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Female Rhino, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Although I am not a wildife photographer, I admit to feeling very pleased with this image. Not only for coming across this mother, who was with her calf, but also for capturing her just when the light was at its very best.  A moment later the sun had gone behind a cloud, the light had gone, and the Rhino had wondered off to better pastures.

It seems virtually inevitable that the rhinoceros, this dinosaur of our time, will be extinct within our lifetime – but any help is crucial.  As such I am selling an open edition of this image for £95 – all proceeds will go directly to the charities fighting to save the Rhino.

The image is 50 cm x 30cm and is a giclee print on heavy matt fine art paper.

Great Rift Valley

The East African Rift Valley, Mbeya, Tanzania

Happy New Year!  I hope 2017 will be a great year for you.

Along with 3 other famillies we drove across Tanzania from the east coast to the shores of Lake Tangnyika, approximately 1500km of road/dirt/dust and sensational scenery.  At one rest stop we were fortunate enough to catch the rift valley just as the sun was setting – and so here it is.

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Orphanage, Mbagala, Dar Es Salaam

Somewhat out of my comfort zone, I was recently commissioned to photograph a number of orphanages in and around Dar Es Salaam. It was part of an initiative to give each child a backpack filled with gifts. These kids dont get much all year, as there is little or no state aid, so a backpack full of goodies is pretty much the definition of ‘all your christmases coming at once’.  This little girl was so excited she ran in and out of the room a dozen times.

As with some of my previous images, profits from sales of this image will be given to the orphanage.  It is on sale for £95 + VAT and available as a 50cm x 35cm print.

Hope all is well wherever you are.

Tom

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Kunduchi, Dar Es Salaam

The water park in Dar Es Salaam would probably not tick many health and safety boxes, but from a photographers perspective it is a great place. The faded glory, largely as a result of the relentless African sun, gives this place a sense of a bygone era and is reminiscent of so many sights seen along the more well travelled and well known Route 66 in the US.

Elephant march in Ruaha

Ruaha, Tanzania

Happy New Year!

This herd of elephants was caught on Christmas day in Ruaha National Park. The trees, the clouds and the elephants seemed to be working together to make this image come together.

If you would like to purchase this image, it is available in three sizes: 50cm x 50cm, 75cm x 75cm or 100cm x 100cm.

Serengeti-Acacia

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

The lone tree, in one of the worlds most remarkable places.

This is a limited edition print of 10.
Image size: 100cm x 70cm

Mikumi zebras

Mikumi National Park, Tanzania

Largely inspired by the brilliant simplicity that Michael Kenna sees in all his images, this tree provided a graphic focus for the most graphic of wild animals in East Africa.

Giclee photographic print on fine art paper.

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The Bay, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

The dhow, the standard fishing vessel used in East Africa for centuries, and still one of the most photogenic things I will ever see.  The island in the background is commonly known as Snake Island, looming ominously in the Indian Ocean.

This is a limited edition print of 10.

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Stone Town, Zanzibar

On a recent shoot looking from the rooftop of the Park Hyatt, Zanzibar, these local women came to the beach as they do every evening, to enjoy one of the great sunsets this side of the african continent.  As ever their colours and style only made the event more memorable.

For more images like this please visit my new gallery where there is an ongoing discount of 25% on all purchases when using the code: INTRO25.

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Panarea, Sicily

One of my favourite Black & White images, that forms a series made on one of the small Sicilian islands.  It is available through my new gallery website – all images can be framed and delivered to you within 10 working days.