Portraits of life along the Nile: Photographer spends nine months snapping intimate shots of African tribes and wildlife on the world’s most famous river

A London photographer has revealed a series of stunning photographs captured during his nine-month journey through Africa.Levison Wood, a former Officer in the British Parachute Regiment, travelled along the Nile and snapped breathtaking shots of young children tending to cattle, the Sufi Festival in Kadabas and camels in the desert.Taken with a Leica ‘M’ digital rangefinder, Wood’s images are a majestic combination depicting the strikingdiversity of modern Africa.His photography series, which took him from the tropical rainforests of Rwanda to the Sahara Desert, is set to be put up for sale at an exhibition alongside work from acclaimed wildlife sculptor Rosamond Lloyd in support of conservation charity Tusk Trust this weekend.The ‘Visions of Africa’ exhibition at La Galleria in London will display their work – of which 20 per cent of proceeds will go to the charity which is at the forefront of initiating and funding conservation, community development and environmental education programmes across Africa.Speaking to MailOnline Travel, Wood said: ‘For me this was a very long journey gave me the opportunity to look at Africa from a historians point of view as well as looking at Africa’s future.’As a visitor and a guest of the people, the biggest challenge is trying to take it all in, with a camera in my hand I tried to marry reportage with capturing the spirit of Africa.’It was a great honour to spend the time I did travelling along the world’s most spectacular river.’

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