On Monday we received the sad news that Taxon Nkuna had passed away. Many of us at WildEarth worked with and knew Taxon, many in our community will know him from shared great sightings while he guided for Djuma, or from the time in 2008 when he was a guide and camera operator for WildEarth in the early days of our LIVE safaris. 

As others have also shared, he will be hugely missed for his generous and kind nature. We send our deepest condolences to his wife, children, family, friends and community.

To honour his memory and think back to the many great moments and sightings we shared with him, we will observe a minute of silence during our Sunset Safari today (July 29th) at 16:30 CAT (07:30 AM PDT, 10:30 AM EDT, 15:30 BST, 16:30 CET, 00:30+ AEST) 

Djuma is currently looking into ways to support Taxon’s family. If you would like to support this, please keep an eye on Djuma’s Facebook page for further information in the coming days.


Picture credit: Pieter Pretorius, 2008