Happy Monday everyone :-).
A few photographers and I recently participated in The Great Zebra and Giraffe Count at the Nairobi National Park, which had been organized by Wildlife Direct. It was a citizen science initiative which involved the general public in a photographic census of the zebras and giraffes populations within the park.
To estimate the number of zebras and giraffes within the park, we were required to photograph all zebras and giraffes that we encountered as we drove through the park. The images would then be transferred onto a software called IBEIS (Image Based Ecological Information Software). The purpose of the software is to identify the different patterns in wild animals such as stripes, spots, notches and wrinkles; then distinguish them by assigning unique tags, which then assist in determining the size of the population and age groups.
The entire experience was nothing short of amazing and I have the pictures to prove so :). We also came across other wild animals as you will notice.