Instagram – April 30th, 2018

When we think of conservation, there’s a tendency to focus on the larger species of the animal world, and rhino, elephant and lion are often at the forefront of research and action. This post by @nature_africa reminded us that all creatures, great and small, contribute to the ecosystems in Africa in their own way and are of equal importance in the fight for conservation. And it helps that @ggkenya ’s photo is simply stunning!
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Photo by @ggkenya. African skimmers at sunrise on the Kafue River in Kafue National Park, one of Zambia’s most important wildlife, tourism, and wilderness areas. These two skimmers are a mating pair. For the last three years, they’ve returned to the same rock in the Kafue River to breed and every time they’ve lost their babies to crocodiles. There are only 10,000 African skimmers on the planet and being with them on this calm golden misty morning was very precious. I’m so happy to share this moment from my recent assignment with @nature_africa in Zambia, where they’re working with local communities to conserve this important place for people and nature.
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