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Tapanuli - A New Orangutan Species

I would like to share an exciting story with you. Many of you might have seen Jami's posts on social media about her campaign against palm oil and for the protection of orangutans that are highly threatened by the ongoing destruction of their…
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Japanese Monkey Business

When we left Hokkaido, we flew south again to Honshu, Japan's main island. We immediately were picked up by our chartered van and we drove almost four hours north to the Japanese Alps. We spent the next four nights in a traditional wooden Japanese…
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It's Wild in Japan!

My last blog left off with the magnificent Steller's sea eagles day. We had so much fun that we went back again for more Steller's sea eagle action. They are so powerful and so fast, that you just shoot and shoot to get a better image than your…
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Winter in Japan

Like I posted on Facebook, I came on this trip with no little amount of trepidation. I had heard it was overly photographed, and stuffed full with photographers. I was in some small part dreading this because we typically go to places where…
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Breakfast with a Long Neck

Having breakfast with giraffes can be slightly intrusive if you haven't had your first cup of coffee yet. Our Kenya safari started off at Giraffe Manor just two weeks ago. Endangered Rothchild giraffes pushed their way in and over our heads…
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Every 15 Minutes

Elephant poaching is real. Some are saying that ivory is being used to fund Al Queda and other extremist terrorist group activities.  Our Wild Focus Expeditions groups are able to experience the effects of poaching when they come to Kenya with…
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The Migration is Great!

Just a quick post while on the fly to say that the migration is peaking early this year. It is overwhelming to see over a million wildebeest plus other antelopes moving en masse. This is where the term "the grass is greener on the other side"…
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Baboons in full morning glory: Samburu, Kenya

I am back in Kenya after our amazing trip in Svalbard with Focus Expeditions. We are already looking forward to returning to Svalbard next May and September. It is a magical place. When I arrived in Kenya, I met our Kenya group at the hotel.…
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Dolomite Cathedral

On our fifth day we entered “Hinlopen Stretet” (Hinlopen Strait). The water was calm, the light was good but nothing prepared me for what was to come. We were told that we would come to a cliff with nesting birds (Alkefjellet - fjellet meaning…