Maverick and Goose, wrapped up into one Crazy Pilot


Our first view from the Okavango Delta was a majestic one. 1,000 feet above the tributaries and grazing elephants, we got the bird’s eye view of the entire area. You get a true appreciation of the vastness of this green oasis in the middle of the Kalahari.

The title of this entry does not even begin to describe the daredevil we had as a pilot. Alberto literally banked and dove, pulling what felt like five G’s every time he saw a giraffe. Someone forgot to tell him that we were only five feet from them a few days earlier.  Holding my lunch in, I snapped away at the beautiful sunset and a unique angle of the abundant wildlife below.

When our Cessna 206 landed at Maun Airport, I wanted to kiss the ground. I now know why I am a photographer and not an Air Force fighter pilot.

Flight over the Delta

Flight over the Delta


About Andrew Pateras

Andrew has lived in the GTA all his life and a good portion of his adult life has been devoted to sales. He studied Business Information Systems Management at Ryerson University. From there, he worked in sales for tier one organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Epson and Intel. Then as North American Sales Manager for GAP Adventures, he gained even more experience in negotiation and client service. Andrew has been a licensed real estate sales person since 2006. In 2007, Andrew also began a new venture in professional photography. Over the next number of years, he travelled on assignment all over the world. This is why he is meticulous when it comes to your marketing images! To say Andrew's travel and photography experience is extensive would definitely be an understatement. He has journeyed to remote and exotic locations in 48 countries on all six continents in search of adventure and authentic cultural experiences. Whether it is diving with great white sharks in South Africa, in a cage with Bengal tigers in northern Thailand or perched atop a land cruiser, photographing rhinos and lions in the Serengeti, he has likely photographed any holiday experience you can imagine. In 2015, Andrew earned the Directors Platinum award from Royal LePage for outstanding sales performance. Andrew's commitment as your real estate professional is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. Whether you're buying or selling, contact him with any questions that you may have. His promise to you is that your experience will be both stress-free and enjoyable. His focus is always YOU and the results you can expect from him.

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