Our Passion is Your Experience

The ACQ team is as diverse as the wildlife they photograph. Coming from different backgrounds, one common thread shared by them all, is their unwavering passion for Africa and the animals that call it home. More so, the ACQ team is dedicated to sharing this passion with people. Their love for Africa and people are evident in the tailor-made experiences they have created to empower wildlife photographers, providing them with platforms to learn, grow and capture some spectacular wildlife images.

Michael Dippenaar

Founder & Photographic Guide

The connection to nature, that being in the bush creates, is something that at an early age, I wanted more of. For as long as I can remember, I dreamt of becoming a game ranger and sharing the simple yet unpredictable daily events of the bush, with others…

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Joshua McPhail

Founder & Photographic Guide

Three of my biggest passions are the African Bush & Wildlife, Photography and teaching others what I have learnt. Therefore the opportunity to combine these three when leading Safaris with At Close Quarters is something special…

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Villiers Steyn

Specialist Photographic Guide

My life would seem emptier without my camera, for photography allows me to immortalise important events and sightings, allowing me to re-live all those amazing experiences over and over again.”

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Lance van de Vyver

Specialist Photographic Guide

I am passionate about wildlife and have always had a dream to be involved in conservation in my own unique way. Through the power of photography, guiding and teaching I have found my calling and believe I can make a difference… 

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