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Namibia – A Photographic Expedition

Now available -Namibia: A Photographic Expedition

Seven eager international students and two talented instructors, gathered in Wyndhoek, Namibia in May 2013 to embark upon a photographic expedition that will remain in our memory forever. Over the next 14 days we were privileged to capture breathtaking landscapes, delightful native Namibians, and nature’s most beautiful and ferocious beasts.

Our first stop was 
N/a’an ku se Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary, where we were treated to unparalleled close ups of lions, leopards, and cheetahs. However, as we soon learned, N/a’an ku se is much more than a photographer’s paradise. It is dedicated to protect and preserve Namibia’s vulnerable wildlife and improve the lives of the devastated San Bushman community. Soon thereafter an idea took root… wouldn’t it be great if we could share our photographic experience and simultaneously promote a worthy cause? Thus we present this collection for you to enjoy and to benefit Na’an ke se Foundation (www.naankuse.com), recipient of 100% of the proceeds from sale of this book. We remain indebted to our instructors: Jennifer Wu and James Martin, Na’an ku se Foundation, and the San Bushman tribe for instruction, opportunity, and inspiration.  We especially express gratitude to patrons of our effort. We trust you too will be inspired and take pride in supporting this worthwhile charity.

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Namibia

N/ a' an Ku Se
Waiting patiently

 

The last several weeks have been spent exploring Namibia in Southern Africa.  What started out as  a journey to photograph the country and return home with a few photographs  changed when I had the good fortune to meet Marlice van Vuuren, one of Namibia’s most well known conservationists, of the N/a’an ku se Foundation. The Foundation was formed in 2006 and has two primary objectives; to protect and conserve Namibia’s vulnerable wildlife and to improve the lives of the marginalized San Bushman community.

I was so touched by the positive attitude and spirit of the people and the tremendous need. It also struck me most how far a little goes. For example, $30 will provide a child with a back pack full of school supplies for a year. Or, $250 will  cover school fees, transport to and from school, pay for clothes or school uniforms and purchase educational items for one child.  There are so many ways to help please check it out and consider a donation  http://www.naankuse.com/support-us-at-naankuse/celebrate-and-give-with-naankuse.html

N/a’an ku se got into my soul and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about Marlice, the animals and the Sans Bushmen since that first day in Namibia. I want to raise awareness and funds for the Foundation. I plan to create a calendar, e-book and book of the images that I captured in Namibia and donate all net receipts to the N/a’an ku se Foundation to support their work. Before I set off on this venture I would like to determine if there is interest in the following

 

N/ a'an ku se Foundation
Members of the Sans Bushmen community
@ N/ a'an ku se Wildlife Sanctuary
@ N/ a’an ku se Wildlife Sanctuary
N/ a'an ku se
Cheetah at N/ a’an ku se Wildlife Sanctuary

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