Above: a scene from “Roumdji” by our contributor Souleymane Mahaman of Agadez, Niger.

APE ACTION AFRICA contributed the video "Nona's Story". They are doing outstanding work saving and rehabilitating gorillas, chimpanzees and baboons in Cameroon.

CONNOR BELL of Montréal uses his background in computer programming to create mesmerizing graphic image files. His images are available for licensing. To see more of Connor's work, visit his Twitter page [below].


DON AND CHERRY MARSHALL produce videos about their multicultural marriage and visits to Africa. Don is Scottish, Cherry is from Sierra Leone in West Africa. Watch for more videos from them in the future.

MATEJ AND ZUZANA DOLINAY created LIVING ZOOLOGY film studio. They produce wildlife documentary films focused on zoological research, the lives of wild animals and ecological problems. Many projects show reptiles and amphibians, because Matej is a herpetologist.

JEAN-MICHEL CLAJOT is a well-known Belgian filmmaker and photographer. His work has been published in Le Monde, CNN.com, National Geographic, Newsweek, Time, Grands Reportages, China News.

He contributed the film "Scarification in Benin" and his photos of tribal scarring.

CAMERON KARSTEN is a multi-talented Seattle-based photographer. His article "Vodou Footprints" was recently published in GEO magazine. [See Power and Magic page.] 

DMITRI DANSOU lives in Savalou, Benin and reports on culture and other news. He recorded the "Revenants dance" track on our Dispatches page. Dmitri films and records dances and ceremonies in Benin. Here's one:

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KUMAKONDA AFRICAN EXPEDITIONS in Madrid, Spain specializes in adventure travel in West Africa. Their videos of overland travel in West Africa can be seen on our site's Home page.

AMED MACKIE is a Sierra Leone businessman who documents West Africa. He contributed "A teenage girl's life in Freetown".

SOULEYMANE MAHAMAN is a well-known director from Agadez in Niger. He has made many outstanding films about the Ténéré desert, its traditions and celebrations. He contributed "Roumdji".

[Souleyman Mahaman est réalisateur de la télévision nationale au Niger et directeur de Tal TV. Il est né à Dosso et a grandi à Agadés.]

CLIFFORD OWOSU is a Ghanaian-American comedian, entertainer and producer known for his videos on his YouTube channel Kliff555. His videos have been featured on Good Morning America, BET and BuzzFeed. 

JOHN R. PLATT  is an American journalist and editor specializing in wildlife and environmental issues. He writes for Scientific American, TakePart, Vice and other publications. He has published six thousand articles.

GLENN SCHERER is an American contributing editor at Mongabay.org. His environmental writing also appears on ScientificAmerican.com, Salon.com, DailyClimate.org, Grist.org and in more than 150 U.S. newspapers. 

DENNIS VAN VLIERBERGHE of Antwerp, Belgium contributed his knowledge of West African spiders. His website is a tremendous resource for naturalists and collectors.