The best way to see the African geographic landscape is through aerial photos. Indeed, a number of wildlife conservation efforts is undertaken using aerial imagery. This alongside GIS provide essential geospatial data for the protection of wild animals like the African elephant and the white rhino. Some of the aerial photographs can also be obtained via satellite for aerial mapping. Poaching in Africa has necessitated the use of aerial photography and GPS not only for wildlife tracking but also for conservation of endangered species. Another use of aerial imagery relates to the production of documentaries films of wild animals in the African savannah. It also has use in the field of agriculture where geomapping provides insights into forest cover, watershed areas and arable land for cultivation. Of interest to Asili Photos are aerial photos of African safari, land mass cover like the tea estates in Kericho and the wildebeest migration.
This category caters for animals that may be domesticated. It is for those that do not belong to the wildlife category.
The history of Africa is awash with breath-taking architectural masterpieces. Architectural photography, also called structural photography, centers on this. Some of the architecture design is borrowed from similar structures in the Middle East and the greater Roman Empire, who are in turn influenced by the Greek architecture. Others are indigenous. In essence, religion in Africa has had one of the biggest influence in architecture and design. This is evidently seen in the design of mosques, temples, citadels, fortresses, aqueducts and tombs that employed the use of arches. Indigenous influence is mostly centered on the use of mudbricks to build cities like Kerma, the kingdom of Kush, Timbuktu, the kingdom of Aksum, Hausa, and Ashanti. The use of mud and grass thatch has also been widely used. The kingdom of Buganda, Toro, Bunyoro are some examples. The traditional tata-samba hut in Benin uses this design as well. Most tribes in East Africa used this design as well. This tended to change with the nomadic communities who built semi-circular structures that is easy to setup and dismantle due to the frequent movements. A mix of cow dung and ash was used to smear the floor. Perhaps the biggest showcase of African architecture is in the pyramids built in Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and other places. Some used stones like the pyramids of Giza (Khufu) while others used mud bricks like the Nubian pyramids at Meroe. Additionally, there were stone-carved structures in Ethiopia like the temple of Yeha. A number of national museums conduct history preservation of some of these structures. They include a number of museums in African countries, the Guggenheim museum and other organizations involved in cultural appropriation. Contemporary architects nowadays fuse the modern and the the indigenous designs to bring out the best of Architecture history.Timbuktu
Candid photography is all about the subject being unaware that they are being photographed. Because there is no prior preparation, candid photos tend to be very spontaneous. This way, the subject is captured in its most relaxed mood and posture at that point in time. Street photography is one option that best encapsulates this genre, in which at some instances is called stock photography. As such, there may be restrictions to commercial use of such photos especially those shots that feature persons and or property that do not form part of the creative commons licensing model. This can be addressed by using the right channel of licensing by using the appropriate model and property release forms. In essence, because it is instant, candid photos showcase the subject in an ingenuous way within the context of the environment they are in. The situation becomes better if you wish to take candid photos of the wildlife as this breaks loose the licensing limitations. You can shoot awesome candid photos when: the subject is in motion; avoiding prior preparation of the subject; surprising the subject; and by not distracting the subject when such photos are taken. We also have a special case of candid photography called secret photography. How do you achieve this without distracting the subject? Take your camera everywhere you go. This genre of photography is full of spontaneity. Use of long zoom lens also aids in this. It is imperative that you do not use the flash for this kind of photography. It is worthy to take lots of photos by placing yourself in a strategic position. To capture raw emotions, photograph people doing things, especially when with other people. You can also take posed shots into candid photography. For the best of candid royalty free photos, sign up for a free account with us.
Africa is well endowed with a wide array of fashionable outfits. What with supermodels like Ajuma Nasenyana and Alek Wek gracing runway shows and beauty pageant across the globe. Fashion photography explores the various outfits showcasing different African designs. East Africa is no exception. Kenyan and Tanzanian coast is awash with outfits like dera, leso or kanga, kanzu, buibui, and caftan. Deep into the inlands we find the maasai shukas and kikoi. The Nigerians grace us with agbada. The Ugandans with gomesi. The rwandese with mushanana. The nubis with bogolanfini and gurbaba. The somali with khamis. The Ethiopians with jelabiya. And perhaps the most fashioned people in Africa, the Congolese with their well embroidered kitenge, dashiki, and ankara designs. The Masai and Turkana with their neck shanga. In any case, if you visit an African-themed fashion show or fashion week, you will see some and more outfits like boubou, mud cloth, and others. Create a free account with us for high quality royalty free photos and get some images free.
The continent is endowed with a variety of African dishes. Save for the perennial food insecurity issues experienced due to inadequate agricultural output, there is plenty of nutritious indigenous foods. In Kenya, Swahili dishes is one of the indigenous delicacies you can find. They include pilau, biryani, chapati, mandazi, mahamri, matobosha, kaimati, mkate wa sinia, vitumbua, ukwaju and mabuyu. Away from the coast, we have inland delicacies that include ugali (the de facto staple food for most Kenyans), mrenda, managu, mursik, githeri, mukimo, irio, nyuka, lentils, African chicken, fish and nyama choma. Across the borders, Ugandans entice us with their matoke. Ethiopians with their injera, kitcha fit fit and tsebhis. Somalis with their arosto and a host of other halal foods. The Nigerians entice us with fufu which is made from cassava, jollof rice and other culinary delights. The Turkana and Toposa of nothern Kenya even partake of crocodile meat in their African cuisine. This has been adopted in the modern culture with crocodile being served in Mamba Village at the coast of Kenya. In recent times, dietary supplements include insects as a delicacy and a pure source of protein in a practice called entomophagy. They include the termite (also called chiswa with variations in names like tsiswa, chintuga, inswa, iswa, sisi, ishwa or esunsun) feasted in East Africa. Crickets, caterpillars, locusts, grasshoppers, mopane worms and palm weevils also form part of the delicacy. Palm weevil larva is common among the baka pygmy of the congo basin. The best of royalty free stock images of African fashion can be found on our site.Mombasa
Illustration photography basically entails the use of artwork, graphics, and sometimes animation to create images and videos. The drawings can be created by hand using pencil, charcoal or spray paint or drawn using a pallet and software like the Adobe suite. Additionally, the use of sketches can also be used to create images for this category. The different categories include book illustration, fashion illustration, digital illustration, free illustrations and others. Cartoonists and artist who paint on canvas and other surfaces also belong to this category of art. Increasingly, the use of software as a tool for drawing has gained prominence. Such tools include Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and others like Blender, Maya, and CorelDraw. To understand the possibilities of illustrations, take a look at magazines and children's book. They have plenty of illustrative works of art, some complete with free images for download.Pangani
Africa is endowed with vast and beautiful landscapes that dot the land. From natural land formations like the Great Rift Valley that stretches all the way from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Mozambique. Our landscape photography segment focuses on such landforms as well as ordinary landscape photos in people's homes, outdoor, and other environmental settings. In essence, our aim is to capture and showcase what Africa has to offer in the beauty of its landscape. We feature landscape pictures of desert landscape and sand dunes of the Sahara desert, Kalahari desert, and Chalbi desert. Water bodies like the Nile, Victoria Falls, Limpopo, Trans Vaal, Niger Delta and the surrounding seas and oceans. Forests like the Congo Basin, Kakamega Forest, Arabuko Sokoke, Upper Guinea forest, and the Miombo Woodlands that forms part of the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania. Landscape photographers will also have a field day working on urban landscape and city landscape images. It is also noteworthy to mention the Equator landmarks that crosses a number of African countries. African national parks and game reserves also provide a rich biodiversity for taking landscape photos. This can be coupled with African wildlife habitat. African landscape architecture represented in the homes constructed in the villages is also a point of note, especially the mostly nomadic homes of the Nilotic tribes gracing the African Savannah.Kigali
What will feature here most will be insect photography. This is in line with our mission to develop a database of insect species in East Africa.
This category is a bit broad. It includes nature photos, footage, audio and vectors of all kinds ranging from scenery, inanimate objects taken unawares and such kind of works.Turkana
Our night long exposure photography category focuses on two main areas; movement of traffic along a busy highway at night and the scenic view of the clear sky of an African night. In this setting, it is imperative that the photo shoot is conducted after sunset when there is low light. Apart from the aperture and ISO, shutter speeds play a big role here. And since the shutter will be open for a longer period, the photographer is better off mounting their DSLR camera on a tripod to prevent motion blur. The idea is to capture continuous movement which is illuminated by ambient light. Some photographer will even opt for wide angle lenses which are recommended if you are doing astrophotography or night sky photography.
Photography of a group of people, aware or not to depict them doing their normal activities.
A showcase of African or tropical plants, be it shrubs, trees, crops, weeds, flowers and even grassKisangani
The portraiture photography focuses on African people wearing both indigenous and contemporary outfits. They will also focus on other aspects of the persona like marks on the face, beads and headgear and other forms of beauty like the face lines of the Dinka, Shilluk and Nuer of south Sudan. The Mursi and Surma people of the Omo river valley of Ethiopia pierce their lips and fix lip plates or labret. This is also a common practice with the Sara and Lobi people of Chad as well as the the Makonde of Tanzania and Mozambique. The Maasai and Kalenjins in Kenya with their pierced earlobes. The Luo, Acholi, Suba and Lugbara with the removal of the six lower teeth. Of interest also will be portraits of the indigenous tribes like Baka, Mbenga and Banyamulenge of Congo. The Bamileke of Cameroon. We shall also explore the Tuareg and Maghreb of North Africa. The Dogon of Mali and Burkina Faso. The Igbo, Yoruba, Fulani and Hausa of Nigeria. Additionally, the Khoikhoi, San, Xhosa, Ndebele, Tswana, Shona and Zulu will also be on our radar for portrait photography. Lastly, we shall focus on the Senegambia, Ashanti, Songhai, Lingala and Ewe people as well. A whole lot of royalty free images will be available for this category. If you are lucky enough, the vendor may decide to offer some free stock photos to some buyers.
The world of sound is virtually limitless. What with those acoustic generated by a myriad of frequencies. Our sounds or audio portfolio or collection centers on sounds that can be captured in the most concise way possible, one that traverses from the source to the ear with unmatched clarity. The sine waves that make us tick include the sounds of chirping birds of different species in and around Africa. Sounds of crickets chirping in the dead of the African night. The croaking of frogs. The roaring and growling of the African lion, leopard and tigers. The buzz of bees and mosquitoes. The screech of bats and eagles. The snort of pigs and antelopes. The purr, mew and meow of cats. The scream of chimpanzees. The moo of cows and buffaloes. The bellows of dear and rhinoceros. The bleat of sheep and goats. The hee-haw and bray of zebras and donkeys. The quacks of ducks and geese. The trumpet of elephant. The neigh of horses. The growl of hippos. The laugh of hyenas. The squeak of rats and mice. The hoot of owls. The squawk of parrots. The grunt, oink and snort of pigs. The coo of pigeons. The bark of canine and dogs. The gooble of turkey. The sing of whales. We also host the electromagnetic propagation of ambient transverse waves that form the sound of whistling wind on trees. Free sound effects of a waterfall and river rafting. The orchestra of ocean waves closing in on the beach. The decibel of a crowd cheering on a soccer match. The intensity of a speeding motor vehicle of a highway. The vocals of an athlete panting while running. The wavelength of lightning and thunder. The air melody of the strings of Nyatiti. The pitch of the Orutu. The noise and vibration of the Isikuti. The speed of sound that resonates with the sound wave of the Nzumari. The stereo that travels through sound system. All in all, visit our site for the best of royalty free sound effects as well as royalty free audio effects. Naivasha
Africa is rich in sports talent. We capture the moments in sports photography. We probably are more known for athletics and football. On the athletics front, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda lead in long distance running. Notable male names include Frankie Fredericks, David Rudisha, Noah Ngeny, Hicham El Guerrouj, Daniel Komen, Kenenisa Bekele, Sammy Kipketer, Leonard Patrick Komon, Haile Gabrselassie, Moses Mosop, Dennis Kipruto Kimetto, Stanley Biwott, Eliud Kipchoge, Bruce Fordyce, Brimin Kipruto, Brahim Boulami, Samuel Matete, Luvo Manyonga, Julius Yego, Kipchoge Keino, Geoffrey Kamworor, Wilson Kipsang, Wilfred Bungei, Asbel Kiprop, Ezekiel Kemboi, Paul Tergat, Elijah Manangoi, Conseslus Kipruto, Silas Kiplagat, Nicholas Bett, Abel Kirui, Bedan Karoki and Moses Tanui. Notable female African athletes are Mary Onyali, Caster Semenya, Pamela Jelimo, Maria Mutola, Genzebe Dibaba, Hellen Obiri, Meseret Defar, Tirunesh Dibaba, Joycilline Jepkosgei, Viola Kibiwot, Almaz Ayana, Mary Keitany, Dire Tune, Tegla Loroupe, Janeth Jepkosgei, Selah Jepleting, Mercy Cherono, Eunice Sum, Faith Chepngetich, Irene Jelagat, Catherine Ndereba, Vivian Cheruiyot, Winny Chebet, Jemima Sumgong, Ruth Jebet, Rita Jeptoo, Agnes Jebet, Nancy Langat, Margaret Wambui, Florence Kiplagat, Alice Aprot, Milcah Chemos and Beatrice Chepkoech. In terms of football or soccer, some have won the coveted African player of the year award. They include Peter Ndlovu, Tony Yeboah, Ali Dia, Nwankwo Kanu, Kolo Toure, Lauren, Didier Drogba, Emmanuel Adebayor, Peter Odemwingie, Yaya Toure, Riyad Mahrez and Mo Salah. Others include George Weah, Roger Milla, Sadio Mane, Pierre-emerick Aubameyang, Yannick Bolasie, Samuel Etoo, Andre Ayew, Vincent Enyeama, John Obi Mikel, Victor Wanyama, Divock Origi, Kalusha Bwalya, Abedi Pele, Rashidi Yekini, Emmanuel Amunike, Daniel Amokachi, Victor Ikpeba, Mustapha Hadji, Patrick M'Boma, El Hadji Diouf, Jay Jay Okocha, Michael Essien, Mohamed Aboutrika, Asamoah Gyan, Seydou Keita, Alex Song and Andre Ayew. Apart from the aforementioned sports, Africa people also play basketball, cricket, rugby, boxing, volleyball, hockey, cycling, motorsports, golf and watersports. These athletes have taken part in various tournaments including olympics, commonwealth, grand prix, indoor games, marathons and road races like Boston marathon, London marathon, Berlin marathon, Amsterdam marathon, Tokyo marathon, Paris marathon, Chicago marathon, New York City marathon, and Great Wall marathon. They also play for major football leagues and teams including the English Premier League or EPL, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Serie A, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
Stock and free photos to download of street scenery, roads, alleys, avenues, footbridges, and footpaths. The narrow streets of ancient towns like Lamu and Zanzibar make an ideal inclusion into this category.Lamu
Underwater photography is a genre that deals with taking stock photos below the surface of water, either in the ocean, the sea or the lake. In some cases, you may opt to take underwater video instead of photos. You can take such photos while swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling or when just taking a dive. You can photograph aquatic life, ocean floor, coral reef, lagoon and other maritime creatures. It is imperative that you use waterproof camera for this task like GoPro. Additionally, the use of goggle is advisable to maintain proper sight in the face of ocean currents. Notable places to take underwater photography include Wasini Island, Kisite Mpunguti, Zanzibar and Pemba in the Indian Ocean, Hydropolis in Dubai, and Rangali Islands in the Maldives to mention but a few. You can also shoot good photos from a submarine as well.
Our vector illustration portfolio includes creating two dimensional, three dimensional, kinematics and infographic art forms. Other artists would also create company logo, diagrams and clip-art illustration using primitive objects like lines, polylines, polygons, circles, curves, and ellipses based on mathematical formulas in geometry and tangent function. The operations on the diagrams include color fills, blend, tints, and gradients. If you are looking for free illustrations, sign up on our site.Ongata Rongai
This contains stock images, audio, and videos of African wildlife and wildlife photography. They also include vectors and illustrations of the wildlife in Africa. Notable inclusions in this category are the great wildebeest migration, big cats, big five, the great rift valley, the African elephant, the nile crocodile, trees like the baobab, wilderness areas, savannah, african safaris, photography tours, birding and walking safaris. National parks like masai mara, chobe, kruger, etosha, serengeti, tarangire, tsavo, bwindi, arabuko sokoke, kisite mpunguti, wasini and okavango delta. Deserts like sahara, kalahari, chalbi and namib. Mountains like kilimanjaro, elgon, kenya and longonot. This category also covers part of nature photography. Wild animals like cheetah, leopard, lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo, zebra, gnu, antelopes, sitatunga, hyena, jackal, giraffe, colobus monkey, ape, vulture, warthog, hippo and python make the list. For the best of stock photography and a good sample of free stock images, sign up for a free account today.Serengeti