Steve Slater and Wildlife Encounters
The most enjoyable times of my life have been when interacting with African wildlife. It was a privilege to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat and it was from this that I created the company name Wildlife Encounters. I go back to Africa whenever I can but these days I am based in the UK and travel a lot in Europe.
I spent an incredible 6 years in South Africa where I qualified as a safari guide and helped with National Geographic documentaries. I also conducted tours but most of the time I was helping with a conservation project aimed at endangered species. The last 6 months was spent catching crocodiles, a species which is not doing so well these days.
After that I have travelled a lot in Europe where I find some interesting wildlife and some beautiful scenery too.
Wherever I go so does my camera so there is a great variety of photos for you to see in the galleries here. My work reflects and brings together my passions for nature and photography . So the galleries on this site, therefore, include not only wildlife and nature photos from Africa and Europe, but also landscapes, cityscapes and even photos of an artistic nature. My company Wildlife Encounters and this website gives me the opportunity to share the magic and emotion of the moment through the medium of photography. Apart from a few taken with my old and trusted Nikon D90 most of the photos are taken using a Nikon D3s and a selection of professional lenses.
I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.
Wildlife Encounters Ltd
Many of my photos have been published in magazines and on many internet sites.