Fancy spending a day with some of the world’s most influential wildlife photographers? This year’s Wild Shots Wildlife Photography Symposium offers a chance to hear a select group reveal their secrets, influences and stories. Wild Card members stand to qualify for a R400 discount.

Elephant herd grazing at sunset by Jonathan and Angela Scott. They are among the International wildlife photographers who will be sharing their photo knowledge at this year's Wild Shots event.

Elephant herd grazing at sunset by Jonathan and Angela Scott. They are among the international wildlife photographers who will be sharing their photo knowledge at this year’s Wild Shots event.

The Wild Shots Wildlife Photography Symposium will be held on 22 October 2016 in Johannesburg and 29 October 2016 in Cape Town. Aimed at amateurs and professionals alike, the symposium offers ideas and insight for any photographer despite experience or expertise. With the variety in speakers and discussion you’re certain to leave the one-day conference inspired, and keen to take the next step in your photography.

See some of South Africa’s greatest wildlife photographers discuss how to catch that perfect shot in the wild. And the lineup doesn’t stop with photographers native to Kruger and the Kgalagadi… Wild Shots will be hosting speakers from as far as the Netherlands and Mexico. We’ll welcome Jonathan and Angie Scott from Kenya, both notably successful wildlife photographers known for their involvement in BBC’s Big Cat Diary.

Dutch photographer Joris van Alphen, a National Geographic Explorer Fellow, will be joining us from Barcelona. Founder of iCapture Photo Safaris Anna-Mart Kruger will travel from Namibia. And we’ll host Cristina Mittermeier from Mexico, named one of the world’s most influential outdoor photographers by Outside magazine.

Colorful reef fish called roman swim in a kelp forest in False Bay, South Africa. Two major ocean currents meet here, spawning some of the most diverse and unique marine life on the planet. Picture by Joris van Alphen for Save Our Seas Foundation.

Colorful reef fish called roman swim in a kelp forest in False Bay, South Africa. Two major ocean currents meet here, spawning some of the most diverse and unique marine life on the planet. Picture by Joris van Alphen for Save Our Seas Foundation.

Wild is proud to be associated with the Wild Shots Wildlife Photography Symposium. With its focus on conservation and the role photography can play, the event makes a valuable contribution to protecting our natural heritage. This year students from government schools around South Africa will also be in attendance through Wild Shots’ Outreach Programme. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity, and join us for a day of vision and insight.

Namibian based photographer Anna-Mart Kruger will be speaking about how to turn a hobby into a business.

Namibian based photographer Anna-Mart Kruger will be speaking about how to turn a hobby into a business.

Event information

Full delegate fee: R1,350

Concessions: R950 (pensioners, students and Wild Card members – see below)

Includes entry to full programme of events, delegate pack, lunch and refreshments

Johannesburg

Saturday 22 October 2016

Vega Bordeaux, 444 Jan Smuts Avenue, Bordeaux

Cape Town

Saturday 29 October 2016

Nedbank Auditorium, V&A Waterfront

How to register

The first 20 valid Wild Card members to register will each receive a R400 discount on their delegate pass: 10 each in Johannesburg and Cape Town. To qualify for the discount, follow these steps:

  1. Register online for Wild Shots Wildlife Photography Symposium. Click on concession – R950.
  2. Send a copy of your ID or passport with your Wild Card number to [email protected] (subject line: Wild Card member) so your membership can be verified.
  3. Successful applicants will be notified and sent an invoice. Payment has to be settled in full within 14 days after registering or registration will automatically be cancelled.