Make sure you are following Elewana’s Instagram page in October as wildlife photographer and Prints for Wildlife founder Pie Aerts takes over the page from Oct 19th for 72hrs.In July this year, Pie co-founded the inspirational Prints for Wildlife campaign. Running for one month, wildlife photographers from all over the globe donated wildlife prints that were sold for US$100 to raise funds for African Parks. The response was phenomenal with over 90 photographers donating work and well over US$600,000 raised for the cause.
Pie is staying at Elewana Tortilis Camp Amboseli in October where he will be hoping to capture images of the wildlife that roam the plains under the dramatic backdrop of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro. Pie will also be spending time with local children taking part in Land & Life’s Wildlife Warrior programme, sharing with them his incredible knowledge and also helping them to try out a little photography.
The aim of the Wildlife Warrior programme is to educate local children on conservation and sustainability as well as understand the value that wildlife contributes to a local economy through tourism. It also offers students the opportunity to further their education in this field through scholarships and aids their opportunity to find employment as future conservationists.Many local children live amongst some of the world’s most admired wildlife but may now know the difference between a cheetah and a leopard. The opportunity to join Pie on a game drive and have a go at using his camera equipment is one that is likely to have a profound influence on their aspirations. Sign up to Land & Life’s social media and Pie’s own Instagram site Because People Matter to follow more on this story. We shall be sure to share some images in further newsletters.