WELCOME ( TO WHAT I HOPE WILL PASS AS A BLOG ) !!!
To those who have found their way to my website, I thank you. I am, if I am honest, new to writing a blog, which is not to say that on my past travels to photograph, and of late film wildlife, I have not filled many a notebook or the odd sheet of toilet paper with thoughts, or what I believed at the time to be some valuable observation note, or snippet of brilliance ( rare for me ) I might need somewhere up the line.
So as time passes, and I actually get around to picking up a stills camera and my video camera again, thereby having something to put on this blog, I have decided to upload a few " blasts from the past" if you will, in order to give anyone who may stray here; some idea of the stories behind some of the images, and what to expect in the future, if I am fortunate enough to have anyone return.
I am currently back in southern Patagonia for the first time in 15 years, and very happy to be here filming material for a documentary about the regions apex predator the beautiful Patagonian Puma. The image below shows two of four young cubs both myself and my dear old friend, expert guide and photographer Rodrigo Lizama ( owner of Patagonian Travel Adventure ) encountered after only 15 minutes of arriving in the Torres del Paine National Park, a slice of Patagonian Paradise I was delighted to have spent 3 years camped out in between 1998 and 2003. I will be here through the winter filming, well someone has to do it.
PLEASE SAY NO TO CAPTIVE GAME FARM PHOTOGRAPHY !! You learn nothing about your subject, you have no story behind your image, a day in the wild with no results at all, is a million times more educational than a day at the Triple D ranch in Montana, where armchair photographers go to fill the pages of their portfolio, thereby your selfish misguided agenda subjects these magnificent animals to a life of imprisonment for nothing other than financial gain.