WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNSHIP
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNSHIP
Join a professional wildlife photographer and other budding photographers on this photography internship to gain practical experience in wildlife and other genre-specific photography. This is a unique personal and professional development opportunity in the Greater Kruger Area that sees interns supporting wildlife conservation initiatives through the medium of photography.
Read more about a volunteer’s experience in the Greater Kruger region of South Africa.
During your photography internship, you will stay in one of the most photogenic areas in South Africa – the Greater Kruger Area. This part of the country is home to the best reserves on the continent, including the world-famous Kruger National Park. With wildlife hotspots all around you, the opportunities to capture great photographs and refine your skills are endless.
The Greater Kruger Area is a sprawling expanse of about 20 private game reserves to the west of the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Fences were dropped between the reserves in the Greater Kruger Area and the Kruger National Park in recent years to allow wildlife to roam more freely. The entire area now stretches across over 5.5 million acres of untamed African wilderness.
Situated away from the city lights, on the doorstep of the world-renowned Kruger National Park, you will be in the best position to photograph giant African elephants, elusive predators, beautiful birds, strange insects, and the great starry skies. The Greater Kruger Area is a dreamscape for wildlife photographers wanting to capture the immense wonder and beauty of the natural world.
Project Impact Areas
INCREASE ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSERVATION AWARENESS
Photographers certainly make a huge impact during their time on the project, but this doesn’t end when they leave, as their images will continue to promote environmental and conservation awareness on an international scale. By documenting the positive work that is completed by volunteers, communities and our partners each day, this promotes the project, topical issues and raises awareness of the fantastic work done by all, as well as highlighting further work needed.
Last, but certainly not least, photography volunteers leave a lasting impact by contributing to our online database, which is used primarily for worldwide conservation education and secondarily, is a fundraising platform for our charity The African Impact Foundation.
“I was pretty hesitant at first to volunteer in South Africa again, my first time with another company wasn’t the best experience. However, volunteering with African Impact was one of the best decisions I have made. We got to do so many amazing things and learnt so much about conservation photography. I was stoked with the amount of opportunities we had to be out in the field and practising our skills. It really felt like we were true wildlife photographers and my photography developed so quickly over the 4 weeks.”
“This has been a once in a lifetime experience. I came to the project knowing far less than I even thought about both my camera and the art of photography, but the team have taught, encouraged and pushed my boundaries. The difference between the photos I produced at the start of the trip, to the photos I have produced in the final week, are almost incomparable as I have improved so much.”
Once you have submitted your application, a Destination Specialist will be in-touch to discuss the project with you.
Project Fee Includes
- Accommodation throughout your stay
- 3 meals a day cooked by a local chef (weekdays only)
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- 24/7 support from experienced international and local staff
- Full training and mentorship from a professional photographer
Project Fee Excludes
- Camera and laptop
- Travel insurance
- Visa-related costs
- Weekend trips or tours not on the itinerary
- Snacks, soft drinks, gifts, and souvenirs
- Mandatory contribution of US$25 that is donated to the African Impact Sustainability Fund