Lets Drink to Make a Difference

A year ago I was contacted by an entrepreneur named Brent Scott. He was in the processing of developing teas for conservation initiatives and wanted permission to use two images…

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Protecting TWA Seblat Conservation Area

For the island Sumatra it is a constant battle on all corners to try to win the war on protecting the remaining natural habitat for it’s critically endangered species. The…

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Baby Bona Finding Strength

The story of Bona finding her strength. This photo is available on the online store as a print. The proceeds go a long way in Sumatra to support this work.…

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Nobody Likes the Chains Including Bona

Nobody likes to see elephants in chains. Especially baby Bona with Aswita her surrogate mother. As illustrated in one of my favorite photos I have taken over the last 6…

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Nelson of Seblat

Nelson the gentle giant and king of the land. Taking a morning stroll around the elephant conservation center overlooking the swollen Air Seblat River. ___________________________________________ TO SUPPORT OR DONATE FOLLOW…

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Nelson the Beautiful

I think this will be one of my favorite shots of Nelson. The big boy and KING of PLG Seblat is the gentlest giant in Sumatra. How can you not…

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Ucok Snack Time

It is afternoon snack time and Ucok is constantly trying to fill his quota for the day. The big boy is part of the elephant conservation center of PLG Seblat…

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Wow How Bona Has Grown

Wow how Bona has grown!! What a difference 6 years makes for Bona. From mid 2012 when she was just a tiny little girl with no spirit and no energy…

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The Orphans

Remembering Agam. The precious orphan of Aceh despite the support never pulled through. The orphans of the elepghants of Sumatra are unfortunately the result of the issues we as humans…

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Ucok Handsome Boy

Ucok munches on grass for an afternoon snack. I love the shapes and composition of the closeup photos of elephants skillfully breaking down their food and warping their trunks to…

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Robi the Prince

Robi is the prince of PLG Seblat and the best candidate for the elephant breeding program . Here he is getting his morning bath before crossing the slightly swollen Air…

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Strike a Pose

Mother and daughter strike the same pose. Standing on the banks of the Air Seblat River in north Bengkulu, Bona in the early days grew into a naughty personality as…

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Bona Feels the Love

Interesting story behind this photo and greeting from Bona to a new arrival. THE BACK STORY: For an estimated 17 years two Sumatran elephants named Natasha and Dino would entertain…

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Big Girl Bona

While working on implementing the Breeding Program project in Seblat, Bengkulu it was nice to take some time out to see my baby girl Bona. I have been so busy…

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Ucok Impatient

Ucok the BIG boy is GROWING impatient about the new electric fence plan where he will get to mingle with the rest of the herd free of chains. Two things…

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The Way She Was

The first week with Bona she was a scary sight. She couldn’t have been more than a few weeks away from death in her state. She was literally lifeless, could…

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Feeding Bona (VIDEO)

Ah remembering those days of commitment to feeding the precious Bona 4 times a day. Always the lunch time feed was very interesting, trekking into the jungle and never knowing…

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Remembering her 2nd Birthday

Remembering the days Bona turned 2. We made her a fruit "cake" in the shape of the two. She lapped it up in under 5 minutes.

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Tail Bite

Baby Rosa had her tail bitten by one of the older males so she needed to have it looked at and eventually the tip of her tail was amputated. This…

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Curiousity…

Bona in the early days was always curious on what her then surrogate mother Aswita was eating. Bona learnt a lot from Aswita on how to handle and break down…

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