When we reflect upon our natal continent, our thoughts tend to coalesce around those megafaunal giants that have forever haunted the human imagination.
Update: Latest reports show the rhino horns seized in Mozambique have now gone missing. We will provide additional updates as we learn more.
More than 40 years have passed since the Convention on International Trades in Endangered Species (CITES) became law. Today, 181 countries and international bodies are treaty members, but despite a worldwide commitment to end poaching of Africa’s iconic, threatened wildlife, many species still face an acute risk of extinction.
In February, an Ethiopian friend and I did an 11-days hike in the Simien Mountains, the UNESCO-listed national park in the north of Ethiopia. We photographed the breathtaking views and documented the hard-working locals to come up with material for "Simiens," the first-ever photography book about the Simien Mountains.
One of the great benefits of being a frequent visitor to the East African game reserves is the opportunity to recognize and become acquainted with specific animals.