There are now only six northern white rhinos left in the world. Suni was one of the last two breeding males in the world and no northern white rhinos are known to have survived in the wild. Consequently the species now stands at the brink of complete extinction, a sorry testament to the greed of the human race.
This is tragic news from Ol’ Pejeta conservancy in Kenya….
Got my NJ Wight 2015 calendar today! I love all the months but I can`t wait for March the most…. oh and Pudge had to be in the shot since she`s such a nosy nellie.
Look at the babies!
Thanks NJ.. and since I know you`re heading back to Africa, I just want to wish you a safe trip and excellent weather.
Well, I don’t generally reblog, but how can I resist a photo of Purge and Crabby Cat togehter! Thanks for ordering the calendar pricklyegs-glad you love it and thanks for helping to fund the trip in two weeks! If you haven’t ordered yours: http://www.njwight.com/artshop/wildlife-calendar/
I really love your pictures! I love photography and your pictures enspire me so much! May I ask you what a camera you use and how long it took until you got shots like these?
Well thanks very much. I currently shoot with a Canon 5D Mlll. I started photography in 2007 on a trip to Tanzania. The photos on tumblr include many taken at that time. My first body was a Canon Rebel xTi followed by a Canon 7D(currently my second body)
Thanks for taking the time to write. Cheers, NJ
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!
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.
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?
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.
I can respect your opinions on people, but it upsets me that you think of Joan Rivers as an idol. What aspect of her did you "idolise", I guess, I just can't think of a better word. Hope you don't take offence to my question, I am just curious of her positive traits that outweigh all the negative stuff she has said (misogyny, racism, fat-shaming, hate speech against Palestinian children etc)
I don’t mind your question but don’t misquote me. I did not say I idolized her. I did not know her. I said I thanked her. You might not be familiar with the history of comedy, I am. Joan changed things in a completley misogynyst business. She (and a few others like Phyliss Diller) pushed through the heaviest doors so that someone like me could even get an audition.
She was a polarizing personality. She was a comic. She was doing her job. Shocking to many. Beloved by many. I did not say I found all of her humour funny, including some of the self-deprecating humor she was most famous for.
I said I applauded her. She worked for five decades in an unbelievably difficult, judgemental and unforgiving industry. She put herself out there. She accepted the hard knocks-and she had her share-and she kept working, fearless, knowing exactly how people felt about her and how polarising she was. She knew who she was.
She owned every success and every failure, publicly.
Long before I choose this path, I walked another. In younger days I spent 10+ years as a stand-up comic. I am deeply saddened today. Joan Rivers blazed a trail for so many women in comedy. I thank her.I applaud her.