Trevor McCall-Peat

Trevor McCall-Peat
Age: 27
Favourite animal: Leopard (Panthera Pardus)
Photographic Experience: 6 Years
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Ever since I can remember, I have had a growing passion for photography. The beauty of nature is that it is forever changing. There is no certainty and every day is different. It is this unknown that keeps me going back for more.

As a young boy I never wanted to be a fireman or a policeman, I wanted to be a field guide. I grew up only a stone’s throw away from the Kruger National Park, and trips into the park on weekends were a regular family outing. In my early years, witnessing my family’s passion and excitement for wildlife, had the greatest influence on me.

My mother and older brother have been in the industry for many years which allowed me to get out, explore and learn about the natural world. I have been a qualified field guide for the past 9 years (Cheetah Conservation Project (Karoo), Gondwana, Balule and 4 years at Londolozi) and, to this day, my love and passion for wildlife grows ever stronger.

My interest in photography started in 2011. When I first started my guiding career I wanted to focus on mastering the fundamentals and becoming the best guide I could be. My time in the bush has gifted me with some fascinating sights and experiences. Overtime though, the details of those moments started to fade. I decided to take up photography, to capture images, freezing these special moments in time, to remind me how privileged I had been to see them.

As my passion for photography grew, I craved to learn more, to expand my knowledge and to share my passion with those around me.

To me, photography is not all about the perfection of an image, but rather about capturing that brief moment in time and creating a memory. It is about capturing a scene to best portray what was seen and felt in that moment, and to instil those same feelings in those who view the image.

I have really enjoyed being able to immerse myself in nature and work in an environment where I am constantly learning and sharing my knowledge with people I have met along the way. As a guide I have been fortunate to meet and develop relationships with people from across the globe. Sharing my passion and journey with them has been incredibly rewarding.

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Featured recently on the cover of Go! Magazine

Images sold both locally and internationally

  • 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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  • 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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