Wim van den Heever

Photographer Bio

I have had an interest in both photography and nature for as long as I can remember. I come from a family where photography is more a lifestyle than a hobby, and we never missed an opportunity to visit the Southern African Game Parks. So, from an early age, my interest in both photography and the natural world were stimulated and facilitated.   It was a natural progression to combine the two when life conspired to ensure that I was placed in a situation to enjoy Wildlife Photography as a profession and lifestyle rather than a hobby. Initially I did do a lot of commercial photography to supplement my income as a wildlife photographer but I very quickly realized that my true passion was with wildlife and nature photography and my efforts were concentrated in making this a reality.   Today I am the owner of  Tusk Photo and as a company we supply  almost 3000 photographic bed-nights to various destinations in Africa and abroad. When I started doing photographic safaris in 2005 it was considered a niche product with only a hand full of clients and a very small sector in international tourism. Today photography has grown as a hobby and past time for many individuals and has become an important part of tourism and travel. Tusk Photo has been there every step of the way and we have grown with this industry to provide some of the best products on the market today.