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Immerse yourself in captivating wildlife, inspiring stories, and art that nurtures your love for animals, conservation, and ethical travel to wildlife-rich destinations worldwide.  With each visit to the website, the wild will be closer to your heart.

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Explore Wildlife-Rich Destinations from Around the World

Next year, I'm slowing down on my travel (cutting from over 160 days / year to under 100) to give me time to focus on writing and culling / editing images.    So these destination links will be filling up quickly starting in 2024.   Be sure to join the newsletter to get notified when there is additional content.

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Brazil

Canada

Costa Rica

India

Namibia

Norway

Tanzania

United States

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Lisa Roberti - wildlife photographer - with a mug in Sabi Sands South Africa

For as long as I can remember, I've been enchanted by animals. I have spent the last 7 years traveling to wildlife-rich areas of the world with my camera in hand and heart on my sleeve. I've learned about different species and about the lives of individual animals.

I've cried tears of joy, tears of laughter, and tears of sorrow as I watched the lives and deaths of the animals play out in front of me.

Every day I learn more about the plight of animals as well as about their victories. I am on a mission to share what I learn with others so that together we can preserve the wild world for generations to come.

Current Travels

The map of the world showing my cat eye logo in the Caribbean with the words January - February - March 2024

I've decided to cut back my travel in 2024.   It was a difficult decision as I absolutely love being in the field, witnessing and learning about animals.

I have accumulated over 240,000 images in my photo catalog.   The majority of those need to be culled (deleted) and then the remainders keyworded and edited.   (For those that understand photography, I shoot RAW which makes the images look very flat unless they are edited.   This preserves the dynamic range (darks and lights) better than if you don't shoot RAW but does take some extra work before posting.)

I also have literally hundreds of stories that I want to tell about the animals.    My brain is full and until I get those out of my brain and onto paper, I have no more room left.

And lastly, I've been working on my African Safari Planner for years and have not made much progress due to the extensive traveling.

So, first quarter, I am staying at my home office and writing and editing.   I'll be sending out more consistent newsletters, so be sure to sign up.  I will also be posting to my Facebook and Instagram accounts and YouTube regularly.     (Did you know, you can also see the latest Instagram and YouTube posts below.)

I am taking my annual cruise with my mom and my sister.   We will be traveling to the warm waters of the Caribbean and I can't wait.   I really dislike the winters in Chicago - and swore a few years ago I'd never spend another winter here...alas, here I am spending another winter in Chicago.    At least the cold weather will keep me indoors, on my computer and working.


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The open plains of East Africa. (Mara Triangle, Kenya). It’s where so many wildlife documentaries have been filmed, for good reason.

This is what many people envision when thinking of going on safari, but they don’t do their homework and end up somewhere totally different and sometimes that leads to disappointment. 

The best place to start planning a safari is knowing what it looks like to you.  The activities you want to do.  The animals / cultures you want to see. 

Being on safari is a dream.  You can leave the world behind and return to your childlike wonder and awe. 

#lions #lionesses #maratriangle #safarilife #kenyawildlife

The open plains of East Africa. (Mara Triangle, Kenya). It’s where so many wildlife documentaries have been filmed, for good reason.

This is what many people envision when thinking of going on safari, but they don’t do their homework and end up somewhere totally different and sometimes that leads to disappointment.

The best place to start planning a safari is knowing what it looks like to you. The activities you want to do. The animals / cultures you want to see.

Being on safari is a dream. You can leave the world behind and return to your childlike wonder and awe.

#lions #lionesses #maratriangle #safarilife #kenyawildlife
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“Ponder”

A beautiful place to contemplate life, the universe, and everything.

“Ponder”



A beautiful place to contemplate life, the universe, and everything.
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My favorite lion right now!  Seenka! 

I can’t wait to return to House in the Wild later this year.  I am so excited to see “my” boy again!!

#lion #seenka #houseinthewild #kenya #safarilife

My favorite lion right now! Seenka!

I can’t wait to return to House in the Wild later this year. I am so excited to see “my” boy again!!

#lion #seenka #houseinthewild #kenya #safarilife
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"Puffin Family Portrait” 

A Puffin Family Portrait 

#puffinfamilyportrait #alaska #silversalmoncreek #lisaroberti #lisamrobertiinc

"Puffin Family Portrait”



A Puffin Family Portrait



#puffinfamilyportrait #alaska #silversalmoncreek #lisaroberti #lisamrobertiinc
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Hyenas are often portrayed as villains.  Whether it’s cartoons or in real life.

But hyenas play an important role in nature.  They are part of the clean up crew.  Although they are great hunters in their own right, they are scavengers as well. 

They will often eat food that is no longer appealing to the big cats which helps keep diseases away. 

Hyenas have a matriarchy.  The clans are run by the dominant female.  She is Queen.  Males are the lowest ranking members and f the community.

I love reading books about hyena clans and I learn about them whenever I can.  They lives are just so different then most animals.

Which clan are you in?

Hyenas are often portrayed as villains. Whether it’s cartoons or in real life.

But hyenas play an important role in nature. They are part of the clean up crew. Although they are great hunters in their own right, they are scavengers as well.

They will often eat food that is no longer appealing to the big cats which helps keep diseases away.

Hyenas have a matriarchy. The clans are run by the dominant female. She is Queen. Males are the lowest ranking members and f the community.

I love reading books about hyena clans and I learn about them whenever I can. They lives are just so different then most animals.

Which clan are you in?
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#artistsofinstagram #playfulcub #bears #alaska #baby #asf #silversalmoncreek #lisaroberti #lisamrobertiinc

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#artistsofinstagram #playfulcub #bears #alaska #baby #asf #silversalmoncreek #lisaroberti #lisamrobertiinc
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Because the animals are so beautiful and interesting, sometimes it's hard to forget to look at the landscapes and the beauty that surrounds you.

I've been all over Africa, and when I went to Laikipia in Kenya to search for the black leopard, I was surprised at the diversity in the landscapes.  Huge rock formations, heavily flowing rivers.  It was stunningly green.

The guides from the camp told me it often is dessert like - dusty and brown.  I was so blessed to see it green and full of life. (Yes, I'm wearing 2 coats...layering is key to stay warm - and cool).

#laikipiawilderness #safarilife #thisiskenya

Because the animals are so beautiful and interesting, sometimes it`s hard to forget to look at the landscapes and the beauty that surrounds you.

I`ve been all over Africa, and when I went to Laikipia in Kenya to search for the black leopard, I was surprised at the diversity in the landscapes. Huge rock formations, heavily flowing rivers. It was stunningly green.

The guides from the camp told me it often is dessert like - dusty and brown. I was so blessed to see it green and full of life. (Yes, I`m wearing 2 coats...layering is key to stay warm - and cool).

#laikipiawilderness #safarilife #thisiskenya
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“Interior decorating is the art of arranging beautiful things comfortably.” – Billy Baldwin

#soar #bird #eagle #baldeagle #flying #lisaroberti #lisamrobertiinc #homedesign #artforsale #collectart #artcollection #decorinspo

“Interior decorating is the art of arranging beautiful things comfortably.” – Billy Baldwin



#soar #bird #eagle #baldeagle #flying #lisaroberti #lisamrobertiinc #homedesign #artforsale #collectart #artcollection #decorinspo
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Lions are my favorite to photograph.  They are so social and have great expressions. 

I love the expression on the cubs face.  The pride was moving and there were lots of cubs.  They were looking for a meal. 

This cub was sandwiched between 2 lionesses walking their the field.  He was focused on the mama. 

His expression looks so sweet to me. 

#lioncubs #lions #safarilifeafrica #safarilife #wildlifephotography

Lions are my favorite to photograph. They are so social and have great expressions.

I love the expression on the cubs face. The pride was moving and there were lots of cubs. They were looking for a meal.

This cub was sandwiched between 2 lionesses walking their the field. He was focused on the mama.

His expression looks so sweet to me.

#lioncubs #lions #safarilifeafrica #safarilife #wildlifephotography
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Mischievous Cub 

 

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It’s not always about the big cats, cubs, and cutie pies. 

Vultures play a key roll in the ecosystem.  They are part of the clean up crew.  Without them (and the other members of the crew), disease would spread. 

Most don’t have feathers on their necks.  Is this evolutions way of keeping them clean?  It does make them look strange.  Some would even say ugly. 

But if you look closer, they have their own beauty. 

Lappet-faced vulture.  Masai Mara, Kenya. 

#vulture #lappedfacedvulture #birds #safarilifeafrica #kenyawildlife #cleanupcrew

It’s not always about the big cats, cubs, and cutie pies.

Vultures play a key roll in the ecosystem. They are part of the clean up crew. Without them (and the other members of the crew), disease would spread.

Most don’t have feathers on their necks. Is this evolutions way of keeping them clean? It does make them look strange. Some would even say ugly.

But if you look closer, they have their own beauty.

Lappet-faced vulture. Masai Mara, Kenya.

#vulture #lappedfacedvulture #birds #safarilifeafrica #kenyawildlife #cleanupcrew
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Often called the 9th Wonder of the World.  The great migration of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, and other antelopes. 

Forever on the move between Kenya and Tanzania, always looking for greener pastures. 

Seeing that many animals is mind blowing!

Have you ever witnessed the migration?

Often called the 9th Wonder of the World. The great migration of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, and other antelopes.

Forever on the move between Kenya and Tanzania, always looking for greener pastures.

Seeing that many animals is mind blowing!

Have you ever witnessed the migration?
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Just a few elephants walking down the road. #elephant #wildlife #safari

Lisa M Roberti February 17, 2024 5:12 PM

Somalisa Expedictions Camp in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe has a really nice open area with tables for meals and to view the water hole.   

This area is surrounded by a fence made of logs.   The idea is to keep the wildlife (including elephants) out.

But...elephants are great architects and Tom (I named him this), decided to reassemble the fence and break in. 

Tom was just looking for fallen seed pods and didn't mean any harm.    

It's always so amazing to be so close to relaxed elephants -but please note, I did keep my distance and gave him space.

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Did you know that the lodges / camps in Africa - some have electric fences to keep wildlife out and some are just open.    When you are planning your safari, you can pick accommodations based on your comfort level.   

If you have a safari in your future, be sure to sign up for the African Safari Planner notification list.    The planner will be released 1st Quarter 2024.   You can sign up to be the first notified here:
https://lisamroberti.com/early-access/ 

For more information about wildlife and traveling to wildlife destinations around the world:
Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/lisamroberti/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/lisamroberti 
Travel and Conservation Articles:   https://lisamroberti.com/blog/ 
Wildlife / Travel Galleries:  https://www.lisamroberti.photos 
Main website:   https://lisamroberti.com 
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/LisaMRoberti 

For fine art prints:
https://art.lisamroberti.com

Somalisa Expedictions Camp in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe has a really nice open area with tables for meals and to view the water hole.

This area is surrounded by a fence made of logs. The idea is to keep the wildlife (including elephants) out.

But...elephants are great architects and Tom (I named him this), decided to reassemble the fence and break in.

Tom was just looking for fallen seed pods and didn't mean any harm.

It's always so amazing to be so close to relaxed elephants -but please note, I did keep my distance and gave him space.

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Did you know that the lodges / camps in Africa - some have electric fences to keep wildlife out and some are just open. When you are planning your safari, you can pick accommodations based on your comfort level.

If you have a safari in your future, be sure to sign up for the African Safari Planner notification list. The planner will be released 1st Quarter 2024. You can sign up to be the first notified here:
https://lisamroberti.com/early-access/

For more information about wildlife and traveling to wildlife destinations around the world:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisamroberti/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisamroberti
Travel and Conservation Articles: https://lisamroberti.com/blog/
Wildlife / Travel Galleries: https://www.lisamroberti.photos
Main website: https://lisamroberti.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LisaMRoberti

For fine art prints:
https://art.lisamroberti.com

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Tom the elephant, sneaks into the lounge area at Somalisa Expeditions Camp. #wildtusker #elephant

Lisa M Roberti February 3, 2024 5:03 PM

A very disturbing article released today by Africa Geographic tells of 2 super tuskers being killed in the last few months in Northern Tanzania (just south of Amboseli National Park).

The article (https://app.africageographic.com/story/trophy-hunted-two-super-tuskers-in-tanzania) gives all the details of the legal hunt lead by two different outfitters just a few months apart.

There are only 50-100 super tuskers left in the world.   The unnecessary loss of two of them is a massive blow to elephant conservation efforts.

While I truly believe all of wildlife is valuable - and let's not get into hunting for this one - super tuskers being so rare are even that much more important to elephant populations:
1.  They pass down their genes to other elephants (the length of tusks is passed down in genes)
2.  These older bulls are mentors to younger bulls - showing the younger bulls the ropes after they leave their family herds.

I'm so disheartened about this killings.   If you love wildlife or are a wildlife photographer and enjoy seeing wild animals in the wild, please go to the link and make a productive comment.

Perhaps if we all raise our voices, Tanzania will see that this type of hunting will not be tolerated and will make some changes.

(the link to my video of Craig - one of the Super Tuskers I've had the privilege of seeing in the wild:  https://www.youtube.com/shorts/f0gqyofhm0E)

How do you feel about the killings of 2 beautiful super tusker elephants?   Are you as enraged as I am?

A very disturbing article released today by Africa Geographic tells of 2 super tuskers being killed in the last few months in Northern Tanzania (just south of Amboseli National Park).

The article (https://app.africageographic.com/story/trophy-hunted-two-super-tuskers-in-tanzania) gives all the details of the legal hunt lead by two different outfitters just a few months apart.

There are only 50-100 super tuskers left in the world. The unnecessary loss of two of them is a massive blow to elephant conservation efforts.

While I truly believe all of wildlife is valuable - and let's not get into hunting for this one - super tuskers being so rare are even that much more important to elephant populations:
1. They pass down their genes to other elephants (the length of tusks is passed down in genes)
2. These older bulls are mentors to younger bulls - showing the younger bulls the ropes after they leave their family herds.

I'm so disheartened about this killings. If you love wildlife or are a wildlife photographer and enjoy seeing wild animals in the wild, please go to the link and make a productive comment.

Perhaps if we all raise our voices, Tanzania will see that this type of hunting will not be tolerated and will make some changes.

(the link to my video of Craig - one of the Super Tuskers I've had the privilege of seeing in the wild: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/f0gqyofhm0E)

How do you feel about the killings of 2 beautiful super tusker elephants? Are you as enraged as I am?

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2 Super Tuskers Killed in Tanzania

Lisa M Roberti January 11, 2024 4:37 PM

2023 year in review

Lisa M Roberti December 31, 2023 9:00 AM

Chobe River, Botswana. 

A herd of Cape buffalo were crossing between two islands. 

I could see a young one was struggling (not in the video)...it looked like he was maybe getting stuck in the mud under the water. 2 adult buffalo went in towards the baby and quickly turned around to go back to shore. The baby made progress towards the shore and I thought everything was ok. 

Then the guide said that a crocodile had the baby. We got closer and I started to film. 

We could see the crocodile had the baby by a front leg. The baby fought so hard for over 14 minutes. 

He would get close to shore and we thought we was free and then the croc would swim him out more into the river. It was a difficult 14 minutes watching the baby fighting with all its might to survive. 

A second crocodile came from behind us and that was the end for the baby Cape buffalo. 

2 buffalo - an adult and another young one stood watching from the shore line. I'm guessing the adult was the mama. It's always hard to watch animals struggling to survive. It is nature but it doesn't make it any easier to witness.

The Chobe River is a great location for wildlife interactions.   

Be sure to subscribe for more wildlife videos and information about traveling to wildlife-rich destinations around the world.

To see more content about traveling to wild-life rich areas around the world: 
Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/lisamroberti/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/lisamroberti 
Travel and Conservation Articles:   https://safari-tales.com 
Wildlife / Travel Galleries:  https://www.lisamroberti.photos 
Main website:   https://lisamroberti.com
Art Store:  https://art.lisamroberti.com

Chobe River, Botswana.

A herd of Cape buffalo were crossing between two islands.

I could see a young one was struggling (not in the video)...it looked like he was maybe getting stuck in the mud under the water. 2 adult buffalo went in towards the baby and quickly turned around to go back to shore. The baby made progress towards the shore and I thought everything was ok.

Then the guide said that a crocodile had the baby. We got closer and I started to film.

We could see the crocodile had the baby by a front leg. The baby fought so hard for over 14 minutes.

He would get close to shore and we thought we was free and then the croc would swim him out more into the river. It was a difficult 14 minutes watching the baby fighting with all its might to survive.

A second crocodile came from behind us and that was the end for the baby Cape buffalo.

2 buffalo - an adult and another young one stood watching from the shore line. I'm guessing the adult was the mama. It's always hard to watch animals struggling to survive. It is nature but it doesn't make it any easier to witness.

The Chobe River is a great location for wildlife interactions.

Be sure to subscribe for more wildlife videos and information about traveling to wildlife-rich destinations around the world.

To see more content about traveling to wild-life rich areas around the world:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisamroberti/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisamroberti
Travel and Conservation Articles: https://safari-tales.com
Wildlife / Travel Galleries: https://www.lisamroberti.photos
Main website: https://lisamroberti.com
Art Store: https://art.lisamroberti.com

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Baby buffalo fights hard but loses the battle to crocodiles in Chobe River Botswana

Lisa M Roberti September 19, 2023 12:34 AM

In the Media

I was quoted in the Travel Africa magazine Edition 102 November 2023-January 2024 (alongside several other people).  Travel Africa magazine is a great resource for traveling to wildlife destinations all throughout Africa.    I love receiving it each quarter.    Many people have comments in the "Your Experiences" section which shows how much gorilla trekking means to people.    See Rwanda for my current content about Rwanda.  I'll be adding more in the next few months.   And if you are interested in gorilla trekking, feel free to contact me for tips and information.

a picture of the cover of the travel africa magazine.  the cover has a mother and baby gorilla
the inside spread of a magazine with the quote from me highlighted


I am honored to have contributed the cover photo for the Mara Predator Conservation Programme Annual Report.  

The non-profit operates in the Masai Mara, Kenya and is a part of the Kenya Wildlife Trust.   Their mission is 

"a world-class conservation programme, providing evidence-based, practical management recommendations, solutions and ideas."

Click on the photo to read their annual report and find out more about this amazing organization.

Cover photo of the annual report
Image for the podcast

Prints

Looking for the perfect print for your home or office?   Wildlife images are available on photographic papers, canvas, acrylic, and metals in many different sizes to suit your needs.

Click below to open a new window for my print collection!

Prints displayed on the wall of a home

Plan your Dream Safari

I've been traveling to Africa for over 30 years, with an average of 3-5 months a year on safari in Africa since 2015 with travel to 10 different countries in Africa for safari.

If you are dreaming about a safari, click the link below to sign up to be the first to know when the African Safari Planner is released.  

The planner will answer questions you didn't even know you had in order to plan the safari of your dreams!

Lisa with a silver back gorilla in Rwanda

Wildlife Inspired Gifts

Tote Bags, Mugs, Puzzles, and Throw Pillows adorned with wildlife images.    I'm just getting started in my shop and more items are added regularly.

A Few Wildlife Images

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"Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul."

- Frances Hodgson Burnett