Good morning everyone. A beautiful and prosperous new year full of adventure and great photography for everyone!
The Okavango Delta has been home for me and Noa for more than two years now, where we spend a majority of every year living in our tented camp deep in the bush, just to immerse ourselves into the environment for long periods of time only emerging to restock!
I will be speaking at the first Cape Town Photo Club event of the year on Wednesday the 11th January 2017 about our life in the bush, and about our Okavango Project.
Venue: Cape Milner Hotel
Time: 5pm for drinks in the bar and then the talk will start at 6pm.
Dinner: Please do stay for dinner. 2 course meal needs to be booked in advance R200 pp incl tip. (See below for details).
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Good day everyone. What a great year we had drifting over different areas of the Okavango Delta. Moremi Game Reserve, Khwairiver, Nxai Pans, Savuti & the Chobe River. Every area with its own unique character. We ended our year with a few photographic Safaris and had lots of fun with all the guests. We also made it down to our beloved Kgalagadi and as usual it delivered great sightings.
For those interested in our Photographic Safaris for 2017, from Chiefs Island, Kgalagadi to the Chobe River please contact us on info@lochnerphoto.com

Me and Noa wish you a Merry Christmas & happy new year. We are signing off for the year and will be back in the Delta early next year to finish off my Okavango Book-project.
Today we share an image of a young female leopard hiding behind shrub on Chiefs Island.



Good morning everyone,
What a wonderful smell the first rains bring. After two Photographic Safaris in the Khwai/Savuti and the Kgalagadi we are back in Maun to get ready to do a bit of water-work on the Chobe River.
The Khwai delivered as usual. Lions, four leopard sightings in one day, sixteen wild dogs in our camp all rounded off by the amazing food of Capture Africa. Temperatures rising into the forties, were making all species head down to the water allowing for amazing photography.
The long haul down to the Kgalagadi was as usual also unbelievable. Lots of lions and birds of prey, as well as sad moments where a lion pride killed two cheetahs overnight. They were probably unexpectedly ambushed after drinking water at the KijKij waterhole.
The first rain was short but the smell was something indescribable.
Thanks to all our guests who made these trips unforgettable.

For anyone interested in the Kgalagadi Safari for next year, be quick, there are only two spaces left for 26 November – 02 December 2017.

Anyone who is interested in a Khwai/Savuti Mobile Photo Safari contact us for more info@lochnerphoto.com



Good day everyone, our safari season is starting and the sightings are heating up, so is the weather. The hotter, the more animals depend on water, so activities around the waterholes and rivers are picking up. Elephants bathing, predators lurking and birds very active early mornings.
We will be hosting safaris on Chiefs Island, Kalahari, Khwai & Savuti over the next 2 months. Looking forward to some great sightings.
Just a quick note about our Kalahari Safari next year in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. We only have 2 spots left for 26 November – 02 December 2017.
Contact us for more info@lochnerphoto.com

We just came back from a 3 week stint in the bush working around especially waterholes and rivers. Sightings was constant and we had a great time. We share with you today elephants at sunrise!



Good morning.
We are heading back to the bush after a resupply in Maun. Sightings have been great and the winter is gone. Things are heating up and getting very dry. My favourite time of the year, hot, sweaty and in November the beautiful dramatic skylines appear with amazing sunsets.
We share with you today an image I took last week of a mongoose that did not give up easily. It gave this young lion a very uncomfortable bite on the nose. Although the 2 lions did kill 2 mongoose, this particular one made it after the lion dropped it and ran back into an old aardvark hole.
This was only the second time I have ever seen this behaviour. They do not eat the mongoose, it is all about the chase for the lions.

We have 2 more spaces left on our October Safari in the Savuti/Khwai. Interested?
Mail us at info@lochnerphoto.com



Good morning everyone. Just a reminder of spaces left on the 2016 safaris.
Okavango Delta • KHWAI & SAVUTE, Botswana 2016
14 October – 20 October 2016 (2 spaces left)
Okavango Delta • Chiefs Island, Botswana 2016
28 November – 02 December (1 space left)
Kalahari Safari (Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park) 2016
3 November – 9 November (3 space left)



Good afternoon, just a quick reminder we have 2 SPACES LEFT for our Savuti/Khwai Photosafari

Also One space left for our Chiefs Island Photographic Safari in November.

Contact us for more info@lochnerphoto.com



Good day everyone, herewith our dates for Photographic Safaris for 2017. If you need more info contact us on info@lochnerphoto.com.

7 Day Kalahari Safari (Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park) 3-9 November 2016
9 Day Kenya Photographic Safari 08–17 February 2017, 07–16 August 2017
8 Day Okavango Delta Safari (Selinda) 15–22 Oktober
8 Day Okavango Delta Safari (Khwai & Moremi Game Reserve) 23–30 Oktober 2017, 13–20 November 2017
5 Day Okavango Delta Safari (Chiefs Island) 2-6 November 2107
7 Day Kalahari Safari (Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park) 26 November – 2 December 2017
14 Day Namibian Photographic Safari 17-30 September 2017

Our Chiefs Island Safari, 28 November – 02 December 2016 in November this year has 1 spot left, and our Khwai/Savuti trip, 14 October – 20 October 2016 has 2 spots left. Contact us for more info.

Golden Eye


After 4 weeks in Europe, 10 public talks, exhibitions and slideshows, on our work and bush-life, we are heading back to Africa to continue our project in the Okavango Delta. Very proud of Noa who also did her first public talk in Germany. We have a hard 6 months ahead and we will be moving around the Delta quite a lot to cover different areas.
We are also looking forward to our Photographic Safaris in October and November on Chiefs Island and other areas in the Delta. Look on our website for more details www.hanneslochner.com or email us info@lochnerphoto.com
All our dates for Photographic Safaris for 2017 is almost done and will be posted soon. We will have trips to Kenya, Okavango Delta and the Kalahari.
We share with you today one of my favourite prints that was on exhibition, “Miss Castro”! A giraffe nibbling on the fruit of a Sausage-tree.

PS. Thanks to Colin & Erica Fletcher, Freddy & Maya Bühler, in Switzerland for his hospitality and help during our exhibitions, Caspar & Katja Venter from Venter Tours in Germany and last but not least Tom Moerel also from Switzerland for all his help! Also Nikon Switzerland for their support during my exhibition in Switzerland.



Good afternoon everyone, just a quick reminder that our safaris is almost booked out. We have a few spaces left
on these dates for Chiefs Island.
23 November – 27 November & 28 November – 02 December.
We also have 2 spaces left for our Khwai/Savuti Trip, 14 October – 20 October.
Let us know if your interested. info@lochnerphoto.com
The last month we had good and frequent sightings & are enjoying the changes in the landscape. Its getting drier and colder day by day.
Yesterday morning we got woken up by two lions around our fireplace, so we got up and followed them till sunrise and spent the morning with them. What great privilege.
We share with you today a young female leopard crossing Second Bridge early one morning a few weeks ago in the Moremi Game Reserve.
Enjoy and see you soon.