The number of threatened species on the IUCN Red List has grown by 352 since this summer, according to an update released today. Currently, 21,286 species are now listed as threatened with extinction out of the 71,576 that have been evaluated. The new update comes with both good and bad news for a number of […]
Global conservation organization WWF has recognized Namibia for its outstanding conservation achievements. The Namibian President, His Excellency Hifikepunye Pohamba, is being presented today with a WWF Gift to the Earth Award – the second the country has received – by Chief Emeka Anyaoku, former President of WWF International. The ceremony is taking place in the […]
Just two year’s before his assassination, Julius Caesar brought to Rome one of the world’s most astonishing living creatures: a giraffe. The animal was among Caesar’s spoils from his campaign in Egypt and according to the Roman writer, Dio, the giraffe, which was arguably the first to ever touch European soil, was paraded in the […]
Without heroic conservationists many of today’s most beloved species would be extinct: think of pandas, tigers, and elephants. By single-mindly focused on saving a particular species, these conservation champions bring much-needed research, publicity, and, most importantly, targeted actions to keep an imperiled animal from the brink. Through their own exuberance, these heroes also gather others […]
A Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalus) crosses the Savute Channel, in no small hurry, to get to the safety of the other side. Savute Channel, Linyanti Reserve, Botswana. With DumaTau Camp. Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm. ISO 800 f4.8 @ 1/2000 sec. Lexar Media. © Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari
It’s been a while since I shared a photo outright on my blog for the sake of just sharing a photo. Here’s one I processed last night from a 2012 trip to the Kalahari. The first rays of sunlight were just enveloping this lone giraffe and I loved the mood. What do you think? The […]
The start of a new day on the plains of the Masai Mara – Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm. ISO 800. f4.8 @ 1/1500 sec. Lexar Media. © Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari with Mara Plains Camp
Horseback riding… African style. A group of riders is joined by a Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) on the open plains beneath Mt. Kilimanjaro. Chyulu Hills, Kenya. With Ride Kenya & Ol Donye Wuas Lodge Nikon D300s. Nikon 18-200mm. ISO 200. f 5.6 @ 1/1250 sec. Lexar Media.