Tuesday, December 17, 2013
When I was a kid, I used to wish I could travel back in time, just to see how big dinosaurs really were. It must have been a truly impressive sight to see a t-rex running down it's prey, like we can watch lions take down theirs today. A brontosaurus roaming across the open savannah, their long necks reaching up into the highest parts of the trees, similar to giraffes today. Who isn't fascinated with the dinosaurs? After watching the movie Jurassic Park I would have paid what ever I had to, to see these animals up close. That's why I will do everything I can now, to help keep these animals around.
Today we have animals that future generations will wish were still around. Pictures, documentaries, and stories will capture their imagination, but they to will wish they could have seen them in real life. Nothing can replace your first siting of a blue whale, which to our knowledge is the biggest animal to roam in the history of our planet. Go on a safari in Africa and you will have your breath taken away by the size of elephants, but get lucky enough to come across the last big tusker elephants and it will leave you speechless.
What does it take to motivate humans to stop acting in such a way that puts us on a path were we wipe out these amazing animals. Is it our fate? Are we the living version of an asteroid. Sounds over exaggerated, but anyone who has travelled around the world knows the sad reality.
Thankfully for those of us who are passionate about animals. There are a few amazing people who have fought to protect and set aside land for these animals to survive. The Jane Goodall's, Dian Fosseys, Laurie Markers, and Bernhard Grzimeks. They have done so much and we owe so much to them.
I've travelled to 36 countries trying to capture the beauty of Africa. Every I come across a big tusker I make sure to soak it in. If it's a forest elephant coming out of the forest to graze just at sunset or the massive bulls that roam Ngorongoro Crater.
There will be a day when the true giants of Africa are all gone. Their size and tusks only being presented in museums like the dinosaurs. Leaving future kids to day dream about what it was like to see these amazing animals in real life.
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
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Sunday, March 24, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Abu Simbel was originally cut from the banks of the Nile River, by King Ramses II, around 13th century BC. After the downfall of the Eyptian empire, the temples were forgotten and nearly reclaimed by the Sahara desert. When the four seated statues were discovered in 1813 by Swiss orientalist J.L Burckhardt, sand was as high as the chests.
With the construction of the HIgh Dam, in the 60's, the temples were almost lost again. It took 80 million dollars to cut up and move the temple. Amazing engineering and help from many nations, was used to allign the pieces back in almost their original shape.
Friday, February 1, 2013
For three months I travelled from Cairo across the Sahara desert in Sudan, over the highlands of Ethiopia, down through the parks of Kenya and Tanzania, came face to face with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda, and relaxed on the beautiful islands of the Seychelles and Zanzibar.