Dale R Morris is a multi award winning feature writer, photographer and specialist guide, with more than twenty years experience in the art of travel writing and visual story telling.

His works on wildlife, conservation and eco-travel have appeared in more than fifty magazine titles, including National Geographic and BBC Wildlife, and amounts to a body of work of more than 500 published articles.
He regularly guides tribal and wildlife focused photographic expeditions to the far flung corners of the world, including destinations such as Borneo, East Africa, South America, India, Madagascar and the Antarctic.


Adventure with Dale!

ORYX Photo Tours


ORYX Photographic Expeditions is a specialist photographic safari company offering wildlife and cultural photographic expeditions guided by several of the world’s top photographic tour leaders. ORYX’s photographic tours are planned and prepared by photographers for photographers. We explore the planet’s wildest and most scenic destinations as we focus on wildlife, nature, landscape and cultural photography.





What Dale’s travel clients

  • Borneo

    The trip was amazing.
    Everything was well planned and organized, the lodges were very pleasant, and the local guides were excellent. We saw every animal on the list and got great photos. I hope you know how lucky you are to have Dale, because he’s a star among photographer tour leads.

    He’s not only an extremely talented photographer for wildlife, macro, landscapes, and people, he’s a fountain of interesting knowledge about flora and fauna, and he has an innate ability with animals that’s a big advantage when photographing them. Even if we don’t see what we’re looking for while searching for wildlife, he can always find something cool and unusual to photograph in an interesting way, so it’s fun all day long and never boring. When it comes to non-photography guide-related tasks, he takes charge and is competent in every way.

    Thanks again for everything and I look forward to traveling with Oryx again in the future.

    Elisa Hardy
  • Antarctica

    I recently got back from Antarctica and it was absolutely spectacular. Out of about 10 photographer-guides I’ve traveled with in the past, Dale is the best overall. He’s a wonderful teacher, has almost no ego, and is always concerned about his clients getting great shots. I never fail to be impressed by his talent in photographing animals and landscapes, his technical ability, attention to detail, and aesthetic sensibility. He’s highly attuned to the animals and their behavior, which is one reason why his photos are so successful. My photos are much better when I travel with him.

    There were other options for Antarctica, but I’m so glad I chose this one and it’s a memory of a lifetime!

    Elise Hardy
  • Brazil

    Dale was tour leader on our recent ORYX trip to the Pantanal of Brazil. His love of nature and passion for photography were obvious and the knowledge and experience he shared with us were a huge part of making this an outstanding and unforgettable trip. His photography lessons and advice nudged us into new ways of taking and composing photos and led to the best collection of photographs we have ever taken on any trip. He was a real asset to this trip and his lessons will be remembered and applied. And he also tells great stories.”

    Brian and Ginny Murphy



The Ostrich Derby

South Africa is a dramatic blend of cultures and stunning landscapes, forming a veritable smorgasbord of flavors for all five senses. It has two oceans, the finest of wines, a fascinating history and an optimistic future. And to top it all off, South Africa also has more ostriches than any other country on earth. Now…

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Primitive Art

It is December the 23rd and I am thinking of a roast turkey with cranberry sauce and a steaming pile of delicious Brussels sprouts. Outside, through the frosted window pane is a world of the purest white, while inside, amongst the stacks of pillows, exists warmth, homely comforts and soft familiarity. Christmas presents lie stacked…

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Ants in my Pants

A sharp sting to my earlobe was the first indication that something had gone horribly wrong with my plan. Evidently I had underestimated the size of mesh covering my face while simultaneously overestimating the quality of the bee suite. The ants were supposed to be on the outside whilst I was supposed to be safe…

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Bungee jump

As a naturalist freelance writer in Costa Rica I usually have a wonderfully, as they say, tranquilo lifestyle. I amble through forests checking out birds, monkeys and fascinating insects, or else I get to trek through the peaceful hills in search of the ideal serene and beautiful vacation destination. Sometimes I break a sweat (such…

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