Thursday, May 29, 2014

Big Cats Series

We soon going to be launching the new Big Cats Series in an A3 size, Canson Infinity. 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Our Team!

Finally we got the six cameras and all our stuff ready for the rock'n roll. The weather today was not that nice with a lot rain and wind, but I am sure that they have learned a lot, specially about how to organise the equipment before going out.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Everyday's Fight!

Luiz Carlos Santos Jr ©
Spotted hyena refreshing in the mud after a heavy lunch including bones in the menu.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Over 200 years!

Luiz Carlos Santos Jr ©
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.

NCA History

Luiz Carlos Santos Jr ©
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. 

Next Stop!

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

Refreshing from the heat!

Luiz Carlos Santos Jr ©
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.

Maasai People

Luiz Carlos Santos Jr ©
Another great chance I have had during my last trip to Tanzania where I met more Maasai people and could understand a little more about their life and way of living. This picture was taken in a village inside the Ngorongoro conservation area.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Interview...

We soon shall be informing the schedule of all TV interviews filmed during the exhibition.

Thank you very much!

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

Ready to Start!

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

Thamires and Vanessa

Photo: Marcia Mendes
Two of our students helping to sort stickers out for monday night. Wildlife Project will be selling the stickers at R$5,00 each, a selection of numbered and signed prints will be also available at the main desk. 

New Team!

It seems that a new group has been formed this week. Let's wait and see what we can do together in a very near future. I shall take the opportunity of this post to send my special thanks to Marcio Motta and his team from Praia Grande. Thank you guys!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Getting prepared!

Photo: Marcia Mendes
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!