14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Lucy Nkoe first female Kenyan Wildlife Service Park Ranger
Each year I do my best to volunteer photography services to a non-profit in need of visual communication materials to help in fund raising and spread awareness. I have just returned from a volunteer photography assignment for a foundation named Big Life Foundation working in the Mbirikani Province of Kenya, Africa. The foundation's primary focus is to support 300 wildlife rangers to protect wildlife from poachers and human conflict when animals leave the protection of the Amboseli National park. This photo is part of a collection of portraits of African Rangers living and working in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem of East Africa
Pictured: Lucy Nkoe, age 58, Kenyan Wildlife Service Ranger, standing outside of the Amboseli National Park gate enterance.
According to Nkoe she was the first female Kenyan Wildlife Service Park Ranger. Nkoe started working in the Amboseli National Park as a Park Ranger at the age of 18.
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||Nov. 28, 2016, 8:40 a.m.
||Canon EOS 5D Mark II