Tag Archives: African wildlife

Elephant Rock

There is a rock at the end of Kivuko kopje that has intrigued me ever since I first walked past it. Three years ago, we refurbished an abandoned cattle camp at Kivuko as a base for filming. We cut an … Continue reading

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Adopted by an elephant

Last evening a lion wandered through camp at dusk – just yards from where we were finishing up work for the day. It skirted the fire, and walked calmly down the path, between the tents and out onto the floodplain … Continue reading

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Haunted by a photograph

    I came across a photograph recently that, every time I see it, causes an involuntary intake of breath, followed by a silent ‘wow!’. The first time it happened was twenty five years ago when I came across Peter … Continue reading

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Elephants – why bother?

    A few months ago, at a dinner in New York, an aquaintance got into a conversation where a guest asked, “Why all the fuss about elephants – they mean nothing to me personally. Why should I bother whether … Continue reading

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The butterfly and the elephant

  Yesterday, in Tsavo, a topi ran across the track in front of me. I smiled, as it suddenly felt like a day in which anything might happen. The topi is an antelope I’d never seen before in Tsavo. I’d … Continue reading

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The sweet smell of petrichor

A week ago in Tsavo, we had an unseasonal storm of rain. We’d been flying, doors off, searching for the matriarch that we’d not seen for a while. As the cloud thickened and lowered, and dark skeins of rain descended … Continue reading

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Why we won’t miss elephants once they are gone

I’ve been making wildlife films in East Africa with my partner, Vicky, for 25 years (www.deeblestone.com). Now, together with Etienne Oliff and a small team, we’re making a film about elephants. By the time it is finished, we’ll have devoted … Continue reading

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