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Exploring Africa's Wildlife And Wild Places

Susan McConnell

Susan McConnell
Susan McConnell is a conservation photographer, neurobiologist, and Professor of Biology at Stanford University. She has traveled extensively in southern and eastern Africa, where she has photographed wildlife and worked with conservationists to promote biodiversity and the sustainable use of natural resources. Through her photography Susan strives to connect people with their natural heritage and stimulate a commitment to conservation. Her images have appeared in Stanford Magazine, Nature’s Best Photography, Outdoor Photographer, Expressions, Currents, and the American Kennel Club Gazette. Notably, her photographs of elephants in Namibia were featured as a cover story in Smithsonian magazine and one of these was exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C.

Recent Posts

Catching Lions

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African wildlife conservation photographer and Bushtracks traveler Susan McConnell describes efforts to protect lions in Mozambique’s Niassa Reserve from accidental snaring and offers a solution for lion conservation through the Wildlife Conservation Network. 

Through a loudspeaker hung near the decaying carcass of a poached elephant, we broadcast the bawls of a distressed buffalo. The calls ended in quiet. We scanned the bush with a red spotlight, less visible to cats than white light. Nothing. Ten minutes later we played the calls again, and a second sound became audible—a low, grunty-breathy huhn huhn, coming from the right. Keith Begg touched my shoulder. “Lion,” he mouthed.

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Elephant Conservation: Does Elephant Compassion Deserve Our Own?

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African wildlife conservation photographer and Bushtracks traveler Susan McConnell describes the profoundly moving elephant interactions she witnessed on safaris in Namibia and Central Africa and offers a solution for African elephant conservation through the Wildlife Conservation Network.

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