“There is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient motherlove showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties.”

John Muir


Willem Labuschagne is a South-African Canadian, currently living in rural Alberta. He immigrated to Canada in 2005. He is a family doctor by day, and an avid landscape and nature photographer the rest of the time.

He enjoys living and working in Canada, and became a Canadian citizen in 2011. Africa is still in his blood, and he returns as often as he can.

He hopes to spend more time capturing the incredible beauty of the natural world.

Willem uses a Nikon D750 body. Lenses include Tamron 15-30mm, Tamron 24-70mm, Nikkor 200-500mm and Nikkor 105mm macro lens. He uses both Lee and B+W neutral density fiters.

“The idea for Wild Earth Photography was inspired by childhood memories of exploring Kwa-Zulu Natal’s rugged North Coast. A person could spend several days on the beach, and not see another soul. Ever since I have had a love for the wild, little-explored parts of the world.”

Wild Earth is a place for photographers to share their love of wild, unspoilt places. We hope to have several new contributors to our site soon.

What I love about photography is that it allows me to express the love I have for nature, and show the beauty that I see. It gives me a reason to be out in the bush, and to seek out beautiful and unique places.