Norfolk photographer launches appeal to provide equipment for Kenyan rangers

Chris Taylor in Maasai Mara
Chris Taylor with the Maasai Mara rangers he worked with on a trip to Kenya. Photo: Knut Woerner

Following a life-changing assignment in the Maasai Mara, a Norfolk film-maker and photographer has launched an appeal to raise cash for Kenyan rangers who protect the East African country’s wildlife under constant threat of poachers.

Sheringham-born Chris Taylor was commissioned by non-profit company Biosphere Expeditions to film and photograph conservation work being undertaken at the Maasi Mara National Reserve.

Over two weeks, he filmed and photographed the work of a team of local rangers who operate with the support of the locally led Enonkishu Conservancy.

The former marine biology student, who worked in America and Australia before training as a professional photographer 15 years ago, said his trip had given him a “different perspective on life”.

Mr Taylor was so inspired by devotion displayed by the Enonkishu rangers’ devotion to their cause that he has launched a ‘Power the Rangers’ crowd funding appeal. He hopes to raise enough money to pay for binoculars, torches, a GPS unit and other equipment, which he plans to take out to deliver himself later this year.

He is also planning to have a flag printed with sponsors’ names and logos, which he will photograph the rangers holding.

So far, his appeal has raised just under a third of his £3,000 total and if you would like to support his fundraising initiative, you can do so by visiting his Power the Rangers CrowdFunder page

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