Matt Nelson

Wildlife & Adventure Photography – July 2012

Matt Nelson

About Matt Nelson

I was not sure entirely what to expect when I first went to South Africa for my photography internship in July 2012. The description mentioned great whites – of which I had a particular phobia at the time – so I was quite nervious about what it would entail. In the two months I spent there, I not only overcame my fear to cage dive with great whites, I also had the opportunity to interact with elephants and cheetahs; see most fo the big five on game drives and horse safaris; and photograph more different kinds of wildlife than I’d ever seen in my life! I then returned for three months as a field specialist in 2013 to assist in teaching and running the program. These have been amazing experiences, and I honestly did learn from from the internship and teaching than I ever did in a class at University.

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Volunteer programs and internships in Mossel Bay, South Africa

Based in Mossel Bay, South Africa, Oceans Campus is your gateway to wild Africa. We host a wide variety of courses which are designed to bring aspiring adventure and discovery enthusiasts as close as is safely possible to the amazing wildlife of South Africa. From courses focussed on the study of and interaction with great white sharks, elephants, whales, dolphins, to internships based on education, adventure racing, environmental conservation and sky diving. We also offer facilities to make our guests and students stay as pleasant and worthwhile as possible, including a dedicated research centre, spa, lecture room, business centre, conference room, lecture room, restaurant and bar, adventure centre and more. This variety of courses and facilities makes Oceans Campus one of the most broad and exciting places to be, and your gateway to wild Africa.