Sunday, May 25, 2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
About 200 years ago the Maasai arrived and have since colonised the area in substantial numbers, their traditional way of life allowing them to live in harmony with the wildlife and the environment. Today there are some 42,000 Maasai pastoralists living in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with their cattle, donkeys, goats and sheep. The Maasai are allowed to take their animals into the crater for water and grazing, but not to live or cultivate there. Elsewhere in the NCA they have the right to roam freely.
Two main geological rifts run through the area of Ngorongoro. Nine volcanoes in the Ngorongoro highlands were formed during the past four million years. One of these, Oldonyo Lengai which means Mountain of God is still active.
Over millennia the ash and dust from each eruption has been carried by the winds to form the fertile soils of the Serengeti plains.
The earliest sign of mankind in the NCA is at Laetoli where hominid footprints are preserved in volcanic rock 3.6 million years old. Further north, Oldupai Gorge has yielded a wealth of hominid and animal remains.
NCA is for sure a place that all travellers should consider into their destination list.
Today I got really good news from our safari operator informing names and area of our next Wildlife Project expedition to Africa. It is going to be for sure, another amazing experience, specially because we going to be guide by a very professional top quality photographer. Can't wait till we start all over again!
Sunday, May 18, 2014
I am sure you all know that I am fascinated about these cats, they are my preferred right after the lions, of course. This time I was gifted with a mother and her young cub in a remote area inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We did stay about 3 hours just looking for these magnificent animals and I should have clicked about 180 times till I get the right shot. If you want to see what I call the perfect picture..., you better stay tuned and follow us here.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
It was indeed a quite nice and big party we all had last monday during the photography exhibition in Santos, opportunity to put a lot of friends together to introduce our initiative and also to talk about the project itself. All our students were there, not just enjoying the party, but selling stickers and prints to the public. I would like to thank each of you for the attendance, and promise that next party will be even bigger. Thank you very much!
Sunday, May 4, 2014
After long hours of pre organisation we have all set for the opening tomorrow evening. It looks really great and I am quite sure that everyone will enjoy the party. I must thank all our volunteers for the time they have spent to help us with the forthcoming event.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
It is always a big pleasure to have your work going, as well as to look at people's face when they see my images reporting the wildlife. Next monday we going to have another exhibition and I hope to see my friends around to check what we are doing at the project and also what we have done so far with the money raised during the past year. Looking foreword to see you there!