valentin gruener and mikkel legarth, founders of modisa wildlife project, rescued and raised a cub who was abandoned by her mother. sirga, as she was named, has learned to hunt with the help of her adopted dads and will eventually roam the 10,000 acres of land protected by the modisa wildlife project, away from the dangers of encroaching farmers who defend their livestock.
nicolai frederik bonnén rossen, who spent two weeks in the bush to take these pictures, says “i can say that the level of engagement and care these guys show the animals and the environment is astonishing. they’ve given up and devoted their entire lives to live in harmony with the kalahari.” (first and fifth photos via mikkel’s blog)
huskies in a basket