First blog entry: I am new at this and am frankly very nervous. I am told that this blogging thing gets easier with time. Well, I am sure that you…out there…will let me know either way. Yikes! But thanks in advance….

I am one of two bloggers on this site. You will meet my husband, Theo Allofs (a German who by the way has THEE driest sense of humor – be warned). We have been told that we need to create a blog because apparently we have a few good stories to tell here and there – from our crazy lives!

When Theo finally works up his courage to write on here, please insert heavy German accent. I, on the other hand, am good ole’ American. Together, I suspect we will make for some interesting reading (hopefully).

We are professional nature photographers. We travel all over this amazing planet with hopes of making some small difference – albeit insignificant. We keep trying. Hopefully our readers (if we ever get one), will let us know.

On that note, my first photo post: A pic of me playing around with the most adorable orphaned elephant calf (named Lasayen) at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Kenya. I am a HUGE fan of the Sheldrick Trust – every dollar spent on fostering and adopting these calves (orphaned as a result of poaching for ivory) is absolutely well spent. It takes USD $900.00 per month to feed and care for each individual calf. When you are there, you can see money well spent. Check out their website: https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/asp/orphans.asp.
If anyone out there has been to the Center during a visit to Nairobi, I would love to hear what you thought of it!

Jami Tarris

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