will be travelling to Kenya to work at the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, which borders the Maasai Mara National Reserve and is one of only a few areas in Africa remaining as a refuge for large mammals. We will be taking part in a project that’s aimed at monitoring and conserving big cats and other wildlife in the area by conducting and contributing to research of the endangered predators such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs. This is research that will contribute to park and animal management plans and so is vital to providing long-term protection for all of the endangered species in the Maasai region. See more details on Wildlife Art Prints.
Environmentally friendly products! Prior to the production of my first item this year, my conservation charity notebooks (pictured above), I did a vast amount of research to find suppliers that are themselves eco-conscious, and that allow me to fully commit to the change into environmentally friendly products in order to leave a smaller footprint on the planet. I myself will also be sending out products launched from 2020 onwards only in recyclable packaging that is 100% free from plastic, using plastic free tape that is biodegradable, recyclable, and compostable!
2019 – Liverpool Art Fair: “What’s Occurring?” completed in 2015 in acrylics measures 26″ by 14″, and was featured in the 2019 Liverpool Art Fair exhibition at the Metquarter for a total of three months. 2015 – National Exhibition of Wildlife Art: My painting, “A Road to Survival”, on display at the exhibition arena in South Wirral, Merseyside. Painted in acrylics and measuring 26″ by 14″, the final piece is mounted in a solid oak wood frame. See extra info at https://www.vlgstudios.com/.