Wildlife Conservation

I just returned from a 2 week volunteer project with Wildlife ACT Film at Zimanga Private Game Reserve near Mkuze KwaZulu Natal, where endangered and vulnerable wildlife species are monitored.

Up early at sunrise we set out at the back of the 4×4 with telemetering equipment and cameras looking for the pack of 6 African Wild Dogs, Kalahari a male cheetah, a breeding herd of elephants and just checking the where-abouts of Vukhile, a female leopard who gave birth to two cubs a few months ago.

Kalahari, the cheetah was easier to track because he has just fed on an antelope the day before we arrived and stayed for several days in one place, although not near enough for us to see him clearly. Until one day he decided to get moving in full view, much to our delight.

Cheetahs are included on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) list of vulnerable species (African subspecies threatened, Asiatic subspecies in critical situation).

It faces various threats including competition with and predation by other carnivores, a gene pool with very low variability and persecution by mankind.

It is a charismatic species and many captive cats are “ambassadors” for their species and wildlife conservation in general.

- Cheetah: Wikipedia

Click Here For The Zimanga Wildlife Gallery

Fusions

col·lage
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noun
a piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric onto a backing.

fu·sion
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noun

the process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity.

In this collection of collages the idea of joining together photos that are infused with colour, is to elicit emotions that are buried under the surface of normality. It is also an opportunity to get in touch with the inner dream state.

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8th Annual Black & White Spider Awards Nominee

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER SUSAN GREEFF FROM SOUTH AFRICA

Zebra

Zebra


LONDON 20 October 2013 – Amateur photographer Susan Greeff of South Africa was presented with the 8th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee in the category of Wildlife at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, October 19, 2013 was attended by photography fans in 75 countries who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography.
The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from the Tate in London, Heffel Fine Art, FoMu Fotomuseum, FTM Advisory, Camera Work, Art Stage Singapore, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Galerie Baudoin Lebon in Paris, to Fratelli Alinari in Florence who honored Spider Fellows with 246 coveted title awards and 938 nominees in 14 categories.
“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 9,456 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Susan Greeff’s ” Zebra,” an exceptional image entered in the Wildlife category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her with the title of Nominee.”
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.

http://www.thespiderawards.com/gala8th/nominations.php?x=a&cid=232

Spirit of the Wild Woman

Spirit of the Wild Woman

Spirit of the Wild Woman


“Wildlife and the Wild Woman are both endangered species … the spiritual lands of Wild Woman have, throughout history, been plundered or burnt, dens bulldozed and natural cycles forced into unnatural rhythms to please others. It is not by accident that the pristine wilderness of our planet disappears as the understanding of our own inner wild nature fades. When women hear the words wild and woman, and old memory is stirred and brought back to life. The memory is of our absolute, undeniable and irrevocable kinship with the wild feminine.”
– from Women Who Run with Wolves – Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Exhibition: The Wild Beauty of Southern Africa

http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/118476868311918/

Susan Greeff stellt zum ersten Mal in Deutschland aus. Anlässlich einer Deutschlandreise eröffnet sie am 24.11.2012, um 18.00 Uhr, Ihre Ausstellung im Ästhetik Fotografie Studio, Ichendorfer Str . 32, 50169 Kerpen – Horrem. Susan Greeff lebt in Somerset West, Western Cape, Süd-Afrika. Sie ist tätig als Lebensberater und Berufsheilerin. Sie macht es sich zur Lebensaufgabe, Menschen zu helfen, sie von einer schmerzenden Vergangenheit zu befreien und die Herausforderungen im Leben zu meistern, um ihre Träum…

e zu erreichen. Sie hat eine Leidenschaft für das Leben, liebt es zu reisen und die Natur und unterschiedliche Kulturen und Orte durch die Fotografie zu erleben. Susan Greeff ist Teilzeit-Student an Cape Town School of Photography, wo ihre Arbeiten im Juni 2011 und September 2012 als Teil der “Cape Town’s Month of Photography” ausgestellt wurden. Ihre Mentoren in der Landschafts- und Fine-Art- Photography sind Dominique Edwards, Nicole Palmer und Willem Oets und der Schweizer Fotograf Philippe Pache in der Akt-Fotografie. Eröffnung : 24.11. 2012, 18 Uhr – 21 Uhr Letzter Ausstellungstag: 01.12.2012 Öffnungszeiten: 17 – 20 Uhr Eintritt: Frei

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