A magnificent elephant moving through the Serengeti ecosystem. Our team are working hard in this area documenting the complex relationship between man and beast. Follow along on our Instagram Stories to see some behind-the-scenes moments with the team as they complete phase two of a documentary.
We have one crew in the Serengeti, Tanzania and another filming in this enchanting wilderness area - @niassawilderness in northern Mozambique.
Both incredible parts of Africa that we feel privileged to work in. Documenting life in these areas is a constant adventure. We love exploring, digging deeper and understanding more about each new place.
Some of you may have seen this lion cub lying in a tree by the river the other morning in our Instagram Stories. Here is a closer up image of this endearing little guy. The team are working hard but thoroughly enjoying time spent in the Serengeti.
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@Regrann from @ksplchelonia - Happy World Wildlife Day 2017!
Selamat Hari Alam Liar Sedunia 2017!
Hari Kehidupan Alam Liar Sedunia (World Wildlife Day) adalah hari yang diperingati setiap 3 Maret di seluruh dunia secara global yang bertujuan untuk merayakan keindahan dan keragaman berbagai bentuk fauna dan flora liar dan untuk meningkatkan kesadaran mengenai besarnya manfaat konservasi alam terhadap lingkungan dan manusia.
@Regrann from @veganstrongwarrior - Today is #WorldWildlifeDay and I #JoinTheHerd. For nearly a decade, global demand for ivory has fueled a poaching crisis in many African nations- decimating forest and bush elephants alike, leaving baby elephants without their mothers, and stripping local communities of desperately-needed tourism revenue. Meanwhile, militant groups and international criminal syndicates have profited from the ivory trade, creating regional instability and strife. An estimated 33,000 African elephants are killed every year for their tusks.
We must raise awareness and take a stand against poachers and wildlife exploitation. Educate yourselves, continue to learn every day and be a voice for these beautiful and fascinating creatures. They have a place here on this Earth just as much as we do, if not more. We need not interfere unless it is to help them continue on their own rightfully so, natural lives. I stand with wildlife.
You can Join the Herd, donate, get involved, buy merch, find events, learn more about the ivory trade, and more at www.yearoftheelephant.org #YearOfTheElephant - #regrann
This was taken outside of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The lake is Lake Kivu in The Congo. One of my favorite nights traveling.
Found this mini-dinosaur basking in the sun & enjoying life (: Happy World Wildlife Day! This is a marine iguana, an endemic species to the Galapagos (meaning it is only found here) that made its way to the islands about 10 million years ago. It forages in the sea, making it the only marine lizard. They live on land but feed in water. The marine iguana can dive down up to 30 ft (9m) to feed on ulva algae in subtidal or intertidal habitats. They also sneeze out excess salts they intake from diving. Pretty cool dudes. Thanks for letting me take your pic!!! #diveinecuador
After spending several months during the course of a year in Africa shooting a story on wildlife poisoning, National Geographic photographer Charlie Hamilton James (@chamiltonjames) enjoyed his final day on assignment photographing (and cuddling) orphaned elephants. “On one level, it’s lovely, and on another level, it’s very sad. There’s a bit of a weird sort of emotional shift going on at the same time,” explains Charlie, who traveled to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (@dswt) in Kenya to see Roi, a young elephant who lost his mother to a poison dart. “Every single one of those elephants has seen some horrific trauma in its life.” Charlie offers advice to those who want to get involved on #WorldWildlifeDay but may not be traveling to Africa anytime soon: “The thing we can do is think locally,” he says. “Consider the animals on your own doorstep, and fight to protect them.”
To see more of Charlie’s day hanging out with elephants, watch our Instagram story.
Video by @chamiltonjames
We currently have a crew in Tanzania filming a documentary. This is an image taken by @oli_caldow in the villages where they are working on the outskirts of the Serengeti - they will be based here for a month of filming and have already captured some powerful moments.
We have another crew in Niassa, Mozambique with @niassawilderness - looking forward to sharing some footage and photographs with you from here.