Thinking about my little pal today on #WorldRhinoDay. 769 rhino deaths in South Africa as of Sept 10. I hope he and his Mom are still safe…
njwight:

My little buddy Shrek the white rhino. May he stay safe and grow old.
Find out more about the rhino poaching crisis here: http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/rhinoceros/african_rhinos/poaching_crisis_african_rhinos/
Please spread the word and keep Shrek safe.

Thinking about my little pal today on #WorldRhinoDay. 769 rhino deaths in South Africa as of Sept 10. I hope he and his Mom are still safe…

njwight:

My little buddy Shrek the white rhino. May he stay safe and grow old.

Find out more about the rhino poaching crisis here: http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/rhinoceros/african_rhinos/poaching_crisis_african_rhinos/

Please spread the word and keep Shrek safe.

I was so touched today to receive an email from Angela Sheldrick from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.  She responded to my post dedicated to this young rhino named Shida that I met at the incredible Sheldrick’s Elephant orphanage in Nairobi. Angela and her Mother Dame Daphne Sheldrick are heros of mine. You should really visit thier site. They have saved 100’s of baby elephants-a blessing to all of us. It was shared on thier Facebook Page here.
 

I was so touched today to receive an email from Angela Sheldrick from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.  She responded to my post dedicated to this young rhino named Shida that I met at the incredible Sheldrick’s Elephant orphanage in Nairobi. Angela and her Mother Dame Daphne Sheldrick are heros of mine. You should really visit thier site. They have saved 100’s of baby elephants-a blessing to all of us. It was shared on thier Facebook Page here.

 

Sitting in an open 4x4, this male white rhino walked up and smelled my boot…wandering inside my minimum focusing distance. I am glad he liked my stink. To read more aboiut my encounteres with rhinos, drop by my blog and celebrate World Rhino Day-5 species forever!

njwight:

Tomorrow is World Rhino Day. A celebration of horns!
check out more info here: http://tinyurl.com/3ggn4xt

Sitting in an open 4x4, this male white rhino walked up and smelled my boot…wandering inside my minimum focusing distance. I am glad he liked my stink. To read more aboiut my encounteres with rhinos, drop by my blog and celebrate World Rhino Day-5 species forever!

njwight:

Tomorrow is World Rhino Day. A celebration of horns!

check out more info here: http://tinyurl.com/3ggn4xt

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Hang your dashboard on your wall! Order today. 

These frogs were about the size of my smallest finger nail. I wanted to make them look menacing so got down at eye level on the river bank. I call this Westside Story. (You youngsters may have to look that up.)

These frogs were about the size of my smallest finger nail. I wanted to make them look menacing so got down at eye level on the river bank. I call this Westside Story. (You youngsters may have to look that up.)

I followed this female spotted hyena for 20 minutes as she carried this huge hunk of meat back to the den. It disappeared pretty quick and then jr made off with a new toy!

Very excited to be offering this 2015 calendar of the best posts from 4+ years of tumblr’ing! Great gift idea…hint, hint. Take a look…

Very excited to be offering this 2015 calendar of the best posts from 4+ years of tumblr’ing! Great gift idea…hint, hint. Take a look…

I really do love seeing these photos of Fauna; it sheds more light in an area we need to see more of. I just think this is such a beautiful project and can't wait to see more of it! — Asked by tatumbee

Thanks. Funny, the chimps don’t seem to be that popular when I post them. Maybe because people follow me for my wildlife work? Or they think at first glance they are zoo shots? Not sure. I am glad you like. It is a very important body of work for me. Appalling what they have lived through at our hands. I am honoured to photograph them.

In case you didn’t know, they have a tumblr.

How did you get to where you are now? Your posts are very inspiring and I wish to work in the same field as you one day. What obstacles did you surpass to be in the place you are currently at? — Asked by tepni

Thanks for the comments. You can’t ask for more than inspiring someone. I am still overcoming obstacles everyday-including not tripping over my camera bag and trying to fit into my clothes. It took me many decades to arrive at this place…and in a way, I got here by chance. You can read my bio here. Good luck on your journey.

The Chimpanzees of Fauna: Seeing Past the Bars I have been photographing the chimpanzees of Fauna Sanctuary for more than two years. They are remarkable beings that have taught me a great deal about my creative process and my intentions as a photographer. I  struggle with comments from people who do not want to see photos of the chimps that include the bars they now live behind–even though we are responsible for them being behind bars? Please visit and read. I would appreciate any thoughts you might have…and certainly any help in getting this out into the world.

The Chimpanzees of Fauna: Seeing Past the Bars
I have been photographing the chimpanzees of Fauna Sanctuary for more than two years. They are remarkable beings that have taught me a great deal about my creative process and my intentions as a photographer. I  struggle with comments from people who do not want to see photos of the chimps that include the bars they now live behind–even though we are responsible for them being behind bars? Please visit and read. I would appreciate any thoughts you might have…and certainly any help in getting this out into the world.

This youngster was getting up his nerve…

This youngster was getting up his nerve…

Delighted to be on the radar for my 15 miunutes of fame yesterday. If you saw Giraffe Mohawk, it belonged to one of these two faces. The top I beleive…they were munching along the acacia’s together.