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Vote for the meerkat…

Posted in African Wildlife, Photography, Take Action, Wildlife Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2014 by Neil Aldridge

My black and white photograph of a meerkat standing on the edge of Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pans has been selected in a special 50th anniversary People’s Choice vote in the coveted Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. There are some exceptional pictures in the shortlist taken by some great photographers but please visit the voting page and vote for the picture as your favourite.

(c) Neil Aldridge

The photograph was selected as a finalist in the competition alongside ten more of my pictures. While it would have been nice to have had more success after having so many make the final, it’s a pleasure and privilege to be involved in this special 50th anniversary competition. You can vote for the meerkat and see the other shortlisted shots on the competition website at:

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/wpy/community/peoples-choice/2014/28/sentry-duty.html

Last chance to get my new book at pre-order rate…

Posted in African Wildlife, Conservation, Photography, Wildlife Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2011 by Neil Aldridge

If you haven’t yet ordered your signed copy of my new book Underdogs at the special pre-publication rate, be sure to join me at the Natural History Museum in London on the 13th of December. My free Nature Live talk about the endangered African wild dog will be the last chance to pick up a copy of Underdogs for just £25 (as opposed to the sales price of £32.50).

This event will also be a chance to learn about the ecology of this remarkable predator, the reasons behind the species’ persistent decline in numbers and the conservation efforts being made to secure a future for the wild dog in a developing Africa. It will also be a chance to have your questions answered and get your book signed. So join me on the 13th at the Natural History Museum or, if you can’t make it, order your signed copy today to make sure you don’t miss out on this offer. And remember, a donation from sales will be made towards African wild dog conservation efforts.

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13 December 2011 – Natural History Museum

Posted in African Wildlife, Conservation, Photography, Wildlife Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2011 by Neil Aldridge

Join me at London’s Natural History Museum on Tuesday the 13th of December 2011 where I will be giving a free Nature Live talk about the endangered African wild dog. Discover what makes this fascinating carnivore such an efficient predator, learn why it has been wiped out from 25 of the 39 countries it once called home and hear how conservation bodies are working to arrest the decline in numbers and secure its future.

This short talk will be followed by an opportunity for you to ask questions about these charismatic canids and my work following and photographing them. I will be illustrating my talk with images from my new book Underdogs, which will also be available to buy following the talk. Visit the Natural History Museum website to find out more details.

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Keep up to date…

Posted in Wildlife Photography with tags , , , , on October 18, 2011 by Neil Aldridge

With some exciting announcements coming up like the launch of my African wild dog book Underdogs (which will be available shortly for order in time for Christmas) a talk at the Natural History Museum in December, and new photo safari dates, why not follow me on twitter, follow Conservation Photojournalism on Facebook or sign up to follow this blog (see the ink on the right)?

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Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Posted in African Wildlife, Conservation, Conservation Photography, European Wildlife, Exhibition, Photography, UK Wildlife, Wildlife, Wildlife Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2010 by Neil Aldridge

My image ‘Survivor‘ has been announced as part of the winning portfolio of the coveted international Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. This image of an alert and vulnerable alpha female African wild dog was chosen as one of the top shots in the Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Wildlife. You can see the photograph and the stunning exhibition of all the winning photographs at the traveling exhibition in more than 70 cities worldwide, as well as the 20th portfolio book of winning images.

Being a part of the launch and celebration at London’s Natural History Museum during the international year of biodiversity has been something special and the messages from this portfolio have been perhaps more poignant than ever, not just from within this category highlighting the plight of endangered species, but with the advent of the new Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year category as well.

I will be giving a talk about this photograph and elements of my Underdogs project at the Natural History Museum at 14.30pm on Saturday 23 October in the Attenborough Centre as part of the Nature Live series of events.

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