“Amanda Marais has been very supportive of the SanWild Wildlife Trust and have made a number of donations to projects crucial to the survival of endangered species including one of Africa’s most endearing large predators; the cheetah.
Amanda’s passion for wildlife has given her insight into these beautiful creatures and have allowed her to use her skills as a conservation photographer to truly capture their spirit that should remain wild and free on the African plains. Cheetahs are highly endangered and a lot more people will have to share the dream of this skilled photographer and make it their own to help cheetahs survive the onslaught of the super species; man!”
”During the past 4 years I have had the pleasure and privilege of accompanying Mandy to many African wildlife destinations which has included Botswana, Masai Mara, Amboseli and Madikwe. Throughout this time I have continuously been impressed and inspired by her passion for wildlife photography as well as her continuous drive to capture the essence of the subjects and scenes she photographs. Mandy’s work speaks for itself and I am truly proud to have been involved in her development as a photographer.
‘Amanda Marais has excelled with her photography in such a short time, I am excited to see where her journey takes her.’
A photographer to watch.
– Sam Clark, Photographer –
Ek het Amanda so n jaar of wat terug op Facebook raakgeloop deur haar ongelooflike mooi fotos van wild. Ek het dadelik vir haar n friend request gestuur en soos Amanda is het sy dadelik accept. Ek het vir my man een van haar fotos gegee vir sy verjaarsdag van sy gunsteling dier. Amanda het uit haar pad uitgegaan vir my die mooiste raam laat opsit en toe dit by aflewering kom het sy spesiaal dit vir my gewrap en nog kom aflewer ook. Ek het dit ongelooflik waardeer dat iemand so moeite vir my kan doen. Die foto was stunning gewees en my man was baie baie bly. Ek dink ons almal wat haar ken of persoonlik of deur fb weet dat fotografie en wild in haar bloed is n mens kan dit sien deur haar fotos en ook wat sy doen vir al die wildlife. Dit is n voorreg om haar te ken en haar fb page te volg en na plekke toe kan gaan deur haar ongelooflike fotos waarby ons nie altyd kan uitkom nie. Dankie Amanda en be Blessed 🙂
– Stina Barnard-
During a [recent] visit to South Africa I completely fell in love with one of Amanda’s photos. It was the captivating cheetah – I knew instantly that I had to have a print – I already had a place of pride mapped out in my mind – I knew exactly where it would be perfectly suited! Being the festive season stock was difficult to come by but I was persistent and sure enough soon I had my very own print being couriered to me. The excitement was almost too much to bear . . . I’m delighted to tell you that that breath-taking canvas point now lives happily in Mauritius where I get to stare at it daily – it’s really is mesmerising! What an incredible talent!
– Joan Bechard-
Protecting a species or general wildlife for that matter will take an army of conservationists and animal admirers. I am extremely humbled by the support that I have received from so many people. Conservation comes in my ways and it is an honor when we receive images, prints or framed photographs to be used to assist with auctions or general funding for our project. We hosted an auction during the early months of 2015 to assist with raising funds and also awareness and Amanda’s images were used with great success. The photographs illustrated the raw beauty of wildlife without any background interference which truly brought out each animal in its unique style. We are forever grateful for her support and hope others will support her in the future.
-Marnus Roodbol –
Amanda’s photography of our lodge, Bushman’s Hide managed to capture
the soul of who we are. Her approach is fresh as is her sense of
humour. Love working with Amanda Marais.
– Minunette Heuser-
The aim of a photographer is to get a picture that means something. The images need to tell a truth. That is something that I have seen in all Amanda’s photos. She has been to Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary to photograph our big cats on quite a few occasions. They never come out as just a plain image, she always manages to tell a story through her photos. There is one thing a photograph must contain, the honesty and vulnerability of that moment. Every single one of Amanda’s photos portrays just that. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.
– Savannah Heuser –
Amanda Marais is passionate about wildlife and conservation and she captures this passion in her photography which, transferred on to her beautiful cushion covers, is stunning.
– Sallie Anthony –
My name is Deb Lilly, originally from Scotland but now living in Alabam. United States.
A year ago I became friends with Amanda on Facebook and its been a privilege to be a part of a true “African Journey”. Her photography truly brings to life the soul and spirit of her native Africa. Amanda’s passion for Africa, its people and its wildlife resonate and shine through each of her pictures. Not only does Amanda do stunning work but she uses her talent to bring awareness and help protect and save Africa’s Wildlife.
I have a stunning Lion print that has ” pride” of place on my living room wall, which as gotten so many compliments. I ordered the print last year and was delivered within one week, all packaged up safely. The quality of the print is exceptionally good!!
– Deb Lilly –
I recently redecorated our holiday house in Cape Town and I was looking for some African prints to compliment my love for your country. I found Amanda through my decorator and I am the proud owner of 4 of her canvasses.
– Margo Thomson –
My husband purchased a print for our list year wedding anniversary from Amanda for me. I love cats and her picture of a lioness hangs in our lounge where everyone admires it. I just love it, thank you Amanda.
– Galina Tarasov-