From being rather bland the long-tailed widowbird transforms in a Cinderella-like way into the most miraculous bird in the bushveld!
Lion cubs interact with a bat-eared fox in the Kalahari.
Joel Gunter meets a critically endangered black bellied pangolin.
5 tips for underwater macro photography for both compact camera users and DSLR users.
A search for Somali elephants in Ethiopia’s Babile Elephant Sanctuary.
Meet the dog unit taking at stand against poaching in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park.
Hyenas attack and kill a zebra in Etosha National Park in Namibia.
The first photo of a black-breasted barbet in Chad’s Zakouma National Park!
The SPCA is called out after the discovering of a Cape grysbok that is in need of help after the Cape fires.
An elephant walks free after getting stuck in a muddy well in Kenya.
Conservation through the lens of a camera-trap.
One shoebill’s stork’s flight to freedom!
Zakouma National Park a picturesque conservation success story.
Your Samburu birding bucketlist!
What happens when a serval and his melanistic brother meet in the night.
A wild-born female Cape parrot rehabilitated from a deadly viral infection and released back into the wild in 2011 has been seen on several occasions, apparently healthy and living the life.
10 endangered Cape vultures were released back to the wild this February.
The parasitic relationship between cuckoos and sunbirds in Uganda.
The Ponta do Oura hippo has gone missing.
Humans are largely to blame for the rapid demise of one of Africa’s most famous birds – the bearded vulture.
Endangered African penguins waddle their way to freedom in Simon’s Town.
40 endangered crowned cranes are released into Akagera National Park.
Here are some amazing facts about aardvarks.
Observing unusual hunting behaviour by a pod of orcas in Cape Town’s False Bay.
A pod of killer whales spotted in False Bay
Birder, Mark Drysdale, explains how to photograph birds using a pair of mating pin-tailed whydahs as an example.
In light of the events in Tanzania on the first of January, Jeremy examines the age old conflict between humans and lions in East Africa.
Every year thousands of tons of wheat, millet and sorghum is lost as a result of millions of queleas devouring crops both from commercial and subsistence farmers.
Purple-banded sunbirds feed their chicks in KwaZulu Natal
Interesting antelope, stunning birds and a caring community make Bangweulu Wetlands a place to visit in 2015!
Every now and then, you get one of those days that turns out to be a day you will never forget… This epic game drive in Etosha was one of those days.
Teams to run grueling ultra-marathon for the establishment of a new national park in Chad and raise funds for anti-poaching.
The Cape Canopy Tour opens in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve.
Meet Rick and Shon, the dogs who helped rescue two African grey parrots, a crocodile and turtles on a canine mission in the Congo.
Gareth Patterson’s book, My Lion’s Heart, is the incredible story of one man’s determination to give a small group of young orphaned lions a fresh start in life.
Lucy talks about the under-studied, poorly understood northern or Abyssinian ground-hornbill.
A pride of lions take down the first elephant of the season in Savuti.
Play put on to prepare locals for the lion’s return to Akagera.
A python proves that its bark-like camouflage scales are just as bad as its bite when it kills a turtle dove.
Scott Ramsay is lucky enough to see all five of the Timbavati white lions: two adult lionesses and three white lion cubs.
Two lionesses with 6 cubs face a daunting deep river crossing. Two of the cubs refuse the swim and get separated with potentially devastating consequences. You won’t believe the dedication of the mothers.
An orphaned elephant is rescued from Milgis Lugga, Kenya along with two tiny ostrich chicks.
The elusive black cat is back!
The return of the buffalo to Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia
In wake of World Rhino Day, we celebrate the teams that help to conserve our precious rhino.
During our recent Africa Geographic visit to Namibia, we shared a rather special moment with a family of desert elephants, as they settled down for a mid-morning siesta.
Incredible images and video of a leopard dive-bombing out of a tree in Moremi Game Reserve onto an impala grazing below.
Grahamstown researchers discover a new species of redfin minnow
Join us on a great walk through Tsavo as we come across elephants, lions, hyenas, crocodiles and much more…
The Bangweulu Wetlands Project’s latest member, Seymour, the little chick who survived.
A grey heron uses a local waterhole as his fishing ground for finch food.
Photographs of village weavers mobbing a Diederik cuckoo as she tries to lay her egg in their nest.
An amazing sighting of a baby honey badger in Botswana’s Linyanti concession.
Jacha Potgieter tells us how his African animal inspired artwork is raising awareness for conservation issues around the world.
For those of you who were surprised to see a large spotted genet riding a buffalo, he is back – this time for some rhino riding!!
Bizarre camera trap footage of a genet hitching a ride on some buffalo.
Gail Potgieter talks about making your footprint count for conservation when touring Africa.
A meerkat story worthy of a ‘Meerkat Manor’ episode and an award for bravery.
A look into the role that social media plays in conservation issues in Africa.
Meet Barkie, a rescued aardvark baby at the N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia.
A fierce battle between two top predators ends with casualties on both sides.
Jeremy sets out birding in Arabuko Sokoke forest, a fragile green jewel of Kenya’s coastline.
iSimangaliso Wetland Park intends to realise a conservation vision of restoring all historically occurring game back into the world heritage site. With the introduction of eland, the next and final species will be brought back.
Africa Geographic encounters a rare melanistic serval in Tanzania’s Mkomazi National Park.
A rare photograph of an elusive Shelley’s crimsonwing. There is only one other known photographed of this threatened bird.
Knowledge of the whereabouts of many African mammals is outdated and based on unverified anecdotes. Filling this crucial gap in that knowledge is the main aim of MammalMAP – the African Mammal Atlas Project.
Alison Nicholls talks about sketching with, and for, the Maasai in Tanzania.
Carolynne Higgins tells us about puff adders in Klaserie Private Game reserve – from a strike rate faster than that of a camera shutter to the hypnotic patterns of their scales.
It is during the winter months that South Africa’s national bird, the blue crane (Anthropoides paradiseus), are most likely to be seen in flocks.
Great images of a pair of mating puff adders in the Drakensberg.
A story about the hatching of one of the Cape vulture chicks at VulPro, a vulture conservation organisation in South Africa’s North West Province.
A honey badger is seen feeding on a dead porcupine on the road and after a few trips back to the same spot, it is revealed that the feisty honey badger must have killed the porcupine in a ferocious battle.
A snake gives a group of bat-eared-foxes a fight in the Kgalagadi.
After struggling to survive Britain’s cold winters for more than 300 years the Egyptian goose is undergoing a population explosion.
Two tawny eagles battle it out at a waterhole in the Kgalagadi.
The Kosi Bay area of northern iSimangaliso Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal is one of the most photogenic and beautiful in the country.
A rescued vervet monkey is brought home in Zimbabwe where it is cared for by the family dog.
Kafue National Park, spoken of as the lungs of Africa, is doing great things for conservation with their Elephant Orphanage Project.
The story of an elephant calf’s utter devotion to its mother in her dying days.
Tembe Elephant Park in north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal is one of Scott Ramsay’s favourite protected areas. In 300 square kilometres of sandforest, woodland and swamps, you’ll find some of the biggest tuskers in Africa.
Em Gatland joins the the game capture team at Imfolozi to document what happens in a rhino lift.
Scott Ramsay visits Ndumo, home to about 85% of the 500 species in the Kwa-Zulu Natal area, making it one of the best birding spots in the country.
Underwater photographer and journalist Aaron Gekoski finds beauty in the most unusual of places; fish eyes.
Jeff and Kerryn complete their last stretch in Malawi, although the last few days are spent sick in bed they vow that they will be back to visit again!
The African Wildlife Conservation Fund rescues a brown hyaena trapped in a snare only to discover that she has just given birth to three pups.
Stoffel is the beloved honey badger at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Here is Stoffel’s story about how he came to be living at the centre and the havoc he causes at Moholoholo.
The story of a baby elephant rescue at Tarangire National Park in Tanzania.
A cuckoo wearing a solar-powered satellite-tracked tag is the first to provide UK scientists with migration data for three years running. Having flown more than 45 000 miles Chris, named after wildlife presenter Chris Packham, revealed overwintering in Angola for the first time.
The African Impact Mara Naboisho Volunteer Project recently had an incredible encounter in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy when a group of lions trapped a hyena inside the carcass of a dead elephant.
A video with Sonto Tembe, a ranger who has worked for more than 30 years at Ndumo, as he performs some impressive bird calls.
A baby black zebra is been seen in the northwestern area of the Okavango Delta – a very rare sighting, that has tourists keen to have a look
In the Maasai community where 13-year-old Richard Turere lives, cattle are all-important. But lion attacks were growing more frequent. In this short, inspiring talk, the young inventor shares the solar-powered solution he designed to safely scare the lions away.
Amazing photos of a frisky ostrich encounter at Rietvlei Nature Reserve.
This video shows a young elephant calf charging a vehicle and then very quickly realising that this might not be such a good idea after all.
The controversial OSCAP conference, entitled ‘Risk Assessment of Rhino Horn Trade’ ended yesterday on a positive note. The participants agreed to work together to ensure that all South Africans were made aware of the risks associated with legalising rhino horn trade.
A new low-tech solution is helping eliminate an age-old problem in northern Tanzania – the conflict between predators and farmers. Living walls are keeping livestock safe from attacks by big cats, and the cats safe from Masai spears.
Scott Ramsay visits Marakele National Park in the Waterberg region of South Africa. This is the heartland of the bushveld habitat, and in winter it can seem a little dreary, but in summer, the land comes alive.
We go diving with cow sharks; a shark with very few modern adaptations that makes them one of the closest links we have to dinosaurs.
Simon Espley answers the question: why does the tourism industry have such a marginal voice in the global sustainable industry?