Ben Cranke

A curious traveler, driven by the desire to experience and showcase the world in different ways and connect with diverse people and cultures, while photographing awe-inspiring moments.

50

countries visited

17

years experience

6

tours per year

Tusk Photo Ben

“I find great joy in sharing my passion for wildlife destinations and their wild inhabitants with my photographic guests.”

My name is Ben Cranke, and I am a passionate, hardworking, and adventurous individual. With my trusty Nikon camera always by my side, I embark on thrilling journeys to capture the beauty of wildlife. Wild cats and penguins hold a special place in my heart as my favorite photographic subjects.

I find great joy in sharing my passion for wildlife destinations and their wild inhabitants with my photographic guests. Guiding them and helping them elevate their photography skills is a rewarding experience that fuels my love for the craft.

Preserving the sanctity of nature is of utmost importance to me. I believe in the mantra of taking nothing but pictures and leaving nothing but footprints, ensuring that we protect and respect the environments we explore.

The Falkland Islands hold a special place among my favorite destinations, and snow leopards captivate me with their elusive beauty. However, what truly brings me joy is the shared experience of photography with my clients, cherishing the moments we capture together.

Throughout my safari adventures, I’ve learned valuable wisdom around the campfire, and one piece of advice that always brings a smile is “Don’t eat yellow snow.”

What sets Tusk apart from other companies is the genuine connection we form with our clients. We treat them like friends and family, sharing our passion for wildlife photography without inhibitions. Together, we push the boundaries of our skills, achieving remarkable results that our clients can be proud of.

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Nikon Z9

Base Camera

180-400mm

Lens

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Through the following questions, we hope to give you a clearer insight on your Tusk Photo Host

Ben Cranke’s favorite photographic subjects are wild cats and penguins.

Ben Cranke is passionate about wildlife destinations and their wild inhabitants. He loves sharing this passion with his photographic clients and helping them improve their photographic skills.

Ben Cranke believes in preserving the sanctity of nature. He emphasizes taking nothing but pictures and leaving nothing but footprints as a way to respect and protect the environment.

The Falkland Islands are among Ben Cranke’s favorite destinations for wildlife photography.

Ben Cranke has a great fondness for photographing snow leopards.

Ben Cranke thoroughly enjoys the photographic experience with his clients, cherishing the moments they capture together.

Ben Cranke advises photographers to be prepared to make mistakes and learn from them, regardless of their skill level.

Photographing a wild snow leopard for the first time, with clients who had become friends, is one of the most memorable experiences for Ben Cranke.

Spending a full day photographing King Penguins in blizzard conditions on South Georgia Island is a particularly memorable experience for Ben Cranke.

Spending a full day photographing King Penguins in blizzard conditions on South Georgia Island is a particularly memorable experience for Ben Cranke.

Ben Cranke recommends the 180-400mm zoom lens for capturing wildlife in stunning detail.

After an exhilarating drive or photography session, Ben Cranke enjoys swapping safari stories with clients, conducting tutorial sessions on interesting photographic topics, and staying active in the gym at the lodge.