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About Richard Grant

I was born and grew up at Mposa near Richards Bay, KZN, South Africa. From an early age I have had a passion for photography but this has always had to take second place to my career activities, first as a geologist, then as a farmer and more latterly as the founder of an independent school Grantleigh.

I married Renette Freese in 1982 and together we have had four sons, John, David, Gareth and Warren. Renette and I now live in retirement on the Schonenberg Estate at Somerset West in the Western Cape, South Africa.

I am a keen wildlife photographer with an emphasis on birds. I am happiest when in the bush together with Renette and my camera (in that order).

Photographic Equipment: I use Nikon equipment. Most of my wildlife photos are taken using a Nikon D850 camera and 800mm lens. A D4S and D3S camera, 200 – 400mm and 18 – 200mm zooms are used as backups.