The Sussexes Just Posted on Instagram for Earth Day, and Prince Harry Showed Off His Incredible Photography Skills

Prince Harry has his dad skills down pat. He’s willing to join in on ballet lessons, is amazing with babies, loves cracking dad jokes, can hold his own in a pick-up rugby game with teens…and on and on.

Add to the list: amazing photography skills. (We bet those will come in handy when Meghan Markle has their baby, of course.)

In honor of Earth Day, the Sussexes’ Instagram account shared a photo slideshow (go through all nine photos by clicking the right and left white arrows on the Instagram above). The first photo is of Harry and Meghan in New Zealand during their visit to the Rotorua forest.

The following eight photos showcase the duke’s serious photo skills (we’re honestly floored that Harry took these), and highlight his and Markle’s environmental conservation efforts. The caption describes each photo in detail. First, there’s a black-and-white rhino (possibly taken during Harry and Megs date to Botswana back in 2017?).

Second, we see two feathers in water. The caption doesn’t specifically call these out (and your guess is as good as ours as to whether they’re attached to an animal or not).

Third, we get a black-and-white photo of trees. The caption confirms this was taken in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, which has been ravaged by “huge bush fires, predominantly started by humans.” 

Fourth, there’s an up-close photo of a lion’s eye (and how Prince Harry got close enough to take this is beyond us…). “Desert lions are critically endangered due partly to human wildlife conflict, habitat encroachment and climate change,” the caption states.

The fifth photo is of orca and humpback whale populations in Norway, while the sixth is of a giant forest in Guyana that’s facing deforestation threats. The second to last photo shows pieces of plastic and rope on a shore of pebbles. “Micro plastics are also ending up in our food source, creating not just environmental problems for our planet but medical problems for ourselves too,” the caption reads.

Finally, the slideshow ends on a picture of a man holding the tusk of a majestic elephant while a helicopter flies overhead. “Here @AfricanParksNetwork relocated 500 Elephants to another park within Malawi to reduce the pressure on human wildlife conflict and create more dispersed tourism,” since elephants sometimes accidentally roam onto farmland and out of their designated areas.

The environmentally concerned post should come as no surprise. The Sussexes have shared a multitude of updates about their work with conservation recently, and Prince Harry attended the Netflix premiere of Our Planet earlier this month.

But these Prince Harry photographs have us seriously craving more royally inspired snaps.


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