Wild dogs affectionately playing before heading out to hunt. I could have watched this for hours but it lasted only a few minutes before the pack moved into the thick forest in hot pursuit. We were lucky to catch the beginning of a hunt as they chased a wildebeest madly through the trees before moving in too far to follow or even see. All and all a very lucky encounter and one @danahrichardson and I will never forget! @singita_
Playtime! Two young #wilddogs affectionately wrestle, moments after waking from a long nap. This display here is a form of bonding and way to warm up before a hunt. Wild Dogs are extremely loyal and affectionate to their pack, they also have the highest success rate in a hunt over any other predator in all of Africa. Photographing this pack today was truly a high light of my trip here with @danahrichardson! @jacadatravel
Photo by @paulnicklen / If you live in New York City then good news, you're in for a treat! My good friend and sincerely one of the finest photographers and passionate conservations out there, @paulnicklen is having the grand opening to his gallery today from noon to 9pm at: 347 W. Broadway SoHo New York City - stop in if you can, I assure you it will be worth it! I'm wishing I could be there but will most definitely be visiting the gallery next time I'm in NYC! Hope you can make it!
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Happy Earth Day! Today is the last day to purchase a signed print during @natgeocreative’s Flash Sale of my image of three horse riders on dawn patrol on a rainy sunrise near their ranch at the foot of the mission mountains in Nine Pipes, Montana. Photographed on assignment for National Geographic Travel. You can also purchase signed prints from some of my favorite @natgeo photographers, it's truly a great deal and opportunity, I bought a few for myself!
Click on the link in my profile to see the full collection of 5X5 prints available for $100. #earthday
A bull elephant, surrounded by thousands of #RedBilledQuelea at a watering hole in #Zimbabwe. Quelea's are the most abundant wild bird species on the planet, all found in sub-Saharan Africa. There an estimated 1.5 BILLION breeding pairs. During the breeding season these birds flock to areas to nest, numbering in the 10's of thousands and have often been seen in flocks estimated to be over 1 million strong. They can literally blacken the sky in flocks of this size while flying. For farmers it's a serious problem, these birds can wipe out an entire harvest in hours, leaving your years work and economy leveled. This last week we have been seeing thousands of these little guys, their colony has taken over numerous acres with tiny weaved nests decorating the forest. The sound of the birds in flight can sound like a gust of wind or even an incoming airplane when the flock is in great number. Truly remarkable and just another thing to love about Africa. @singita_
Truly honored to be a part of this - Signed prints from @natgeocreative photographers are on sale now! Visit the link in my profile to see the full collection of images in honor of Earth Day - Sale ends on April 22nd! #earthday
What fascinates me about Africa more than anything is how truly raw the wilderness here still is. @jacadatravel helped my wife @danahrichardson and I plan the current trip we are on, a tour through Southern Africa for our honeymoon. When they told us about how untouched the wilderness of #GonarezhouNationalPark in #Zimbabwe is, we had to see it for ourselves. We were put into great hands on arrival with our guide Thomas, he told us that there is nothing more dangerous in the park than the elephants. When you approach any wildlife here you have to be as quite as possible, they aren't used to people. Always give a wide birth and be respectful, especially when on foot on game walks. We were charged a handful of times by #elephants, twice by this one here, thankfully we were in a truck! Thomas always remained calm, backed us out of the situation and reminded us that they call it the wild kingdom for a reason. There is no place like Gonarezhou, it's beautiful and untouched, I hope it remains that way forever.
Best known for my work in adventure photography, this image captures a fleeting moment in time when rainy Montana skies briefly give way to a stunning sunrise over the mountains as three horseback riders move across the valley. A quiet scene of people interacting with nature in a way that leaves only a small footprint behind.
Live today! I’m pleased to announce that my photo of a stunning sunrise over the mountains is running with the @natgeocreative’s Flash Sale collection from April 17th - April 22nd in honor of Earth Day. Visit the link in my profile to see all the signed prints on sale for $100. #earthday
It's autumn here in the Southern Hemisphere and the rain season is in full effect. Everything is incredibly lush and green here in #zimbabwe - the salad season for all grazing animals. These 2 young #Zebras taking a break to have a little playful sparing. @jacadatravel@chilolodge@danahrichardson
The watering point - here in #Zimbabwe these areas in villages are not only a place to get clean water safely, they're also places of community. My friend Thomas told me today that if you have a message you need delivered, this is the best place to drop it. Within hours that message will be spread throughout the area or delivered to where it needs to be. It was a sincere pleasure walking around this village today, warmly meeting the locals and experiencing their way of life. The more you look and experience it, the more magical Africa becomes. 🏻 @jacadatravel@chilogorge@danahrichardson
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A yellow #hornbill about to chow down on a giant beetle in #GonarezhouNationalPark here in #zimbabwe. I always love seeing these birds, they have a lot of attitude and a constant scowl on their face, totally bad ass. I guess if my diet consisted of termites and giant beetles and I had to fly around with the weight of that giant bill on my face I'd looked a little pissed too. @jacadatravel@chilogorge
Last light on the stunning #VictoriaFalls - It was a pleasure getting to see and photograph this natural wonder of the world! It's been an incredible week for @danahrichardson and I, touring the #ZambeziRiver, meeting so many wonderful people and staying at the beautiful @royalchundu lodge! If you ever get a chance, come here! Tomorrow morning we are off to the next adventure, it will be hard to say goodbye to this incredible place! @jacadatravel
Believe it or not, this little guy here, the #RockHyraxe, is the most closely related animal to the elephant genetically speaking. It's substantially different in size however, growing no larger than 28 inches and weighing about 10 pounds; compared to its close relative the elephant, which can weigh in excess of 10 tons and exceed a height of 10 feet. Side by side the 2 species make a pretty oddly proportioned family. @jacadatravel@danahrichardson@paigeclaassen@arjandekock
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If you're looking for a lesson in patience, trying to photograph butterflies in flight is a good start. I'm currently at @royalchundu and this beautiful lodge is teaming with #butterflies at the moment! I was lucky enough to get a few sharp frames of these fast moving bugs today, hoping to try my luck again tomorrow morning! @jacadatravel
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Happy birthday to one of my all time bro's and favorite people, @joekinder - Swipe to see a b day montage of Joe in action gettin down and dirty. Over the last 12 years Joe and I have had a ton of adventures, looking forward to some more of that soon and as always some good laughs! Happy birthday brother! 🤙🏻