Behind the Camera

Wildlife | Travel | Expeditions

About Me

"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." - Aristotle

Patrick Hozza is a Tanzanian based self-taught Wildlife Photographer. His avid love for wildlife, nature, travel and photography centered him to showcase and spread awareness to the world about conservation, the beautiful National Parks in East Africa and its Coast lines. He is a firm believer that PHOTOGRAPHY is a powerful tool that he can use to positively change the perception and narrative that people have about Africa and showcasing the beauty and dignity that surrounds its people.

Hozza has over 10 years’ experience in Wildlife Photography and his travels to different National Parks in Tanzania and Kenya for personal and other intriguing projects has enabled him to gain skills, knowledge and experience in this industry.

The journey has been fascinating, as he has accomplished different assignments including photography projects for different (Hotels, Camps & Lodges), Safari Planning, conducting photographic tour guides to numerous National Parks he has toured, and Wildlife Photography Workshops for Interns under TaWiMA+NOMAD TANZANIA Internship programme.

He showcases most of his work on his website https://www.hozza.co.tz and his Instagram Page (@pchozza) where he documents his wildlife adventure safaris, travels and different projects he has been undertaking.

About Hozza Photography

Poetic Stories and Memories while Exploring Africa

Hozza.co.tz has been launched for the purpose the purpose of documenting different photographic journeys, wildlife photographic safaris conducted by Patrick Hozza and other affiliated photographers. The website will also be providing useful Wildlife Photography information on Internship Programmes, workshops and Safaris that he will be undertaking as he fulfills his adventurous Bucket List, teaching Wildlife Photography and working on assignment for different hotels, camps and lodges.

Pass by “The Pie List” and see what adventures you can join in with him.

All Wildlife Photographs and Prints can be purchased from Poetic Snapshots, or purchase licenses from his Picfair Profile

Please don’t forget to read our disclaimer.

PROUDLY NATURE FIRST

I am a proud member of Tanzania Wildlife Media Association (TaWiMA), an association based in Tanzania that focuses on promoting, supporting, and marketing wild places in Tanzania through film and photography.

TaWiMA provides a platform and support network for citizens to take ownership of the natural resources that make Tanzania a worldwide tourist destination.

The association has a vision to become the leading model in showcasing Tanzanian Wilderness and promoting its protection through:

  • Educating and building young Tanzanian’s media skills related to wildlife and natural places.

  • Promoting and marketing Tanzania’s natural habitats, wildlife and environmental-related research.
  • Promoting and supporting conservation initiatives for wildlife and environmental and maintenance.

I’m also proud member of Nature First: The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography and I’m dedicated to following the Nature First Principles:

  • Prioritize the well-being of nature over photography.

  • Educate yourself about the places you photograph.

  • Reflect on the possible impact of your actions.

  • Use discretion if sharing locations.

  • Know and follow rules and regulations.

  • Always follow Leave No Trace principles and strive to leave places better than you found them.

  • Actively promote and educate others about these principles