Sunday Morning Sunrise

After reading “this several days ago, I’ve been unable to shake it from consciousness. “This” is driving the underlying current of my blog post shares of African animals.  Even this herd of elephants who wake to the morning sun and march in Tsavo National Park, seem to be doing so solemnly.


T.G.I.F.: 5:00 PM Bell!


Notes:

  • Source: Daily Mail (via Cheetah Camp).  Tourists spotted the animals grazing in the brush as the wildlife enthusiasts travelled to Maasi Mara in Kenya. After watching the giraffes for about 20 minutes, the tour group watched in awe as the herd crossed the road. Sonali Dudhane, from Lucknow, India, watched as the giant animals dwarfed the two tour vehicles in Africa
  • Related Posts: 5:00 PM Bell

Love and Safety (and a punch in the gut)

A worker at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya shares a tender moment with an elephant calf. Your Shot photographer I. Ogila explains, “When poachers kill adult elephants for ivory, the young ones are usually left desperate and unlikely to survive alone in the wild.” But by being in the care of the Trust, “they get a chance to live and die of old age.”

Source: NationalGeographic.com. Photograph by I. Ogila, National Geographic Your Shot

 

Guess.What.Day.It.Is?

camel,hump day,wednesday

This shot was taken on the Ndoto Mountain Range in Kenya in 2010 of the Samburu tribe.  The photo is part of a long-term project by Jimmy Nelson, a British Photographer, to capture indigenous people.  The project titled Before They Pass Away captures stunning images which feature 15 million people from 29 tribes on five continents.  Before They Pass Away is his effort to capture the “natural authenticity” of these tribes where he believes the “the purity of humanity exists.” “Jimmy Nelson found the last tribesmen and observed them. He smiled and drank their mysterious brews before taking out his camera. He shared what real people share: vibrations, invisible but palpable.” Nelson’s ultimate goal, to create “an ethnographic record of a fast disappearing world.”

Be sure to check out the “art prints” tab on his web site for more photos: Before They

And don’t miss his Ted Talk Video here: Jimmy Nelson: Gorgeous portraits of the world’s vanishing people


Background on Caleb/Wednesday/Hump Day Posts and Geico’s original commercial: Let’s Hit it Again

SMWI*: Run like a Kenyan


Athletes from Kenya have won more Olympic medals in middle and long distances than any other country…how do they do it?…no coaches are necessary…they thrive on teamwork and competition…genetic theories of dominance are rubbish…you can’t find any other place in the world like this…you have to be here to feel it…the mind is as important as physical talent…so what makes Kenyans the best? Perhaps it is the magic of these mountains.


*SMSI: Saturday Morning Workout Inspiration

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