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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:


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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