A snout peers out from behind a sty. CSWCT’s local initiatives in and around Hoima, Uganda, provide villagers close to forest borders with piglets in a bid to reduce crop raiding by hungry forest primates.
On the drive back from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kibale Rainforest, I popped my lens out the window and braced myself against the turbulence to capture this image. This photo was taken on August 9th, 2009. Photograph by Jessica Shouse
On the outskirts of Kibale Forest, there are tea plantations that stretch over the rolling hills. This image was captured early one morning as the sun was rising. This photo was taken on August 13th, 2009. Photograph by Jessica Shouse
On an afternoon excursion to various villages on the border of Kibale Rainforest, a group of local women performed some traditional songs for us. While I was photographing the women, I turned and saw this little boy right behind me. Curious but a little bit shy, he hid behind his hands.
Our team spent the day on Myende Island in Lake Victoria for the Environmental Drama Competitions. In the late afternoon, as the schools and our team boarded our boats back to our respective homes, the Myende villagers ventured down to the shore to see us off.
This photograph was taken during a drive from our campsite at Chimp’s Nest to the Ugandan Wildlife Authority headquarters. The views from Nox were amazing, this image was particularly striking with the golden light illuminating the countryside. This photo was taken on August 7th, 2009. Photograph by Jessica Shouse
I loved to photograph the Grey Crowned Crane, the national bird of Uganda. This photo was taken at the Ugandan Wildlife Education Center on July 21st, 2009. Photograph by Jessica Shouse
On my way out of Kibale rainforest, I encountered a juvenile baboon casually nibbling on an afternoon snack. This photo was taken on August 5th, 2009. Photograph by Jessica Shouse
The following photographs were taken on expeditions to South Africa, Kenya and Uganda by Handshake volunteers. Explore our featured albums, Animals, Landscapes, People and Handshakers and join us on a photographic journey.