Welcome to my website!

My name is Wim Werrelman and I am a professional wildlife photographer from The Netherlands. I really love to make photos and videos of our beautiful world, its people and its creatures. You will find a selection of my best work in the galleries of this website.

Would you like: a print of one of my photos, a fantastic guided photo safari to Zambia and/or Malawi, send me (nice) comments, ask me questions… Please head over to one of the other parts of this website.

(NEVER approach an elephant like this without proper guidance!)

When I am not out on a photography trip and/ or a safari I divide my time between my homes in Lusaka, Zambia and Senga Bay, Malawi.
I have been living in Malawi and Zambia for the last 5 years and have been traveling to Sub Sharan Africa for the last 25 years.

I love it here in Zambia and Malawi! The super friendly people, the landscape, the animals, the birds, the wide open spaces and skies….

In my photo galleries you will see that I also love the cold and deserted places on the north side of our planet: Norway, Iceland and Alaska.

My passion is to share the beauty of our spectacular planet with other people.
Some of my work was published and I won several awards with my photos.

I love to show my guests, friends and clients the most beautiful places, teach them how to make better use of their cameras and lenses and show them how to get the best end result using Photoshop.

I am the owner and managing director of Safari Beach Lodge, a beautiful ECO lodge in Senga Bay, Salima, Malawi.

Here you can watch a nice video of Safari Beach Lodge:

I use  Nikon cameras and lenses, a Gitzo tripod, a Wimberley or UniqBall tripod head, Adobe Photoshop CC and
an Apple Computer.



We Demain

The  June 2016 issue of the French 196 page glossy magazine.  We Demain used my photos of a diving kingfisher on their front page and also as a full page print on page 77. You can also see it here.

All about Wildlife Photography
(Praktijkboek Wildlife Fotografie)

A 192 page book full of techniques and advises about wildlife photography (in Dutch), published by Birdpix in 2015.

Three of my photos are in it, among which these two that show and discuss how to use a RC car with a mounted camera to take pictures of Lions. The photo shows here were taken in Zambia.

Stories from the flyway

The AEWA (The Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds) published this
really beautiful 185 page photo book to celebrate their 20th birthday in 2015. 
Four of my photos are in it: two photos of Long-Tailed Ducks (Norway) and two photos of Grey Crowned Cranes (Zambia).


I am happy and pround that i won several awards with my photos. The most important ones are these:

Arctic fox in Svalbard, Norway.


Winner Highly Commended Glanzlichter 2016.

Finalist Wildlife Photographer of the year 2015, Natural History Museum.

Black-winged kite with rainbow, 
Extremadura, Spain.

Overall winner FIO 2016.

The Spanish photo competition of the Feria Internacional de Turismo Ornitologo.


Geese in a snow storm, The Netherlands.

Second prize FIO 2016.

Finalist Wildlife Photographer of the year 2015, Natural History Museum.

Dalmatian Pelicans, Greece.

Second prize FIO 2016.

Finalist Wildlife Photographer of the year 2015, Natural History Museum.

Finalist wildlife photographer of the year 2014, Natural History Museum.