About Me

My name is Paul Slyer and welcome to my site. I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1980.

One of my very first memories in life was when I was 3 years old, my parents decided to take me to Kruger National Park on my first safari. I only remember 2 things back then, the animals I saw and crying my eyes out when we where leaving I could not believe they where taking me away from such a beautiful place.

From then onwards I went to as many parks and wildlife areas as possible and over the next 25 years my passion for wildlife grew, since then I have travelled through Africa, Australia and Asia in search of the local wildlife.

In 2006 I was planning my next holiday to Madagascar and Southern Africa but wanted to record my trips with a better camera. I purchased a Pentax K10D and a Tamron 18-250mm lens. In those months before my trip, I found my second passion, photography. I would spend hours reading every article I could find on the subject and every spare moment I had I would rush off to the local parks around London and put into practice what I had learnt.

I never knew I could get so much satisfaction mixing my two passions together and having the reward of a beautiful picture to keep that memory alive within me long after I had left a location. Unfortunately my beloved Pentax K10 has taken a back seat, as I found my pictures would become restricted with the quality of lens available to Pentax cameras. I have changed my bodies to a Nikon D3 and D300 and use a Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 and Sigma 50-500mm lens for wildlife and for Landscape I have purchased the famous Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 and the Nikon 28-70 f2.8. I find that Nikon cameras and the sharpness of lens amazing and have seen a huge improvement in my photos since the change.

I will not be stopping there as I am in the process of giving up my day job and returning to South Africa to start a company which will be offering wildlife photographic safaris, where I will be taking people to Kruger National Park and surrounding areas. This will be a specialised safari designed specifically for photographers in mind and should be up and running in 2012, so watch this site for further information.

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