After witnessing a lion in Tanzania attacking the livestock of the Maasai people, Dubbo photographer Bobby-Jo Clow knew she wanted to help.
Ms Clow, who runs photographic safaris in Africa, has hung a selection of her photos at Dahab Cafe with the goal of raising money for Kope Lion.
The organisation acts as a peacemaker between lions in the Ngotongoro Conservation Area and its people. Lions are being killed to stop attacks on cattle.
After witnessing the lion attack, Ms Clow said she was introduced to Mama Simba – the mother of lions – and heard about the work the organisation undertakes.
Under Mama Simba’s protection includes the lion who has become an internet sensation recently for taking a three-week-old leopard cub into her care.
It wasn’t a simple task for the photographer to select the photos which would go on sale. Ms Clow said while she tried to be objective, she had to include a few of her favourites.
“I hope people see the photos while they’re drinking their coffee and think about going on an ethically sustainable safari or they think about some of the endangered animals,” she said.
The money raised from selling the photos would be handed over to Kope Lion when she visited them in February, Ms Clow said.
The photographer said she was grateful to Dahab Cafe for allowing the photos to be hung on its walls. Ms Clow said she chose the cafe to help with the display because in her opinion it had the best food and coffee in Dubbo.
More information on the images is available at www.dumasafaris.com.au.