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Category Archives: Africa

Lioness: the story behind the photo

In a new series, I’ll be talking about some of my personal favourite photos, the stories behind how I captured them and discussing the thought process that led to the final image. I’m kicking off with a photo of a lioness yawning in the rain. It was taken a few years ago on my first…

Remembering Elephants

In 1979 there were 1.3 million elephants in Africa. Now, in 2016, there are less than 400,000. That’s an average loss of around 2,000 per month for the last 37 years. As I stand listening to Will Travers OBE and CEO of the Born Free Foundation, break this tragic statistic down during the Remembering Elephants…

Maasai Mara: My First Time

First a warning. Two of the images in this post are a little graphic and show the reality of life in the Masai Mara (but I’ve put them at the very bottom of the page). OK. Warning over and I actually can’t believe it has taken me so long to visit Africa. It’s been at…

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Richard Peters is a Surrey based professional wildlife photographer, Nikon Ambassador, and one of the few British photographers to receive the accolade of European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He is known for a style that often favours dramatic use of light, runs wildlife photography workshops and, from camera clubs to big industry events, holds talks about his work.

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