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Africa Animals Black and White Instagram Wildlife

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

To celebrate World Rhino Day, here’s an image from the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.
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Africa Color Instagram Ramblings

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

This snapshot embodies the impetus for my safari images in Tanzania that I’ve recently shown. The woman depicted here is my Mother, and a couple years prior to this trip, she was hit by a car while crossing a street. Luckily she survived, but there is long-term damage in other ways that still lingers to this day.
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Anyway, several months after her accident, I was traveling in Bali, Indonesia and she was on my mind. I couldn’t help but think how fragile life is and how quickly things can change. It was at this moment that I realized how fortunate I was to be traveling and having the means to do so. I then recalled that my Mom’s dream had always been to go to Africa, so I vowed to make it happen. Within two weeks of returning home from Bali, I had researched and booked our reservations for a safari with Andy Biggs and Thomson Safaris. Being a photographer, I chose the trip with Andy out of selfish reasons, but it was a fantastic experience for both my Mom and I. We would do it exactly the same next time around.
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At this point, I want to personally thank Andy Biggs, @theglobalphotographer, and Thomson Safaris, @thomsonsafaris. They made the trip an experience of a lifetime that my Mom still remembers to this day. Thank you!
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Africa Animals Black and White Instagram Wildlife

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

By many standards, this is a simple photograph. However, as these two lions rest in the Ngorongoro Crater, I really like the balance and symmetry of their opposite directions and curled tails. When I scan the image, my eye constantly circles back to their eyes and darts between the two. Additionally, I wonder if opposing positions give them a 360 degree view of their surroundings, thus increasing their chance of finding prey.
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@theglobalphotographer @thomsonsafaris
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Alaska Color Instagram Landscape

Hubbard Glacier

The Hubbard Glacier is unpredictable and exciting at times. I think that’s why I endured the rain and cold to photograph the occasional calving. I wanted something grand and epic. This is what I got.
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