Photos Of The Year 2018

We set up African Inspired on Instagram a couple of years ago but this year it has gone from 6000 followers to having over 23,000 which is insane!

Thank you for all your support!

To celebrate here is a bumper edition of 10 of our favourite and most popular photos from last year on @African.Inspired :

FAMILY (DON HEYNEKE)

We truly did not expect to feature a hyena photo on our photos of the year feature but here we are with two!  A special moment with one of Africa’s most misunderstood animals.

We truly did not expect to feature a hyena photo on our photos of the year feature but here we are with two!

A special moment with one of Africa’s most misunderstood animals.

JAWS OF LIFE (@MICHAEL_RADS_)

It looks like this cub is getting a right telling off! or a massive yawn. Either way those are some impressive teeth!

It looks like this cub is getting a right telling off! or a massive yawn. Either way those are some impressive teeth!

 

CUB WITH ATTITUDE (CONFUSEDCAPYBARA)

 
This little cub looks like a cool dude!  You guys loved him and so did we (especially that awesome hairstyle)!

This little cub looks like a cool dude!

You guys loved him and so did we (especially that awesome hairstyle)!

 
 

New Life (@jtkerby)

 
At first glance I thought this was some kind of alien, but then I realised what this actually was... Once realised it changes from a sight of horror to one of beauty and new life being introduced to the world.

At first glance I thought this was some kind of alien, but then I realised what this actually was... Once realised it changes from a sight of horror to one of beauty and new life being introduced to the world.

 
 
 

We only posted this one at Christmas but it really is a beautiful video. We’re glad you thought so too :)

There isn’t much we need to say about this. It’s a truly beautiful but sad to think these incredible creatures are critically endangered.

 
Back in March we lost the last remaining male Northern White Rhino. His name was Sudan and he lived under an armed guard. There have been numerous attempts to get him to breed but as he was old and the only females left are his direct relatives it proved complicated. There is slim hope in breeding using collected specimens in a lab but it seems that this great species is coming to an end.  If you know the photographer please let us know so we can credit them.

Back in March we lost the last remaining male Northern White Rhino. His name was Sudan and he lived under an armed guard. There have been numerous attempts to get him to breed but as he was old and the only females left are his direct relatives it proved complicated. There is slim hope in breeding using collected specimens in a lab but it seems that this great species is coming to an end.

If you know the photographer please let us know so we can credit them.

 

LITTLE POSER (@YSWILDLIFEPHOTOGRAPHY)

How cute is does this little cub look as he poses for a photo!? We love it!

How cute is does this little cub look as he poses for a photo!? We love it!

 

A RARE ENCOUNTER (GRAEME PURDY)

"Hippos are very cool animals, well I think so anyway. They somehow make you smile every time by how simply how they look and act.  It is not uncommon to see them out dry land as they make their way home after a night of grazing but I’d never had I been able to get my camera this close before as they are very shy out of water." - Graeme Purdy

"Hippos are very cool animals, well I think so anyway. They somehow make you smile every time by how simply how they look and act.
It is not uncommon to see them out dry land as they make their way home after a night of grazing but I’d never had I been able to get my camera this close before as they are very shy out of water." - Graeme Purdy

 

LION LOVE (TOM WAY)

We’re big fans of Tom Way.  His work is incredible and even better in the flesh blown up massive with a frame. This one as well as many others are available  here .

We’re big fans of Tom Way.

His work is incredible and even better in the flesh blown up massive with a frame. This one as well as many others are available here.

 

THE POSER (PUDDIN AND PIE)

We simply love this, and it’s even better that it’s not taken by a professional and is just a chance encounter! Look at him posing away for his photograph to be taken. An incredible capture.  "This guy! I'm pretty sure he was posing for me. He kept looking over to make sure I was paying attention." Petit Chou

We simply love this, and it’s even better that it’s not taken by a professional and is just a chance encounter! Look at him posing away for his photograph to be taken. An incredible capture.

"This guy! I'm pretty sure he was posing for me. He kept looking over to make sure I was paying attention." Petit Chou

 
 

 

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