We specialize in private, small group safaris in Southern Africa.
Every trip is tailored according to our guests wishes, needs & budget.
Wild PhotographiX is the realized dream of Caroline Schiess & Anna-C. Nagel for sharing their passion of the African Bush.
We have spent the last decade as wildlife guides & research field technicians.
Living & breathing in the wilderness on a daily basis, has honed our skills & understanding of wildlife.
It’s a part of us both.
We would like to take you on safari & show you the power and dynamic beauty that Africa has to offer.
Hi everyone, just a little about me.
I was born and raised in South Africa to two very adventurous parents. We were always traveling and camping, climbing mountains, hiking trails and spending time in the wild searching for anything that moved. It’s growing up this way that instilled a deep curiosity to understand more about the environment and the interrelationships of all mother nature’s inhabitants.
I started out as a wildlife guide and spent many years observing animal behavior. During this time a passion for photography, wildlife film-making and storytelling grew stronger. I wanted to share in a more intimate experience with wildlife. It was then that I became involved in conservation research and met my mentor Aaron, a retired honoured SAN Parks Ranger, whom had dedicated his life to conservation. He took me under his wing, and over the next few years of teaching, he awakened my senses to truly observe and listen. The wild speaks its own language. There are many sounds, sights and smells out there all telling their own story.
Although focused more on the operational side of Wild PhotographiX I am still passionate about bringing to you the story of life in the wild, the harsh realities, the beautiful moments and finding the story, that mother nature surrounds us with every day to create conservation and wildlife awareness.
Living in the wild places of Africa & being close to its wildlife has always been my dream. Growing up in Germany, this dream seemed a little bit out of reach. When I visited Africa for the first time, I was where I belonged: in the Bush.
Soon after I changed my modern life for the African bush & I’ve never regretted it.
I qualified as a field guide & am living out my childhood dream: being close to free roaming animals. I started working in a conservation project in the Greater Kruger before becoming a freelance guide for private safaris.
I was always interested in photography but it was in the wilderness where I got completely hooked on it!
There is nothing quite like nature’s unpredictable rhythm & understanding animal behavior is my biggest passion.
You never know what will unfold next. Maybe you wake up to lions roaring, watching a newborn elephant taking its first steps in its life or you follow wild dogs into the setting sun…
Whatever happens, I feel privileged to witness these moments which I would like to share with you.
This is Africa.
I’ll see you there!