that’s exactly right.
that’s exactly what this site is not about.
it’s not about pretty, pretty pictures.
IT IS ABOUT ACTION.
to take these photographs took lots of action.
before i even took them.
it took me decades of focus. of 80 hour work weeks. of lots of business travel. way too many long and wasteful status update meetings. and of course, office politics.
it took saving a lot of what i earned. investing and practically speaking, hoping for solid returns. all in order to have freedom to choose to do what i want.
WHICH IS WHAT I CALL FREEDOM.
that’s right. the ability to choose and own one’s life is freedom. and sometimes things work out. and many times they do not.
but it was action that helped get me here.
and action to me means doing the right things to help those with no voice and no SUPER PAC or lobbyist…on their side.
NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE CALL TO ACTION.
that’s right. i am calling you…literally asking you…to act to help protect wildlife. wildlife has no voice. no way to protect themselves from us humans.
only humans can help these voiceless exquisite animals.
and there are lots of ways to do that.
one. buy one of my photos and know that 10 percent of each photo is given to two amazing organizations….the sheldrick trust and sea legacy.
two. give time and or money to organizations on the ground that have a proven background in making the planet a better place for those that live on the planet or in the ocean. you are encouraged to feel free to give directly to the sheldrick trust or sea legacy. or any organization that makes a positive difference.
three. support political candidates that care about the environment. here in the USA and around the world.
four. support legislation to ban all imports and or selling of ivory.
five. while many of us love zoos….they are damaging to wildlife. it is not their natural habitat. they need to roam freely and widely. which they can not do at zoos. animals are designed to be out on the savannah or arctic or in the ocean…living their lives. naturally.
so don’t visit zoos. don’t support zoos. because you know for certain….that you would not like to be forced to live in a zoo.
so why should an african elephant, an arctic polar bear, an antarctica emperor penguin want to be captured and put into a permanent prison sentence…it is just not natural. or fair.
and they are not designed for our entertainment.
so give them the freedom we have.