Graffiti Artist Turns South African Towns Into Open-Air Galleries

Graffiti Artist Turns South African Towns Into Open-Air Galleries

Urban artist Falco One brings life and color to the streets of South African towns. After thirty-two years as a graffiti artist, Falco has played a significant role in the development of South Africa’s graffiti scene by leaving his marks on lonely walls. The artist’s awe-inspiring murals often resemble local wildlife which also cleverly interacts with various elements of the buildings, such as windows, pipes, or air conditioners. Continue reading »

With South Africa In Lockdown, The Lions Are Taking It Very Easy

With South Africa In Lockdown, The Lions Are Taking It Very Easy
Richard Sowry

Whether it’s goats in Wales or wild boar in Italy, animals around the world appear to be adjusting well to life without humans during the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading »

Dutch Photographer Documents Eccentric Costumed Motorbike Taxi Drivers In Nairobi

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Dutch Photographer Documents Eccentric Costumed Motorbike Taxi Drivers In Nairobi

Imagine calling for a ride on a busy day and a furious bike emerges leaving a veil of dust behind as if you are in a real-life scene from Mad Max. Sounds like a dream? Well, not if you order an African-style uber boda boda. Continue reading »

Photographer Brent Stirton Captured Magnificent Images Of Mursi Warriors Of The Omo Valley In Ethiopia

Photographer Brent Stirton Captured Magnificent Images Of Mursi Warriors Of The Omo Valley In Ethiopia
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Brent Stirton is a senior staff photographer at Getty Images and four times a World Press Photo winner. On his travels Brent encountered a fair amount of conflict, including a tribal skirmish over a strip of land that resulted in the death of nine people. Continue reading »

An Innovative Photographer Attached A Camera To A Remote-Controlled Car, Allowing Him To Capture Wild Animals

An Innovative Photographer Attached A Camera To A Remote-Controlled Car, Allowing Him To Capture Wild Animals

Over the last 11 years, Chris Bray has been taking pictures of animals using his toy car contraption while he takes guests on photography tours in Kenya. Bray purchased an ordinary remote-controlled car, stripped it of anything that could chewed or ripped off, leaving the chassis, then strapped a GoPro to the top of it. When a herd of animals has been sighted, Bray uses the toy car to approach the subjects’ general area without intruding. Continue reading »

Tanzanian Painter Creates Striking Portraits Of Women

Tanzanian Painter Creates Striking Portraits Of Women

Tanzanian-born artist Sungi Mlengeya’s passion for art sparked at a very young age, at their home in Serengeti where she and her sister would go through the craft pages of their mother’s Woman’s Value magazines looking for something interesting to make. Living inside a national park with electricity only available in the evenings, they would spend all day cutting paper and making crafts in their designated former storage room turned craft room. Continue reading »

Hitchhikers: Thorny South African Seeds Get An Up Close Examination In Macro Photographs By Dillon Marsh

Hitchhikers: Thorny South African Seeds Get An Up Close Examination In Macro Photographs By Dillon Marsh

“Seeds in the form of thorns and burs are familiar features of the tall grass or underbrush of South African landscapes. Some bear hooks and barbs designed to latch onto the fur and fleece of passing animals, while others grow sharp spikes intended to pierce hooves and feet. This allows them to spread to new areas, even crossing to other continents, earning them the collective name ‘hitchhiker plants’. Macro photography reveals the often unnoticed details of these intricate seeds.” Continue reading »

IKEA Collaborates With African Artists To Create The New ÖVERALLT Collection

IKEA Collaborates With African Artists To Create The New ÖVERALLT Collection

Design Indaba is an online design publication that hosts annual design festivals of the same name in Cape Town, South Africa since 1995. The hosts say that the festival “inspires and empowers people to create a better future through design and creativity”. Continue reading »

The Extremely Rare Black Leopard Confirmed In Africa For First Time In 100 Years

The Extremely Rare Black Leopard Confirmed In Africa For First Time In 100 Years

The creature – which almost has a mythical status – was captured by British wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas, 35, while it was prowling around the plains of Kenya in the dead of night with a full moon looming above. This is the first time that one has been caught on camera ‘properly’ in Africa for 100 years. Continue reading »

The Luxury Apartment On Wheels: Camping In Style In A 1930s Jungle Yacht

The Luxury Apartment On Wheels: Camping In Style In A 1930s Jungle Yacht

The Jungle Yacht was created for and used by Italian explorer Commander Attilio Gatti and his wife, who both traveled extensively to the African Congo as a deluxe apartment “for his 1937-1940 (his 10th) and 1947 (his 11th) expeditions” and “equipped them quite lavishly.” Continue reading »

“Midnight Gothic”: Photographer Elsa Bleda Captures South African Johannesburg In Neon Nightscapes

"Midnight Gothic": Photographer Elsa Bleda Captures South African Johannesburg In Neon Nightscapes

South Africa-based photographer and visual artist Elsa Bleda (previously) explores the night in different cities across the globe to capture hauntingly beautiful images. Continue reading »

A Collection Of Hand-Painted Movie Posters From Africa

A Collection Of Hand-Painted Movie Posters From Africa

This art form in African countries was at its peak during the 1980s and 1990s. During this time, artists would let their imagination run wild in order to create posters that would never fail to draw audiences to Africa’s dilapidated cinema halls, so they used their fantasy to add scenes, weapons, and characters that didn’t even exist in the original movie. Continue reading »

These Neon-Soaked Cityscapes Make South Africa Look Like Hong Kong

These Neon-Soaked Cityscapes Make South Africa Look Like Hong Kong

South African-based photographer Elsa Bleda specializes in cinematic shots of nocturnal cityscapes, shaped by brutalist architecture and lit up by an ever-present fluorescent glow. Continue reading »

The Arid West Coast Of South Africa From Above By Dillon Marsh

The Arid West Coast Of South Africa From Above By Dillon Marsh

Dillon Marsh is a multi-talented photographer and artist from Cape Town, South Africa. For his latest series “Contours”, Dillon captured fascinating aerial photos of the arid west coast of South Africa. Continue reading »

Fabrice Monteiro Travelled To The Most Polluted Places In Africa And Created Terrifying Characters Who Roamed Their Midst Dressed In Eerie Debris

Fabrice Monteiro Travelled To The Most Polluted Places In Africa And Created Terrifying Characters Who Roamed Their Midst Dressed In Eerie Debris

Informed by Africa’s environmental problems, Fabrice Monteiro’s photographs aim to highlight urgent ecological issues all over the world. His series The Prophecy is on show at Photo Basel 2017 until 18 June. All images courtesy the artist, Photo Basel 2017 and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery. Continue reading »

Breathtaking Aerial Photography Of South Africa From Above By Zack Seckler

Breathtaking Aerial Photography Of South Africa From Above By Zack Seckler

Zack Seckler is a 37-year-old fine art photographer who was born in Boston and currently lives and works in the suburbs of New York City. For his latest series “Aerial South Africa”, Zack took to the skies 2,000 miles above South Africa for seven days in a two-seater sport plane. Continue reading »

Elephant Graffiti Art In South Africa To Give People Hope

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Cape Town graffiti artist Falko painted his way across South Africa. His mission? To change the locals’ perception of value. The project, called “Once Upon A Town,” was photographed by Luke Daniel. Continue reading »

A Portrait Of Lost Habitats In Africa

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For his new series “Inherit the Dust,” photographer Nick Brandt placed life-size portraits of wild animals in their former habitats. Continue reading »

People In Africa Are Now Putting Bee Hives Around Fields, And It’s Not For The Honey

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For farmers in African nations, otherwise lovable elephants can actually be extremely destructive. Between stomping on crops and helping themselves to a little lunch, the gentle giants can devastate entire fields. Continue reading »

2015 Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year Award

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Chris feels, “the stripes of a zebra are an artwork of contrast. To photograph them in monochrome or in Sepia for is the best way to show their beauty. This stallion came down to drink in some beautiful early morning light, and was not bothered by us as we snapped away”. (Photo by Chris Renshaw)
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A Disco Party in the Middle of Africa

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American photographer, David Pais visits Burkina Faso in West Africa every year. Once a week, the local villagers gather to drink and party together and David’s photos share this unusual cultural experience with all of us.
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A Young Elephant Calf vs Buffalo Bull in South Africa

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The buffalo bull charges, on March 23, 2014, in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. A young elephant calf tried to attack an old buffalo bull and was taught a lesson it will never forget. Continue reading »

“Alien” Creature Mystery Solved in South Africa

Locals in South Africa were baffled when Llewellyn Dixon, a national park ranger, discovered what appeared to be the body of an alien creature lying in the grass. The mystery was solved when a local veterinarian performed an autopsy, identifying the creature as a baby baboon. Photos from Llewellyn Dixon.

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A man measueres the mysterious creature’s wingspan using a tape measure. The creature was later identified as a baby baboon. (Photo Llewellyn Dixon/Yahoo News)
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ABSA Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race in South Africa

ABSA Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race in South Africa
Riders compete in the final stage of the annual ABSA Cape Epic mountain bike stage race, Cape Town, South Africa, 30 March 2014. The multi day stage race is know as the “Tour de France” of mountain biking and sees 1,200 riders riding 720km in seven days. The race includes the worlds leading professional racers along with amateur cyclists. (Photo by Kim Ludbrook/EPA)
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Miami Zoo Welcomes Two Young Male Cheetahs from South Africa

Miami Zoo Welcomes Two Young Male Cheetahs from South Africa

Zoo Miami’s, Ron Magill and Willy Cotto unload two nine-month old Cheetahs as they arrive at a quarantine facility at Zoo Miami on November 29, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The two sub-adult brothers who arrived today were captive-born on March 6th of this year at the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre just outside of Pretoria South Africa. The Cheetahs after being monitored and examined for a minimum of 30 days to insure that they are healthy and stable, will be featured in Zoo Miami’s Wildlife Show at the newly constructed amphitheater and will continue the work of Zoo Miami’s Cheetah Ambassador Program by making appearances off zoo grounds at a variety of venues including schools and civic organizations. Photos by Joe Raedle. Continue reading »