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The Malagasy giant chameleon, or Oustalets’s chameleon - another endemic species - is the longest chameleon found in Madagascar and at 70 cm in length is a massive contrast to the tiny Brookesia I posted a few days ago... . . #timeandtideafrica #miavana #royalafricansafaris #madagascar #chameleon #onsafari #neverstopexploring @timeandtideafrica

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One of the highlights of visiting Miavana at this time of year is the opportunity of visiting the sooty tern colony - now estimated to number up to 70’000 individuals, making it the largest colony in Madagascar. Numbers have grown significantly in the last ten years due to conservation efforts to stop egg poaching. . . @timeandtideafrica #miavana #natureisluxury #seabirds #nosymanampaho #terms #sustainabletourism #neverstopexploring #madagascar #birdsafari #timeandtideafrica

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Miavana is Nirvana... I very seldom post photos of ‘places’ but this is an exception.. the lodge is superb at every level; design, attention to detail, service, luxury, food, experience and most importantly the fabulous team that looks after you. This is a game changer for Madagascar. . . @timeandtideafrica #miavana #luxurytravel #bestlodge #madagascar @passagetoafrica #royalafricansafaris @safarious #neverstopexploring #travelwithapurpose #earthpix #addressplanetearth #happyplace #shotoniphone #timeandtideafrica

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Lemurs are under increasing threat across Madagascar due to habitat loss and degradation as well as poaching. Against this background the Time + Tide Foundation at #miavana translocated and introduces a population of crowned lemurs to the island with the intention of developing a protected and sustainable population. This initiative is part of the broader conservation story inherent in the high cost, low volume tourism model that @timeandtideafrica has adopted. An added bonus is that as a guest on the island you get to go out with the research and monitoring team and see these very adorable lemurs! . . #lemurs #madagascar #neverstopexploring #travelwithapurpose #conservation #royalafricansafaris #onsafari #bbcearth #luxurytravel #instawild #nosyankao #conservationtravel @passagetoafrica @safarious #timeandtideafrica

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This tiny chameleon is amongst the world’s smallest - and it may be a new species yet to be described. It is one of the leaf chameleon’s of the Brookesia genus and is found on the island of Nosy Ankao - home to the extraordinary Miavana lodge. Not only is the lodge amongst the most spectacular that I have ever stayed at, but more importantly their commitment to the larger conservation story is changing the exploitation and degradation of critical habitat, not only for this micro chameleon but also for a host of other species. . . @timeandtideafrica #miavana #madagascar #chameleon #neverstopexploring #royalafricansafaris #travelwithapurpose #livewild #newspecies #discover #natgeowild #earthpix @my_madagascar @igersmadagascar #timeandtideafrica

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The new young male on the block @singita_ boulders . . #singitaboulders #sabisands @passagetoafrica @travelswithamber #royalafricansafaris #bigcatsofinstagram #leopard #onsafari #oursingita

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This has been an incredible wild dog safari across Africa! @singita_ #singitaboulders #wilddogs #onsafari #ourplanetdaily @africanimals @passagetoafrica @safarious #bbcearth #natgeomyshot #neverstopexploring

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#bekindtoelephants Up close and personal with a wonderful old bull. . #worthmorealive #elephants #shotoniphone #onsafari #pamushana #oursingita @singita_ @themalilangwetrust @malilangwe_scouts #royalafricansafaris #africanimals @safarious

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A very melanistic giraffe at Pamushana lodge in Zimbabwe - one of my favorite destinations in Africa. . . #giraffe #natgeowild #onsafari @singita_ #zimbabwe #malilangwewildlifereserve #pamushana @passagetoafrica

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The Jewel of Africa - malachite kingfisher. . . #onsafari #malachitekingfisher #birdsafari #oursingita @singita_ #pamushana #royalafricansafaris @safarious

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Traveling wild. . . #onsafari #wildlife_inspired #wilddogs #pilatuspc12 @comairflightservices #royalafricansafaris @passagetoafrica @singita_ #neverstopexploring @themalilangwetrust #comairflightservices

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Sometimes life just bites you on the bum! . . #wilddogs #hyena #wildlifeencounters #onsafari @singita_ #pamushana #royalafricansafaris @africanimals

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Hide and seek... . . #lion #royalafricansafaris #Singita_ #grumetireserve #serengeti #africanimals #featured_wildlife #onsafari #bbcearth #natgeowild #rememberinglions

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A dazzle of zebra.. . . #discoverafrica #royalafricansafaris #onsafari #serengeti #Singita_ #grumeti #zebra #dazzle

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The migration... . . #leopard #zebra #wildebeest #migration #serengeti #onsafari #tanzania @grumetifund @singita_ @passagetoafrica

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There is nothing like evening light with a thunderstorm brewing in the background. . . #discoverafrica #addressplanetearth #onsafari #Singita_ #royalafricansafaris #eveninglight #thunderstorm #tanzania #serengeti #elephants

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Horsing around in the Serengeti! . . #zebra #serengeti #migration #Singita_ #grumetireserve #discoverafrica #onsafari #passagetoafrica #grumetifund @africanimals #nuts_about_nature #bbcearth #natgeomyshot

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#bekindtoelephants they make the world a better place. . . @africanimals @safarious @bbcearth #elephants #neverstopexploring #kenya #onsafari #worthmorealive #stopthekilling #natgeowild #africageo #geosafaris

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Life can be upside down sometimes.. . . @passagetoafrica #neverstopexploring #lions #bigcatconservation #okavangodelta #botswana #dubaplainscamp #greatplainsconservation #botswana #africanimals @bornfreefoundation #rememberinglions #rememberingwildlife

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Heading back to Rwanda on the weekend... can’t wait to be in the presence of the these remarkable animals once again! . . @savinggorillas @theellenfund @rememberingwildlife @passagetoafrica @safarious #gorillas @rwanda_tourism #gorillaconservation #endangeredspecies #neverstopexploring #bbcearth #natgeowild @natgeosafari @africanimals #theellenfund

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It is becoming increasing uncommon to see Caracal on safari. This is an old photo and finding it reminds me how rare a sighting like this is. So powerful and all cat. . . #caracal #africancats #catsofinstagram #wildlifeportraits #africaamazing #africanimages #onsafari #neverstopexploring #africananimals #natgeomyshot #africananimals

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In some ways giraffe epitomize Africa more than any other animal. It would be hard to imagine the endless plains without them, and yet in the last 30 years their numbers have dropped by over 30% across the continent, with some populations having decreased by over 90%. Some subspecies are on the verge of extinction. . . #endangeredspecies #giraffe @giraffe_conservation @safarious @bbcearth @passagetoafrica #maasaimara #kenya #neverstopexploring #africaamazing

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I am often reminded when watching pelicans fish of that old childhood poem by Dixon Merritt . ‘A wonderful bird is the Pelican His beak can hold more than his belly can. He can hold in his beak Enough food for a week! But I’ll be darned if I know how the hellican’ . #pelican #birdsafari #zakouma #africanparks @africanparksnetwork @zakouma_national_park @safarious #chad #childhoodpoems

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Delighted and honored that this image of mine has made it through to the semifinals of the Africa Geographic photo competition! If you would like to vote for the image, I would be ecstatic! To do so, please go to the link in my bio.. Thank you 🙏 . . The image was taken in the glorious pre-dawn light as 10 million plus red-billed Quelea came down to drink. This is how you start each day when on safari at #campnomade in #zakouma #chad . . @africageo #africageo #africageographic @africanparksnetwork @zakouma_national_park #neverstopexploring #natgeomyshot @bbcearth

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Family portrait or album cover? . . #lionsofinstagram #bigcats #familyportraits #onsafari #okavangodelta #botswana #botswanasafari #dubaplains #greatplainsconservation

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Blue light is that magical 10 or 20 minutes before dawn or after sunset.. the most beautiful time of day, filled with either promise or reflection. And my favorite light for taking photographs. . . @greatplainsconservation #dubaplains #elephants #neverstopexploring #onsafari #botswana #okavango #bluelightphotography #bbcearth #natgeowild

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A nuptial gift... perhaps not quite big enough! . . . @passagetoafrica #royalafricansafaris #birdsafari #dubaplains #

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The ever elusive Caracal.. true ghosts of the darkness. I always feel so privileged to see one. . . @africanparksnetwork @zakouma_national_park #earthpix #bbcearth #addressplanetearth #natgeowild #caracal #catsofinstagram #onsafari #zakouma #discovertheworld

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Sunset on the Makgadikgadi Pans. . . @passagetoafrica @uncharteredafricasafari #naturalselection #jackscamp #sunset #safarisunset #addressplanetearth #discovertheworld #bbcearth #natgeowild #earthpix #botswana #safarious #natgeowild #africageophoto

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Meet Katlego, born on the 11th April. His name means ‘Achievement’, and is a testament to the work of @rhinoswithoutborders and @greatplainsfoundation in protecting rhino’s. Amongst the doom and gloom surrounding rhino’s, this is a good news story! . . @passagetoafrica #dubaplains #botswana #rhinos #endangeredspecies #rhinoconservation #worthmorealive #safari #natgeomyshot #onsafari #greatplainsconservation

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Early morning antics in the Okavango Delta. . . @passagetoafrica #royalafricansafaris #greatplainsconservation @rememberingwildlife #lionsofinstagram #lions #playtime #botswana #onsafari #dubaplains #natgeowild #wildography

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@rhinoswithoutborders 🙏. . . #stopextinction #rhinos @greatplainsconservation @wildaid @bbcearth #natgeowild @natgeowild #natgeomyshot #okavangodelta #wildography

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Close encounters. Magical. . . @passagetoafrica #royalafricansafaris @greatplainsconservation #rhinos #rhinoswithoutborders #botswana #endangeredspecies

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Like everything else in Zakouma, the night drives are highly rewarding! The Serval cat has the longest legs, relative to its body size, of all the cats...and it’s one of the most beautiful! . . #serval #nightsafari #zakouma #chad #bbcearth #natgeowild @africanparksnetwork @passagetoafrica @zakouma_national_park #wildography

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Can we play? . . #ethiopianwolf #endangeredspecies #balemountains @savetheethiopianwolf @passagetoafrica @natgeowild @bbcearth #ethiopia #natgeoyourshot #wolves #playtime

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It is said that the crocodiles in Zakouma only eat fish.. I have never felt confident enough to test that! Apologies for the grisly imagery. If you are squeamish don’t scroll further. . . @zakouma_national_park @africanparksnetwork #royalafricansafaris #zakouma #crocodile #natgeoyourshot

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#bekindtoelephants #elephants #campnomade #africanparks #zakouma #passagetoafrica #natgeoyourshot #natgeowild #chad #worthmorealive

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Dawn amongst a few million quelea. . . #campnomade @zakouma_national_park @africanparksnetwork @passagetoafrica #justanotherday #africaamazing #birdsafari #quelea #chad #flock #murmeration #wildestafrica

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A very brief moment with a gorgeous but very shy young leopard. The look says it all! Green season at the spectacular Forest Chem Chem has been a delight. . @passagetoafrica @chemchemsafari #tanzania #chemchem #leopard #picoftheday #earthcapture #bbcearth #pantheracats #photosafari #addressplanetearth

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An uncommon and very beautiful leucistic (white) giraffe seen in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania . @asiliaafrica #royalafricansafaris #ruahanationalpark #jabaliridge #giraffe #leucisticgiraffe #earthcapture #photosafari #rarewildlife #tanzania #safari @bbcearth #bbcearth @safarious #safarious @featured_wildlife

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The bulls of Chem Chem. . @passagetoafrica @chemchemsafari #elephant #tarangire #earthcapture #discoverwildlife #picoftheday #bekindtoelephants #ivorybelongstoelephants #photosafari #chemchem

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Play time after the rain. . @rememberingwildlife #rememberinglions @legendaryexpeditions @passagetoafrica #lionplay #serengeti #catsofinstagram #earthpix @natgeowild #lioncubs

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Spent a wonderful hour with this beautiful leopard this morning in the Serengeti. . @passagetoafrica #royalafricansafaris @legendaryexpeditions #maswa #serengeti #leopard #pantheracats #earthpix #addressplanetearth #natgeowild #picoftheday #legendaryexpeditions

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A peek through the vegetation at a one month old Western Lowland gorilla. Sangha lodge offers trekking with these gentle giants, elephants in the Bai, Kayaking through the waterways, black bellied pangolin and so much more...a must visit destination for all those who love adventure and the natural world. . @passagetoafrica @sangha_lodge #gorillas @natgeowild @earthpix #congogorillaforest @theellenfund @savinggorillas

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A big musth bull. All covered in the multicolored muds of Sangha Bai. . @sangha_lodge @elephantlisteningproject #forestelephant #elephants #centralafricanrepublic #dzangasangha #discoverwildlife #picoftheday #safari @earthpix @natgeowild

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Ndima - it means ‘forest’ in the local BaAka language, and perhaps nothing embodies forest more than these beautiful, charismatic and elusive mammals - the black bellied Pangolin. Pangolins are both the only mammals on earth with scales, and the most trafficked mammal on the planet. The @sanghapangolinproject is doing groundbreaking and valuable work in the conservation of these and other pangolin species. . #sanghalodge #sanghapangolinproject #blackbelliedpangolin #pangolins #Ndima #centralafricanrepublic #discoverwildlife #wildlifeshots #planetearth @natgeowild @passagetoafrica

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#natgeo100contest . Yusuf the Hyena Man

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Today marks the launch of the new #rememberinglions kickstarter campaign - the latest in the @rememberingwildlife series of beautiful books that have raised considerable funds for conservation. I am honored and delighted to have had one of my photographs selected for inclusion in this new book. Please do check out the #kickstarter page - your support really does make a difference! And there are some wonderful rewards on offer... . http://bit.ly/RememberingLions . @passagetoafrica @royalafricansafaris #lions #tanzania #ngorongorocrater #kingofthebeasts #natgeoyourshot #addressplanetearth #natgeo100contest @natgeowild @earthpix #pantheracats #catsofinstagram #earthcapture #rememberingwildlife . Congratulations to all the contributing photographers: Adam Bannister, Albie Venter, Andrew Aveley, Andy Biggs, Andy Rouse Photography, Anja Denker, Art Wolfe, Billy Dodson, Brent Stapelkamp, Chad Cocking, Chris Schmid, Daryl Balfour David Lloyd Wildlife Photography, Federico Veronesi, Frans Lanting, Greg Du Toit, Hannes Lochner, Heinrich Neumeyer, Hilary Hann, Isak Pretorius, James Gifford, James Suter, Jami Tarris, Jan van der Greef, Jonathan & Angela Scott, Keith Connelly, Kyle De Nobrega, Marcus Westberg, Marius Coetzee, Mark Dumbleton, Marlon Du Toit, Marsel van Oosten, Melissa Groo, Michael Lorentz, Michael Poliza, Nelis Wolmarans, Paul Goldstein, PJ Hicks, Pete Oxford, Piper Mackay, Richard Peters, Roger Hooper, Ross Couper, Sabine Stols, Andy & Sarah Skinner - Wildlife Photography, Shem Compion, Steve Winter, Suzi Eszterhas, Theo Allofs, Thomas Mangelsen, Todd Gustafson, Tom Way, Will Burrard-Lucas

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Greeting from Sangha Bai. One of the most intense and spectacular elephant experiences in Africa. @passagetoafrica @sangha_lodge #elephants #forestelephant #sanghalodge @elephantlisteningproject #dzangasangha #centralafricanrepublic #congo #remoteplaces #addressplanetearth

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Morning siesta time for a three year old western lowland gorilla in the forests of the Central African Republic. One the many wonderful experiences at @sangha_lodge. @passagetoafrica @savinggorillas #rememberinggreatapes #lowlandgorilla #gorilla #sanghalodge #centralafricanrepublic #dzangasangha @ccc_odzala