From The Ground Up

David Yarrow is perspiring. It’s another sweltering 90-plus degree day in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park and the arid climate is sapping his energy and his patience. The park’s name means “place of dust” and it comprises 150-square miles of flat, largely featureless land on the border of Kenya and Tanzania. Yarrow has come with the hope of photographing lions and perhaps elephants, as he has done many times before. However, during his several days here, wildlife sightings have been sparse. The London-based photographer has repeatedly returned to the park because unlike other African destinations such as Serengeti and Mara national parks, Amboseli is not swamped with tourists—or other photographers.

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David Yarrow gets right in the action
by Robert Kiener

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Where the world began: Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Spectacular new safari camps in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania are changing the way we experience this prehistoric phenomenon.
Photos by Tom Parker

Dawn at Entamanu and the world seemed newborn. Mists unfurled from the depths of Ngorongoro Crater. Three giraffes materialised like ghosts from behind acacias. Two golden jackals trotted past, and somewhere a hyena barked as the day, and the world, shed their darkness.

more by Stanley Stewart at Condé Nast Traveller

The Selous: Africa’s great unknown wilderness

A new wildlife photography book explores the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, one of the last great wildernesses in Africa.

robertjross01aPhotographer Robert J Ross spent four years on safari in Tanzania. Four years navigating and documenting the huge but little-known Selous Game Reserve – Africa’s largest and oldest protected area, a place bigger than Switzerland, which has the most remarkable and diverse ecosystem. It teems with wildlife. Elephants, lions, buffalo, in great numbers.

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The Selous: A Long Way from Anywhere
by Robert J Ross

more at Condé Nast Traveller

40 Days of Africa by Ian Plant

40 Days of Africa by Ian Plant
“There’s something magical about Africa, something ephemeral which is hard to put into words. So I’m not even going to try; instead, I’ll let my photos do the talking! I’ve just posted the final selection of my favorite 40 images from my recent trip to Africa on my blog, along with notes explaining my creative and technical process for each. That’s one photograph for each day of my adventure. Stop by and let me know what you think!”

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Ian Plant Photography

40 Days of Africa