Prince Harry turns photographer and shares a picture he took of a tree during Malawi trip as he becomes editor of National Geographic’s Instagram for a day after admitting that him caring about the environment ‘may well sound hippy’
Prince Harry today tried his hand at photography as he launched a campaign with National Geographic to raise awareness of the role trees play in the earth’s eco-system.
The Duke of Sussex shared an image of Baobab trees he took during a visit to Liwonde National Park, Malawi on the eighth day of the royal tour of Africa.
One picture shared to the National Geographic’s Instagram account showed Harry lying on the floor holding the camera, and the other the picture he captured of the trees above.
The prince is today managing the magazine’s social media platform to launch a campaign called ‘Looking Up’, and will invite users to share their pictures of trees from around the world.
He wrote: ‘Hi everyone! I’m so happy to have the opportunity to continue working with National Geographic and to guest-edit this Instagram account; it’s one of my personal favorites.
Today I’m in Liwonde National Park, Malawi an important stop on our official tour of Southern Africa, planting trees for The Queens Commonwealth Canopy.
‘As a part of this takeover, I am calling you to be a part of our ‘Looking Up’ social campaign. To support the launch of this campaign, here is a photograph I took today here in Liwonde of Baobab trees.”
He added: ‘I will be posting my favorite images from @NatGeo photographers here throughout the day, and over on @sussexroyal I will be sharing some of my favorite images from everything you post. I can’t wait to see what you see.’
The campaign launch comes It comes as the prince insisted that protecting nature is ‘fundamental to our survival’ and should not be dismissed as ‘hippy.’