OUR TEAM

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We're a team of passionate photographers driven by an unshakable love for wildlife, conservation, the ocean, and beautiful landscapes, and come together as seasoned photographers who have a profound understanding of our craft. What truly distinguishes us is our dedication to assisting photographers at all levels, making us accessible and knowledgeable guides. Above all, we're here to be your trusted companions on your photographic journey, ensuring that you don't just embark on an adventure but have an unforgettable experience with nature and bring home the images reflecting just that!

Rory Baker

Founder, Photography Guide
Rory Baker is a professional photographer and the founder of My Photo Safari in 2016. He has been a wildlife enthusiast and passionate about photography since high school. Rory has presented many talks, courses, and workshops on photography including wildlife, birding, and landscape photography helping many photographers improve their skills.
Rory is a family man, married to Ina for forty-something years and they have four children. As a commercial photographer, he has been published several times and has won or been placed in various photo competitions locally and abroad.

Casey Pratt

Photography Guide, Social Media
Casey is a travel and conservation photographer. As a wife and mother of two, her personal life fuels her desire to document and preserve the wonders of our planet. Through her lens, she acts as an observer of life, aiming to challenge perceptions, promote kindness, and foster a love for the environment. Her photography catalyzes reconnecting people with nature and inspiring positive change. With an unwavering commitment to her craft, she believes in the power of photography to evoke emotions and stimulate meaningful dialogue.

Albie Venter

Photography Guide
Albie studied nature conservation in Cape Town and has been involved in the wildlife and tourism industry since 1997. He holds both FGASA level 3 (SKS) and Kenya Bronze level guiding qualifications. He has a keen interest in wildlife photography and has published numerous articles in both printed and digital media. As a photographer, he is keenly aware of the effort required to create a great image, and with this in mind can anticipate the best positions for his guests for photography.

Angie van der Hoogen

Ocean Guide
I am a passionate ocean advocate who aims to continuously connect people to the sea. Although I’ve had my fair share of travel, Durban has always been home and I consider Aliwal Shoal my playground. I've been scuba diving since 2009 as a PADI Advanced diver and have recently extended my underwater experience to Freediving and am certified under the Molchanovs education system. My goal is to ensure that my clients feel safe and comfortable enough to have a memorable experience in the open ocean.

Geoff Feldon

Accounting
Geoff has over 40 years’ experience as an accountant having worked in various industries in his career. His drive is to ensure that all accounting is handled with utmost integrity and provides management with the information they need to control and grow the business. He is also a keen hobbyist photographer and as such proud to be a part of this exciting business.

Karen Yeoman

Travel Specialist
Karen Yeoman is a seasoned travel specialist with an impressive 34 years of experience in the industry. Her expertise lies in curating bespoke itineraries that showcase the beauty and diversity of Southern Africa. With a passion for adventure travel and a deep love for the ocean, Karen is not just a travel professional but a true enthusiast. Having explored various destinations, she has left her footprints in Zanzibar, Kenya, Victoria Falls, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, and numerous safari lodges across South Africa. Karen's extensive travel experiences reflect her commitment to providing unique and unforgettable journeys for her clients, making her a trusted and sought-after expert in the world of travel.
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