Adventure Science Scouting in Africa: Top 10 Photos

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Gregg Treinish founded Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, a nonprofit organization connecting outdoor adventurers with scientists in need of data from the field. He also organizes his own expeditions, contributing to research on wildlife-human interaction, fragmented habitats, and threatened species. In that spirit, his blog posts appear both here on Explorers Journal and in Beyond the Edge, the National Geographic Adventure blog.


This past week I left my home in Bozeman, MT to travel across the world to Africa, narrowly escaping the -30 degree Fahrenheit cold snap that had set in. I’ve been in Botswana visiting the Limpopo-Lipadi wildlife reserve, exploring the possibility of a project there for my organization Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation. Here is just a short preview of what I’ve seen and done. Stay tuned for more when I get home!  Who says scouting trips can’t be exceptionally fun?

Dog eared. Photo by Gregg Treinish.
Leopard. Photo by Gregg Treinish.
Giraffes. Photo by Gregg Treinish.
Photo by Gregg Treinish.


Climbing a Baobab tree. Photo by Gregg Treinish.
Dung ball. Photo by Gregg Treinish
Pack. Photo by Gregg Treinish.
Rhino. Photo by Gregg Treinish.
Peeking giraffe. Photo by Gregg Treinish
Peeking giraffe. Photo by Gregg Treinish
Full profile. Photo by Gregg Treinish.
Full profile. Photo by Gregg Treinish.

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Gregg Treinish founded Adventure Scientists in 2011 with a strong passion for both scientific discovery and exploration. National Geographic named Gregg Adventurer of the Year in 2008 when he and a friend completed a 7,800-mile trek along the spine of the Andes Mountain Range. He was included on the Christian Science Monitor's 30 under 30 list in 2012, and the following year became a National Geographic Emerging Explorer for his work with Adventure Scientists. In 2013, he was named a Backpacker Magazine "hero", in 2015, a Draper Richards Kaplan Entrepreneur and one of Men's Journal's "50 Most Adventurous Men." In 2017, he was named an Ashoka Fellow. Gregg holds a biology degree from Montana State University and a sociology degree from CU-Boulder. He thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2004.

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