Aaron Gekoski travelled to the sacred forests of southern Madagascar to witness one plodding animals’ rapid march to extinction.
Aaron is a photojournalist and filmmaker from London, currently living in Cape Town. His work appears in publications all over the world. Along with travel writing, he aims to explore conflicts between man and wildlife. His recent jobs include; living in the shark finning camps of Mozambique; working undercover on Namibia's Skeleton Coast to report on their annual seal cull; infiltrating the "tortoise mafia" in Madagascar; and traveling to Dhaka where 100,000 turtles are killed for a religious celebration.
I’ve been to some pretty grim places, but never been anywhere quite as disgusting as the Komatipoort Border Post between South Africa and Mozambique. Coupled with a spate of thievery at O.R. Tambo International, this might just have been one of the worst trips of my life.
A trip to Malawi is about more than just mountains, tea plantations and safaris. Here’s a look at some images taken from below the surface:
While shooting Shiver , a documentary on Mozambique’s shark finning crisis, filmmaker Aaron Gekosi found himself in the ultimate nightmare situation: entangled underwater in one of the shark nets they had come to document.
Although moving on from lakeside living was hard, the southern regions of Malawi soon made up for it with astounding vistas, conservation success and great tea.
It was never a case of if Gemma and I should visit Malawi, but more a case of when. So here we are in the Land of Smiles, and we intend on doing a fair bit of grinning over the next three months as we have one hell of a trip lined up.
Over the last few years my partner Gemma, filmmaker Chris Scarffe and I have travelled the world reporting on wildlife crises. This is our photographic journey through the last couple of years.
‘Smiling’ sharks, playful seals, and mysterious wrecks: Africa is home to some of the best diving in the world. Here are some of my photographs taken from around these shores over the last few years.
To celebrate a new and exciting Photographic Tour that Gemma and I will be leading in Madagascar this February, we’d like to share some of our images from a recent trip.
The last six months have been an exhausting, exhilarating and hectic period of exploration. I’ve bedded down in some cockroach-infested hellholes and have bush-camped in Namibia’s -5 degree deserts. Here’s what I got up to on my road trip around Southern Africa.