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Fascinating angles, unique photo techniques & the story behind each of the 140+ images.  Africa's wildlife like you've never seen it...
Fascinating angles, unique photo techniques & the story behind each of the 140+ images. Africa's wildlife like you've never seen it...
102 backers pledged AU$ 12,727 to help bring this project to life.

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For the past few years, we've been photographing the best of Africa's wildlife using an array of groundbreaking photographic techniques including remote controlled buggies, hidden cameras and quadcopters. In Africa on Safari, we present more than 140 of our most compelling images along with the story behind each photo.

Curious Lions Investigate Our Camera Buggy
Curious Lions Investigate Our Camera Buggy

In the Behind the Lens section of the book we provide invaluable advice about how to get the most from an African safari; tips about the best areas to visit, how to select a great guide, what you'll need in your medical kit, the best camps, when to travel, how to get around and much more.

Impala On The Runway
Impala On The Runway

Photography isn't our primary source of income, so we are happy to reveal all of our photographic secrets enabling you to get better images when you head off on safari. 

This project is a labour of love that has seen us traverse Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Rwanda in search of Africa's most amazing wildlife and now you can own a copy of this large format (32cm x 26cm), glossy picture book.

Africa on Safari Cover
Africa on Safari Cover

Chances are you've seen our images in newspapers, magazines and on the net. Already, magazines like BBC Wildlife, South Africa's Getaway and Australia's Digital Photography have praised the book's unique content.  

We Share Quality Time With This Rwandan Gorilla
We Share Quality Time With This Rwandan Gorilla

This sumptuous 204-page compendium will provide a marvellous snapshot of Africa, preserving its untamed beauty and raw emotion forever.  From the brutality of the food chain to playful shots of animals at their most uninhibited. From majestic sunrises and sunsets to brooding landscapes, there is no greater theatre than nature itself.

A Tanzanian Hippo Sits Up
A Tanzanian Hippo Sits Up

In order to get this project to market, we need your support and that’s why we’ve chosen Kickstarter.   Contributing via one of the Kickstarter options will make a difference, as will sharing this page with your friends and family.

Very Few Get This Close To Adult Lions
Very Few Get This Close To Adult Lions

We know you’ll adore Africa on Safari, and so will those you choose to gift the book to. By backing this Kickstarter project you'll not only receive your book/s prior to launch, you'll enjoy regular progress reports and behind the scenes videos.

Jackal Approaches Camera
Jackal Approaches Camera

Risks and challenges

UK-based company Papadakis Publisher has agreed to publish and distribute the 204-page book throughout the UK and USA once the Kickstarter goal has been achieved. We have the required number of images, a foreword written by the editor of Africa Geographic and significant interest from the media. The risk the project won't go ahead is low and you'll receive your books prior to the October 2015 release date.

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    You'll receive 10 different glossy postcards featuring Africa on Safari images posted to your home address.

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    Receive the eBook version of Africa on Safari via email prior to public release date which can be viewed on your device.

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    Receive a copy of the 204-page Africa on Safari hard cover book prior to public release date.

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    Pledge AU$ 160 or more About $121

    Receive 2 copies of Africa on Safari prior to public release date plus an A4 print of the most stunning book image on high gloss photographic paper.

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    Pledge AU$ 220 or more About $167

    Receive 3 copies of Africa on Safari prior to public release date plus an A4 print of the most stunning book image on high gloss photographic paper.

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    Pledge AU$ 990 or more About $750

    * Receive 7 copies of Africa on Safari prior to public release date, personally signed by Kym and Tonya
    * The Africa on Safari ebook
    * An A3 print of the most stunning book image on high gloss photographic paper
    * A huge (1.8m high x 52cm wide) giraffe print
    * A 15 minute phone call with author, Kym Illman, to discuss Africa, your next safari or the photographic side of the book.

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    Pledge AU$ 4,900 or more About $3,712

    * Receive 10 copies of Africa on Safari prior to release date, personally signed by Kym and Tonya
    * The Africa on Safari ebook
    * Your name or company logo boldy displayed on the "Acknowledgements" page in the book
    * An art piece of a book image of your choice (1m x 66cm on aluminium with 2mm acrylic protection layer) (value $3,500)
    * Exclusive rights to use 3 images from Africa on Safari in any company marketing material for 24 months (value $1,500)
    * A huge (1.8m high x 52cm wide) giraffe print branded with your company's logo for promotional use
    * A one hour Skype call with author, Kym Illman, to discuss Africa, your next safari or the photographic side of the book.

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