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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.

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A map of the world showing pins at Kenya and Tanzania

I'm starting 2023 a bit slow after the last quarter of non-stop travel.   This quarter, I'm headed to East Africa.   

It's been over 30 years since I've been to Tanzania and this will be the first time I'm there for the calving season.   I'll be visiting Ngorogoro Crater and the Serengeti.   It will be my first time traveling with Tanda Afrika and I'm very much looking forward to the trip.

After the Serengeti portion, I'm returning to Kenya.   First some private travel with my sister (organized by Wilderness Uncut) to Ol Donyo, one of the Great Plains Resorts near Amboseli and then to Amboseli for a few days.   I'm praying to see animals in much better condition then in November and hoping for lots of grass and greenery.   (see my article about the drought here)

After that short trip, I'll be joining Andy Biggs for an intensive Sheldrick Wildlife Trust trip.   If you don't know - Sheldrick's is a non-profit that helps orphaned animals (mostly elephants) return back to the wild.   They do this starting at their Nairobi nursery and then as they get older, they go to one of the three reintegration units where it can take up to 10-15 years for them to be adopted into a wild family.   During this trip, we'll be visiting 2 of the reintegration units.    I love the elephants and the work that Sheldrick's does is inspirational.  

During the rest of the quarter, I'll be working on my "regular" book keeping job and editing / culling / posting and writing...so stayed tuned.  


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2022 in 3.5 minutes. 

I still have about 45,000 images to cull thru and edit.  These are not necessarily the best ones… many probably won’t make the Final Cut.  Most are straight from the camera and not edited.  So please be kind. 

it is a good representation of my year of travel.

I hope you enjoy. 

In 2022, I traveled with:
@aarons_tours 
@wildeyesa  x3
@jemuexpeditions 
@wildernessuncut 
@odysseia_collection  x3

And I recommend each of these companies!

2022 in 3.5 minutes.

I still have about 45,000 images to cull thru and edit. These are not necessarily the best ones… many probably won’t make the Final Cut. Most are straight from the camera and not edited. So please be kind.

it is a good representation of my year of travel.

I hope you enjoy.

In 2022, I traveled with:
@aarons_tours
@wildeyesa x3
@jemuexpeditions
@wildernessuncut
@odysseia_collection x3

And I recommend each of these companies!
...

Western Lowland Gorilla. 

This is the first time I saw this subspecies of gorilla.  My other 10 treks were for mountain gorillas. 

The differences between this gorilla and the mountain gorilla are vast - in looks and in behavior. (Article coming soon)

6 miles round trip in humidity and an hour spent with this family of 10

One of the many highlights of my trip to Gabon with @odysseia_collection 

Not much internet or time to work on images but more to follow when I can 

#gabon #westernlowlandgorilla #gorilla #canonr5wildlife #canonr5 #femalewildlifephotographer #wildlifephotography #gabonsafari #loangogorillaproject #loangogorillatrekking #gorillatrekking #loangonationalpark

Western Lowland Gorilla.

This is the first time I saw this subspecies of gorilla. My other 10 treks were for mountain gorillas.

The differences between this gorilla and the mountain gorilla are vast - in looks and in behavior. (Article coming soon)

6 miles round trip in humidity and an hour spent with this family of 10

One of the many highlights of my trip to Gabon with @odysseia_collection

Not much internet or time to work on images but more to follow when I can

#gabon #westernlowlandgorilla #gorilla #canonr5wildlife #canonr5 #femalewildlifephotographer #wildlifephotography #gabonsafari #loangogorillaproject #loangogorillatrekking #gorillatrekking #loangonationalpark
...

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.  During the dry season, elephants come from everywhere to get to the water holes in Hwange.  The elephant population soars to over 85,000 elephants. 

The water holes are mostly natural areas but are helped by humans through wells and solar pumps.  At night, the pumps run with the help of generators. 

This life saving water draws elephants from all over. 

Here is an artistic rendition of a plethora of elephants.

Thank you @andrewbecksa for helping me push my photography boundaries and @wildeyesa for putting together this amazing trip. 

#blackandwhitephotography #hwangenationalpark #zimbabwe #elephants #fineartphotography #canonr5 #canonwildlifephotography

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. During the dry season, elephants come from everywhere to get to the water holes in Hwange. The elephant population soars to over 85,000 elephants.

The water holes are mostly natural areas but are helped by humans through wells and solar pumps. At night, the pumps run with the help of generators.

This life saving water draws elephants from all over.

Here is an artistic rendition of a plethora of elephants.

Thank you @andrewbecksa for helping me push my photography boundaries and @wildeyesa for putting together this amazing trip.

#blackandwhitephotography #hwangenationalpark #zimbabwe #elephants #fineartphotography #canonr5 #canonwildlifephotography
...

The Topi pride in the early evening getting ready to hunt as a storm approaches. 

During my visit with @tembobyjackson while on safari with @odysseia_collection 

We saw the topi pride almost every day.  They are a huge pride with growing sun adult cubs and need to hunt often to keep them all fed. 

They were looking hungry but did not have a successful night. 

#lions #topipride #maasaimara #storms #canonr5 #canonr5wildlife #kenya

The Topi pride in the early evening getting ready to hunt as a storm approaches.

During my visit with @tembobyjackson while on safari with @odysseia_collection

We saw the topi pride almost every day. They are a huge pride with growing sun adult cubs and need to hunt often to keep them all fed.

They were looking hungry but did not have a successful night.

#lions #topipride #maasaimara #storms #canonr5 #canonr5wildlife #kenya
...

One of the topi lionesses struts her stuff as she walks down one of the “roads” in the Maasai Mara, Kenya

Taken while on safari with @odysseia_collection, staying at @tembobyjackson 

#lion #lioness #maasaimara #kenya #wildlifevideography #canonr5video #canonr5wildlife

One of the topi lionesses struts her stuff as she walks down one of the “roads” in the Maasai Mara, Kenya

Taken while on safari with @odysseia_collection, staying at @tembobyjackson

#lion #lioness #maasaimara #kenya #wildlifevideography #canonr5video #canonr5wildlife
...

We stopped at the top of a ravine to watch some elephants on the other side. 

This hippo was not happy with our presence even though (or maybe because) we were so much higher than him. 

We didn’t stay long and left him to grumble at anything else. 

Hippos appear very sweet (but smelly) when in water or grazing.  This display is a reminder of just how dangerous they can be. 

Taken while on safari with @odysseia_collection staying at @tembobyjackson 
#hippo #hippopotamus #hippoyawn #hippodisplay #maasaimara #canonr5video #canonr5wildlife #wildlifevideography

We stopped at the top of a ravine to watch some elephants on the other side.

This hippo was not happy with our presence even though (or maybe because) we were so much higher than him.

We didn’t stay long and left him to grumble at anything else.

Hippos appear very sweet (but smelly) when in water or grazing. This display is a reminder of just how dangerous they can be.

Taken while on safari with @odysseia_collection staying at @tembobyjackson
#hippo #hippopotamus #hippoyawn #hippodisplay #maasaimara #canonr5video #canonr5wildlife #wildlifevideography
...

Lion cubs play while their younger brothers watch

Naboisho Conservamcy, Kenya

While@on safari with @odysseia_collection

#lions #cubs #playtime #kenya #naboishoconservancy #asiliaafrica #encountermara #canonr5 #canonr5wildlife #wildlifephotography #femalephotographer o

Lion cubs play while their younger brothers watch

Naboisho Conservamcy, Kenya

While@on safari with @odysseia_collection

#lions #cubs #playtime #kenya #naboishoconservancy #asiliaafrica #encountermara #canonr5 #canonr5wildlife #wildlifephotography #femalephotographer o
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A lion cub having fun in the early morning. 

While on safari with @odysseia_collection 

#lioncub #climatree #naboishoconservancy #canonr5 #wildifephotography #femalewildlifephotographer #canonwildlifephotography

A lion cub having fun in the early morning.

While on safari with @odysseia_collection

#lioncub #climatree #naboishoconservancy #canonr5 #wildifephotography #femalewildlifephotographer #canonwildlifephotography
...

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Gabon is the largest nesting area in the world for Leatherback turtles.  The beaches of Pongara had researches watching for the nesting turtles.

On one late evening, I had the experience to join the naturalists and researchers and saw 3 leatherback turtles.

The turtles can reach up to 6.5 feet long and weight 2000 pounds!

I took these videos with my iPhone 13pro.   Because lights can disorient the turtles, only the naturalists handled the lights and they were red.

At the end of the video, you'll see a turtle coming out of the water that was disoriented by us.   Because of the lack of lights, we didn't see her until she was on the beach.    She went back into the ocean and we hurried away...we were told that she came back to the beach to nest after we passed.

I never want to impact the life of an animal and you can hear me in the video saying "oh shit - is that because of us".    We were under the guidance of naturalists and researchers and unfortunately due to the fact that we couldn't have lights, we did impact this turtle -but as I said, she did then come back up to the beach to nest - I was very happy for that.

You can read an article about the experience with some photographs (iPhone 13) as well as some interesting facts about the leatherback turtle nesting at:    
https://lisamroberti.com/lealtherback-turtles

Make sure to subscribe to my channel for more animal and travel videos!   

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 
Wildlife Conservation and Travel FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wildlifetravelconserv 
Travel and Conservation Articles:   https://lisamroberti.com/articles 
Wildlife / Travel Galleries:  https://www.lisamroberti.photos 
Main website:   https://lisamroberti.com 
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/LisaMRoberti

Thank you for visiting my channel!

Gabon is the largest nesting area in the world for Leatherback turtles. The beaches of Pongara had researches watching for the nesting turtles.

On one late evening, I had the experience to join the naturalists and researchers and saw 3 leatherback turtles.

The turtles can reach up to 6.5 feet long and weight 2000 pounds!

I took these videos with my iPhone 13pro. Because lights can disorient the turtles, only the naturalists handled the lights and they were red.

At the end of the video, you'll see a turtle coming out of the water that was disoriented by us. Because of the lack of lights, we didn't see her until she was on the beach. She went back into the ocean and we hurried away...we were told that she came back to the beach to nest after we passed.

I never want to impact the life of an animal and you can hear me in the video saying "oh shit - is that because of us". We were under the guidance of naturalists and researchers and unfortunately due to the fact that we couldn't have lights, we did impact this turtle -but as I said, she did then come back up to the beach to nest - I was very happy for that.

You can read an article about the experience with some photographs (iPhone 13) as well as some interesting facts about the leatherback turtle nesting at: https://lisamroberti.com/lealtherback-turtles

Make sure to subscribe to my channel for more animal and travel videos!

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
Wildlife Conservation and Travel FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wildlifetravelconserv
Travel and Conservation Articles: https://lisamroberti.com/articles
Wildlife / Travel Galleries: https://www.lisamroberti.photos
Main website: https://lisamroberti.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LisaMRoberti

Thank you for visiting my channel!

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Leatherback Turtles Nesting On Gabon's Beaches: An Extraordinary Experience.

Imagine it's hot and humid, you are in the amazon on a canoe with no one around except your fellow canoe mates.   You've seen huge spiders and eyes of reptiles staring at you out of the water...and then you hear this.

this video shows some of the amazon's vegetation but the point of the video is the sounds of the howls.   These sounds actually come from the Howler Monkey and can be heard up to a mile away.

All I can say is I'm very glad I wasn't alone in that canoe.

It was quite eerie but at the same time, it almost felt like a ride at DisneyWorld.    The greens were perfectly green, the water still, the flowers beautiful, the spiders big (yes, I know, I keep talking about the scary spiders).

Sound up for this one....

To read about my journeys around the world to wild-life rich areas, go to https:\\lisamroberti.com\articles

Make sure to subscribe to my channel for more animal and travel videos!   

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 
Wildlife Conservation and Travel FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wildlifetravelconserv 
Travel and Conservation Articles:   https://safari-tales.com 
Wildlife / Travel Galleries:  https://www.lisamroberti.photos 
Main website:   https://lisamroberti.com 
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/LisaMRoberti


Thank you so much for stopping by my channel!   I'd love to know what you think below.

Imagine it's hot and humid, you are in the amazon on a canoe with no one around except your fellow canoe mates. You've seen huge spiders and eyes of reptiles staring at you out of the water...and then you hear this.

this video shows some of the amazon's vegetation but the point of the video is the sounds of the howls. These sounds actually come from the Howler Monkey and can be heard up to a mile away.

All I can say is I'm very glad I wasn't alone in that canoe.

It was quite eerie but at the same time, it almost felt like a ride at DisneyWorld. The greens were perfectly green, the water still, the flowers beautiful, the spiders big (yes, I know, I keep talking about the scary spiders).

Sound up for this one....

To read about my journeys around the world to wild-life rich areas, go to https:\lisamroberti.comarticles

Make sure to subscribe to my channel for more animal and travel videos!

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
Wildlife Conservation and Travel FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wildlifetravelconserv
Travel and Conservation Articles: https://safari-tales.com
Wildlife / Travel Galleries: https://www.lisamroberti.photos
Main website: https://lisamroberti.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LisaMRoberti


Thank you so much for stopping by my channel! I'd love to know what you think below.

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Howler Monkey sounds in the Ecuadorian Amazon

In the Media

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 o photographic papers, canvas, and metals in many different sizes to suit your needs.

Click below to open a new window for my print collection and be sure to see my travel galleries while you are there!

Prints displayed on the wall of a home

Plan your Dream Safari

50 weeks on safari in 8 different countries in Africa, Lisa knows how to plan and execute a safari.  

If you are planning a safari, click below to learn about the Dream Safari Interactive Guide to help you plan the safari of your dreams.

Lisa with a silver back gorilla in Rwanda

Wildlife Inspired Gifts

Blankets, towels, journals, posters, shirts, laptop cases and more are available with wildlife and nature images and graphics.

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