David Chancellor @chancellordavid

Mapping that jagged and bloody line where Man and Beast meet for @natgeo and others.

Similar users

David Chancellor photos and videos

2 days ago

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - watching the Samburu looking every bit like a giant centipede shaking and thrusting it’s way forward across the dry earth of northern Kenya #withbutterfliesandwarriors #kenya #northernkenya #conservation

3.8k39
6 days ago

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - sometimes the temptation to check oneself out is just, well, too great, particularly when you’re a lady hornbill presented with a clean window 💚 #northernkenya #kenya #withbutterfliesandwarriors

2.4k44
6 days ago

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - Samburu moran (warrior ) from the series #withbutterfliesandwarriors - northern Kenya #kenya #northernkenya #conservation @ewasolions

5.4k34
2 weeks ago

Photograph by David Chancellor- @chancellordavid - sometimes necessity is the mother of invention. Here we’re transporting a heavily sedated cheetah from Samburu National Park, northern Kenya wrapped in a mosquito net. Called at short notice to attend to a badly injured cat we decided that once sedated the safest and softest way to transport it to the hq was wrapped in the net borrowed from a villager, and sitting on the seat next to me. Sitting next to that cat snoring gently was one of the best drives I’ve had on Kenyan roads; not looking forward to duplicating the situation but definitely keen to get the driver to duplicate his driving 👍🏿👍🏼💚 #withbutterfliesandwarriors #kenya #northernkenya #conservation #cheetah 🖤❤️

3k49
2 weeks ago

northern Kenya late rains #withbutterfliesandwarriors

1.2k7
2 weeks ago

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - a Samburu moran (warrior ) catches a cow for slaughter at dawn, northern Kenya. The Samburu are semi-nomadic pastoralists who herd mainly cattle, but also keep sheep, goats and camels. The Maasai refer to them as ‘the butterfly people’ seeing them as even more beautiful, and butterfly-like, than themselves. Their only wealth comes from their livestock, following the cycle of wet and dry seasons in order to maximise grazing. They are therefore a great barometer by which to measure both climate change, and human-wildlife conflict in this region. They have been featured widely in western culture, and yet few really know them. Dancing Samburu were included in a MasterCard commercial. Samburu runners were famously portrayed in a late 1980s Nike commercial, in which a Samburu man's words were translated into English as the Nike slogan “Just Do It.” This was corrected by anthropologist Lee Cronk, who seeing the commercial alerted Nike and the media that the Samburu man was saying “I don’t want these. Give me big shoes.” Nike, in explaining the error, admitted to having improvised the dialogue and stated “we thought nobody in America would know what he said”. It’s exactly these cultures and traditions that we should be working with and listening to if we have any chance of conserving the planet’s ecosystems and wildlife. Follow me here to see more from them over the next weeks and months #withbutterfliesandwarriors #kenya #northernkenya #conservation @natgeo @thephotosociety @everydayextinction @ewasolions

3.5k29
3 weeks ago

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - this is Latoya, he works with @ewasolions who are working to encourage coexistence between people living on community land, such as the Samburu, and all carnivores; not just lions, but also hyena, wild dog, leopard and jackals. Here in Samburu those monitoring the movement and relaying the whereabouts of carnivores are drawn from these communities. Thus, the Moran such as Latoya play a vital role here in the conservation of Kenya’s wildlife, and preservation of the pristine ecosystems that support it. This follows throughout this region of northern Kenya; community engagement is vital if wildlife and human populations are to coexist at all, particularly in as complicated an environment as this which is prone to drought, flood, and tribal conflict. This wonderful human being is not from another World, but from the same one that we all inhabit, only maybe he cares enough to preserve it, and along with that his traditions and way of life. Latoya get the chai on, I’ll see you next week, warrior 👍🏼👍🏿🖤 - follow me here @chancellordavid @thephotosociety @natgeo @everydayextinction and them here @ewasolions ❤️💚 #fightingextinction #northernkenya #kenya #carnivores #lion #leopard #wilddog #jackal #conserving #conservation #africa #withbutterfliesandwarriors 💚👍🏿👍🏼💚❤️

5.4k28
3 weeks ago

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - Mukokondo Mountains, northern Kenya - #withbutterfliesandwarriors #kenya #northernkenya #conservation @thephotosociety @natgeo @everydayextinction

2.8k15
3 weeks ago

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - Samburu Moran (warrior ) northern Kenya #kenya #northernkenya #conservation #withbutterfliesandwarriors @thephotosociety @everydayextinction @natgeo

5.6k44
4 weeks ago

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - with so many comments on the previous post I thought it best to follow up here. The reality is that the fate of wildlife lies mainly in the hands of those who live with it daily. They must be allowed to benefit from its presence on their lands. Conservation efforts that do not acknowledge this, and help them to become defenders of all wildlife, will force them into a battle from which there will be no winner. We must start recognising the rights of people coexisting with wildlife. However we must also be careful not simply to listen to those who shout the loudest. As a recent headline in Bloomberg Businessweek put it perfectly ‘elephants can’t vote, but they may well decide Botswana’s election’ - These magnificent creatures have become a powerful tool when garnering rural votes and this is wrong, and I’m appalled. We must never take our eye off the ball where wildlife and ecosystems are concerned. To many it is simply a commodity to be taken at will; many years ago it was considered inexhaustible, now it is threatened with extinction. Without due diligence species will slip into extinction and ecosystems will be lost for ever, as our eye is focused elsewhere. Africa is a complex and challenging environment on which to apply and govern legislation, but we must ensure that when applied it is not abused. It no longer falls on those of us who have the dust of Africa on our skin to protect it, but all of us need to do so, but not without fully understanding the implications of our actions. That is what my work is all about. I realise it may be abhorrent for some, but I’d ask you to stick with it as long as you can, and possibly understand a little more of the challenges we all face as the planet creaks under the weight of our presence. Thank you for supporting the work. 👍🏿👍🏼💚🖤 #withbutterfliesandwarriors #conservation #fightingextinction

6.2k85
4 weeks ago

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - training northern Kenya’s rangers in the art of camouflage 👍🏼👍🏿💚🖤 @forrangers @borana1 @lewa_wildlife @nrt_kenya #kenya #northernkenya #conservation #fightingextinction #withbutterfliesandwarriors @natgeo @thephotosociety @everydayextinction

2.3k17
4 weeks ago

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - young Samburu women, lmuget, Samburu, northern Kenya - it’s vital that we enable local people to manage their traditional lands and natural resources, as a result they are able to secure peace, protect the environment, and thus transform their own lives. Key to this is the provision of accessible and affordable healthcare and family planning. By integrating this with ecological awareness through education results in: - A decline in the numbers of unskilled abortions and infanticides due to unwanted pregnancies - Child/infant mortality decreasing; children born three to five years apart are 2.5 times more likely to survive than children born two years apart - Fewer girls drop out of school on account of unwanted pregnancies - Natural resources can be distributed more equitably; a smaller family puts less pressure on an already stressed ecosystem - Water sources remain more readily available for both human, wildlife, and livestock consumption - Degraded environments are given a better chance of recovery - Human conflict over pasture reduces - Human-wildlife conflict and poaching reduces. In addition, when women are empowered decision-makers in their families, they spend more resources on their children's nutrition, healthcare and education. Thus by improving the quality of life for these communities and as a result reducing human/wildlife population pressures, indigenous flora and fauna have a better chance to increase again and there’s a reduced risk of conflict and poaching of endangered and vulnerable species including elephant, lion, cheetah, African wild dog, Black rhino, Grevy's zebra, Hirola antelope, and others. New work in northern Kenya #withbutterfliesandwarriors #northernkenya #kenya @thephotosociety @natgeo @everydayextinction #women #healthcare #conservation #fightingextinction

4k27
4 weeks ago

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - a vet’s assistant covers the eyes of a tranquillised white rhino, northern Kenya - When working with wildlife requiring veterinarian intervention it’s vital that we get to tranquillised wildlife as quickly as possible. Many species are prone to overheating when unconscious. Body mass is of major concern when dealing with mega herbivores such as rhino and elephant which may die when resting unattended as body mass can restrict breathing and heart function. In some cases, they can suffocate on undigested food eaten prior to tranquillisation. It’s also vital to remove external stimulation, sight and sound, so here you’ll notice the rhino’s ears have been blocked (with the vet’s socks 😉 ), and it’s eyes are being covered. Outside stimulation can cause stress to the animal which we want to avoid at all costs. It can also snap the rhino out of unconsciousness in seconds, from being fully asleep to wide awake, which can be extremely dangerous for the vet and his team - It’s extraordinary to witness the amazing work of these individuals dedicated to preserving the planets precious wildlife. Humbled to be working with them 👍🏿👍🏼🙏🏻🖤💚 #conservation #northernkenya #kenya #withbutterfliesandwarriors #fightingextinction @thephotosociety @natgeo @everydayextinction #rhino #stoppoaching

4.4k41
last month

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - dawn, northern Kenya #withbutterfliesandwarriors #kenya

2.6k26
last month

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - untitled huntress, trophy room # II, Dallas, Texas - recipient of the Outstanding Hunting Achievement Award, Dallas, Texas - from the series Safari Club - I’m working with @artfuldodgersimaging on a series of hand photographic c-type prints for an exhibition at the Bunder Kunstmuseum Chur - ‘Passion’ will include a series of large scale pano’s printed by @bwyanoleary - these are all from the personal trophy rooms of members of the Dallas Safari Club, Texas - exhibition runs 22 June - 27 October 2019 Chur, Switzerland.

76568
last month

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - delighted to be exhibiting here - repost from @ragusa_fotofestival / The 2019 edition dedicated to the family promises to be full of exhibitions and photographic insight. . ©️David Chancellors from “Handle like Eggs” . “There are many fine documentary photographers working today but @chancellordavid is one of the finest. London based, his work brings him across the world, from the tribal lands of Kenya to the somber mountains of Scotland. His interests are mapping that jagged and bloody line where Man and Beast meet. This excellent retrospective also highlights the other node in David’s universe: HIS FAMILY. You will be hard pressed to find more touching images of mother and child in contemporary photography. Ultimately each body of work activates the other: loss and love intertwined forever”. Myles Little, Senior Photo Editor, TIME. . . . #ragusafotofestival2019 #davidchancellor #chancellordavid @chancellordavid #handlelikeeggs #sicilysummer #fotografia #documentarist #family #palazzocosentini #exibitions #ibla #art #arte

2.3k25
last month

Waiting for light / selfie at The Valley of Desolation, Camdeboo National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa #conservation #southafrica #valleyofdesolationgraaffreinet 👍🏼👍🏿💚🖤 #hateselfies

1.8k36
last month

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - South African giraffe (G. g. giraffa ) moving quickly across a drought stricken landscape, eastern cape, South Africa - The South African giraffe ranges from west to east across southern eastern Angola, northern Botswana, southern Mozambique, northern South Africa, south-western Zambia, and parts of Zimbabwe. Previous re-introductions of the South African and Angolan giraffe to overlapping areas have most likely resulted in hybrid populations. There have also been extralimital (outside their natural range ) introductions of South African giraffe across Angola, Senegal, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. At present, the South African giraffe population is estimated at 37,000 individuals, showing a marked increase of over 150% over the past three decades, this in stark contrast to the rest of the continent, where it’s estimated that populations of Africa’s iconic species have dropped 40% in the last three decades. They have beautiful star-shaped patches in various shades of brown, surrounded by a light tan colour. Their lower legs are randomly speckled with uneven spots and I ❤️ em🦒 although it’s best not to be lulled into a false sense of security when working with these magnificent beasts, they are incredibly powerful and one kick from a giraffe will almost certainly result in serious injury, or death 💚👍🏿👍🏼to see more work with those who protect, work alongside, and manage the planets wildlife follow me here, and @natgeo @thephotosociety @everydayextinction #conservation #southafrica

4.6k48
last month

Normally having a tick on your bottom in Africa means a trip to an understanding friend with a pair of tweezers and a bottle of single malt in the hope that it will entice them to remove the tiny arachnid for you 😉 - here I’m happy to say it means the entire herd of Buffalo is disease free 👍🏿 - Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - Testing disease free Buffalo for M. Bovis, Eastern Cape, South Africa - TB is a global threat to wildlife health. It directly impacts animal productivity and fitness and can lead to an increase in the rate of mortality. Wildlife TB also has significant socioeconomic, ecological and conservation consequences, especially for threatened and endangered species. At least 21 wildlife species in South Africa have been documented with TB. These include species such as leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, large spotted genets, spotted hyenas, banded mongooses, Chacma baboons, honey badgers, impalas, common duikers, bushpigs, warthogs, bushbucks, eland, nyala, hartebeest, blue wildebeest, giraffes and black rhinoceros. Infections in these animals are considered to be a ‘spillover’ from other species. In contrast, there are species that are ‘maintenance’ hosts for TB, including M. bovis in African buffalo and possibly greater kudu and lions. Maintenance hosts are species in which the infection can persist without introduction from an external source. With diminishing habitats, there are increased wildlife-livestock-human interfaces and a growing threat of infectious disease transmission. Large knowledge gaps regarding the epidemiology, pathogenesis and risk factors associated with TB exist, particularly at wildlife-livestock-human interfaces. Research is crucial for informing strategies to prevent and manage this threat to wildlife. To see more of the extraordinary work of those conserving Africa’s wildlife follow me here, and @natgeo @thephotosociety @everydayextinction #southafrica #conservation @fujifilmx_uk @nathan_xp1

2.3k24
last month

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - a wildlife vet apprentice monitors the vital signs of a Cape Buffalo - Testing disease free Buffalo for M. Bovis, Eastern Cape, South Africa - TB is a global threat to wildlife health. It directly impacts animal productivity and fitness and can lead to an increase in the rate of mortality. Wildlife TB also has significant socioeconomic, ecological and conservation consequences, especially for threatened and endangered species. At least 21 wildlife species in South Africa have been documented with TB. These include species such as leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, large spotted genets, spotted hyenas, banded mongooses, Chacma baboons, honey badgers, impalas, common duikers, bushpigs, warthogs, bushbucks, eland, nyala, hartebeest, blue wildebeest, giraffes and black rhinoceros. Infections in these animals are considered to be a ‘spillover’ from other species. In contrast, there are species that are ‘maintenance’ hosts for TB, including M. bovis in African buffalo and possibly greater kudu and lions. Maintenance hosts are species in which the infection can persist without introduction from an external source. With diminishing habitats, there are increased wildlife-livestock-human interfaces and a growing threat of infectious disease transmission. Large knowledge gaps regarding the epidemiology, pathogenesis and risk factors associated with TB exist, particularly at wildlife-livestock-human interfaces. Research is crucial for informing strategies to prevent and manage this threat to wildlife. To see more of the extraordinary work of those conserving Africa’s wildlife follow me here, and @natgeo @thephotosociety @everydayextinction #southafrica #conservation @fujifilmx_uk @nathan_xp1

1.9k13
last month

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - this is a Nyala, one of my favourite, and without doubt one of the most beautiful antelope found in Southern Africa. It belongs to the bovid family and inhabits both dry savannahs and dense woodlands. It prefers areas that provide permanent supply of water and fresh grass. Habitat loss, lack of food (due to competition with domestic livestock ) and viral diseases are major threats for their survival in the wild, however, they are currently thriving - this young guy is dozing gently on the camouflaged forest floor - young males are camouflaged by their colour pattern which resembles that of a female. This protects them from the aggressive behaviour of dominant male. Nyala, has its origins in the Ndebele name ‘inyala’ - in awe of magnificent nature as always 👍🏼👍🏿💚😉❤️ #conservation #southafrica @thephotosociety @everydayextinction

4.4k42
last month

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - bull elephant #II having a look at the guy in the funny hat, eastern cape, South Africa #southafrica #elephants @everydayextinction @thephotosociety @natgeo #conservation 👍🏿👍🏼🐘💚❤️

4.3k36
last month

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - on my way to first light at Al Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem - on assignment @geomagazin @fujifilm_uk @nathan_xp1

83514
April 2019

Photograph by David Chancellor - @chancellordavid - so there I am minding my own business (well that’s a relative term ) following a rather spectacular orthodox gentleman through Jerusalem and I see out of the corner of my eye two hooded crows setting about a Negev tortoise ! Well as you can imagine, the gentleman was left to go on his merry way. Tortoise saved and relocated to the edge of the mount, irrigation piping excepted, he has the entire mountain to make his own 💚👍🏼👍🏿❤️now where did that orthodox guy go ? 🙃🖤 on assignment for @geomagazin ably assisted by a Negev tortoise 💚 #perfectassistant @natgeo @thephotosociety @everydayextinction

2.4k82
April 2019

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - the western wall, Jerusalem - so far from all I love in life, and yet life itself is right here to so many; and then I see the swallows and all seems so much softer at the wall - At play in April skies that spread their azure depths above my head, as onward to the woods I sped, I heard the swallow twitter; Oh, skater in the fields of air, On steely wings that sweep and dare, To gain these scenes thy only care, Nor fear the winds are bitter. On assignment @geomagazin

2.6k29
April 2019

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk through streets littered with propaganda on the day Israel goes to the ballot boxes - Meah Shearim, Jerusalem - There are 6.3 million Israeli voters, and the social, ethnic and religious groups to which they belong can be a key factor in deciding what they do on Election Day. Israel’s religious Haredi population is over a million strong. Traditionally ultra-Orthodox Jews of European descent and those of Eastern descent have taken advice from their rabbis and voted for dedicated parties. However, more are now voting for mainstream parties, mostly those on the right. Among the key issues for them is the possibility of conscription to the military which will be debated in the next parliament. On assignment working with the Ultra-Orthodox of Jerusalem #israel @fujifilmx_uk @nathan_xp1

1.8k9
April 2019

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - wasn’t exactly sure what was going to happen next - Eastern Cape, South Africa @natgeo @thephotosociety @everydayextinction #conservation #elephants #southafrica

5.9k56
April 2019

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - a vet’s team rush’s to free a young giraffe caught in thick bush at the bottom of a ravine. Giraffe are extremely sensitive to tranquillisation due their unique anatomy and physiology. The position of the neck can lead to airway obstruction and cramping of neck muscles due to its enormous length, which can quickly result in suffocation, so here the team had to drag the sedated giraffe clear as quickly as possible and revive it. You’ll note the wildlife veterinarian; first to the animal as usual 💚 supporting the head to prevent this - From continued work with those who dedicate their lives to work with some of the planets extraordinary wildlife - @natgeo @thephotosociety @everydayextinction #southafrica #giraffe

7.1k80
March 2019

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - a bull elephant is helped to its feet by rangers, Eastern Cape, South Africa - the preferred cause of action here was a standing sedation (I’ve talked about this technique in previous posts ) however due to the size of this enormous bull elephant we eventually had to sedate the elephant in order to carry out the lancing of two cysts high on its shoulders, and an anti fence breaking procedure, which I’ll talk about in more detail in another post. This is without doubt one of the largest bulls I’ve ever seen. He’s relatively habituated and lives along side two other bulls which you’ll see waiting and watching, along with a ranger, for him to return to the herd; he’s the dominant male. All three elephants are managed via testosterone inhibitors, these prevent them from breeding. The side effect of this is that bull elephants increase enormously in size when testosterone production is inhibited. This makes them impressive, but very complex when veterinarian procedures are required. It’s necessary to manage elephants capacity to breed in order to protect ecosystems and accommodate them in smaller conservancy’s where browse is limited. Once on his feet all three bulls charged towards each other, trumpeted, and then spent the next 30 mins gently exploring the body of the dominant bull with their trunks demonstrating the extraordinary bond that elephants have with each other. It was only once they were convinced that all was well with the dominant bull that they returned to feeding - continually in awe of the extraordinary work done by those who dedicate their lives to protecting the planets wildlife 💚👍🏿👍🏼 - To see more on this subject, follow me here @chancellordavid @natgeo @thephotosociety @everydayextinction #southafrica #elephants #conservation

10.7k162
March 2019

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - a bull elephant and I studiously trying to pretend the other actually isn’t there, Eastern Cape, South Africa #southafrica #conservation #elephants

2.1k22
March 2019

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - sleeping bull elephant, Eastern Cape, South Africa - more from the standing sedation of elephants; a new and delicate combination of drugs that when administered allows the elephant to gently slip into deep and calm sleep, but, the important thing is it sleeps on its feet thus reducing the possibility of all manner of eventualities should it collapse as often happens. Working now on a bull elephant while he gently dozes. It’s always possible when tranquillised that an unexpected stimulation will wake a sedated animal. Very privileged to witness the care and attention those who work with these precious creatures exhibit when intervention is the only alternative. #southafrica #conserving #conservation #wildlife #elephants @natgeo @thephotosociety @everydayextinction @fujifilmx_uk @nathan_xp1

8.8k136
March 2019

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - travelling through the Swartberg Mountain range, South Africa ❤️ #southafrica

2.2k17
March 2019

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - white rhino relocation, Eastern Cape, South Africa - I’m totally in awe of the work of the wildlife vets that I’m so very privileged to work alongside. This week I documented the standing sedation of elephants; a new and delicate combination of drugs that when administered allows the elephant to gently slip into deep and calm sleep, but, the important thing is it sleeps on its feet thus reducing the possibility of all manner of eventualities should it collapse as usually happens. As a result we worked on the health of 3 cows and 2 bull elephants this week whilst they gently dozed. It’s always possible when tranquillised that an unpredicted stimulation will wake a sedated animal. The week before last we had a male white lion wake bolt upright due to someone accidentally treading on its tail, and here in this image I found myself backed into a crate whilst walking a previously sleepy white rhino into it for relocation. Here the only way out was over the top. Always good to be super cautious when dealing with wild animals and humbling and very privileged to witness the care and attention those who work with these precious creatures exhibit when intervention is the only alternative. #southafrica #conserving #conservation #wildlife

1.8k16
Load More ↓