James Gifford was raised in the United Kingdom and worked in The City before giving up the bright lights of London to work at Jacks Camp in the Makgadikgadi pans. His love for photography blossomed in Botswana’s wilderness where never-ending sunshine and bountiful wildlife gave him ample opportunity to hone his skills. After his initial stint in the safari industry he devoted himself to photography and writing full-time. His articles and photographs have appeared in numerous magazines including CNN Traveller, Africa Geographic, Travel Africa and the Eureka supplement to the UK’s Times newspaper. He also recently reached the semi-finals of the 2011 Africa Photographic Awards. His first book: “Wildlife Photography in Botswana: A Practical Guide”, co- authored with Steven Stockhall, was published earlier this year. Examples of his photography can be found at www.jamesgifford.co.uk as well as in his gallery on our website.