Today is World Elephant Day, that majestic creature whose plight should be heard.Poaching, exploitation for circus entertainment, zoo confinement, elephant riding, etc. are wreaking havoc on the survival of this endangered species & its well-being.Photographers can help by not geo-tagging their photos of elephants (& any other wildlife animals at that), here's a BLOG about it. continue reading
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I was never really a big fan of elephants. Their size and tusks terrified me! Whenever my family and I went camping at the Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape, I used to quickly drive past the elephant bulls just in case they were in musth and I didn’t notice. Then during our trip in the summer of 2011 we saw a young elephant bull with a broken leg. Apparently he was in a fight with another bull a couple of weeks before when this incident happened. We saw him almost every day.On... continue reading
Since I was little girl, my parents took my sister and I on regular camping trips to the Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Province, South Africa. My dad volunteered as a ranger, which meant that he had to be on duty every other weekend to make sure that all the guests visiting the national park were behaving accordingly. Alas, this was not always the case... People were often found wondering outside their vehicles in areas where this was – and still is – prohibited! This basically means... continue reading
November is a time for celebration in Northern India. The heat and humidity of the long hot summer has dissipated and the first harvest has been gathered. One such celebration is the Sonepur Mela or fair. Billed as the largest livestock fair in Asia, the Sonepur Mela is an annual event held near the confluence of the Ganges and Gandak Rivers and is timed to begin on the full moon of the Hindu month of Kartik Purnima. Sonepur is normally a small rural hamlet, but comes alive every year with the arrival... continue reading
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