Capture Earth

  • About Capture Earth
  • About Capture Earth
  • About Capture Earth
  • About Capture Earth
  • About Capture Earth
  • About Capture Earth
  • About Capture Earth
  • About Capture Earth

About Capture Earth

24th - 30th November 2018

CAPTURE EARTH is an exclusive wildlife photography experience based in a 23,000 hectare private park and luxury safari lodge in South Africa.

Bringing together 4 of the world’s greatest fine art wildlife photographers, plus experts in different fields of animal behavior for twice daily shoots, talks, discussions and slideshows, CAPTURE EARTH offers something completely unique in the field of photography workshops and seminars.

For 12 invited clients this will be an opportunity to mix with the world’s best – shoot with them, talk with them, chat over a sundowner out in the bush or around a table in the exclusive surroundings of one of the best lodges in South Africa. Whether it be photographic techniques, processing methods or elements of the photography business our experts will share with you their knowledge, built up over countless years in the world of wildlife photography.

There will also be game drives, helicopter shoots, game warden training, game walks with animal behaviorists, talks and demos by the photographers.

CAPTURE EARTH – 6 days of total immersion in the world of fine art wildlife photography, surrounded by leading experts, in a stunning, friendly, luxury environment. Truly the ultimate wildlife photography experience.

  • An entirely new and exclusive photography event.
  • 4 of the world's greatest wildlife photographers together for 6 days.
  • A luxury safari lodge and private park with abundant wildlife exclusively reserved for the event.
  • Twice daily game drives with the guest photographers, 3 to a vehicle.
  • Game walks in total safety.
  • Aerial photography from specially adapted helicopters.
  • Daily Capture Earth Talks - slideshows, talks and demos by the guest photographers & conservationists.
  • Talks by experts in the field of animal behaviour.
  • One to one time with the guest photographers for critiques and advice.

See the full itinerary here


Marataba Safari Lodge is set at the foot of the Waterberg mountains within 23,000 hectares of private park 3 hours drive from Johannesburg.  This luxury lodge seamlessly blends contemporary design with natural materials in an area that abounds with wildlife. Capture Earth has reserved the lodge and park exclusively during the event, so there will be no other guests staying there or viewing the wildlife.


VINCENT MUNIER, STAFFAN WIDSTRAND, BRITTA JASCHINSKI & ADRIAN STEIRN are all experts in their fields, leading fine art wildlife photographers, film makers, conservationists and experienced speakers. Between them they hold many accolades in the world of wildlife photography, including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and have released countless books of their work. The event is hosted by Capture Earth owner JONATHAN CHRITCHLEY, himself a noted fine art photographer who is included in the Sunday Times 100 Greatest Photographers of the World.


During Capture earth there will be game drives every morning and late afternoon. The vehicles are specially adapted Toyota Land Cruisers with open tops and three rows of seats behind the driver. Each vehicle will hold a fully trained driver/warden, one of our guest photographers and 3 clients, each with a row of seats to themselves, giving the ultimate in viewing possibilities. There are bean bags, gimball heads and camera pads supplied with each vehicle. Each client will have the opportunity to travel with each photographer on several occasions. In the evening there will be sundowners served out in the bush before heading back to the lodge.There will also be an aerial photography session with experienced bush pilots using specially adapted helicopters. 


Every day during Capture Earth there will be talks by the guest photographers and animal experts, using the seminar facilities at Marataba, and with slideshows, demos and Q & A sessions. Each talk will last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes with a 15 minute break half way through. There will also be private one to one talks with each guest photographer for every client. 


15,500 euros per person for single use of a luxury suite

23,500 euros for a couple sharing a luxury suite

The price includes transfers from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport, luxury accommodation, all meals, all drinks, all talks, game drives and other activities mentioned on this website. 

If you would like to extend your stay at Marataba, or indeed arrive a few days early, please just let us know your requirements and we will provide you with a quote. 


CAPTURE EARTH is by invitation only. In order to apply for a place please contact us for an application form. Once we have received this you will hear back from our director Jonathan Chritchley within 48 hours.


Capture Earth 2018 is NOW OPEN FOR APPLICANTS. There are currently 3 places remaining. If you would like to apply for a place, please contact us.  


We will be at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport to meet your flight and take you by road to our location, Marataba Safari Lodge. The journey time is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes. Helicopter transfers are available at extra cost and this takes about 30 minutes.

See the full itinerary here

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