About Us

Who We Are

Our passions are wildlife, conservation, and making your wildlife dreams come true. Our range of holidays and workshops offer something for everyone, whether you are a photographer or just looking for an unforgettable wildlife experience.

Our trips have all been designed by photographers for photographers and with our love for wildlife you’ll be sure to want to come again.

Our team have over 100 years’ experience combined, in guiding, photography and conservation. We live our dreams every day, so by sharing our dreams with you you’ll be sure to have a very special time when you’re with us.

Getting that shot or experience isn’t always as easy as you may think, people often see award winning pictures and see so many various images spread across social media, but in  nature things happen in their own time.  We will show you how knowing your subject and having patience will reap its rewards.

Whether you have been on Safari before or it has always been a dream until now,  let us make your dreams a reality with the trip of a lifetime, planned and guided by Wildlife Dreams.

Meet the team

Phil Gould

  • International wildlife photographer.
  • Author of 365 Photography Days – the book that started a world craze of a photo a day.
  • Designed Jessop’s Wildlife Academy for Peter Jones.
  • Has sold his images all over the world, inspiring others.
  • Working with Estonia Tourism to save Estonian wildlife.
  • Worked for Falkland Tourist Board, creating images to promote the islands.
  • Worked as a Panasonic wildlife ambassador.
  • Worked in conservation for the RSPB and the Cat Survival Trust.
  • Published photographer in magazines from all over the world.
  • #LearnConserve is Phil’s brainchild for saving wildlife through photography.
  • 2019 Nature Club Wildlife Landscape Photography “Photographer of the Year”.

Mati Kose

  • Photographed wildlife all over Europe.
  • Internationally published author on wildlife conservation.
  • Estonian biologist and conservationist.
  • Master’s degree in Ornithology.
  • Member of the Biodiversity Action Party.
  • Sold images all over the world, inspiring others.
  • Winner of “Bird Photographer of the Year” in 2000.
  • Works as a wildlife researcher and natural guide in Estonia.
  • Developed and saved the Luitemaa Nature Reserve in Estonia.
  • Designed wildlife hides for Wildlife Dreams in conjunction with Phil Gould.
  • Drone photographer.
  • Speaks three languages – Estonian, Finnish and English.

Helen Beech

  • International wildlife photographer.
  • African wildlife and big cats are her speciality but she loves everything from bugs to bears.
  • Professional photographer and tutor for 19 years starting as a crime scene photographer.
  • Published in several magazines.
  • Passionate about wildlife conservation and helping local communities.
  • Her happy place is having breakfast in the middle of the Maasaai Mara taking in all the sights, sounds and smells!
  • Favourite song – Africa by Toto of course!

Marko Poolamets

  • Photographed wildlife all over Europe.
  • Internationally published wildlife photographer.
  • Leads Wildlife Dreams’ personalised tours in Estonia.
  • International guide for Wildlife Dreams.
  • Speaks four languages – Estonian, Finnish, German and English.

Helen Potgieter

  • Born in South Africa. 
  • Holds Bushveld Mosiac Certificate. 
  • She is most happy in the bush showing you nature’s wonders. 
  • You will be carried away by her enthusiasm and passion for wildlife. 
  • A trained chef whose dream job would be the running of Wildlife Dreams’ Wildlife Lodge.
  • Speaks three languages – Afrikaans, English, and German.

Evelyn Adams

  • Office manager for Wildlife Dreams. 
  • Handles all our holiday bookings and questions. 
  • Passionate about giraffes. 
  • Very valued member of our team.

David Luetchford

My love affair with wildlife photography started when I lived in South Africa and went on my first trip to a game lodge – Londolozi in The Sabi Sands reserve just outside the Kruger National Park. Over the next 6 years I would go at least 4 times a year usually driving up overnight arriving early morning for the first game drive. It was here that I met some brilliant wildlife photographers, including John Varty, Warren Samuels who now works for the BBC and does a lot with David Attenborough. Londolozi was world renowned for its leopards and I cut my photographic teeth shooting in varied situations. I started with a Minolta 300 and a Pentax LX film camera which taught me a lot about photography, I now use Nikon. I’m self-taught, but after 40 years I have a “vague” idea of what’s going on! I go to South Africa as often as I can and pursue my wildlife dreams here in the UK. My bucket list- Wildlife Dream trip is to Antarctica.

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