Penny Robartes is a professional fine art wildlife photographer whose images are easily recognized by her iconoclastic work that is recalibrating the way the world sees wildlife.
Heralding from Cape Town, South Africa, she is emerging as one of Africa’s great nature photographers and is moving her Tour Leading expertise and portfolio to incorporate destinations abroad. Her stunning creations breathe life into natural encounters with the deftness of an artist’s brushstrokes and the enthralling narrative of the best storytellers.
Her portraits of elusive and endangered, to the every-day wildlife becomes all the more poignant through the artistic interpretation she brings to every one of her works, with seemingly abstract compositions morphing graphically into poignant statements. Each image is a work of art but also a moment of the wildlife subject’s unbridled rawness captured forever.
Continuing to promote awareness of the fragility of wildlife and their habitats, Penny regularly donates her fine art wildlife prints to conservation initiatives in Africa.
Penny has photographed and led multiple photo tours throughout Africa, predominately to South and East Africa. Supplementary to this, she has spent a combined 50-days as Photographer in Residence at Alex Walker’s Serian Camps in both Tanzania and Kenya. Her passionate, friendly and relaxed manner enables her to connect with and inspire each of her guests as she assists them in capturing and exploring their own unique vision.
Penny has taken ORYX guests to Antarctica, various East and South African destinations, as well as to new and upcoming destinations such as Kamchatka in Russia Far East. With her extensive travels and guiding experiences, her knowledge on wildlife as well as photography, Penny is an undeniable force within the ORYX artillery.
Semi-finalist in BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017!
Penny Robartes is a Photo Tour Leader for ORYX private and scheduled departures.