Saving Africa’s Wildlife with Amazing Black and White Photos
Africa is the last continent on Earth which still has it’s megafauna, after the end of the last Ice Age, some 10 to 12,000 years ago. The reasons for their disappearance everywhere else around the globe are highly speculative. Climate change could be one factor, disease another, as well as the appearance of humans all throughout the world, could also be a factor.
Creatures like megatherium, the giant sloth, and the glyptodon, a car-sized species of armadillo, disappeared in North and South America about 10,000 years ago, when there were major changes to climates – which some scientists believe triggered their extinctions,” said Yadvinder Malhi, professor of ecosystem science at Oxford University.
“However, it is also the case that tribes of modern humans were moving into these creatures’ territories at these times – and many of us believe it is too much of a coincidence that this happened just as these animals vanished. These creatures had endured millions of years of climate change before then, after all. However, this was the first time they had encountered humans.” he continues.
“The emphasis has generally been on capturing the drama of wild animals IN ACTION, on capturing that dramatic single moment, as opposed to simply animals in the state of being.”