It was a balmy morning, just after 7am, and I was at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Bird Sanctuary on Sanibel Island, a popular vacation spot in southwest Florida, sandwiched between the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound, known for its pristine beaches, shelling, […]
It was one of those moments that just made me want to punch the human race. I was watching a Q & A with Dereck and Beverly Joubert, world-renowned wildlife filmmakers and National Geographic artists in residence, and the topic was rhino conservation and poaching. The sobering reality […]
I could feel that familiar squeeze in my chest. A pressure that only comes when something is so cute your brain can’t fully handle the reaction and invites your heart to join in. Thirty feet away, two cheetah cubs were chasing each other at high-speed around a bush. […]
He sat in the wheat-colored grass, the remnants of a fallen wildebeest hiding everything but his magnificently maned head and the blood stain goatee on his chin. Undeniably handsome, yet scarred from years of battle, he was Aslan in the flesh, as if plucked from The Chronicles of […]
What happens when you see two lights in the dark? Beware, It may not be who you think it is….
It’s funny what the mind latches on to. All I could think about when our tiny Cessna touched down on the faded airstrip in the middle of nowhere, was that I’d never seen so many rocks in my life. How many were there? A billion? 10? I was […]
It’s drizzling in north-eastern South Africa. I can see the droplets hit the edge of the watering hole, sending tiny ripples across the surface. Suddenly I hear the loud call of an exotic bird and it jars me. Reflexively, I jump in my seat. Nearby a large bull […]
Cross you fingers for me! Seriously, cross them.
It’s a big morning and I am crossing my fingers. As many of you know, over the last week I’ve been involved in getting the word out about today’s Global March for Lions to stop canned hunting. The march is taking place all over the world, and it’s […]
Manatee may be adorable, in an Elmer Fudd kind of way, but to watch, don’t expect much. Let me explain… The other day I went to a well-known tourist attraction in Fort Myers, FL called Manatee Park. In chilly weather (under 68 degrees) manatee swim to the park […]