One of the joys of working in the travel industry is getting to know people who are truly passionate about Africa. Not only is our continent arguably the most beautiful and thrilling, we have abundant wildlife and flora found nowhere else on the planet. There is something so special about Africa, and in order to preserve its natural bounty for future generations, we have to raise awareness about the value and importance of conservation.
We believe that one of the roles of a wildlife and nature photographer is to showcase a subject from a unique perspective, to allow others to share in the joy and moments that are part and parcel of the occupation. One such photographer is British-born Margot Raggett, who has dedicated her life to capturing African landscapes and animals and sharing these with the world.
Margot is an award-winning wildlife photographer who’s passion for Africa began on a trip to Kenya. The sheer beauty of the Masai Mara was the turning point in her career. In addition to her stunning shots, Margot began the Remembering Wildlife project, a charity that focuses on industry collaboration in order to combat poaching on the continent. The book series features a collection of wildlife photography by some of the best photographers in the world, including Margot’s work. Past themes include Remembering Elephants, Remembering Rhinos and the highly anticipated Remembering Great Apes which will be available in 2018. The series has been an overwhelming success, with much support from celebrities and fellow photographers.
Don’t forget you can still buy copies of @rememberingrhinos with 100% of proceeds going to rhino conservation projects via @bornfreefoundation. They make the perfect Christmas present! Follow the link in my bio to buy. Thank you here to Chris Martin of @coldplay for his wonderful support of our campaign and of course to all of our photographers and supporters #rememberingrhinos
It’s people like Margot Raggett who are changing the landscape of conscious travel, which is incredibly valuable for Africa as a whole. We’ve compiled five of our favourite shots to bring in 2018. Take a look:
The UK took a significant step towards a total ivory ban today and I am cautiously optimistic this will finally come to pass. From being the biggest exporter of ivory in the world the UK has the chance to have the strictest laws about it of any country. Due to be in place from the start of 2018 #rememberingelephants
If Margot’s work has inspired you to experience Africa for yourself, head over to our website to find out what a safari in Africa would cost so that you can tailor your journey to fit your budget.