Stories from the
For as long as I can remember, I've been enchanted by animals. I have spent the last 7 years traveling to wildlife-rich areas of the world with my camera in hand and heart on my sleeve. I've learned about different species and about the lives of individual animals.
I've cried tears of joy, tears of laughter, and tears of sorrow as I watched the lives and deaths of the animals play out in front of me.
Every day I learn more about the plight of animals as well as about their victories. I am on a mission to share what I learn with others so that together we can preserve the wild world for generations to come.
And now the travel begins - heavy!
First - an Alaskan cruise. I usually go on a cruise 1x per year with my mom and sister - but due to covid, we missed a few years and so this year we got to do 2! This is the second cruise for the year and I'm super excited. I have some wildlife excursions chosen. I usually do not bring my cameras when I travel with my mom - but this year, I am! Whales and bears - here I come. The internet is usually pretty crappy on the ship, so not sure if I'll be posting any images while gone...but you never know when one will pop onto my social media.
My original trip for August was postponed due to Covid - so I joined a trip to my biggest bucket list destination- Mana Pools, Zimbabwe! I've been wanting to go to Mana Pools for YEARS and my dream is finally coming true. The very special part of this location is that we get to be on foot! Yes, in Africa on foot with the elephants and wild dogs and antelope species and maybe...who knows a leopard or some lions. I'm so very excited -- and no worries, we will be with a trained guide the entire time to make sure we don't become lunch.
In Zimbabwe, I'll also be visiting Hwange National Park. This park is known for elephants and also has many other species. It consists of grasslands and mopane woods and hopefully we'll see nice packs of wild dogs while here.
Then, we end up in Victoria Falls for a day and then crossing the border of Botswana and into the top of Namibia and on the Chobe River. I'll be on a house boat for a few days to hopefully get some up close images of elephants in the river and then a few days stay in a lodge next to the river. I can imagine the eles, hippos, and crocodiles already...I can't wait to sleep to the calling of the wildlife. This is the only part of Namibia I will be visiting - I do hope to get back there one day to explore the rest of the country.
In September, I'm off to the Pantanal in Brazil. The object of this trip is more cats - the Jaguar. There will be many other species to see - but that is the focus. This will be my first trip to Brazil but it will be very isolated to the Pantanal region. I am so looking forward to all parts of this trip (especially the Jaguars) - the birds and whatever else Mother Nature chooses to let us see.
I can't wait to share my travels with you! Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook and Youtube for images, stories, and videos -- and don't forget my blog! I may even post a few short blogs from the field.
Canoeing at Napo Cultural Center Ecuador
Sunrise over Napo Cultural Center - Ecuador
Clay Lick in the Ecuadorian Amazon at Napo Cultural Center
Howler Monkey sounds in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Napo Cultural Center, Ecuadorian Amazon - Lodge Review
Hummingbirds at Feeder in Ecuador
epic hummingbird video fail
Snorkeling by Bartolome Island, Galapagos
Sea Lions at Darwin Bay Galapagos Islands
In the Media
I am honored to have contributed the cover photo for the Mara Predator Conservation Programme Annual Report.
The non-profit operates in the Masai Mara, Kenya and is a part of the Kenya Wildlife Trust. Their mission is
"a world-class conservation programme, providing evidence-based, practical management recommendations, solutions and ideas."
Click on the photo to read their annual report and find out more about this amazing organization.
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A Few Wildlife Images
"Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul."
- Frances Hodgson Burnett