For more then 15 years now, Robby Bolleyn has travelled in Tanzania, Eastern Africa to capture the wildlife in his own special way.
Robby Bolleyn was born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1966. Robby studied Photography and Marketing. He began his career as Office Manager at the World Wide Fund for Nature, but decided to devote his life to full-time photography.
Robby lives with his wife, Marleen Koppen, on a farmhouse in Burgundy, in France, surrounded by meadows and woods.
This selection of images of African animals is the result of a series of extensive safaris in Tanzania over a period of many years.
Robby wanted to portray the African animals as mysterious creatures – magical and graceful – while capturing their wildness and savagery. Searching for penetrating portraits, he wished to present the African animal kingdom in an unusual and authentic manner.
The animals were not to be viewed with a merely observant eye, but were to be examined with much more depth. Each image had to be a challenge, every single time. This was Robby’s way of approaching African fauna; these limited edition prints are the final result of his efforts.
All images were taken in Tanzania, in natural conditions, mainly within the Serengeti-ecosystem, from a Landrover or on foot. When on foot he was always accompanied by an armed ranger.