Showing posts with label Africa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Africa. Show all posts

Monday, October 31, 2022

Finding a reason to be hopeful

Young Mountain Gorilla With Mother, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

This month there was yet another disastrous environmental report. Wildlife populations around the world are practically in free-fall. I could spend these next few paragraphs joining the chorus of those sounding the alarms, but I’m going to try something different. I’m going to try to offer hope.

Friday, September 30, 2022

Legend: Why does the hippo yawn?

Yawning Hippo, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Before science, there were imaginative stories about the formation of land and life. I find inspiration in the creativity of legends from around the world and have worked to illustrate some of my favorites. This story is part of my Legends of the Land series.

In the heat of the midday sun, the rivers of east Africa look inviting. Cool water splashes past lush shrubs. The rivers even look like they’re full of stepping stones.