Wildscope 

Travel Reports and Wildlife Photography

Welcome to the Wildscope website! We hope you will take the time to delve into our travel reports and photo stories and so share some of the adventures we have had around the world. As biologists and photographers we have put an emphasis on wildlife photography, but our interests are wider and range from Spanish fiestas to archaeology and ancient landscapes. This website will always be a work in progress, as we trawl through our archives for unforgettable images of past projects and of course report on our latest expeditions and adventures. Your feedback would be appreciated and would help us to improve this website: email contact@wildscope.com.


Wildlife photography is our central theme. We have a large and growing collection of photographs of wildlife, mainly of whales and dolphins, African mammals and birds. On this website you can find diary pages illustrated with pictures of a wide variety of species as well as larger images in our gallery pages.

A special interest in elephants has led us to support the work of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) and the Save the Elephants research team in Kenya. Our Kenya safaris have taken us to the Masai Mara, Samburu and Buffalo Springs, Meru, Nakuru, Amboseli, Tsavo East and West. We have also been privileged to visit the DSWT orphaned elephant rehabilitation stations at Voi and Ithumba and their Nairobi nursery.

Besides exploring the savannas of East Africa we have ventured into the tropical rainforests of Gabon in search of forest elephants, western lowland gorillas and chimpanzees. On an overland expedition we crossed the Sahara desert on the west coast route, beach combing along the way and cataloguing hundreds of finds of whale, dolphin and turtle bones and strandings.

Some of our travel reports are presented as photo stories, which have more pictures than text, but we have also posted complete daily diaries illustrated by even more photos. The travels reported on this website have taken us to Kenya, Gabon, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal and the Gambia. Other destinations include the Azores for a whale-watching holiday, Extremadura and Andalucia in Spain, where we have witnessed some of the most colourful cultural events in southern Europe, such as the Romeria or pilgrimage to El Rocio, the round-up of the wild horses at Almonte and the Holy Week processions in Sevilla.



 All photos and content © Maren Reichelt & Mick Baines