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Hilary O'leary Photographer

About me

 Photography can be taken literally and not so literally. Literally speaking, photography is a document, now used more often to state, "I am here," "I exist," "Be apart of my life," "know who I am." And if you don't know how to take a picture, it's considered unusual. Not so literally speaking, photography is a magical box, which captures light and you can do whatever you please with your captured light.

When I hold my camera to my face and look through the glass to see my subject gazing back at me, the world around me goes silent, and from the moment I start my set of images, to the moment I've finished editing them, I feel free. I've created something. I've grown as an artist. And that is my accomplishment.

For the future - I hope I will have managed to make, support or assist in the changes we are desperate to see.  I hope the success can be measured over years and decades to come….  I hope in 10 years we still have the animals that are so critically endanger.


For the now - I love the restless race of your heart as a journey begins, I love a wild and unusual idea, I love champagne and chilies, I Love the perfect play list and I love to watch the bush change with every minute of light.


For more information on my work with conservation and fundraising please contact me.

Africa - She is delightfully chaotic, a beautiful mess and loving her is a splendid adventure.

Black rhino Award winning photograph Hilary O'leary

"The world in our hands" 

  Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?


Hornbill Nest
Elephant Eye
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Lioness In Autumn
I Think He's Just Beautiful
Aerial Wildebeest
Blue Impala
Cheetah Cub
Baobab Flower
Vulture In A Winter Mopane Tree
Kings Crown Giraffe
Steady Gaze
African Barred owl
Buffalo At  A Sunset Waterhole
Lioness eating a tortoise
A Light Dusting
Black Rhino Charge
Mauritius Sunset
Moment to Magic
Threatening To Rain

Let's talk

Zimbabwe, Botswana, South africa, The World

Tel: +27 765195308


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