Using black-and-white photography as his medium, Isak Pretorius portrays unique intensity and powerful emotion in his wildlife images
Isak Pretorius, an engineer turned wildlife photographic guide is passionate about conserving our natural heritage. He believes one way to achieve this is by sharing images of its beauty, creating awareness and encouraging people to visit our wilderness areas.
However, it’s not just about capturing what he sees with his camera, but rather about creating art with his images. One way of doing this is through the medium of black-and-white photography, which not only highlights details and shapes, but transports his photos into the realm of art, evoking emotion in the viewer.
Isak’s objective of showcasing Africa’s beauty in unique ways in order to create awareness has earned him international recognition. In 2013, he won the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for the category Behaviour: Birds.
Another way he shares his passion is by guiding people to wildlife photography hot spots across Africa and teaching them to capture their own exquisite images.
This has led to the publication of his first book, How and Where to Photograph Birds in Southern Africa. For more info, visit www.theafricanphotographer.com.
(This article was first published in the autumn 2015 issue of AA traveller magazine)