Tagged wildlife

The Greatest Spectacle on Earth…


“I believe in God, only I spell it Natureā€¦” By Frank Lloyd Wright Yes, indeed…Every year millions of us along with hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles are responsible for the most spectacular mass movement of terrestrial mammals anywhere in the world. Thousands of people around the world come to the Masai Mara between…

Gorillas, The Gentle Giants


“When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate on the preservation of the future.” -Dian Fossey         I find very interesting that some of the biggest animals on earth are also the kindest; whales, giraffes, elephants -when not in a bad mood- and…

The Year of the Tiger*


The largest cat of all. Top of the food chain. One of the most culturally important animals on this planet. But with as few as 3,200 surviving in the wild, the tiger faces extinction by the next Year of the Tiger in 2022. -WWF OK, I know I promised more posts on the giant panda,…

The Changing role of zoos – Part 2


From all the definitions of habitat I’ve heard or read about, the one that I agree the most is provided by Janine Benyus in the wonderful book, The Secret Language and Remarkable Behavior of Animals, according to her “A habitat is a place where an animal finds what it needs to survive.More than a geographical…

The changing role of Zoos – Part 1


For thousands of years…yes thousands…zoos that probably were not called like that, were mere collections of exotic animals; for the Egyptians and other empires it was a way of showing power and wealth. Later during the 19th and 20th centuries it became a source of pride for cities around the world, but still, animals were…

I’m blogging because…


I’m a photographer (among other things) and the main reason I became one, more than 30 years ago, is my love for nature and wildlife, also the reason I became a biologist. As we all know we plan our lives and many times we get sidetracked by destiny, well in all these past years, besides being a photographer, I’ve been a scientist, a history teacher, a journalist, TV producer, and PR professional, and ironically I have taken more pictures of places, cities, buildings and people than nature…it is just the way things happen. In the last couple of years I’ve…