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David Chancellor  Photographer represented by @hellokiosk @francescamaffeogallery- 'handle like eggs'-monograph 'hunters'-contributor @natgeo iPhone diary/film work

white rhino, eastern cape, South African #rhino #fightingextinction #conservation #conserving #horn #stoppoaching -- always amazed by wildlife's ability to blend regardless of size; simply amazed by nature 💚🦏 @bwyanoleary @artfuldodgersimaging @francescamaffeogallery @hellokiosk @forrangers @kinetic_six

Really great event this @francescamaffeogallery it was a real pleasure to share this exciting platform with gallery director Francesca Genovese-Wheeler and a super talented bunch @matthewpaulfinn @laurapannack @sophieharristaylor @celinemarchbank look forward to other gallery events, great learning, thank you all #photography #photographers #photographerslife #artists #gallery #artiststalks #photographygallery #art #via #summershow #personaljourney #handlelikeeggs #lovelosslifeanddeath @artfuldodgersimaging @bwyanoleary @filmsnotdead -- repost image courtesy @richfoto

balloon and jellyfish, happy and sad, beautiful for 5 minutes, never ever ugly. --just to edit this post..the point here is that we all love balloons, I'm not trying to constantly bang on about everything, BUT let's just think !! Balloons filled with air are fun too and then dispose of them properly. Do we really need to release foil balloons into the sky for the 5 minutes of enjoyment we get whilst they rise skywards ? Compared to the long term destruction they cause ? Just a thought.

lighting a young giraffe, museum of natural history, Cape Town, South Africa, from a while back, brought into current work #hunters #southafrica #caught #giraffe #fightingextinction

The quagga (Equus quagga quagga) museum of natural history, Cape Town, South Africa - is an extinct subspecies of plains zebra that lived in South Africa until the 19th century. It was long thought to be a distinct species, but genetic studies have shown it to be the southernmost subspecies of plains zebra. It is considered particularly close to Burchell's zebra. Its name was derived from its call, which sounded like "kwa-ha-ha". The quagga is believed to have been around 257 cm (8 ft 5 in) long and 125–135 cm (4 ft 1 in–4 ft 5 in) tall at the shoulder. It was distinguished from other zebras by its limited pattern of primarily brown and white stripes, mainly on the front part of the body. The rear was brown and without stripes, and therefore more horse-like. The distribution of stripes varied considerably between individuals. Little is known about the quagga's behaviour, but it may have gathered into herds of 30–50 individuals. Quaggas were said to be wild and lively, yet were also considered more docile than Burchell's zebra. They were once found in great numbers in the Karoo of Cape Province and the southern part of the Orange Free State in South Africa.

After the Dutch settlement of South Africa began, the quagga was heavily hunted as it competed with domesticated animals for forage. While some individuals were taken to zoos in Europe, breeding programs were unsuccessful. The last wild population lived in the Orange Free State, and the quagga was extinct in the wild by 1878. The last captive specimen died in Amsterdam on 12 August 1883. Only one quagga was ever photographed alive and only 23 skins are preserved today. In 1984, the quagga was the first extinct animal to have its DNA analysed, and the Quagga Project is trying to recreate the phenotype of hair coat pattern and related characteristics by selectively breeding Burchell's zebras.
#hunters #karoo #southafrica #conserving #conservation #quagga #zebra #extinct #fightingextinction #withbutterfliesandwarriors

Cephalocereus senilis (old man cactus) is a species of cactus native to Guanajuato and Hidalgo in eastern Mexico. It is threatened in the wild, but widespread propagation and popularity in cultivation have reduced the demand on wild populations.
The hairs are modified spines and they make the plant appear almost snow-white; they serve to protect the plant from frost and sun. However, the hairs are only the radial spines of the cactus; they conceal formidable sharp yellow central spines that belie the inoffensive appearance of the hairy covering. The old man is not as gentle as he first appears.
#cactus #cacti #southafrica #northerncape #ouch

thunderstorm landscape, with bubbles.

the day we found Paul's horse, eastern cape, South Africa #southafrica #hunters #horse new work @artfuldodgersimaging @francescamaffeogallery @hellokiosk @bwyanoleary @rabia.kader
How fares it with the happy dead?
For here the man is more and more;
But he forgets the days before
God shut the doorways of his head.

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson

northern cape, South Africa #southafrica #cactus #cacti #ouch

Fin under an African sky--"No domestic animal can be as still as a wild animal. People have lost the aptitude of stillness, and must take lessons in silence from the wild before they are accepted by it.” ― Karen Blixen.

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