Tuesday, July 22, 2014

the world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold, the curves of your lips rewrite history

or that time when my beautiful girlfriend allowed me to write an Oscar Wilde quote on her back in gold ink and then take pictures of it <3

Sunday, May 18, 2014
I like this. Bit of water hidden by lots of growth. Feels safe.

I like this. Bit of water hidden by lots of growth. Feels safe.

Wild flowers. Such nice colours!

Wild flowers. Such nice colours!

'oh come on are you ever gonna stop taking pictures of the sun through tree branches'
NOPE

'oh come on are you ever gonna stop taking pictures of the sun through tree branches'

NOPE

Yesterday I spent an entire afternoon in the Bossche Broek. The weather was delightful. The company was perfect. We brought food and drinks. It was a good day :3

Yesterday I spent an entire afternoon in the Bossche Broek. The weather was delightful. The company was perfect. We brought food and drinks. It was a good day :3

Friday, March 7, 2014

The baby elephants bathe themselves (and their audience) in dust at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi, Kenya, March 1st

I was covered in red dust afterwards. It was awesome.

more informaton on the trust and how to donate can be found on their website. If you can spare it, consider donating something or even adopting one of the babies!

The littlest baby at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi, Kenya, March 1st 2014

This baby was only 9 months old and soooo cute! Look at her drinking water, sticking out her pink little tongue!

more informaton on the trust and how to donate can be found on their website. If you can spare it, consider donating something or even adopting one of the babies!

Baby elephants drink water at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi, Kenya, March 1st

I was standing right by this water bucket, not even three feet away. It made for some pretty awesome photo opportunities! (and also for some choice getting splashed)

more informaton on the trust and how to donate can be found on their website. If you can spare it, consider donating something or even adopting one of the babies!

The baby elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust get their bottles, Nairobi, Kenya, March 1st 2014

On March 1st I visited the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi. This organisation takes in orphaned baby elephants. The babies lost their mothers, mostly due to poaching, and were sent to the Trust from all over Kenya. There, they are lovingly hand-raised for three years, after which they are put into a 5-year program to reintroduce them back into the wild.

It was one of the best experiences I have had the privilege to have in my life. What these people do is amazing. Their lives are dedicated entirely to the well-being of these beautiful babies, they even sleep alongside them in their stables.

Visitors are allowed near the elephants only one hour a day. You are lead to a patch of land, circled with nothing but a thin rope. At 11 am, there they are! They come galloping in, because the babies know they’re getting their bottle. They beeline for their keeper and slobber down two bottles of milk like it’s no big deal (the older ones are big enough to hold their own bottle, thankyouverymuch). After that it’s playtime - the area has a mudpool, and lots of delightful dirt and twigs to play with.

They are babies, so they are mischievous. They come up to you for attention! I cuddled them and scritched their trunks and their ears, got splashed with water and was absolutely black with dirt afterwards.

more informaton on the trust and how to donate can be found on their website. If you can spare it, consider donating something or even adopting one of the babies!