Michael Poliza is a man of many hats. The former child actor juggles multiple roles as an expedition leader, tourism consultant, World Wildlife Fund Ambassador, and professional photographer. What remains constant is a thirst for adventure that informs all of his work, including these aerial photos he shot from a helicopter over the Rift Valley in Kenya and Ethiopia.
The images are pulled from the Poliza books, “Eyes Over Africa” and “Kenya,” both filled with vivid, dramatic images that capture the raw beauty and rich diversity of the continent, while also conveying the photographer’s concern for fragile ecosystems and cultures. Amazing stuff.