Maasai Mara, Kenya

The amount of wildlife in Kenya is staggering. Living and volunteering in the bush for nearly 2 months certainly gives you a new and humble perspective on the vastness and diversity of this Earth. Listening to the animals at night is enough to make your blood curdle as predatory beasts noisily eat their pray. Though living amongst the animals, any trip to Kenya is not complete without a true Safari experience with an seasoned guide who knows all the secret spots to view the wildlife. Our guide was able to maximise the animal viewing as well as guarantee a remote and solitary experience by staying connected with other guides via cell phone while at the same time expertly navigated through the bush and dusty single tracks in an old beat up Toyota Landcruiser 4x4. So much fun! If you Go visit Kenya, and when you do, make sure you spend some time with the wonderful folks at Mara West.

Currently on exhibit through January at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center - Corvallis, OR.

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Our drive out to the Maasai Mara in Kenya, then chasing giraffes on motorcycles. Song: Three Car Garage by You Won't.

While participating in a government initiative to vaccinate Kenyan women against Tetanus, we got to see the school kids preforming a traditional Maasai song and dance. This is at their school and church near Engos on the edge of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.


Those of us who were fortunate enough to have grown up in the Pacific Northwest know something profound, we know that this place has molded us into who we are and it has influenced how we move through this world, encouraging us to explore and travel. Maybe I'm jaded, but this thing we call life is far too interesting to go unexplored. As a result, I've spent my entire life venturing outdoors into the wilderness. Whether climbing, surfing or the alpine, and a hearty lust for travel, they have taken me all over the world. So recently I left my job to explore a new unknown, to pursue a creative path for myself, to seek out new realities as well as the many characters along the way. I take images with both film and digital cameras. These are some of my stories and images, I sincerely hope you enjoy.

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