Linda Oteri Gallery

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It probably all started when I worked as an assistant to a very talented photographer, confirming beyond all doubts, that photography was something important to me, but then, trying to do the “right thing”, I went to work in my family company. Doing logistics. In an office with a view on the highway. But I never stopped taking pictures. Luckily one day I had a serious fight with dad, fired myself and fled in Africa, where I definitively reunited with photography, this time with wildlife photography and with my passion for animals. Africa Blues took me immediately, during my first journey in Malawi, and it got worse and worse, so much that I decided to leave everything and move in South Africa, to get closer to my heart, which I lost in the African bush years ago. Sometimes I meet him, in the silhouette of an elephant at sunset on the Chobe, or feel it in the mighty roar of a lion, in the dark African night. But I leave it there. Because it is his place. Unconditional love for Africa and for wildlife photography are therefore the reasons I traveled tirelessly for years, trying to learn everything I could in the field: all about animals and their behavior (also working as a volunteer in wildlife rehabilitation centers), all about photography, which I still learn every day, about editing and finally, about the organization of photographic trips, the way I expect a photographic trip should be done. In Johannesburg, together with my husband Andrea, I founded WildShot Safari, a company that organizes photo safaris. Now I take passionate photographers around Africa, in search of the perfect light and enchanting scenes, sharing what I know about photography and post-production. And I am sure that everyone, once back at home, covering hundreds (ok, thousands) of pictures taken, will realize that they have brought back a lot more …. My work has been published in several magazines and newspapers (to name one the British “The Times” ) Linda’s photography work supports Bana Ba Letsatsi in Botswana

Linda Oteri Gallery

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It probably all started when I worked as an assistant to a very talented photographer, confirming beyond all doubts, that photography was something important to me, but then, trying to do the “right thing”, I went to work in my family company. Doing logistics. In an office with a view on the highway. But I never stopped taking pictures. Luckily one day I had a serious fight with dad, fired myself and fled in Africa, where I definitively reunited with photography, this time with wildlife photography and with my passion for animals. Africa Blues took me immediately, during my first journey in Malawi, and it got worse and worse, so much that I decided to leave everything and move in South Africa, to get closer to my heart, which I lost in the African bush years ago. Sometimes I meet him, in the silhouette of an elephant at sunset on the Chobe, or feel it in the mighty roar of a lion, in the dark African night. But I leave it there. Because it is his place. Unconditional love for Africa and for wildlife photography are therefore the reasons I traveled tirelessly for years, trying to learn everything I could in the field: all about animals and their behavior (also working as a volunteer in wildlife rehabilitation centers), all about photography, which I still learn every day, about editing and finally, about the organization of photographic trips, the way I expect a photographic trip should be done. In Johannesburg, together with my husband Andrea, I founded WildShot Safari, a company that organizes photo safaris. Now I take passionate photographers around Africa, in search of the perfect light and enchanting scenes, sharing what I know about photography and post-production. And I am sure that everyone, once back at home, covering hundreds (ok, thousands) of pictures taken, will realize that they have brought back a lot more …. My work has been published in several magazines and newspapers (to name one the British “The Times” ) Linda’s photography work supports Bana Ba Letsatsi in Botswana