Worldwide Photographic Journeys

Mark Beaman

Mark Beaman lives in the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire with his Australian partner and fellow photographer Inger Vandyke. He is Managing Director of Wild Images and its sister divisions Birdquest and Divequest.

After graduating from Cambridge University he led an ornithological expedition to the Annapurna region of Nepal and then spent several years studying seabirds in the Orkney and Shetland Islands and elsewhere while based at Aberdeen University. After leaving academia behind, he created Sunbird Holidays in 1978 and subsequently going on to found Birdquest in 1981 and subsequently Wild Images.

Mark has travelled to every continent, including Antarctica, to view and photograph wildlife and has a worldwide interest in every aspect of wildlife travel. The author of several books and many articles, Mark has witnessed at first hand many of the world’s wildlife wonders, taking countless images along the way. He has pioneered wildlife expeditions to numerous parts of the world, especially in Asia, and is most at home in the last wildernesses of our shrinking planet.

With a wealth of experience under his belt (he has led more than 150 tours worldwide and is one of the world’s top wildlife guides), Mark Beaman has the knowledge and experience to solve any problem, even when travelling in the back-of-beyond, and will competently guide you around the most amazing wildlife photography destinations our planet has to offer and get participants to exactly the right places and positions for great shots.

Mark recognizes that many of those travelling with Wild Images are already highly competent photographers, but for those who would appreciate some photographic tuition while on tour, he is always happy to assist and positively enjoys passing on his knowledge, whether it is a case of improving your images in-camera in the field or as regards improving your post-processing in Lightroom or Photoshop.

Tours Led by Mark


You can often get really close to Ring-tailed Lemurs

Madagascar

September 2019

Madagascar: A World Apart


Ambush! We have been watching a herd of grazing Guanacos (wild relatives of the Llama) in Chile's magnificent Torres del Paine. They gradually approach the area where we think a Puma is lying in wait in the 'mata barrosa' and 'calafate' bushes. She is! As a Guanaco nears her hiding place she bursts forth, scattering pieces of vegetation high into the air! Image by Mark Beaman of Wild Images

South America

September 2019

Chile: Walking with Pumas


Botswana wildlife photography tours often feature African Wild Dogs

Africa

November-December 2019

Botswana & The Okavango


Backlit Gelada portrait

Africa

February-March 2020

Ethiopia’s Extraordinary Wildlife


Ambush! We have been watching a herd of grazing Guanacos (wild relatives of the Llama) in Chile's magnificent Torres del Paine. They gradually approach the area where we think a Puma is lying in wait in the 'mata barrosa' and 'calafate' bushes. She is! As a Guanaco nears her hiding place she bursts forth, scattering pieces of vegetation high into the air! Image by Mark Beaman of Wild Images

South America

April 2020

Chile: Walking with Pumas


You can often get really close to Ring-tailed Lemurs

Madagascar

September 2020

Madagascar: A World Apart


Ambush! We have been watching a herd of grazing Guanacos (wild relatives of the Llama) in Chile's magnificent Torres del Paine. They gradually approach the area where we think a Puma is lying in wait in the 'mata barrosa' and 'calafate' bushes. She is! As a Guanaco nears her hiding place she bursts forth, scattering pieces of vegetation high into the air! Image by Mark Beaman of Wild Images

South America

September 2020

Chile: Walking with Pumas


Emperor Penguins often tend the young of several pairs, or even steal chicks!

Antarctica & The Subantarctic

November 2020

Emperor Penguins of Antarctica


Botswana wildlife photography tours often feature African Wild Dogs

Africa

November-December 2020

Botswana & The Okavango