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Wildlife Photography on Our Labels

In featuring wildlife photography on African Dream Foods product labels, we’re not just showcasing the beauty of Africa’s animals—we’re prompting conversations and stirring awareness of rapid population declines. If an image is worth a thousand words, our labels have plenty to say about how urgently these magnificent creatures need our help.

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Bird's Eye Chilli Hot Sauce

Grey-Crowned Crane

Photo by Nisha Purushothaman

Photographed February 16, 2016

When you keep quiet and wait patiently, then every species comes close to you. This grey-crowned crane is photographed on an afternoon safari in Masai Mara National Reserve. They are common in Masai Mara, hence, easy to sight and if you have some time to spend without making much noise, they are a very good subject to photograph.

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Photo Equipment Info:
F 6.3// 1/500 // ISO 1000
Canon 1Dx Mark 1 // Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM

Lion

Photo by Hermis Heridas

Photographed June 28, 2017

We started out early in the morning at the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya knowing about a mating pair of lions. The plan was to photograph them at sunrise, but we couldn’t find them for quite a while. Finally, after the sun was up, they stood up in the grass and we were able to see them. We waited for some activity and then I got some good pictures of this mating pair. After some time, the lion walked a bit far from his partner and sat in the grass facing the sun, as if he needed a break. Wildlife photography at its finest.

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Photo Equipment Info:
Nikon D5, Nikkor 400mm f/2.8 at 400mm
1/250 sec, f/4, ISO 800
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Elephant

Photo by Anonymous

Photographed TBD

The photographer wishes to remain anonymous because it is a shot that can truly be taken by anyone. Nature is so magnificent and there is a wonderful photographer in each of us who can capture the beauty of our surroundings at any moment. Part of our journey at African Dream Foods is to create awareness about African animals and nature through wildlife photography and we hope this inspires you to get out there and photograph what you find beautiful in nature.

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Photo Equipment Info:
Taken on iPhone

The Poser (Lion Cub)

Photo by Nisha Purushothaman

Photographed September 14, 2017

I love spending time with cubs, be it a lion, leopard or cheetah. In fact, if you spend time with any animal when they are with their young ones, you will be able to witness some tender moments. This particular pride had 14 cubs in different age groups. It was a late evening in Masai Mara, Kenya. When you are with such a big pride, you always get confused. Cubs are fun to watch and they are full of energy. Once you keep your full focus on them, they can give you some incredible moments. This little one was a naughty one. There is magic everywhere in the wild. My third eye was on this young prince. I felt there was a connection, and he posed for me.

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Photo Equipment Info:
F 4 // 1/320 // ISO 3200
Nikon D5 – Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR
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Jalanasco - Fermented Jalapeno Sauce

Southern White Rhino from Solio

Photo by Tom Svensson

Photographed January 17, 2020

I just love the rhinos and being able to take photos of them with horn is so nice.
I am happy to report the security is so good at the amazing Solio park in Kenya, they don’t have poaching. To be this close to one of the oldest species on earth is amazing and always makes me happy.

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Photo Equipment Info:
Canon 1DX MarkII 200-400mm at 490mm
1/1000s f7,1 iso 400

Saba (Leopard)

Photo by Nisha Purushothaman

Photographed December 1, 2018

This leopard is known as Saba of the Masai Mara in Kenya and she is also very elusive. I was lucky that I got around two hours with her that evening. In this time I saw two failed hunting attempts. While I was snapping this photo, she was using our vehicle as cover to stalk her prey.

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Photo Equipment Info:
F 4.5 // 1/1000 // ISO 1600
Nikon D5 – NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
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Giraffe from Solio

Photo by Tom Svensson

Photographed January 12, 2017

Solio offers so many possibilities to get great photos. At sunset when giraffes are walking across the plain, it is the perfect time to get these yellow hued photos. Giraffes are such amazing animals and we need to save them so our grandchildren can also be able to see them in the wild.

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Photo Equipment Info:
Canon 1DX Mark II 200-400mm at 560mm
1/1000s F9,0 iso 100

Cheetah on Tree

Photo by Hermis Heridas

Photographed December 8, 2017

This Cheetah is one of the sub-adults born to the famous Cheetah Malaika. On this day at Masai Mara, Malaika was with her two other sub-adult boys. I spent the whole day with this cheetah family and photographed many interesting moments. They kept walking from one place to another and we followed them. Finally, they stopped near this huge tree and started playing. They climbed on top of the tree and then jumped down. A highlight of my wildlife photography career.

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Photo Equipment Info:
Sony A9, Sony 100-400mm at 400mm
1/1600 sec, f/6.3, ISO 640
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Habanasco - Fermented Habanero Hot Sauce
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Zebra

Photo by Hermis Heridas

Photographed September 18, 2015

This was taken during an afternoon safari in Masai Mara. We were searching for a long time to photograph some animal and we ended up in front of a zebra herd. We found this zebra a little away from the herd standing and watching us. I thought it would be a nice portrait opportunity of the zebra. By the way, every zebra has a unique pattern of black and white stripes.

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Photo Equipment Info:
Canon EOS-1Dx, Canon 600mm f/4 at 600mm
1/500 sec, f/5.6, ISO 600

Giraffe from Solio

Photo by Tom Svensson

Photographed February 8, 2018

One of my favourite parks in Kenya is Solio. This was taken when the sun was going down and the giraffes walked from their feeding area to their sleeping area. And that short time before the sun is all gone the light is very yellow and all you have to do is underexpose a bit to get the colour in there. I have had the honour many times to take photos of them at sunset.

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Photo Equipment Info:
Canon 1DX MarkII 200-400mm at 258mm
1/2000s F6,3 Iso 100

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Zebra

Photo by Hermis Heridas

Photographed September 18, 2015

This was taken during an afternoon safari in Masai Mara. We were searching for a long time to photograph some animal and we ended up in front of a zebra herd. We found this zebra a little away from the herd standing and watching us. I thought it would be a nice portrait opportunity of the zebra. By the way, every zebra has a unique pattern of black and white stripes.

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Canon EOS-1Dx, Canon 600mm f/4 at 600mm
1/1000 sec, f/7.1, ISO 1000

Zebra

Photo by Hermis Heridas

Photographed September 18, 2015

This was taken during an afternoon safari in Masai Mara. We were searching for a long time to photograph some animal and we ended up in front of a zebra herd. We found this zebra a little away from the herd standing and watching us. I thought it would be a nice portrait opportunity of the zebra. By the way, every zebra has a unique pattern of black and white stripes.

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Canon EOS-1Dx, Canon 600mm f/4 at 600mm
1/1000 sec, f/7.1, ISO 1000
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Habanero Chilli Salt