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
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. Read more updates from Gregg and others on the Adventure Scientists team at adventurescientists.org/field-notes. Follow Adventure Scientists on Instagram @adventurescientists, on Facebook @adventurescientists, and on Twitter @AdvScientists.
  • pam wise

    Please can you email me the beautiful exquisite top 10 photos featured on fb? We never have opportunity to view those species on top of the world!

  • magda

    I looked at the photos they are wonderful, nature is beautiful as the man is not damaged, and the leopard is wonderful !!!!!
    nice day

  • shahram Alavinejad

    Very real pictures,thank you so much.
    I love animals

  • karthick

    Really this one is superb,I love Africans, I love African forest
    and animals very much ,i love this i love i love i love.

  • shahram Alavinejad


  • Aloizio Alves de Assis Rodrigues

    Lindo, mito bom

  • A.L.S.V.Prasadrao

    All the pictures are awesome &most amazing. Interested to see more continuesly.

  • vilma izukura

    I Like Natural..

  • Angelo Raccanello

    I always dream to go on an African Safari but could never afford it , I love all animal but especially Cheetahs . I believe in my past life I was a Cheetah , I am getting old now (59) and still dream one day I will win the lotteries and be able to pay for a safari with my girlfriend . I guess it doesn’t hurt to dream . I love all your shows thank you so much for putting a smile on my face

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