As a child, I spent a lot of time exploring woods in England and France—anything living fascinated me, and I had a strong need to explore and have adventures. Much later, based on this interest, I went to university to study biology. I thoroughly enjoyed this and still managed to spend a lot of time exploring the woods. When I left, I decided that it was time to go a bit further abroad.
Albert Ndlovu, who works on one of the Timbavati properties, poses for a picture with student Lars Sund. Albert assisted AWF with setting up cameras at our Timbavati site while Lars gained valuable field experience.
Two of my Senegalese brothers and I pose for a photo in Mermoz before heading to the annual Fete de Mouton. Photo courtesy of Amy Rizzotto.
Like many of my peers at the George Washington University, I was dedicated to the idea of studying abroad during my junior year. Hungry for a challenge, I decided to stray from the pack and avoid Europe altogether. Looking back, it’s hard to pinpoint the catalyst, but when it came time to apply there was only one place I wanted to go: Senegal.
Camera in hand, Becky traveled across Kazungula's landscapes and shared her experiences with AWF. Here she circles Victoria Falls between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabawe from a helicopter.
My trip to Durban started on a shuttle bus from Arusha to Nairobi...wrong direction, I know, but lower emissions than the flight AND you take a 0 off the price tag!