Tour Guide Profile: Marius Coetzee
Marius is a professional safari tour leader and award-winning wildlife photographer. His photos have graced the covers and pages of numerous premier publications and with over 14 years experience in the safari industry, Marius has become a highly sought-after photographic leader. Marius is CEO of ORYX – Worldwide Photographic Expeditions, and co-founded the company with Adam Riley.
Marius was based in the world-renowned Sabi Sands Game Reserve, bordering Kruger National Park, for more than 6 years and where he made the area’s celebrated leopards his principal photographic subject. This led to a 12 page portfolio on these shy and elusive felines in the world’s biggest natural history magazine – BBC Wildlife.
His knowledge of, and enthusiasm for both wildlife and photography are encyclopaedic, and he is able to convey this in his entertaining and unique style. Marius also uses his artistic flair and his self-deprecating sense of humour to good effect, and has successfully guided photographic safaris from the far-flung reaches of Antarctica to the culturally rich Indian subcontinent!
To see more of Marius’s photographic work, visit www.mariuscoetzee.com