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Paul McDougall

Wildlife Photographer and Photographic Safari Tour Guide

Welcome to my world of wildlife photography. On this site you can purchase prints, gifts, book photographic tours or just enjoy some of my images of the amazing wildlife that I have encountered.

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The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Wildlife Photography

From Taking a Shot to Capturing a Moment

The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Wildlife Photography

Do you want to learn wildlife photography but don’t know where to start? If yes, this book is for you.

There are 436 pages packed full of images, hints and tips.

At the end of each main section there is an assignment for you to test your understanding of what you have just learnt.

This book will help you on your journey to becoming a better wildlife photographer:

  • Easy-to-follow layout and end of section assignments.
  • Hundreds of inspirational images to motivate you to reach your goal.
  • All images annotated with equipment and relevant settings used.
  • Easy to understand diagrams illustrate key photographic concepts.

The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Wildlife Photography Online

Training Course available on Udemy

18 modules and over 8 hours of content with 11 easy to follow assignments.

Guided Photographic Safari Tours

The Great Migration

The Maasai Mara, the Marvel of Masses

Everything about this reserve is incredible. The wildlife is abundant, and the vast grasslands ensure that animals are rarely out of sight, and the Birdlife is impressive, over 450 species have been recorded. Wildlife is not confined to the reserve and wanders freely in the surrounding areas where the Masai still tend their livestock.

Red Panda

Singalila National Park

Singalila National Park is a reserved forest area located at the Singalila ridge in Darjeeling district. This is a high altitude park spanning between 7,900ft to about 12,000ft covering an area of 78.6 square kms. This is in fact the highest altitude park in the state of West Bengal. It was initially a wild life sanctuary ….

Magical Uganda

Shoebills, Tree Climbing Lions and the Mountain Gorilla

The Mabamba Swamps west of Entebbe is one of the best and most convenient places to see the elusive Shoebill. After a few minutes in a small canoe the papyrus reeds opens up into a flat grassy wetlands where a number of Shoebill can regularly be seen. The bird is easiest seen in the morning when they stalk their main ….


The Great Unexplored

Samburu National Reserve is one of the 56 protected areas in Kenya. It is famous North of the equator because of the richness of flora and fauna found there; it can be reached through Nairobi-Isiolo-Marsabit road and Maralal-Wamba-Isiolo road. Lying on the flood plains and bottom land of Ewaso Ngiro drainage system ….

The Maasai Mara

Low Season

The first sight of this natural wonderland is breathtaking. Here, great herds of elephant browse among the rich tree-studded grasslands, along with an occasional black rhino. Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, topi, eland and many more species of plains game offer rich pickings for the dominant predators – lion, leopard ….

Mountains and Lakes

Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli.

Lake Nakuru National Park (188 km², 73mi²), created in 1961 around Lake Nakuru, near Nakuru Town. It is best known for its thousands of flamingos gathering along the shores. The edge of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The number of flamingos on the lake varies ….

Finland Bears

Martinselkonen Nature Reserve

One of the absolute best of the various places that offer the possibility of photographing brown bears (Ursus arctos) in Finland is Martinselkonen Nature Reserve. Situated close to the Russian border in the municipality of Suomussalmi in Eastern Finland (150 kilometres from Kuusamo, 170 from Kajaani ….


Tours are Tailor-Made and run subject to demand

I guide tours to Churchill Located in the extreme North of Canada. Amongst the Ice and Snow lives one of the most impressive predators on earth. The Polar Bear. Join me to photograph this awesome animal amongst some of the most extreme and beautiful landscapes on earth. We will also have opportunities to photograph other arctic species such as Arctic Hare, Arctic Fox, Ptarmigan and Snowy Owl.


Tours are Tailor-Made and run subject to demand

I guide tours to India throughout the year. The main area of interest is the endangered and extremely beautiful tiger. Tiger sightings over the past few years have been improving with a good chance of seeing cubs in most of the main reserves. I also have tours available for all the main Indian Species such as the Indian Rhino, Indian Elephant, Asiatic Lion, Snow Leopard, Sloth Bear and many others.


Tours are Tailor Made and run subject to demand

I guide tours to Tanzania throughout the year. But the main area of interest is the start of the migration and the wildebeest calving on the Southern Serengeti grasslands. At this time of year the sheer volume of animals is mind blowing, but Tanzania is a great destination all throughout the year. Tour destinations available are Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ruaha and Grumeti.

Touch the Wild Safaris

‘Unbelievable Safari. We have been so lucky and seen everything that we wanted to and more. Would recommend Touch the Wild to anyone.’

Anna – Australia

Touch the Wild Safaris

‘Great safari. From start to finish, Paul and driver Sammy knew we were looking for specific images on this trip and they got us in the best places to capture those shots. We had our own vehicle and had complete control over how long we stayed at sightings, which was exactly what we wanted.’

John – United Kingdom

Touch the Wild Safaris

‘Dream come true to finally get to Africa, we picked Touch the Wild and chose a safari that included Masai Mara and Samburu. Paul handled our booking from start to finish and accompanied us to provide expert photography advice. My husband was so happy to see how much his photographs had improved throughout the trip.’

Debbie – Switzerland

Touch the Wild Safaris

‘Always wanted to go to Masai Mara. After spending ages looking at companies and safaris, we decided to go with Touch the Wild. Not the cheapest, but we liked what they offered and as keen photographers, we felt the opportunity to have Paul with us was worth it. Every evening we reviewed images and Paul gave so much time up to explain about camera settings and how we could improve. We left the trip with some brilliant images and the whole trip was amazing. Would recommend.’

Dave – United Kingdom

Touch the Wild Safaris

‘Loved my safari. Saw so many elephants and lions. A dream come true. Very knowledgeable guides.’

Stephen – United Kingdom

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