Browsing All posts tagged under »Wildlife Photography«

Joan Larsen’s Travel: Spending the New Year at Swan Lake

January 4, 2017

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By Joan Larsen   It is the New Year – the new year of 2017, celebrated throughout the world with the traditional crowds always seen, fireworks lighting up the skies in every direction, laughter and excitement as there always is. But we, the people of our world, are far more subdued this year. If we […]

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’s Secret Wonders: The Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean – A True Corner of Paradise in Our World

May 18, 2016

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By Joan Larsen Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean lies an almost unknown archipelago of 115 islands – the Seychelles – that have a pristine, tropical beauty that made me feel that our small ship had drifted into a dream world. As a child, literature had called it “as close to the Garden […]

Joan Larsen Presents: To Melt the Heart – First Photos of the Most Loveable Brown Bears Ever Filmed

July 22, 2015

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By Joan Larsen Dedicated to my long-time friends and fellow explorers, Arthur and Mary Clark.  Arthur is a retired Air Force general, an aviator, and a veteran of World War II.  He has traveled extensively, much of it in Alaska, Siberia and the Arctic.     May I introduce you to Maria, the very becomingly […]

Joan Larsen Shares: Once in a Lifetime – the Extraordinary Friendship Between a Fox and a Cat

April 15, 2015

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In one of the most remote and hard-to-reach places in the world I have ever visited – the Kamchatka Peninsula in Siberia – I was shown photographs of a beautiful cat living at a reserve there who had made a true friendship with a lone fox who came to visit every day.  The story — […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: On the Edge – Searching for Bears in Siberia

January 28, 2015

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By Joan Larsen   These bears are seldom asked to pose for their pictures. I would guess that they have never seen humans before either. Still hidden from the world we know, the world’s largest population of brown bears roam freely – in a place called Kamchatka. There are still just a few places left […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: Spending the New Year at Swan Lake

December 31, 2014

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By Joan Larsen   It is the New Year – the new year of 2015, celebrated throughout the world with the traditional crowds always seen, fireworks lighting up the skies in every direction, laughter and excitement as there always is. But we, the people of our world, are far more subdued this year. If we […]

Alice Friedemann in Deepest Africa: On Safari in Botswana, Crown Jewel of Wildlife Conservation – PART 2

November 5, 2014

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A dear friend of Joan Larsen takes us with her into the wilderness of Botswana, and the results are spectacular. By Alice Friedemann It was hot, up to 102 F, but dry, so not too bad, a free sauna. The human ability to cope with the worst heat of the day is one of our […]

Alice Friedemann in Deepest Africa: On Safari in Botswana, Crown Jewel of Wildlife Conservation – PART 1

October 30, 2014

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A dear friend of Joan Larsen takes us with her into the wilderness of Botswana, and the results are spectacular. By Alice Friedemann   This country is mostly a desert, with the vast majority of the 2 million people living in a small region in the south east corner near South Africa, where there’s water. […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: The Seychelles – A Corner of Paradise

June 25, 2014

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By Joan Larsen Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean lies an almost unknown archipelago of 115 islands – the Seychelles – that have a pristine, tropical beauty that made me feel that our small ship had drifted into a dream world. As a child, literature had called it “as close to the Garden […]

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’s Travel: Eye Candy – Penguins!

November 6, 2013

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by Joan Larsen All photos by Debra Larsen SOUTH GEORGIA, Antarctica – Is it any wonder that the rest of the world pales once you have seen South Georgia, the large island in the south polar seas close to Antarctica?  It is considered the most beautiful place in our world.  Coming ashore by Zodiac raft, we are welcomed […]

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 […]