Photo by @pedromcbride | The famous bull elephant, Matt, is one of the largest ‘tuskers’ remaining in northern Kenya. He frequently hides in the arid brush, often concealing his tusks from view. He is monitored daily via GPS and protected thanks to the work of @nrt_kenya and @savetheelephants to keep this iconic giant roaming in the wild. To see more, follow @pedromcbride. #conservation #kenya #africa #elephants #nature #petemcbride
Photo by @pedromcbride | Loijipu, an orphan rhino, enjoys a bottle of milk on Sera, the only community-led black rhino sanctuary in northern Kenya. There are now 14 black rhinos living safely in this landscape, where nearly all the wildlife was decimated due to illegal poaching, thanks to the work of @nrt_kenya. To see more, follow @pedromcbride // #rhino #conservation #Kenya #Africa #nature #cute #wildlife #petemcbride
Photo by @amivitale | Sakakei Naiptari moves his cows out of the boma before they milk them and take them out for grazing at Loisaba Conservancy (@loisaba_conservancy) in Laikipia in northern Kenya. He is one of many neighboring pastoralists who are participating in a cattle program. The cows are first grazed on conservancy land and then sold to cattle markets for higher profits. The earnings are used for wildlife conservation and community projects. Loisaba is an important habitat for more than 260 bird and 57 mammal species, and it is an important elephant corridor.
To get involved and learn more about community-based conservation, please follow @loisaba_conservancy, @nature_africa and @amivitale.
@nature_org @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeoimagecollection #kenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #northernkenya #africa #agriculture #cattle #farming #cows #conservation #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale
Photo by @amivitale | Happy International Zebra Day! Here, a dazzle of zebra gather at the Manyara Ranch Conservancy, a 35,000-acre area just north of Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park and set against the towering backdrop of the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Zebras are fierce fighters whose strong social bonds help protect them from predators. When threatened, they form a semicircle around the attacker and prepare to fight. If one of their herd is injured or sick, the others will surround it and fend off would-be predators. Follow @amivitale for more photos of Africa’s wildlife and the incredible conservation work being done to conserve it. @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety #africa #everydayafrica #zebra #conservation
Photo by @florianschulzvisuals | This is what it looks like when a 3000-pound black rhino wants to take out the photographer. During my lectures, I often get asked about some of the most dangerous moments in my career, and this rhino encounter was definitely one of them. Together with former poachers that were now working with Save the Rhino Trust, I was patrolling the open landscapes of northwestern Namibia looking for black rhinos. This rhino had taken a mud bath in one of the few watering holes when it heard the shutter of my camera. A rhino’s eyesight is very poor and it decided to attack. My guides and trackers had already climbed a tree while I was still standing there taking a series of shots. I ran at the last moment, leaving the tripod behind. The rhino caught up fast. There was no time to climb the tree. I barely made it behind the tree when the rhino took out a branch as thick as my leg that was low to the ground. The trackers started barking like dogs, motivating the rhino to keep going. Thank God it did! Please #FollowMe at @florianschulzvisuals for more stories from the wild! #blackrhino #namibia #wildlifephotography #africa #savetherhinotrust
Video by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto | Navigating the waterways of Makoko waterfront community in Lagos, Nigeria. Makoko’s nickname is the «Venice of Africa.” It is a large, low-income community with more than 50 percent of its population on water. The houses on water are supported by wooden stilts, driven deep into the waterbed. Each house hosts between six and 10 people. The principal economic activities of Makoko are salt making, sand dredging, and fishing. Thanks Benedicte Kurzen for bringing me there! #nigeria #makoko #lagos #africa #water #veniceofafrica
Photo by @maggiesteber | In honor of Black History Month, we celebrate a marvelous race and culture that has endured despite terrible treatment from the beginning of the African slave trade. Atis Rezistans artist Andre Eugene believes in turning his face toward the light in his studio on Grand Rue in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. His ancestors were taken from the shores of Africa and across the Middle Passage. «We can never be certain of the total number of Africans who arrived in the New World as slaves but scholarly estimates put the number at 10 to 12 million,» according to Jamaica-born scholar and professor Colin Palmer. This month we honor those who had no choice in coming and celebrate the widespread contributions of their descendants across the Americans and throughout Europe. #blackhistorymonth #africa #haiti #stillstanding
Photo by @kengeiger | Five sleepy cheetahs lounge in the shade of an acacia tree on the savanna of the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. The five are all males, four brothers and a friend. Earlier they were unsuccessful in attempting to take down a baby giraffe—thus being cats, it was time for a nap. Follow @kengeiger for more images of #africa, the #maasaimara and #naboishoconservancy. #cheetah #infrared
Photo by @KenGeiger | The grey crowned crane is one of the most regal birds you’ll see in Southern Africa. It stands over three feet tall and has a wingspan of over six feet. Unfortunately only 17,000 to 22,000 remain in the wild, and their numbers are on the decline, according to the IUCN Red List. To explore more images of the #Africa follow @kengeiger
#endangered #kenya #naboishoconservancy #maasaimara #greycrownedcrane
Photo by @pedromcbride | With roughly 5,000 left in the wild, the black rhino continues to face extreme poaching dangers for its horn that is biologically no different than a toenail. Amazingly, one place is bucking the trend. @lewa_wildlife has not lost a rhino, thanks to a network of protectors and protection that enable rhinos like Wai Wai and her baby to thrive. Amazed to witness Lewa evolve from a cattle ranch to a wildlife sanctuary that now boasts 14 percent of Kenya’s rhino population (black and white). To see more, follow @pedormcbride @nrt_kenya #kenya #rhino #conservation #Africa #nature #wildlife #goodnews #petemcbride