© Tatyana Bessmertnaya, 2012

This is about life and death, drought and feast, competition and symbiosis…

During my academic studies, we were presented with a map of Africa that looked very different than the current arrangement of countries and cultures. In a land that has known it's fair share of strife, discord and disease, the human race has continued to flourish on this largely untamed continent. That being said, every species has its own challenges to face in this part of the world, and certain animals have been forced nearly to extinction in the wilds they used to call home, such as Africa's majestic lions.

Without intent to divide the situation into a black and white comparison – with no aspiration to judge – I have recorded evidence of a time when the life circle takes a new turn. I record elements as they enter, and exit, this circle.

Tomorrow will come, no matter what.