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A giraffe ambles across the riverbed in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve ©Scott Ramsay

Simon Espley - CEO

"Africa’s ancient landscapes blow me away - from the mighty inselbergs that tower over the Niassa woodlands in remote northern Mozambique to the wide open spaces of the vast Serengeti in Tanzania, and so many more. And slithering across so many of these vast landscapes are wide, lazy sand rivers that periodically provide a deluge of life-giving water to recharge ecosystems and continue the cycle of life.

     

"This photo is a favourite of mine, not only because of the grandeur of this river bed in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, KwaZulu-Natal, and the gentle giant ambling across it, but because of the story behind the photo. The photographer Scott Ramsay is a true wilderness-seeker, a man who finds peace and meaning to life in those vast ancient landscapes that Africa is so blessed with.

     

"This photo touches my soul, and reminds me why I am so devoted to this great place I am lucky enough to call home."