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Exploring Damaraland: Namibia’s Desert Rhino Camp

Springbok at sunset near Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia

It’s funny what the mind latches on to. All I could think when our tiny Cessna touched down on the faded airstrip in the middle of Damaraland, was, I’d never seen so many rocks in my life. How many were there? A billion? 10 billion? I was tired and hot. Perhaps I was just hallucinating. […]

Behind the Scenes: Tracking Black Rhino in Palmwag Namibia

Kangombe black rhino in Namibia

It’s my second day in Palmwag, Namibia, a reserve along the Skeleton Coast. As Bons, my guide, three rangers and I walk across an endless plain of rocks I replayed the rules for tracking black rhinos in my head: 1. Be very quiet. 2. If something goes awry, do whatever the rangers tell me. It […]

Why An Amboseli Safari Should be on Every Elephant Lover’s List

Herd of elephants in Amboseli Kenya

t was my first hour on my Amboseli safari and upon checking into the Serena Amboseli Lodge, the receptionist handed me a room key attached to a foot-long wooden club. “That’s in case the monkeys get too friendly,” she explained. I chuckled and threw her a smile, assuming she was making a joke. She grinned […]

Wildlife Abounds on Safari in South Africa’s Timbavati Game Reserve

A leopard in the grass

We were in the Timbavati Game Reserve, spellbound, watching Rockfig Jr., the leopard with the aquamarine eyes, casually gnaw on her impala kill. We were 15 feet from where she lay with her prize, yet she behaved as if we weren’t there. Her glossy coat and white underbelly stood out against the looming twilight. Her […]

Costa Rica: 38 Photos That Will Inspire You To Visit The Rainforest

Spider Monkey eats berries in Costa Rica

The thrill for me when I photograph nature and wildlife is that I always feel as if I am on a treasure hunt—I never know what might be around the next corner and I am rarely ever disappointed. Peek-a-boo! I see you Ms. three-toed sloth. This typically difficult animal to spot was sitting in this […]

Tackling The Infamous Black Hole Drop in Belize

Getting ready to drop! BElize and the Black Hole Drop

I was hankering for a real adventure. I wanted something a little different, a little daring, and I found it with The Black Hole Drop in Belize. I was staying at the Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, located 12 miles south of Belmopan, the capital city. Nestled in the middle of the rainforest, Caves branch was […]