Dedicated keepers at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's Nairobi Elephant Nursery in Kenya protect baby Shukuru from the cold and rain, and the risk of pneumonia, with a custom-made raincoat. Name: Loxodonta Africana Location: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi Nursery, Nairobi, Kenya Description: My first visit to the Nairobi Nursery was in the rainy season.  The keepers were constantly having to protect the youngest orphans from the cold and wet using pieces of tents for raincoats. There is an intense effort to safeguard the orphans.

Join Michael “Nick” Nichols for Lions, Elephants & Giants: Trials, Tragedies, Triumphs. Nichols will speak about his new book, Earth to Sky: Among Africa’s Elephants, a Species in Crisis (Aperture, September 2013), as well as his recent work with the Serengeti Lions, published in the August 2013 issue of National Geographic magazine. He will also discuss his work on sequoias featured as the 2012 cover story, “The World’s Largest Trees” in which Nichols used innovative techniques to create an image of a 250-foot-tall, 3,200-year-old tree.
All talks will followed by a signing of his latest book.

Lecture Dates:
October 3: The Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, VA
October 12: WildPhotos Keynote, Ondaatje Theatre, London, England
October 15: NG Live!, Grosvenor Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
October 17: Harold C. Schott Education Center, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati, OH
October 18: Norton Auditorium, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL
October 21: Angelika Theater, with the Dallas Zoo, Dallas, TX
October 22: Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, NM
October 25: Patagonia Store, Santa Monica, CA (Link TBA)
October 26: Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA
October 27: Marjorie Luke Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA

                                                                                                                           November 12: Hillside Auditorium, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR


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