Martin Johnson

Name ID 274

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1924 Publishes: Johnson, Martin Camera Trails in Africa - A Photographer's Safari in British East Africa


Extract ID: 3364

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Sinclair, A.R.E and Arcese, Peter M (Editors) Serengeti II: Dynamics, Management, and Conservation of an Ecosystem

A much earlier set of photographs was taken by Osa

A much earlier set of photographs was taken by Osa and Martin Johnson. These two American adventurers and filmmakers made three expeditions to Serengeti in 1926, 1928, and 1933 (their first expedition of 1922 did not provide photographs of Serengeti as far as I could ascertain). The last expedition used an aircraft, and some aerial photographs are available. Some of the photographs from these expeditions reside in the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, Chanute, Kansas. In September 1981 I visited this museum, and with the assistance of the curators, obtained copies of photographs whose locations I thought were identifiable.

[used in tree research to measure tree growth. One 1928 tree at Seronera is still alive, and, after assumptions about growth rate, it is deduced to have started growth in 1884]

'Equilibria in Plant-Herbivore Interactions' in:

Extract ID: 368

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Fosbrooke, Henry Ngorongoro: The Eighth Wonder

Making a lion film, Simba

[Johnson, Martin] Spent three months in the Serengeti making a lion film, Simba.

Extract ID: 369

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Turner, Myles My Serengeti Years
Page Number: 036
Extract Date: 1928

making his great film Simba

In 1928, Martin Johnson camped for three months in the Seronera area making his great film Simba.

Extract ID: 370

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Turner, Myles My Serengeti Years
Page Number: 055
Extract Date: 1933

Flying in the Serengeti begins

Flying in the Serengeti could be said to have begun with Martin and Osa Johnson, who took their Sikorsky amphibian planes up from Cape Town in 1933 and covered 60,000 miles of Africa. .... They landed at Seronera and spent two weeks photographing lions.

Extract ID: 371

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Extract Author: Michael D'Amore
Page Number: 2007 07 31
Extract Date: 31-Jul-2007


Back in the 1950s I watched lots of wildlife TV.

One has stayed with me - that of mountain goats startled by a 'filming safari.' The goats jumped into a chasm and made their way down by bouncing back and forth on the parallel walls. Pretty sure it wasn't a dream since I saw a picture some years later (but lost the contact info). I though it was Martin & Ossa Johnson but have not been able to identify.

I've searched on and off since the internet came around.

Any leads would be appreciated.

Extract ID: 5429
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