About Peter Geraerdts
I am passionate about Africa and photography. I have been fortunate enough to combine these passions and offer photographic safaris in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. I am also a professional Luangwa safari guide. Combining the two means that I can offer a personalized photographic experience like no other. I also own and run Track and Trail Safaris together with Kirsten Gottenkieny. Track and Trail is a beautiful personalized lodge on the banks of the Luangwa River.
In 2003 I completed my ‘immobilisation’ course in Zimbabwe with a view of helping wounded animals who had become victims of poachers. I am also a member of the HWPO (Honorary Wildlife Police Officers). HWPO officers are non- governmental officers who help out local wildlife authorities with certain conservation projects in their free time.
As a keen photographer, I’m sure you would like to know the equipment I use, so here it goes:
- Canon bodies: 5D mark III – 1DX
- Lenses: 16 – 24mm – F2.8 / 24 – 70 mm – F2.8 / 70 -200mm II USM- F2.8 / 200-400mm IS USM F4.0
I’m fascinated by all creatures that can be found outdoors, but I’m especially ‘charmed’ by the specter of venomous snakes. I rarely see snakes like this here in the Luangwa Valley, so when I do, I take the opportunity of capturing some pictures while the moment lasts.
(Sun) glasses are an absolute necessity for this job!