Cats, Cameras, and Caring Less

So it’s “BIG CAT” week at National Geographic. As much as I’d love to say “big deal’, I do hold a certain fascination for these creatures, and I respect those photographers and filmmakers who spend weeks and months with the big cats to fill a good hour episode. I watch with awe and envy. I…

Our African Wedding Story

November 25 marks the anniversary of a dream come true. This is the story of our African wedding as it unfolded in the pages of my hand-written travel journal.  November 24, 1999     Ngorongoro Crater.  Full Moon. Fur blankets drape a king size bed in the Kimba Suite with glass doors overlooking Ngorongoro Crater. The…

For the Love of Elephants – Sheldricks and Amboseli

“It is easy to love elephants….because they will love you back”– Caretaker, Sheldrick’s Elephant Trust The anticipation was growing, and by the time we pulled up the dirt road at Sheldrick’s we could hardly contain ourselves. The day had come, the moment was near – we were all about to meet our adopted baby elephants…

For the Love of Elephants – Sheldricks and Amboseli

“It is easy to love elephants….because they will love you back”– Caretaker, Sheldrick’s Elephant Trust The anticipation was growing, and by the time we pulled up the dirt road at Sheldrick’s we could hardly contain ourselves. The day had come, the moment was near – we were all about to meet our adopted baby elephants…

African Skies

Africa is a land where the skies stretch out endlessly in all directions, and the weather systems are as interesting to photograph as the landscape. KENYA Puffy white clouds dot the endless skies of the Maasai Mara, Kenya A break in the clouds light the golden landscape of the Maasai Mara, Kenya A rhino and…

Remembering Egypt – Part III

Continuing Preface: Much has happened in the few days since I posted Parts I and II. If you haven’t yet, please read them here: Remembering Egypt – Part IRemembering Egypt – Part II Mainly, I got news that my upcoming February assignment in Egypt has been cancelled, for obvious reasons. I heard from my colleague…

Remembering Egypt – Part II

Continuing preface: My initial intent with this series was to document my first visit to Egypt 25 years ago in order to compare with my upcoming assignment in Egypt scheduled for February. Obviously, since I posted Part I last week, circumstances have changed dramatically! My purpose is not to cover or coat-tail the current events,…