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Jun 7, 2011

AMAZING, AWESOME, ARTISTIC, ADMIRABLE


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Elephant drinking, Amboseli 2007 killed by poachers 2009
I  recently saw some photographs done by an amazing photographer. They came to me in an email and they took my breath away.
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Portrait of Lioness Against Rock Serengeti, 2007
I contacted the artist to ask his permission to post about his photos and advised him how I saw them. He said that the email pps file going around is stolen works and he didn’t want me to use them but he would send me some to use. 
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Cheetah and Cubs Lying on rock, Serengeti 2007
These photos are very important. Photographer Nick Brandt has a foundation called Big Life Foundation that was started almost a year ago that is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and ecosystems in Africa.
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Zebras Turning Heads, Ngorongoro Crater, 2005
Poaching is destroying the animal populations to the point of no return. It is an ongoing battle to try and stop the poachers.
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Cheetah and Cubs, Maasai Mara, 2003
They need all the help they can get and awareness is always a big part of stopping any outrageous acts.
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Elephant exploding with dust, Amboseli, 2004
Poaching is such a no win for the locals. They poach for the money. But once the animals are gone there will be no more money, plus the tourist dollars will also be gone as there will be nothing to draw them there.
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Wildebeest Arc, Maasai Mara, 2006
Working with the local people, rewarding them for their help in catching poachers works much like our Crimestopper programs here work. Education is also key but hey, money talks.
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Lion Before Storm, Mas Mara 2006
There will be a new release of photos in September, 2011. Can you just imagine how beautiful they will be. 
Thank you Mr. Brandt for allowing me to use your photos and thank you for what you are doing to save these amazing creatures. 
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Abandoned Ostrich Egg, Amboseli, 2007
I am linking to Outdoor Wednesday over at A Southern Daydreamer for this week.
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I am also linking to Watery Wednesday
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19 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh my. These really DID take my breath away. I think that one cheetah in the fifth picture may be on to him. I hope they don't all become extinct. That would be horrible. Good post, Lori!

Vicki said...

Wonderful photos and an excellent cause to support. I really liked the Abandoned Ostrich Egg photo, so lonely, so emblematic of the problem of species extinction.

Michelle said...

What an amazing photographer.Love the picture of the elephant in the dust as well as the lion..

2sweetnsaxy said...

Those are really beautiful. Have you seen the Ashes and snow collection?

http://www.ashesandsnow.org/en/portfolio

Anonymous said...

Wow. Those are amazing. He must live an exciting life.
Sandra C.

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

These are stunning nature shots. Nat Geo stunning. I just browsed your blogroll and saw quite a few bloggers that I know are really nice. You have quite list.

chubskulit said...

Lovely images!!

Watery Wednesday at my page.

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Wow...wonderful photography that really grabs you. How nice that he gave you permission to post his work and passion.

fjÀllripan said...

Amazing serie!!

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous!

Ali said...

Those are beautiful. Its wonderful to see black and white photography still has the ability to capture peoples' imaginations.

Ali

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Stunning to see the wind the manes and fur! Thanks for taking the time to figure out how to share them with us!

Karen said...

Gorgeous photos!

MiMi said...

Those are amazing.

La said...

Wow! Nick is very talented and it is wonderful that he is using his talent to benefit these wonderful creatures.

Tamara Jansen said...

What unbelievable photos! I am absolutely stunned by their beauty. I've got to google this photographer and see about buying something for my house!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Incredible shots. What beautiful animals..
hugs ~lynne~

Kay Ellen said...

Stunning photos!! Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Kay Ellen

Anonymous said...

Nice Lori I have a series of plates called endangered species by Seery Lester and I have a print of his snow Leapard when I get down there I want to get the plates framed I love the wild cats

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