The owner and managing director of Tusk, that brings photo magic to life, while showcasing nature’s grandeur through his visionary wildlife photography as a Nikon and Craghoppers ambassador.
“Each moment spent in pristine natural environments holds a profound place in my soul.”
I am Wim van den Heever, the owner and managing director of Tusk, a passionate Nikon and Craghoppers Ambassador, wildlife and landscape photographer, and avid explorer of the outdoors. My mission is to showcase the exquisite beauty of nature and ensure its preservation for generations to come.
Immersed in the raw wilderness, far from human influence, each moment spent in pristine natural environments holds a profound place in my soul. The majesty of photographing magnificent creatures like elephant tuskers, lions, leopards, and whales brings me boundless fulfillment.
The true reward lies in the harmonious union of experience and skill, elevating your photography to extraordinary heights. Tusk has provided me with unforgettable moments, capturing Craig in the untamed landscapes of Amboseli and encountering elusive snow leopards in the awe-inspiring Himalayas. In my camera bag, the Nikon Z9 and Z8, along with a versatile lens collection, serve as my trusted companions.
Finding solace in simple pleasures, I indulge in biltong, pizza, and a glass of red wine while immersing myself in the beats and melodies of deep house music.
Preserving nature and minimizing our impact on the delicate balance of ecosystems are paramount to me. Guided by the philosophy of “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time,” I strive to be a responsible steward of the natural world.
What sets Tusk apart is our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional experiences for our clients. As a team of exceptional photographers, we surpass expectations, drawing from our extensive expertise in photography and our deep understanding of working with animals. Together, we capture outstanding images that tell remarkable stories and leave an indelible mark on the hearts of those who encounter them.
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Wim finds great enjoyment in working with people and feels fulfilled when he witnesses their success. Additionally, his work allows him to immerse himself in wildlife and wilderness areas, deepening his connection with the natural world.
Showcasing the beauty of nature through photography raises awareness and fosters appreciation for our natural heritage. By capturing and sharing stunning images, it inspires others to value and protect these environments, ensuring their preservation for future generations.
Wim’s favourite aspect of being in true wilderness is the sense of escapism and tranquility it offers. Being far away from anything man-made allows him to fully immerse himself in the untouched beauty of nature.
Wim has a special affinity for photographing big animals such as majestic Elephant Tuskers, Lions, Leopards, Whales, and other awe-inspiring creatures.
The most rewarding aspect for Wim is when his experience and skills come together, taking his photography to the next level. Capturing remarkable shots that convey the power and beauty of wildlife brings him immense satisfaction.
Wim’s advice for wildlife photographers is simple: get out there! Explore different locations, challenge yourself, and keep practicing. The more time you spend photographing, the more you’ll learn and grow as a photographer.
Throughout his career, Wim has had many memorable experiences, but one that stands out is working with Craig in Amboseli. The encounter with Craig, a magnificent individual, left a lasting impression on him.
Some of Wim’s most memorable moments include capturing Craig in Amboseli and photographing Snow Leopards in the Himalayas. These extraordinary experiences have left a lasting impact on his photography and personal growth.
Wim primarily uses the Nikon Z9 and Z8 cameras, which offer exceptional performance and quality for his wildlife photography.
While Wim initially gravitates towards wide-angle lenses, he finds the versatility of the 70-200mm lens indispensable for his photography. It allows him to capture a wide range of subjects and compositions.
Beyond photography, Wim enjoys indulging in Biltong, Pizza, and a glass of Red Wine. He is also a fan of Deep House music and appreciates the colour green.
According to Wim, what sets Tusk apart is the team of dedicated photographers committed to delivering the best experiences for their clients. They are willing to go to great lengths to ensure unforgettable encounters with wildlife. With their expertise in photography and working with animals, they strive to provide exceptional service and create lasting memories.