Welcome to Gerhard Steenkamp Wildlife and Nature Photography
When I bought my first camera in 1984 a lifelong passion started. First off, as a amateur, but in 1995 I turned into a full-time photographer earning money solely from photography.
Since 1996 I covered rugby, cricket, swimming and soccer at the highest level. Sport photography was where I started off and this developed in all sorts of other genres.
In 2011 I got into wildlife photography which means a long learning curve from starting again which I’m still busy with and probably will never end.
Photography is a way of living. Not a day goes by without taking, editing and browsing through photos.
For the last 25 years I’m using Nikon cameras and lenses. For wildlife my main camera and lenses are the D4 body, 600mm F4 and 300mm F2.8 lenses. This gives me the insurance of optimum quality at all times.
When shooting out of my vehicle(which is most of the time) I’m using a Gimpro door bracket and gimball head to keep the 600 mm lens sturdy.
For the wide angle images I mainly use a Tamron 15-30 mm F2.8 lens.