This year’s Wild Shots Wildlife Photography Symposium, held in Johannesburg on 22 October and Cape Town on 29 October, is without a doubt a highlight on any avid wildlife and nature photographer’s calendar. Within the next 48 hours, Wild is giving away two sets of double tickets worth R5,400!

Every year Wild Shots brings together some of the very best wildlife and nature photographers to share their experience, expert tips and inspirational vision for award-winning photography. We bring you a few extraordinary pictures from this year’s speakers and reveal what they will be talking about. Don’t miss out and register now!

Want to win a set of double tickets to the event in either Johannesburg or Cape Town worth R2,700 per set? Find out how to enter below.

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Photographer: Albert Froneman

Topic: Birds in action – a quest for that perfect shot

“We all have to start and learn somewhere how to take that perfect wildlife photograph. I started presenting workshops and leading photo safaris during 2005. It is a wonderful experience to share knowledge, sightings and images with other keen bird and wildlife photographers,” says Albert.

Aardvarks (Orycteropus afer) Photographed in the Karoo South Africa

Photographer: Etienne Oosthuizen

Topic: One moment in time – capturing a defining moment and its emotional qualities

Etienne is a professional field guide who started using photography as a tool to document the wildlife experiences he had while on safari. Still actively leading private photographic safaris, he has now partnered with EcoTraining and has created a photographic training course to help young guides develop their own photography guiding skills.

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Photographer: Nelis Wolmarans

Topic: A time with giants – adventures with mountain gorillas

Nelis lived and worked in Rwanda for three and a half years, based at the edge of the Volcanoes National Park. His time here was solely focused on mountain gorilla tourism and he feels fortunate to have undertaken 33 treks to view and photograph these incredible primates.

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Photographer: Heinrich van den Berg

Topic: My early inspiration, my big break, my first sale

Heinrich has photographed and published 19 highly acclaimed photographic books and is intimately involved with the reproduction and printing process – from the colour correction to the design and final production of his sought-after wildlife books. He is the founder of the publishing company HPH Publishing.

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Photographer: Karin Schermbrucker

Topic: Through my lens – my life as a photojournalist

“The camera is my bridge,” says Karin. “It has the capacity to cross the divide that can exist between people, cultures, classes, languages and belief systems. In my short life so far I have had the real privilege of seeing some harsh and some very beautiful places and meeting some extraordinary people.”

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Photographer: Peter Corbett

Topic: Landscape – harmonising creative vision with printing excellence

“I started taking photographs aged 16. Inspired by David Bailey, I imagined my life as a sharpshooter for Vogue. Circumstances, social and other, determined something else as a career for me; however, from then on I was never without a camera.”

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Photographer: Anna-Mart Kruger

Topic: Starting out – turning our hobby into a business

As medical professionals by day, Anna-Mart Kruger and Helene Wiggett developed a passion for photography during several years of travelling through Africa. They decided to share their knowledge with other photographers by organising and hosting small and exclusive photo safaris in Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Kenya and Uganda.

How to win

Two lucky Wild fans stand a chance to win a set of double tickets to Wild Shots in either Johannesburg or Cape Town to the value of R2,700 per set. Email the answer to our simple question below to [email protected] (subject line: Wild Shots tickets) and remember to include the following: your city of choice (Johannesburg or Cape Town), full names and contact details. Wild will randomly select the winners. The competition closes on 21 October 2016 at 10:00. Winners will be notified telephonically.

Question: Name one of the speakers at Wild Shots 2016.

Source: Wild Shots