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Butterflies of Bolivia
Author's note: This isn't just a story about photographing butterflies in rural Bolivia, although it's certainly about that. It's a story about the unexpected gifts of beauty we meet in wild places. A shorter version of this story originally appeared on another platform.
What I Learned from My Hurricane Ida Experience
I was impacted by Hurricane Ida. I live with my family in New Jersey, which is on the East Coast. Because of its location, New Jersey is rarely directly hit by hurricanes though a few have made their presence known in the past[i]. In 2015, Hurricane Patricia visited with heavy rain and winds that felled trees and caused power outages and flooding across the state. Between 2016 and 2019, the remnants of various hurricanes caused similar minor damages in the State. In 2020, however, some deaths were recorded as a result of Hurricane Fay.
Why the Climate Crisis is the World’s Biggest Mental Health Problem
If you are worrying yourself into depression about future problems caused by climate change, you are far from alone. Yet climate change is not just about the future. Its consequences are hitting hard today. That’s why many call it a climate emergency, or a climate crisis.
Beyond The Lens: Interview with Untamed Photographer's Chris Fallows
Chris Fallows is a strikingly passionate and accomplished wildlife photographer and naturalist. Best known for his discovery and ensuing depiction of breaching great white sharks in Seal Island, South Africa, the world-renowned photographer has seen his life's work featured on some of the biggest stages the industry has to offer. He's worked as a wildlife photographer, host, or expert facilitator on more than 60 international wildlife documentaries for The BBC, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic, amongst many others. Most notable of these shows are Planet Earth, Life, Africa, and Shark for The BBC. Chris has also co-hosted and photographed for Discovery Channel's most successful Shark Week series, the Air Jaws franchise.
About Untamed Photographer
I am Mark Wilkins, co-founder of Untamed Photographer with my daughter Amy Peters. I want to tell you what makes Untamed Photographer special and why founding Untamed Photographer is so important to me and the future of our environment.
Ayiti, You’re Not Alone — 3 Ways You Can Help Haiti Disaster Relief From Home
By now you’ve probably seen the news of the devastation in Haiti. Men, women, and children trapped under rubbles of what once was their home, school, or church. Desperation, thirst, hunger and anguish have fully set in as the citizens of the first Black Nation look up to heavens wondering where their relief will come from. I can only imagine how my Haitian brothers and sisters feel right now as they are trapped on the small island that has been hit back to back by natural and societal disasters for the past decade.
What About The Rest Of The Sea?
As Shark Week approaches every summer, you will find posts on my Facebook page gleefully announcing 'It's the most wonderful time of the year!' with pictures of sharks.
Gardening Is All the Rage
My dad is an attorney, but he defies all the stereotypes for lawyers. He is a kind, giving person. He would drop everything to pick up one of his four kids at school when we were sick. He would stop for someone pulled over on the berm of the highway to see if he could help. He works pro bono for friends and family who need help with their taxes or estates. He is a good listener. I learned strong ethics from him.
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Fiskars Project Orange Thumb: Investing in the Future of Community Gardens and Urban Farms
I’ve never been food insecure. Every day of my life I have had access to nutritious meals three times a day (if not more) and there was always food somewhere in my house. The act of eating became a leisurely activity; something I looked forward to for my own adventurous culinary pursuits and social outings with friends. I never viewed it as a means of survival because I simply didn’t have to, but as I’ve learned to grow my own food and immersed myself in our food system, I’ve discovered just how privileged I was and still am.
The Rainforest's Neatest Endangered Monkeys
There are many adorable monkeys and apes in the rainforest. Unfortunately, many of these are endangered. Every year, the rainforest dwindles a little more. Unfortunately, as the rainforest disappears, so do the animals that live there, causing many of these animals to become extinct every day. When something happens to a member in the food chain, all the things on both ends of it are affected, including the plants and trees, not just the animals in the rainforest. Here are some of the top culprits for the shrinking of the rainforest:
One With Nature
When I was a little girl I believed in fairies and all magical dreamy things.. I loved being outside in the woods off path playing on mossy patches and skipping rocks next to waterfalls. I’d pick a flowers to press in my “Fairies” book and imagine or overthink that I may have unwittingly stolen a poor fairy’s house. I remember lying awake late on a school night, drifting off into dreaming..castles and ocean scenes..fairy eyes and fairy wings..
The Strawberry moon has nothing to do with color
Get your telescopes ready because the heavens are about to provide yet another spectacular feat. A strawberry moon is coming but you might be surprised at how this name originated. Many times we pass names, phrases, and slogans down through the generations without ever knowing the origin. The night sky has been revealing many wonders to those of us on the earth. From a lunar eclipse to a partial solar eclipse to supermoons, 2021 been an unusual year for lunar events.The month of June marks the year's final supermoon, with a full "strawberry" moon that will illuminate next week’s night sky.