Georgina Goodwin. The Moment.
15 year old Samburu girl Naltwasha LeRipe meets orphaned baby elephant Shaba at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Samburu’s Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya, September 20, 2017. The girl and the elephant interacted naturally for just a few frames then the moment was gone.
It is the first time Naltwasha has been anywhere near this close to an elephant who are usually feared and chased away by the Samburu people as they try to protect their homesteads and livestock.
Georgina Goodwin is a documentary photographer focusing on environment, women and social issues. Georgina is known for her award-winning work covering Kenya’s post-election violence, cancer in Kenya, Westgate terror attack, and refugees in Africa.
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