Press: ‘Is this the solution to South Africa’s rhino poaching problem?’ The Telegraph Magazine – images © Jason Florio

The Telegraph Magazine 'Tug of Love' - image ©Jason Florio
The Telegraph Magazine ‘Tug of Love’ – image ©Jason Florio

 

‘To save his beloved rhinos from poachers, one South African rancher made the heartbreaking decision to send them to safer ground in Botswana…The Telegraph Magazine, Sept 1st, 2018 – words by Todd Pitock / Images ©Jason Florio.

Aerial shot: Trucks transport the rhino's ©Jason Florio - Smithsonian Magazine
Aerial shot: Trucks transport the rhino’s ©Jason Florio (photo credit Heather Jones)

 

Related: Smithsonian Magazine – ‘The Dangerous Work of Relocating 5,000-Pound RhinosImages © Jason Florio / Words by Todd Pitock.

 

 

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Media: ‘Can military-style tactics help save the African rhino?’ The Sydney Morning Herald

Rhino relocation, South Africa - image ©Jason Florio.  The Sydney Morning Herald
Media: Rhino relocation, South Africa – image ©Jason Florio. The Sydney Morning Herald

 

The goal is to repopulate them where they have been decimated, in countries including Rwanda, Zambia, and Botswana

Images © Jason Florio / Words by Todd Pitock – The Sydney Morning Herald

‘These magnificent beasts are facing annihilation from ruthless poachers, but environmentalists hope that military-style operations to move the animals across borders may help save the species.’ – read/see more in The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Jason Florio – Smithsonian Magazine Instagram Takeover: Rhino Relocation, South Africa

Rhino Relocation

Vimeo - Rhino Relocation, South Africa © Jason Florio
Vimeo – Rhino Relocation, South Africa © Jason Florio

 

Jason Florio – Smithsonian Magazine Instagram Takeover: Rhino Relocation, South Africa

 

Starting today, Saturday 16-Friday 22 June 2018, I’ve been invited by Smithsonian Magazine to take over their Instagram page for a week (huge thanks, Smithsonian!)

I was commissioned by the magazine (via my NYC agent, Redux Pictures). for an assignment in South Africa – ‘Movable Beast‘ – a story about the largest rhino relocation, by road, in history from South Africa to Botswana, working with the writer, Todd Pitock.

A rhino is tranquilized before being transported - Rhino Relocation, South Africa © Jason Florio
A rhino is tranquilized before being transported – Rhino Relocation, South Africa © Jason Florio

 

Check out @smithsonianmagazine Instagram page to see my exclusive, as yet, unpublished images.

So often with magazine assignments, there are a limited number of images, out of hundreds shot, that make it to the pages of the magazine. Therefore, this Instagram takeover is a great opportunity to share some of my favourites over the next week, that did not make it to the printed page.

I hope that you’ll stop by

Jason Florio

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Photographer, Jason Florio in Mdina, Malta- image © Helen Jones-Florio
Jason Florio – image © Helen Jones-Florio

 

Traditional Kankurangs, in motion, The Gambia, West Africa

 Kankurangs of The Gambia

– we happened upon this scene, whilst visiting old friends in Kembujeh, on our way back from Kanilai. We’ve been photographing these traditional masquerades for a number of years now, so it’s always great to happen across another version of the Kankurang; in the creative way that the boys use different kinds of materials to make the outfits. See more of our work on masquerades here 

footage ©Helen Jones-Florio

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