Traci Beattie (@tracibeattie) — Travel & Nature
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Feast of the fittest... In the last rays of golden hour light on our last day in
Feast of the fittest... In the last rays of golden hour light on our last day in the Mara we were treated to a sighting of this male lion enjoying a feast of wildebeest. When feeding, lions have been known to gorge themselves into near commas. The male lion can easily consume up to 15% of its body weight. . . . . . #lionlove#lioneating#lionfeeding#lionsofinstagram#wildcats#bigcats#bigfive#exploringafrica#wildestafrica#onlyafrica#wildlife_captures#naturephotography#wildlifephotography#circleoflife#wildplanetphotomag#animallife#animalife_world#marvelouz_animals#raw_allanimals#africanwildlife#Africanimals#kenya#masaimara#africageophoto#africannature#loves_africa#africanamazing#africansafari#safariphotography#shots_of_animals
24.06.2019 16:01:50
Happy World Giraffe Day...⠀
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With their long model necks, long thick lashed eye
Happy World Giraffe Day...⠀ ⠀ With their long model necks, long thick lashed eyes, the giraffe is one of my most favourite animals to photograph. However due to the encroachment of human settlement, poaching, disease and drought, the giraffe is at high risk status with only approximately 110,000 left in the wild. The IUCN Red List recently updated their status from vulnerable to extinction. Over the last 30 years numbers in Africa have dropped by close to 40%. ⠀ ⠀ Celebrate #worldgiraffeday by visiting any of your favourite conservation organizations and show some love for the #giraffe⠀@giraffe_conservation@world_wildlife@africanwildlifefoundation . . . . . . #wildplanetphotomag#conservation#community#animallife#animalife_world#marvelouz_animals#earthcapture#photographyinmyframe#discoverwildlife#wildlifeaddicts#featured_wildlife#ourplanetdaily#tapansheth#raw_allanimals#raw_endangeredspecies#giraffeconservation#giraffes#giraffelove#giraffesofinstagram#african_portraits#africanamazing#animal_bestshots#wildlife_captures#wildlife_shots#wildestafrica
21.06.2019 15:07:57
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Innocent... A quiet moment amongst the outdoor playtime chaos at the Rising Star
Innocent... A quiet moment amongst the outdoor playtime chaos at the Rising Star Creche in Ezwenelisha. Our second week of volunteering at @africanimpact flew by even quicker than the first. Our mornings were spent at one of the 2 crèches currently being aided by African Impact and our afternoons at a variety of other projects such as reading club and home care visits. I truly wish we had booked at least one more week, two weeks just isn’t enough. The first week your trying to figure out what your doing and the second week you’ve gotten into the swing of things and actually feel your starting to make an impact, then it’s time to go. For future volunteers I highly recommend 3 weeks or longer. We’ve had a wonderful large group in the house with us, with volunteers from the UK, US, Columbia and of course us Canadians eh (oops sorry) 😉 truly adding to the experience. I will definitely be leaving a piece of my heart with the communities we visited and worked in, and especially the children. The hope, happiness and pride we saw in everyone we came across was truly inspirational. I leave with a great amount of respect for what African Impact is doing for these communities and the amount of effort and organization it takes to operate the projects and coordinate volunteers. The coordinators at the St Lucia house were outstanding! They went out of their way to make you feel comfortable, informed and empowered to contribute in any way possible. Thank you to all for a Hats off to Chantal, Katie and Sander who do an amazing job at keeping things running at the volunteer house, coordinating projects, liaising with the community and doing everything they can to assist those in need. Our local on-project staff, Nok, Shwele, Non and Lucky were all spectacular at bridging the communication gap between the volunteers and communities. They ensured we made the most of our time at each project and were always ready to answer our endless questions and help us understand the culture and individual situations of those we were aiding. An incredible experience I highly recommend to anyone looking to make a difference. For more pics see my story Volunteering St. Lucia.
06.06.2019 07:22:02
A helping hand...⠀
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The children of Siyanqoba Creche (preschool) working on lea
A helping hand...⠀ ⠀ The children of Siyanqoba Creche (preschool) working on learning their shapes. ⠀ ⠀ Our first week volunteering in St Lucia with African Impact went by in a flash. I’ve taken tons of photos but have hardly found a minute to post. We’ve worked on a wide variety of projects, everything from developing community and home care gardens, HIV education, and youth empowerment (teaching grade 6’s about puberty). I’ve enjoyed it all, but have found working with the preschool daycares to be the most rewarding. These little angels are just so happy to have you there spending time with them. Some of them are are bright as whips and are right on their lessons. I only wish I was able to spend long enough to see the long term impact. ⠀ ⠀ I love that African Impact is not just a fly by volunteer organization. They have planted themselves in these communities and have committed to an on going working relationship with them to help empower them to a brighter future. You can see how well respected they are in the communities they are working in. ⠀ ⠀ I’m looking forward to our second week of projects and what enlightenment they bring. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #volunteer#volunteerafrica#ourfutureleaders#travelwithpurpose
26.05.2019 21:04:25
The Colour of Surf Life...⠀
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While recovering from jet lag in Seminyak we found
The Colour of Surf Life...⠀ ⠀ While recovering from jet lag in Seminyak we found our selves up and about at 5 am each morning. It soon became a morning ritual to grab our cup of coffee and head down to the beach to watch the surfers get a start on their day. I fell in love with not just the vibrancy of the surf board and suit colours, but with the vibrancy of the personalities.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ . . .⠀ #surflife#surfporn#surfculture#balilife#bestofbali#balitravel
16.05.2019 00:14:27
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Life at the top...⠀
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Life at the top is different for everyone. Perhaps it’s be
Life at the top...⠀ ⠀ Life at the top is different for everyone. Perhaps it’s being free to roam like this plains zebra. What does life at the top mean for you?⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #zebra#zebras#zebralove#wildlifeanimals#africanwildlife#wildlifeofinstagram
14.05.2019 23:59:07
The Watchman....⠀
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The vervet monkey has 4 known predators, the leopard, baboon
The Watchman....⠀ ⠀ The vervet monkey has 4 known predators, the leopard, baboon, python and eagle. Once a predator is spotted a symphony of alarm calls will ensue. Each predator and situational event will elicit a specific warning call from the 30 distinct calls used to communicate danger. Check out todays story to hear the chorus in action as a leopard sneaks through the tall grasses of Lewa. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #monkeysofinstagram#monkeyworld#africanwildlife#Africanimals#africannature#wildlifephotography
13.05.2019 23:08:29
Treasured moments...⠀
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Sometimes it’s the smallest moments that are the most tr
Treasured moments...⠀ ⠀ Sometimes it’s the smallest moments that are the most treasured. Happy Mother’s Day 🌹🌸🌹🌺⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #happymothersday#mothers#mothersday2019#Lioncub#lionlove#Lionsofinstagram#wildcats#bigcats⠀
12.05.2019 01:38:24
Never look back...⠀
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A female White-bellied go-away-bird, showing off her ident
Never look back...⠀ ⠀ A female White-bellied go-away-bird, showing off her identifiable feature. While the male has a plain black bill, the females sport a beautiful pea green coloured bill that turns yellow during the mating season. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #your_best_birds⠀#bestbirdshots⠀#bestbirdpix⠀#best_birds_of_ig⠀#bb_of_ig
10.05.2019 22:03:59
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My kinda fish market....⠀
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Waking up before the sun to get the freshest fish in
My kinda fish market....⠀ ⠀ Waking up before the sun to get the freshest fish in town 💙🐟💙⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #bali#baliliving#thisisbali#adventuretravel#worldplaces
10.05.2019 00:16:43
Just bumming around...⠀
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So often when shooting wildlife you end up with a lot
Just bumming around...⠀ ⠀ So often when shooting wildlife you end up with a lot of bum shots. I managed to get plenty of photos of these two beautiful black rhinos facing me, but my favourites of the series were of them walking away in the soft late day light, highlighting the wheat coloured scrub grass, and casting a blue haze on the distant mountains.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #rhinosofinstagram#savetherhinos#saveourwildlife#animalconervation#africanwildlife⠀
08.05.2019 23:15:12
Cub love...⠀
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Masai Mara cuteness overload 🥰⠀
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Cub love...⠀ ⠀ Masai Mara cuteness overload 🥰⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #lionsofinstagram#wildcats#bigcat#lionlove#savethelions#lioncub⠀
07.05.2019 22:20:43
Travel with Purpose...⠀
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Have you ever considered volunteer travel. If your ide
Travel with Purpose...⠀ ⠀ Have you ever considered volunteer travel. If your idea of travel is to see the real world from the eyes of those who live it, contribute to the well being of our planet and all those who live upon it, meet amazing and resilient people whom you may otherwise never cross paths, and leave a place visited just a little bit better than when you arrived, then volunteer travel may be for you. ⠀ ⠀ It’s a great way to travel as a solo traveler, young and old, joining a group of like minded travellers. Or as a family, opening the eyes of your children to a world beyond. It’s an inexpensive way to travel for those who thought they could never afford to travel to the farther parts of the world. And no matter what your skill or interests, there’s a variety of volunteer opportunities out there where anyone can make a difference. Everything from wildlife conservations, orphanages, youth education, community development, medical services, educating and empowering women, and beyond.⠀ ⠀ If this is something that interests you don’t let fear of the unknown deter you. It’s as easy as visiting a site such as @goabroadcom dedicated to reviewing and rating the thousands of opportunities out there. I eventually landed on @africanimpact and will be embarking on my first (of what is sure to be many) volunteer tour with my mother in her 70’s and my son in his 20’s making this a generational experience to remember.⠀ ⠀ If your curious, do some research, and make your next, or first, vacation one with purpose.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #volunteertravel⠀#travelresponsibly⠀#travelwithpurpose⠀#responsibletourism⠀#ethicaltourism⠀#meaningfultravel⠀#africanimpact⠀#beyondvolunteering⠀ ⠀ ⠀
07.05.2019 01:52:54
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