“Learning about shutter speed and aperture can be done in the classroom, but when you walk with Dale you’ll learn how to see subjects creatively and capture those images in their native environment in a way that will change how you see photography.

And you’ll learn about shutter speed and aperture, too. When you’re spending days and weeks away from home, Dale is an ace traveling companion, having a sense of humor, humility, and consideration”

Ian FeltonUSA


For the past twenty years I have annually engaged in at least one photographic seminar or tour.  I have never been disappointed in a tour leader.  However, I write with all candor that no leader has been more inspiring than Dale Morris.

Dale’s photographic talent is broad and deep and he generously imparts his knowledge to each member of his group.  From Dale I learned better ways to do everything from cleaning a lens to metering to composing a shot.  As a tour manager he sees to the smooth operation of every detail of the trip.

It’s inevitable that glitches occur when traveling in remote areas of the globe but Dale’s adeptness in the third world keeps the tours on schedule and on track.  Dale bursts with enthusiasm and humor and his passion for wildlife and the wilderness is contagious.  I look forward to my next tour with Mr. Morris.

Tim CoyUSA


Our private trip to Ethiopia was remarkable in so many different ways, an inspiring journey to different landscapes, beautiful people, ancient cultures, incredible food and so much more.

Yet it was Dale that allowed us to relax and enjoy these special moments: it felt like being accompanied by a professional photographer and guide who was also a long lost friend.
Thank you Dale, to the next one…

Roberto MarzialeItaly


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 HandlerUSA

South Africa

“We arrived home two days ago after a most incredible and wonderful trip. The highlight of our trip was the Kings Camp safari but everything was fabulous!! We really appreciate Dale for so many reasons. He was excellent in teaching us, being personable, sharing his knowledge, expertise and passion for wildlife photography.

We learnt so much. It has been busy trying to catch up after our vacation but this weekend we hope to start applying some of the ‘editing’ that Dale taught us. We would highly recommend this experience and DALE!!

An absolutely wonderful experience!! We really hope that we can do something similar in the future and would definitely be calling ORYX (and Dale).


Harry & Irene PennerCanada


“Hi Marius
Currently overnighting in Paris on our way home from Madagascar. It was an excellent trip. We are thrilled with the images we are now in the midst of sorting. We got all of our targets and have some wonderful photos. It’s a tough place, but ORYX and especially Dale handled everything with aplomb.”

Chuck and Nancy BellUnited States of America


“I am back home after an inspiring tour with ORYX once again. As before the practical arrangements were flawless, and the guiding superb.

First time I travelled with Dale, but it came as no surprise that he is first class.
Thanks to ORYX and to Dale for a great experience!”

Torstein BergemNorway


“The trip was one of the best photo trips I have had in recent years. Although the landscape was challenging as well as the ability to get clear shots of the animals in the rainforest, your representatives in the field made the trip.

Do not lose this group. Dale Morris is a real pro. Not only did he organize the photoshoots to optimize our ability to get the right shots, but his expertise in the field as it related to the more technical aspects of photography (flash, exposure comp, lens selection etc.) made the trip. Do not lose him. I would have no trouble recommending your organization to my camera friends in Toronto, and I look forward to dealing with your organization in the future.”

Doug MorrisCanada


“Without Dale and the Oryx team it would have been impossible to travel in the country. The help was exceptional in dealing with the changes and I never worried we wouldn’t get to where we wanted to go. Dale works very hard to ensure everyone has the best possible angles for shooting and helped me with flash settings and tips at the start. Shooting in Madagascar is different than other destinations I have been to and the assistance in getting started was appreciated. I appreciated the fact that Dale, while taking shots, got us in position first before “firing”. That doesn’t always happen with guides, especially when there is a special moment. Thanks again for an introduction to the wildlife of a very unique and challenging country. I’m sure most first time travelers to Madagascar don’t have such a rewarding photo experience!”

Don Gutoski (Winner of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the year)Canada


“Thanks, the trip was excellent. Got some great photos, and also learned a lot from Dale on techniques very useful in Madagascar, macro and night photography. Discussing with other guests, I think we all expected to be put in good photography locations to see what we could do, but the effort Dale put in teaching us all new techniques was beyond expectations.”

Greg CowleUSA