Biography – Armand Grobler
Born in South Africa, Armand spent his childhood in the surf, sand, and forests of Sydney on the east coast of Australia. It wasn’t long before Armand developed a passion for wildlife and a calling to nature. At the age of 12, he began to imitate his Australian hero, the wildlife icon Steve Irwin (The Crocodile Hunter), catching snakes, lizards and whatever else he could find, creating his own wildlife documentaries and holding reptile shows at various events. As a volunteer at the famous Taronga Zoo, he gained valuable knowledge and experience, teaching people not only about wildlife, but also the importance of connecting with nature, a view that would eventually lead him to follow his dreams from the Australian continent to Africa.
Today, Armand is an enthusiastic wildlife photographer and experienced nature guide, hosting photographic safaris in the Greater Kruger, Kalahari, and Okavango regions of southern Africa. Best known for his famous ‘Elephant Itch’ photographs, he has made international news headlines, images finding their ways into magazines, books, and art galleries across the globe. Photo Safari Kruger is Armand’s first published book. Here he captures and shares his deep passion for Kruger Park by means of the medium he enjoys most: a photographic safari.