About Morgan Trimble

Morgan Trimble is a freelance photographer and writer based in South Africa whose work has been featured in a number of magazines, books, and exhibitions. Morgan grew up on an American bison ranch in rural Kansas, then moved to Boston to study sciency things at MIT and did a stint on an archaeological dig in Kenya, before an around-the-world nautical voyage introduced her to South Africa. After graduating from MIT, she moved to Pretoria for an MSc on elephant biology. Besides keeping busy with her ongoing studies in conservation ecology, Morgan is an outdoor enthusiast and will drop everything at the prospect of big adventure. To see more, check out her website Morgan Trimble Photography
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Don’t miss “Africa” on BBC Knowledge

It’s Africa like you’ve never seen it. Sir David Attenborough’s latest ground-breaking documentary series, “Africa” will amaze even lifelong residents of the continent. The mini-series is in its second week of airing here in South Africa on BBC Knowledge (catch it Sunday’s at 18:00, and keep an eye out for reruns). The first two episodes …

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Scoping out the new vulture hide at Golden Gate National Park

South Africa’s Golden Gate National Park, in conjunction with Sasol, opened a new vulture hide providing much improved opportunities to view the resident Cape and Bearded vultures at the park’s long-standing vulture feeding project. Previously, guests hoping to see action at the “vulture restaurant” would park along the Oribi Loop road, clamber over the ridge, …

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Unite Against Poaching: 1 Year of Helping Rhinos

The Low Down If you read Africa Geographic’s special rhino issue a few months back, or have even vaguely followed the news over the past few years, you know that rhinos around the world are in dire straits. Poachers have been targeting rhinos for their highly valued horns in response to an increased demand for …

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Shoebill, Kapotwe, Bangweulu

Behind the Scenes: Photographing October’s Cover Star

Shoebills are a rarity that few get to see, but I was fortunate to spend a few weeks in Bangweulu Wetlands, Zambia, up close and personal, with cover model Kapotwe.* This isn’t Kapotwe’s first brush with fame. Earlier this year, Africa Birds and Birding (now combined with Africa Geographic in one AWESOME mag) ran a …

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WAR: Park rangers under fire in Virunga National Park

This is how you can help a gorilla ranger. I recently wrote an article for Safari magazine, “Into the Volcano”, extolling the awesomeness of hiking Mt. Nyiragongo in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo. Mt. Nyiragongo is among the most active volcanos in Africa, and its crater holds one of only five molten lave …

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Packing your book bag for safari

It’s not my intention to cause any safari guides to lose their jobs, but sometimes it`s just nice to be able to identify whatever creature (or plant) you come across for yourself. And unless you happen to have a photographic memory, coming up with the correct identities for what you come across in the bush …

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Introducing Morgan Trimble: blogger and photographer

Hello, I’m excited to start blogging for Africa Geographic and to share and discuss some of my favorite topics: photography, travel, conservation, and the great outdoors. Living in South Africa is such a privilege for a nature photographer. Not only is South Africa blessed with what must be one of the world’s most beautiful natural landscapes, but it also provides a …

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