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

  • Madagascar

    Dale and I ended up doing a solo trip together (my traveling partner had to turn back unexpectedly due to a family health issue)  in Madagascar, which he planned from beginning to end. I asked to see the country, as thoroughly as I could in 10 days, and to further hone my photographic skills.

    I can honestly say that it was one of best photographic trips of my life –  and I’ve taken quite a few. Dale’s teaching skills, patience, expertise and willingness to go the extra mile to ensure I got great shots was unparalleled. But perhaps more important than any of that is that he was a great travel partner.

    I looked almost as forward to our nightly discussions as I did with our daily adventures! If you’re looking to get great shots while having a ton of fun, Dale is your man! I could not recommend him more highly and I look forward to taking many more trips with him and Oryx in the future.

    Martha Handler
  • Brazil

    “We want to thank you and the entire ORYX team for providing an absolutely fabulous photo vacation. We would particularly credit Dale for his care and attention in making this such a memorable holiday. We are especially pleased that he managed to convince the jaguars to show up for us on six of the nine outings on the river portion of the trip. You can rest assured that we will be recommending the ORYX team to all of our travel and nature photography friends.”

    Mary Chambers
  • Brazil

    “We had a wonderful time with Dale who is flexible, thoughtful, and understood all our interests and needs. The Pantanal and Dale exceeded our expectations. Dale was tremendously helpful and so enthusiastic. He is also just a terrifically interesting person with a wide variety of life experiences for one so young. He is a pleasure to be with. We found him to be a very good teacher, seeming to know what level of information each participant might need. I think he found the right balance of teaching and just being there and soaking it all in. He helped me be much less intimidated by my camera.  The whole experience was first rate, thank you very much!”




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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