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Posted on: Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Meet Dave Moffatt of KhakiWeed Photographic Safaris

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We’d like to introduce Dave Moffatt of KhakiWeed Photographic Safaris. Dave has shared some of his amazing wildlife photographs with us and we thought they were too good not to share with all of you! Thank you for sharing your wonderful photographs with us Dave, they are incredible images.

“My name is Dave Moffatt, born in Ireland I came here in my early years and love the bush and wildlife . About four years ago I went on a trip to the Kruger Park, as I have done before except this time I took a new toy with me a SLR canon Camera with a 300mm lens. I had done photography in the past with a film camera I purchased whist living in Canada. After the first day of photo opportunities I sat down and transferred my disk to my laptop and with the editing software that came with the camera I was blown away by some of the images an amateur could achieve on such equipment, I was hooked.

 

Dave Moffatt ©

 

I enjoyed the bush and photography so much, I decided to change my career so as to facilitate my passion hence the creation of KhakiWeed Photo Safaris. Khakiweed being a plant that is an invasive species to South Africa that once it set root it would ever leave , the same way I feel about South Africa and the beautiful nature it has to offer .

I offer tours to the Kruger National Park, Pilanesberg National Park or locally around Johannesburg like, the Lion Park and Rhino Park. I am unique in this market, I will take any tourists or locals whom are interested in wildlife photography that I can teach, or if experienced they can teach me and hopefully we go home with some amazing photographs. I also keep standard in my Vehicle, binoculars, bird guide books, South Africa animal fact books.

I use a proper 4×4 vehicle for height and spaciousness as I only take small groups on tours; also not all roads in SA parks are passable with a normal car. I also offer Canon dsl cameras and 300mm lens for you to use for the day .

 

Dave Moffatt ©

 

I am wildlife photography and know where the sun and light affect photography therefore I know how to set clients up for the shot. Also a person interested in serious wildlife photography cannot use a normal tour to achieve this objective, in the right situation and if you know a little about animal behavior you might wait at one waterhole for 2 hour waiting for the scene to develop.

I know animals behavior and have good knowledge of African wildlife, I run my own tours, you don’t get a driver, you get a passionate wildlife photographer that’s easy to get along with and can help you get great photo’s to take home with you”.

Contact:

Get hold of Dave to book your tour on +27 (0)82 574-8059 or

Photo Gallery:

(Click to enlarge the photographs).

With Thanks:

A huge thank you to Dave for sharing these photographs with us! Photographs are courtesy of Dave Moffatt ©

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Tania loves to cook and create magic in the kitchen for family and friends (or even just herself). Be it finding a new recipe or making a tried and tested dish from her recipe folder - the kitchen is her sanctuary. Find her hanging out with friends round the braai or curled up on the couch reading the latest crime drama. With a spring in her step and a song in her heart you’ll find her supporting local artists in theatre, music and dance – from a hip hop competition or the latest musical on stage at Artscape in Cape Town. Enjoying all things culture she likes to share her experiences and delights with those around her.

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3 comments about Meet Dave Moffatt of KhakiWeed Photographic Safaris
  1. February 19th, 2013 at 12:37
    Amelia says:

    Wow, these pictures are stunning! We have such a beautiful country!

  2. February 19th, 2013 at 13:35
    Christine says:

    Absolutely amazing photographs! Thanks for sharing them with us Dave!

  3. February 19th, 2013 at 17:54
    Judy Reay says:

    Amazing pictures Dave. Hopefully I will visit Khakiweek one day.