Borneo 2023

Thank you so much for your photographic guidance and attention throughout our trip. You did a great job at ensuring everyone was happy. And you saved the best for last. Danum was wonderful. Great food. Beautiful lodge. Pretty Birds, and a big male orangutan.

I’m looking forward to travelling again with you to Madagascar next year.

Irene JospehUSA

Borneo 2023

In my opinion, one of the strong points of the Oryx photo tours is the use of excellent guides, who provide outstanding support to travellers (also at the individual level).

For example, when shortly after the beginning of the trip I had a problem with my walking shoes, Dale had them repaired for me! Dale did a very good job with regard to both managing the trip (e.g. transport, accommodation) and providing support to my photography efforts. Although the rainforest is quite a difficult environment for wildlife photography, we had very good sightings of wildlife (including Orangutans, a large herd of Pygmy Elephants, Tarsiers, Storm Storks, and even a Binturong), and this was also due to Dale’s skills, for example in selecting knowledgeable local guides and knowing the right people in the nature reserves (e.g. when we had a great opportunity to watch a female Orangutan with her baby for quite some time from up close!). I intend to join another of Dale’s Oryx photography tours within the next few years.  

Hans Peter PlottGermany

Borneo 2023

I feel I have come away with not only the most amazing and beautiful memories, meeting firstly yourself and the others. All of whom I am so fond of now and will definitely stay in touch. I also feel I have come away with so much more confidence around my camera with far more understanding. Thank you for being so patient with me. I promise to keep at it and hopefully continue to improve. So thankful to you. You are an inspiration and I can’t wait to make more adventurous memories.

Caren ElkinUK

Madagascar, India, Brazil, Borneo, Ethiopia

There are only superlatives for Oryx Photo Tours and guide Dale Morris. Dale is a Super-guide! He is talented, skilled, and hard-working. He has a great eye for photographic situations. He finds subjects from a mom orangutan and her youngster to something called a Satanic leaf-tailed gecko. He seems to work magic behind the scenes, making sure you, the client, are comfortable, and happy and the tour is meeting, and exceeding your expectations. If plan A doesn’t work, he has a plan B in his back pocket. As a companion, he is easy & fun to talk with, plus he has a terrific, dry sense of humor.I also know that when it’s a tour with Oryx Photo Tours, I will experience an awesome, carefully arranged program with minute attention paid to every detail assuring my comfort, safety and that I will come home with the very best possible images.

Chuck BellUSA

Brazil, India, Madagascar, Africa, Borneo

Photo guide extraordinaire

‘My wife and I have traveled with Dale Morris from Oryx since 2012, on several personal and small group photographic safaris in India, Brazil, Borneo, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. The fact that we keep going back and seeking out Dale as our guide indicates we think he adds real value to our experience. Apart from being a great photographer, Dale is an easy-going, down-to-earth guide – but with a real passion for improving your photographic skills. Importantly, he is very happy to share his knowledge and is patient! He works extremely hard to provide unique opportunities for some great photography. We have captured some wonderful images with Dale. His attention to detail and real desire to make your trip an enjoyable experience sets him apart. Dale has a genuine passion for wildlife, and the natural environment and a love of being in nature, which translates into an infectious, enthusiastic approach to everything he does.
Dale really cares for his clients on a personal level and is fun to travel with. After many shared travel experiences over the years we have come to know Dale as a genuine friend. We would highly recommend him to others seeking an unforgettable experience and some brilliant photographic opportunities.

Alan HindeAustralia

Brazil, India, Madagascar, Africa, Borneo

Dale Morris, Wildlife photographer, and Super guide!
Dale’s enthusiasm has given my husband and I the most exciting and in-depth experiences all over Southern Africa and Brazil. He cares most passionately for his wildlife subjects and for his customers – us! He arranges the best experiences we could possibly have and gently guides us through technicalities and tireless teaching for better photography. We have been on numerous trips with him and look forward to a time when we can do it again. Margaret and Leigh Hall

Margaret and Leigh HallAustralia

Brazil, India, Madagascar, Africa, Borneo

Dale was an excellent guide. His enthusiasm is infectious and his knowledge of the wildlife and environment is outstanding. He was a pleasure to be with and we all gained from his photographic expertise. All four of us have traveled with Dale previously and will travel with him on another ORYX trip without hesitation.

Michelle HindeAustralia

Borneo 2022

Dale is a great guide who gives 110% effort in making sure everyone is having fun, getting great photos, and making sure everything is running well. Oryx needs to be very pleased to have him as one of your guides.

Our trip to Borneo was a wonderful experience. Dale was a fantastic guide, and ensured they we were able to maximize any opportunities we had to see the unique wildlife that Borneo has to offer. It was an extremely challenging photographic experience, but with Dale’s guidance we were able to photograph animals, particularly gibbons, in low light situations, even though they refused our requests for a pose, and then tried to hide amongst the branches. With Dale’s expert tuition my photographic skills improved, especially when the lighting was not the best, and the animals were their most active. I have some absolutely amazing shots of the Orangutans! For extra tuition, I would recommend sharing a beer with Dale at the end of a hot and humid day’s outing.

Don MaginAustralia

Borneo 2022

I would like to thank the ORYX team for all the work in putting together the Borneo trip. I have a little understanding of all the effort it takes in booking tours and arranging all the guests and making sure all their unique requirements are met. Covid-19 just made it so much more complicated. Thank you, it was a job well done and appreciated.

Also I would like to thank and acknowledge Dale Morris. He was a superb tour and photography lead, taking care of the little needs of individuals or of the group to ensure our trip ran smoothly – whether it was an issue with a room or any other minor thing he could help with.
Under Dale’s expert photography tutelage, our photography skills increased remarkably over the ten or so days, learning new techniques such as macro and flash photography, improving the way we utilized our cameras, and constantly reinforcing the need to check camera settings and think about our compositions. Dale worked tirelessly trying to get us into the right place/position at the right time so that we could capture those special images.We also enjoyed Dale’s engaging company and sharing our meals and downtime and will look forward to traveling with Dale sometime in the future.

Sharon MaginAustralia

Borneo 2019

I had the pleasure of attending the 2019 ORYX Borneo Photography Tour. It was a trip that far exceeded my expectations, with every day full day of activities and new experiences. The trip was well organized by ORYX Photo Tours and expertly run by our guide Dale Morris. You can not find a more experienced or enthusiastic guide than Dale. He makes every day unique and fun filled. The weather was hot and humid but this did not deter us. We saw a great variety of wildlife from tiny insects to pygmy elephants. The Orangutans were the highlight of the photo safari. We had multiple encounters up close and personal. We stayed at four unique lodges. Each lodge offered a different variety of wildlife. The rooms were very nice and the food was very good and plentiful. It was fun trying some of the local foods and the many different fruits. I have traveled extensively and this trip will go down as one of my ultimate favorites. Thank you, ORYX Photo Tours and Dale, for an experience I will never forget.

Vic NemethUSA