Nelis is an International award-winning photographer, born and bred in South Africa. His images are not only a true reflection of his undeniable love for Africa’s wildlife and cultures, but more importantly a means through which to push conservation issues and creating awareness by means of Photography.
By far the majority of his adult life has revolved around Africa’s wild animals. His passion for the bush and all creatures within, guided Nelis to work in hugely diverse areas of the wildlife industry. These varied from leading walking safaris and doing lodge management in South, East and Central East Africa, to big game capture and relocation work. Nelis was also very involved in anti-poaching operations in South Africa’s private sector with majority focus on rhino protection.
His skilful use of a camera, calm demeanour and personable nature combined with a keenness to share his experiences and knowledge with others, is what drove Nelis to become a private wildlife and photographic safari guide. Private guiding allows him to explore with and introduce his clients to some of the most iconic safari destinations on the African continent.