Browsing All posts tagged under »Namibia«

Joan Larsen in Wildest Africa: Climbing the Dune

June 28, 2017

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By Joan Larsen As a child, I whirled the big round globe that graced our living room, with a single finger choosing the countries I would go to when I grew up.  For so many of us, the pictures in National Geographic  fed our dreams… dreams that danced in our heads, refusing to go away.  […]

Joan Larsen Presents: In Photos – Searching for the World’s Most Unusual Trees

October 26, 2016

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By Joan Larsen I admit. . . searching for trees usually is way down the list of things we plan to do in life. Way down. But then – then – I actually spent the night in a nest, a so-called human nest lodged in a tree in Big Sur, California. If you are “into” […]

Joan Larsen Presents: A Second Look at Tippi of Africa, the Child Who Lived With Wild Animals

June 22, 2016

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By Joan Larsen “Fascination” has to be the word so many of us have for that little French girl, born in Namibia (with photographers as parents), whose photos taken with African wild animals – who actually looked tame in her presence – were both beautiful and – yes –  mind-boggling !   Many new photos of  […]

Joan Larsen Presents: In Photos – Searching for the World’s Most Unusual Trees

November 19, 2014

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By Joan Larsen I admit. . . searching for trees usually is way down the list of things we plan to do in life. Way down. But then – then – I actually spent the night in a nest, a so-called human nest lodged in a tree in Big Sur, California. If you are “into” […]

Joan Larsen Encore: Hidden Wild Africa at its Best – Climbing the Dune

May 28, 2014

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By Joan Larsen We all eventually find that there are those solitary moments in life when it is quiet.  Often, it is then that we look back on what we think of as the “highs” of life.  You know:  the times when we have gone far beyond our own doorsteps and discovered worlds — worlds […]

Joan Larsen Presents: A New Look Back at Tippi of Africa

January 22, 2014

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By Joan Larsen   Readers have continually remained fascinated, returning to our site to again read the story of a little girl named Tippi, who had the most special bond the world had seen with the animals of Africa. Searching, I have been able to find some additional videos as well as a few photos […]

Joan Larsen Presents: A Second Look at Tippi of Africa, the Child Who Lived With Wild Animals

October 9, 2013

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By Joan Larsen “Fascination” has to be the word so many of us have for that little French girl, born in Namibia (with photographers as parents), whose photos taken with African wild animals – who actually looked tame in her presence – were both beautiful and – yes –  mind-boggling !   Many new photos of  […]

Joan Larsen Presents: Tippi of Africa, the Little Girl Who Grew Up With Wild Animals

June 19, 2013

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By Joan Larsen   Meet Tippi, named after Tippi Hedren, the actress who starred in Hitchcock’s The Birds (and later formed a wildlife refuge of her own).  Tippi was born to Alain Degre and Sylvie Robert of France, who worked as wildlife photographers in Namibia, my own favorite of countries in southern Africa.  Growing up […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel Stories: Climbing the Dune

November 7, 2012

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By Joan Larsen As a child, I whirled the big round globe that graced our living room, with a single finger choosing the countries I would go to when I grew up.  For so many of us, the pictures in National Geographic  fed our dreams… dreams that danced in our heads, refusing to go away.  […]