For as long as I can remember, I dreamed of visiting Africa and witnessing the majestic wildlife and vast landscapes first-hand.
In 2016 that dream was realized. Since then I have traveled to Africa 3 times to photograph African wildlife in its natural habitat. I do not have the words to express how special those experiences were.

Touching the earth, smelling the grass; calls of creatures I have never before heard fill the air.
I can FEEL the elephants talking to each other.

The beauty is undeniable.
Witnessing it is life-changing.

The sun kisses the branches of a mighty acacia tree as it begins its decent below the horizon.
"Lala Salama"

(Sleep Peacefully)

©MomentsbyHeatherNicole

"Time stands still as I take it all in. Tears fill my eyes as I am in a state of awe and disbelief — and simultaneously in a state of complete awareness and acceptance."
I Am Home
The Majestic Ones
A family of elephants follows the matriarch through the tall grass of the Masai Mara.

"Elephants in the Grass"
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"Safety"  While on a life-changing safari in Kenya, our guide who was very familiar with the behavior of the elephants of Amboseli National Park, knew that the herds would be moving to a specific area as the sun drifted below the horizon. Sure enough, like clockwork, the elephant herds emerged from the tree-line and slowly migrated to their night time gathering spot. As they moved past us, I couldn't help but notice flashes of little ears and trunks between the lumbering legs of the mature matriarchs. I was delighted to capture a brief portrait of a curious calf as she stood still for only a second. The young elephant calf is protected within the safety of the herd.  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Safety" While on a life-changing safari in Kenya, our guide who was very familiar with the behavior of the elephants of Amboseli National Park, knew that the herds would be moving to a specific area as the sun drifted below the horizon. Sure enough, like clockwork, the elephant herds emerged from the tree-line and slowly migrated to their night time gathering spot. As they moved past us, I couldn't help but notice flashes of little ears and trunks between the lumbering legs of the mature matriarchs. I was delighted to capture a brief portrait of a curious calf as she stood still for only a second. The young elephant calf is protected within the safety of the herd. - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"She Knows"  The matriarch leads the hungry herd across the parched plains of Amboseli National Park in search of fresh food and water. - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"She Knows" The matriarch leads the hungry herd across the parched plains of Amboseli National Park in search of fresh food and water. - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Walk This Way"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Walk This Way" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Dust Bath"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Dust Bath" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Elephant Family"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Elephant Family" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Smile" She has a secret.  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Smile" She has a secret. - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"A Mother's Love"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"A Mother's Love" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Curiosity"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Curiosity" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Best Buds"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Best Buds" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"An Evening Stroll"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"An Evening Stroll" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Messy Mom and Calf"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Messy Mom and Calf" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Wash the Vegetables"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Wash the Vegetables" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Through The Dust"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Through The Dust" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"There's Something In My Eye"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"There's Something In My Eye" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Fallen"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Fallen" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
The Resilient Ones
Najin and Fatu - THE LAST TWO Northern White Rhinos On The Planet
Najin and Fatu - The LAST TWO Northern White Rhinos On The Planet

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"Hope"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Hope" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Mother"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Mother" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Black Rhino in the Grass"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Black Rhino in the Grass" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Black Rhino in the Grass's Friend"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Black Rhino in the Grass's Friend" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Look"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Look" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Najin"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Najin" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Tauwa"   - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Tauwa" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Mother and Daughter"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Mother and Daughter" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Black Rhino"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Black Rhino" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"All my favorite things"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"All my favorite things" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"In Awe"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"In Awe" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
The Fearless Ones
Competing lion prides break out into a brawl over terrirory. The loser was forced to leave immediately.

The Fight
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"Devil On My Shoulder"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Devil On My Shoulder" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lion Love"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lion Love" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
Full Lion Cubs  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
Full Lion Cubs - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Hunger"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Hunger" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Cheetah"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Cheetah" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Beauty"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Beauty" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Climb Down"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Climb Down" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Face Your Fears"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Face Your Fears" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"All Eyes On You"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"All Eyes On You" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Passion"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Passion" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lion Look"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lion Look" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Leopard"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Leopard" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Beauty"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Beauty" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Thirsty Jackal"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Thirsty Jackal" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Hippo Pool"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Hippo Pool" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The King Rests"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The King Rests" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Hunger"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Hunger" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Portrait of a Cheetah"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Portrait of a Cheetah" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Mom and Cub"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Mom and Cub" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Split Nose"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Split Nose" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lioness Look"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lioness Look" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lions Coming In"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lions Coming In" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Curious Cub"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Curious Cub" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Couples Who Hunt Together..."  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Couples Who Hunt Together..." - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Tenderness"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Tenderness" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Leopard in the Grass"  -  ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Leopard in the Grass" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Scar Face"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Scar Face" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Hunting"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Hunting" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Feast"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Feast" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Women's March"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Women's March" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Silly Kids"   - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Silly Kids" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
The Feathered Ones
A portrait of the hideous yet beautiful marabou stork.

"I was born this way."
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"The Early Bird"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Early Bird" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lilac Breasted Roller"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lilac Breasted Roller" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Hungry Hornbill"  -  ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Hungry Hornbill" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Little Bee Eater"  -  ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Little Bee Eater" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Red-Headed Weaver"  -  ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Red-Headed Weaver" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Nubian Woodpecker" -  ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Nubian Woodpecker" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Free Ride"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Free Ride" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"White Throated Bee Eater"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"White Throated Bee Eater" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Free Loaders"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Free Loaders" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Ruppell's Griffon"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Ruppell's Griffon" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lunch Date"  A lilac breasted roller and a grasshopper.  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lunch Date" A lilac breasted roller and a grasshopper. - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Little Bee Eater"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Little Bee Eater" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Bee Eater with a Bee"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Bee Eater with a Bee" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Marabou Stork"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Marabou Stork" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"African Spoonbill"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"African Spoonbill" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lapwing"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lapwing" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lapwing Chick"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lapwing Chick" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Cormorant"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Cormorant" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Duality"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Duality" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lesser Flamingo"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lesser Flamingo" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Clean-Up Crew"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Clean-Up Crew" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Going Up"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Going Up" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Red Billed Duck"   - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Red Billed Duck" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Look"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Look" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"White Faced Wistling Duck"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"White Faced Wistling Duck" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"vulturine guinea fowl"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"vulturine guinea fowl" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Somali Ostrich"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Somali Ostrich" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Tawny Couple"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Tawny Couple" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Yellow Necked Spurfowl"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Yellow Necked Spurfowl" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Hawk Eagle" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Hawk Eagle" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Tawny Eagle" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Tawny Eagle" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Yellow Billed Stork:  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Yellow Billed Stork: - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Black Bellied Bustard"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Black Bellied Bustard" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
The Graceful Ones
A wildebeest walks through the flooded lands searching for the grass that was once here. In Amboseli National Park

Flooded Lands
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"Giraffe Sunset Silhouette" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Giraffe Sunset Silhouette" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Wild Youth" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Wild Youth" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Serenity" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Serenity" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lead The Way" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Lead The Way" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Harmony" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Harmony" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Triple Take" ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Triple Take" ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Class Reunion" -  ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Class Reunion" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Adventure Awaits" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Adventure Awaits" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Nose Knows" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Nose Knows" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Ealand"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Ealand" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Orobi"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Orobi" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Herem"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"The Herem" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Mother and Son" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Mother and Son" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Topi Hill"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Topi Hill" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Wild Friends"  - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Wild Friends" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Sunset Tower" -  ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
"Sunset Tower" - ©MomentsbyHeatherNicole
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