Although I grew up in Western Australia living on a farm on the outskirts of a small country town called Dardanup, located roughly 200kms South of Perth, I always was fascinated by wildlife. Mostly African wildlife. In October 2011 at age 24 I bought a cheap compact camera and flew To Zambia with My Auntie and Granny to meet with my cousin and her partner who where now living in Lusaka, Zambia who took us on an amazing 12 day trip around Zambia. We visited many beautiful places including Livingstone which is one of Africa’s tourist hotspots where we visited Victoria falls, a lion and cheetah rehabilitation center, an orphanage, did a river boat cruise down the Zambezi river where we saw wild elephants, hippo and crocodiles for the first time. We also visited now one of my favorite place South Luangwa National park which is ranked by National Geographic the number one National Park to see Lions.
I had the best time of my life seeing a variety beautiful animals in the wild which was a dream come true and when I returned there was no doubt in my mind I wanted to become a professional wildlife photographer.
For the next two years I saved up for my first digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, attended some courses on how to use it and then travelled back to Zambia as well as the world famous Masai Mara National Park in Kenya. This time I took much better photographs and ever since I have returned to Africa regularly, becoming better and better with using my camera and different settings every time, as a result taking much better photographs. As well as travelling to Africa annually, I also now travel around Western Australia photographing the wildlife we have here such as Grey Kangaroos, Bottlenose Dolphins, Whales, seals, sealions and various bird species.
In 2017, I started my own business Brady’s Wildlife Adventures, which offers small group safari tours with up to 8 clients per group. All our tours stay at a combination of 4 and 5 star accommodations with high guest ratings however, our tours are the same price most safari companies charge for 3 and 4 star accommodations. This is simply because I am doing this because it is my passion, and not looking for large profits.
All tours will be guided by myself Brady Mountford (owner of Brady’s Wildlife Adventures) and all tours we hire some of the best drivers/guides in Africa. As a result of over 7 years experience of travelling to Africa on safari, and watching thousands of hours of wildlife documentaries I have an excellent knowledge of all African animals you will see in a typical game drive.
Although I am not yet a professional photographer, I have over 4 years experience of using a DSLR camera, mostly for wildlife photography. So if you are new to photography or using a DSLR camera which I highly recommend bringing on safari, I have the knowledge to assist you so you can take memorable photographs while on safari.