Dale Morris has spent more than twenty years photographing wildlife and working in conservation and ecology projects in various parts of the world. He has been a professional magazine feature writer and photographer for the past decade and has published more than 400 articles. His work has appeared in BBC Wildlife Magazine, National Geographic, Geo, Africa Geographic and Wanderlust. He has received numerous awards for his photography and writing including the Caxton publishers Photojournalist of the Year for three years running, and Media 24′s Best Photojournalism category.
Elliott Neep is an award-winning professional wildlife photographer who supplies images for Getty Images and Frank Lane Picture Agency (FLPA), which are often featured in magazines and the international press. He is a professional photographer and experienced guide who also produces illustrated feature articles and has his own column in Practical Photography magazine, one of Britain’s leading photography monthlies. He won his first award in 2005 in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and had subsequent awards in The International Photographer of the Year awards, British Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Natures Best: Windland Smith Rice International Awards and the International Loupe (Aperture) Awards.
Greg du Toit is a professional fine art wildlife photographer who whose work is easily recognized by its tangible mood and energy, and the manner in which it encapsulates the essence of the African bush. This signature style has brought him international acclaim and he has recently exhibited with the National Geographic Society in London. The exhibit titled ‘Africa’ sold out and his subsequent exhibition with the National Geographic Society was in Singapore in 2012. His work has been exhibited in the London and Sydney Natural History Museums and he has hosted private exhibitions across the world. While his work is widely published, he has also been interviewed by the BBC World Service and has appeared on the NBC’s Today Show. In 2013 he received the most prestigious award in world wildlife photography, namely 'The Wildlife Photographer of the Year'. Greg has lived on location in the African bush for more than eight years, as well as being a qualified safari guide, and this is reflected in both his photographic work and leadership skills.
Marius Coetzee is a professional safari tour leader and award-winning wildlife photographer. His photos have been on the covers and in the pages of numerous premier publications, and his 14 years experience in the safari industry make him a sought-after guide. He has entensive knowledge of and enthusiasm for both wildlife and photography. For six years he made the leopards of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve his principal photographic subject, leading to a 12-page portfolio on these rare animals in BBC Wildlife. He is a regular contributor to Africa Geographic magazine. In 2012 Marius was a highly commended winner in the Natures Best: Windland Smith Rice International Awards, and received honorable mention in the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest. He won 6 awards in the Getaway Fujifilm Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and has been a finalist in the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the world’s most prestigious wildlife photographic competition. Marius has also attained the highest level of guiding qualifications in South Africa. His knowledge of animal and bird behaviour and his interpretation of the African savanna complement his photographic knowledge and enriches his ability as a leader. Marius has currently led photographic expeditions to 11 countries on 4 continents.
As a dedicated conservationist, Peter Chadwick has over 28 years of experience in terrestrial and marine protected area management. Peter’s conservation photography is a natural extension to his conservation work. His photography is internationally recognized, with his work appearing globally in a wide range of print media. Together with his photography, he regularly writes conservation related stories for a number of magazines. Peter is also the winner of the Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Wildlife in the Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and the Eric Hosking Award in the British Gas Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. He is the founding member of African Conservation Photography, which aims to raise awareness and focus attention on the critical environmental issues challenging our society.
From a very young age, Nelis had an incredible passion for Africa’s fauna, and has spent the majority of his working career actively involved in various wildlife related industries. These included lodge management in Rwanda and Kenya, big game capture and translocation, as well as anti-poaching, where he focused mainly on rhino protection. Nelis's 16 years working in these various industries and living in the wilds of Africa have resulted in him possessing an enviable knowledge of the region's animals and their habits, and he has used this to good effect as a guide in both southern and east Africa – the latter where he guided walking safaris in some of the most game rich country on the continent. His photography is an expression of his love of the outdoors and the animals he has spent a good portion of his life studying and protecting, and his amazing skill with a camera, calm demeanor, personable nature and ability to conveyor his knowledge make him a natural choice for Orms Photographic Tours.
After years of nurturing her passion for nature, wildlife photography became the canvas with which Penny could creatively express her interpretation of the natural world.
Her photography is an attempt to communicate a story about her subject, and she effectively channels this creativity into her guiding, where it is abundantly clear what a passion for the outdoors and photography she has! Having travelled widely on the African subcontinent, she possesses a friendly disposition, great technical skills and an undeniable love for the great outdoors. Backed by a degree in photography, Penny is a great addition to the Orms team.