Kruger is the highlight for many students, not only because they often see their first wild lions, elephants and giraffes, but because they get to work with some of the best wildlife veterinarians and game capturers in the business – guys like Markus Hofmyer and Marius Kruger, who get to work with these amazing creatures every day of their lives.
You might be wondering why a SANParks veterinarian would spend two days sharing his time and expertise with a bunch of students. It’s because, in a job that requires as much passion as skill, they know that one or more of these students might be inspired to follow their lead into the wildlife veterinary world. Markus was once a Symco delegate himself; for him and others, this biennial event is an opportunity to pay it forward to the vets of the future.
As a photographer, there’s nothing more exciting than photographing rhino captures, elephant dartings, or star-gazing evenings with top-of-the-range telescopes. Every minute of the day seems action-packed.