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I decided to take a herbal class that taught a lot about the different kinds of herbs that grown locally and how we can turn them into tonic healing wines🍷 I thought that was pretty cool 😊
The composition of this image is breathtaking! ❤🐘 #Repost @natgeo
Photo by @FransLanting | The other night I had the great honor of receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from @nhm_wpy, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition during a ceremony in London’s magnificent Natural History Museum. I was given a wonderful sculpture of a bull elephant. When my partner in life and work @ChristineEckstrom examined it closely, she realized it had been modeled after a photo I had made on assignment for @natgeo years ago of a famous elephant named ""Survivor"" in Zambia’s North Luangwa Valley. Survivor lived through a previous poaching holocaust in the 1980s and he was written up in Mark and Delia Owens' books ""Eye of the Elephant"" and ""Survivor’s Song."" The bull elephants depicted here, which I photographed in Botswana one memorable evening, lived more tranquil lives thanks to its government’s enlightened policy of putting a moratorium on elephant hunting, but even there the tide is turning. Nearly one hundred elephants were found poached in an area recently that had been a safe haven for years. I’m sharing this image in honor of all elephant champions including the late Paul Allen, and respectfully ask that you consider supporting the organizations that can turn the current poaching crisis around and secure a future for elephants. Follow me @FransLanting to learn more. @elephantcrisisfund @savetheelephants @wildaid @wildnetorg #elephants#elephantcrisisfund#ivory#nhm_wpy#conservation#wildlifephotography#wildlife .
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Photo credit: @michutravel
October 3rd is a day I'll never forget. This will be a three picture/story series over the next few days describing the grizzly encounters I had that day. Each picture is from that day, beginning with this picture which was just a few minutes before: the first encounter came out of nowhere. I was walking and then something didn't feel right. I stopped, turned to my right and there he was at about 12 yards, and he was huge. At that distance he filled up my entire line of sight. A big male, easily 500+ lbs with all his fat stored for winter. We made eye contact and I remember thinking how beautiful he was, and then he charged. His head was down and he was coming faster than anything I'd ever seen before. Moving through dead fall and brush as if it weren't even there. I took two steps to my right and reached for my bear spray. I stumbled, and then he was there. We were facing each other at 5 feet. My bear spray was in my hand ready to deploy. Everything that was so fast just a second ago seemed to pause as we were face to face. I can recall every detail of his face: his little brown eyes devoid of emotion, his beautiful brown coat with silver across the hump, and that smell. Everything froze. Suddenly he broke off his charge nearly touching me and veered to my right. And then he was gone, just as quickly as he had come.