The Nature Box

Welcome to The Nature Box
By wildlife filmmaker and photographer Johan Vermeulen
This website is a celebration of our beautiful NATURAL WORLD.
Freelance Cameraman

Johan Vermeulen is a freelance wildlife and documentary cameraman based in South Africa. He has extensive knowledge working in the wild and understanding animal behaviour. Being based in the Greater Kruger region, he has an in depth love for the bushveld, but also a deep connection with the Kalahari regions where he has worked for many years.

Stock Footage

The Nature Box has a wide selection of stock footage and photographs available – predominantly of African wildlife. Get in touch should there be any specific footage you might need for your production. If we don’t have what you are looking for, we will try and help you source the correct material.


Johan has combined his love of nature and photography from a very young age. He is an experienced and skilled wildlife photographer, and the results can be seen in the images he captures. He has a particular love for bird photography, but anything nature related drives his passion for spending time taking photographs.

Commercial Work

The Nature Box also offers commercial related work, especially in the tourism industry and conservation initiatives. Johan combines years of filming and photographic experience with an appreciation of what tourism and various NPO’s contribute to conservation and the preserving of our natural world. Let The Nature Box put together a moving film for your nature related business.


This powerful documentary is the story of two men on a mission to get all four species of African pangolin on camera for the very first time. As they travel the continent to learn more about those caring for and studying pangolins, they are captivated by these strange, secretive creatures and document the race to save them from being poached to extinction.

The film will premiere on Endangered Species Day, Friday 17 May, and will be freely available online for worldwide viewing from Saturday 18 May on YouTube.

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Awareness is one of the most important aspects of conservation. Through film and media, The Nature Box’s goal is to create content that will inspire, and ultimately create change in mindsets about our natural world .


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Johan Vermeulen

South Africa

(+27)82 820 1330

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