Welcome to Phil Perry's Wildlife Photography website.
I am a wildlife photographer based in Swaziland, southern Africa.
The main part of the website is galleries of wildlife photographs taken on my many safaris through Africa (South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia) as well as photos taken in various parts of Europe, especially southern Portugal and Spain. Wildlife from other parts of the world will also feature as I venture further afield (India, Seychelles, etc). For a number of years I specialised in photographing Leopards. I was fortunate to be able to follow several leopards in Sabi Sands for about 4 years - watching them hunting, mating, cubs growing up and having their own cubs.
The aim of the site is to promote wildlife conservation through wildlife photography - especially in Africa.
New Wildlife Photo Galleries: Posted December 2014 Kruger Park, Kalahari, Swaziland, Tanzania & Southern Africa. Coming Soon : Chobe, Botswana
Kruger Park Gallery includes Unique Photos of a Mixed-Species Nesting Pair involving Goliath and Grey Herons.
Photographs published recently :
November 2014 : The book "Otters of the World" by Paul and Grace Yoxon includes a few of my otter photos. Proceeds from this excellent book, the first to cover all 13 otter specis, will benefit the International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF).
June 2014 : Professor Yuan-Hsun Sun of Taiwan's Institute of Wildlife Conservation published a book on Fishing Owls. He included my photograph of a Pel's Fishing Owl, taken in the Okavango, Botswana (Bottom Left on page below).
May 2014 : Some of my photos were included in the new field guide to Larger Mammals of Tanzania by Foley, Foley et al. Published by the Wildlife Consevation Society. An excellent new, well illustrated guide. Topi, Whitetailed Mongoose, Dwarf Mongoose, Mountain Reedbuck.
Topi & Calf - Bottom photo
November 2013 : Front Cover of Save the Rhino magazine (Hooklipped Rhino photographed at Lewa, Kenya) :
December 2013 : A selection of my mammals will soon appear on the American Society of Mammalogist's Mammal Image Library database of the world's mammal species.
December 2013 : A few of my mammal pictures (Mountain Reedbuck etc) appear in the newly released second edition of A Field guide to the Mammals of Botswana by Peter Comley & Jen Cowie :
Nov 2012: Photo Databases : A number of my wildlife photos have now been included on the Swaziland National Trust's Wildlife Databases e.g. Go to Birds and search under Photographer: Philip Perry. I also have some photos ion the following Databases: The Internet Bird Collection ; African Bird Image Database ; Some of my bird photos are also included on the new Roberts VII Multimedia iPhone Edition as well as the MultiMedia DVD version of Roberts.
Nov 2012: My photo of a group of Blesboks silhouetted against Malolotja's mountains was Highly Commended in the Burrard Lucas Wildlife Competition.
May 2012: My photo of a Lappetfaced Vulture attacking a Golden Jackal has just been selected as an 'Honourable Mention' in the Handbook of the Birds of the World's inaugural World Bird Photo Contest. A top 13 finish out of a field of 10,754. Very pleasing. The lappetfaced vulture had been sitting on a gnu carcass, keeping dozens of other vultures at bay (Ruppell's & Whitebackeds). When along came a golden jackal. He tried to take possession of the food source. But was immediately attacked by the lappetfaced. The vulture used a foot to squash the jackals hindquarters right down to the ground and threaten it with its massive beak. Quickly the jackal realised its gross misjudgement and then ran off at great speed into the far distance of Tanzania's serengeti.
Photos from 2010 India trip : Including rare close up of Asiatic Wild Dog (Dhole) + Tigers ; Dec 2010: Latest Photos from Brazil : Unique and very rare photos of Mating Jaguars and lots of other fabulous wildlife from Brazil's Pantanal region of Mato Grosso.
The rarely seen & little known Endangered Asiatic Wild Dog or Dhole - a social animal that lives in packs
Jaguars fighting just after mating
Added Value for Eco-Tourism : Wildlife Photography Hides/Blinds. I am convinced that many eco-tourist enterprises can add significantly to their income by building well positioned, well designed photographic hides/blinds. Wildlife photographers will be more than willing to pay for the use of hides that promise reliable, excellent views and photography opportunities of interesting species. To encourage this I have set up a section on this website (Hides and Blinds) giving more information on the subject. Long-term I hope to be able to create a database of hide designs and details of the locations of good photography hides.
Other News: The famous South African bird guide 'Roberts' is producing an online version - to which I am contributing a number of photographs (over 300 so far). For more on this project see: Roberts Online
Also check out my two new websites and blog: Leopard.com.pt A new sister site promoting wildlife photography, conservation and eco-tourism in Portugal and Africa. This site is still in the early stages of development. Also Lince-Iberico Another new sister-website dedicated to focussing attention on the plight of the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) (Portuguese: El lince-iberico / Spanish: El lince iberico). Its conservation status is 'Critically Endangered' and it is the world's rarest species of cat. This site is running - but still requires a lot of development. See my Wildlife Conservation Blog whic deals with a wide range of conservation issues and make thought provoking suggestions as to what needs to be done.
See my other pages:
Kruger Park Wildlife Photos
Kalahari Wildlife Photos
Swaziland Wildlife Photos
Tanzania Wildlife Photos
Southern Africa Wildlife Photos
India Wildlife Photos
Brazil Wildlife Photos
Kenya Wildlife Photos
Leopards of Sabi Sands Gallery
Zambia Wildlife Photos
Dubai Wildlife Photos
Hides and Blinds
About Phil Perry
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