Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas has photographed some of Africa's most iconic species, in the Namibia region of the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA).
In collaboration with WWF, Burrard-Lucas set up a camera trap, enabling him to photograph the animals in their natural environment without them being disturbed. Founder of Camtraptions and BeetleCam, Burrard-Lucas' use of camera traps within this project is of great benefit, due to the camera's subtlety in surveying land use and movement of large species. The traps are able to collect valuable images of wildlife without a photographer needing to be present.
The series comes ahead of Earth Hour, which is held from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on 19 March and is organised by WWF. The aim of Earth Hour is to encourage the world to switch off its lights for one hour, allowing people to take part in their own unique display of darkness.
KAZA encompasses 109 million acres, crossing five southern Africa countries — Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe — KAZA is the largest transboundary conservation area in the world. It provides a home for nearly 50% of Africa's elephant population. WWF works with the governments of KAZA and also helps local communities to manage and benefit from the sustainable management of their natural resources.