“Aaaaaaaaaaaack!” Reflexively my jeep-mates lunged for their cameras. Panting from the adrenaline rush, they looked at me bewildered. “It was a mistake! It was a mistake! I didn’t mean to hit the shutter!” I yelped apologetically, feeling like a dope. For a second they stared at me and […]
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 […]
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 billion? I […]
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 […]