Photographer Joel Sartore comes to Duke

How many followers do you think National Geographic has on instagram? 73.3 million. Like them, I follow NatGeo's photography religiously, especially the Photo Ark series. Joel Sartore, an internationally renowned photographer and conservationist, was inspired to document all the world's … Continue reading

Ocean Wanderers

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. " -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Mantas are mysterious ocean wanderers. They have a grace unparalleled on land. Watching them … Continue reading

Plastics, Zodiacs and Whales, Oh My!

On day four of this amazing Hawaiian gallivant, we went whale watching.  An uncomfortable, yet excited irony was tickling my senses as we drove toward our launch point.  We had been discussing the destructive effect of tourism and capitalism on the culture of the Hawaiian people and the land … Continue reading