Michael Nichols

Michael “Nick” Nichols’ first exhibition at the gallery features two of the subjects Nichols is most passionate about — lions and elephants.
, 'During the rains this unnamed kopje (rock outcropping) has a waterhole that brings prey for the Vumbi pride. On this afternoon they rested closely together after all five females attacked Hildur, the second male in the resident coalition. Why? Maybe simply because there was not enough food to share. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.,' 2012, Anastasia Photo

Michael Nichols

During the rains this unnamed kopje (rock outcropping) has a waterhole that brings prey for the Vumbi pride. On this afternoon they rested closely together after all five females attacked Hildur, the second male in the resident coalition. Why? Maybe simply because there was not enough food to share. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania., 2012

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, 'Elephants come from far and wide to dig much-needed minerals at bais. Forest elephants travel in family groups, not herds. Ivindo National Park, Gabon.,' 2003, Anastasia Photo

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Elephants come from far and wide to dig much-needed minerals at bais. Forest elephants travel in family groups, not herds. Ivindo National Park, Gabon., 2003

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, 'Victoria of the Royals, the most powerful elephant family in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya.,' 2007, Anastasia Photo

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Victoria of the Royals, the most powerful elephant family in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya., 2007

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, 'Resident coalition male C-Boy guarded this zebra killed by the Vumbi pride for a whole day. He only began to eat at dusk. Later that night he was seen dragging the carcass toward a defensible rock outcropping with thirteen hungry lions and twenty hyenas. Image made with robot tank. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.,' 2012, Anastasia Photo

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Resident coalition male C-Boy guarded this zebra killed by the Vumbi pride for a whole day. He only began to eat at dusk. Later that night he was seen dragging the carcass toward a defensible rock outcropping with thirteen hungry lions and twenty hyenas. Image made with robot tank. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania., 2012

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, 'We habituated the Vumbi pride to a remote-controlled toy camera car and were able to make very intimate ground- level images. This gave a dignified insight into lion social behavior. The fragile car would morph into a rugged robot tank as the assignment continued. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.,' 2011, Anastasia Photo

Michael Nichols

We habituated the Vumbi pride to a remote-controlled toy camera car and were able to make very intimate ground- level images. This gave a dignified insight into lion social behavior. The fragile car would morph into a rugged robot tank as the assignment continued. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania., 2011

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, 'After appearing cautious amongst the Vumbi pride, resident male Hildur inexplicably began to run, and continued to run for five miles. He was running to his other pride where we found him consorting with an estrus female the next day. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.,' 2012, Anastasia Photo

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After appearing cautious amongst the Vumbi pride, resident male Hildur inexplicably began to run, and continued to run for five miles. He was running to his other pride where we found him consorting with an estrus female the next day. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania., 2012

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, 'One night when a herd of eight hundred elephants left the park to look for fresh food, twenty were gunned down in an ambush.  Zakouma National Park, Sarh, Moyen-Chari, Chad.,' 2006, Anastasia Photo

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One night when a herd of eight hundred elephants left the park to look for fresh food, twenty were gunned down in an ambush. Zakouma National Park, Sarh, Moyen-Chari, Chad., 2006

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, 'For our two-year lion project, we centered our work around the females of the Vumbi (“dust” in Swahili) pride, raising cubs in the difficult feast and famine of the Serengeti plains. We also focused on this black-maned male, one of two resident coalition males. The researchers called him C-Boy. Image made with invisible infrared light. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.,' 2012, Anastasia Photo

Michael Nichols

For our two-year lion project, we centered our work around the females of the Vumbi (“dust” in Swahili) pride, raising cubs in the difficult feast and famine of the Serengeti plains. We also focused on this black-maned male, one of two resident coalition males. The researchers called him C-Boy. Image made with invisible infrared light. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania., 2012

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, 'The Vumbi pride prepares for the evening hunt. Serengeti plains lions, because they have no cover, hunt by the darkness of night. They’re very tuned in to both when the sun rises and sets and when the moon rises and sets. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.,' 2012, Anastasia Photo

Michael Nichols

The Vumbi pride prepares for the evening hunt. Serengeti plains lions, because they have no cover, hunt by the darkness of night. They’re very tuned in to both when the sun rises and sets and when the moon rises and sets. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania., 2012

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, 'A wild family crosses the Galana River that divides Tsavo National Park. One of the largest parks in Africa, Tsavo is a critical last stand habitat for wild elephants to walk the earth. Tsavo West National Park, Kenya.,' 2010, Anastasia Photo

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A wild family crosses the Galana River that divides Tsavo National Park. One of the largest parks in Africa, Tsavo is a critical last stand habitat for wild elephants to walk the earth. Tsavo West National Park, Kenya., 2010

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, 'Realizing it was safe, young males recolonized the forest around this basecamp in Bomassa, Congo-Brazzaville. Outside Bomassa, Republic of the Congo.,' 2000, Anastasia Photo

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Realizing it was safe, young males recolonized the forest around this basecamp in Bomassa, Congo-Brazzaville. Outside Bomassa, Republic of the Congo., 2000

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, 'Hildur, a resident coalition male, rests with a full belly from a zebra kill appropriated from the Vumbi pride. At nightfall, he relinquished the carcass, allowing the pride to eat. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.,' 2012, Anastasia Photo

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Hildur, a resident coalition male, rests with a full belly from a zebra kill appropriated from the Vumbi pride. At nightfall, he relinquished the carcass, allowing the pride to eat. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania., 2012

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, 'Some of my favorite images were taken by the elephants themselves, as they broke the invisible beams of carefully placed camera traps. Loango National Park, Gabon.,' 2003, Anastasia Photo

Michael Nichols

Some of my favorite images were taken by the elephants themselves, as they broke the invisible beams of carefully placed camera traps. Loango National Park, Gabon., 2003

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