Ok…for those of you who have asked…yes, it was fabulous to meet Dr Jane Goodall. She is extraordinary. I met her at Fauna Foundation which is a remarkable chimpanzee sanctuary that I do some work for and where I volunteer as a photographer. Jane came to visit the 12 outstanding chimpanzees that live at Fauna, most of whom have been resuced from labs or entertainment. It is a blessing to work for the chimps…and to have them squirt water on me, which highly amuses them.

Happy 80th Birthday Jane Goodall! Thanks for making the world a better place!

A few more photos from my fabulous meeting with Dr Jane last weekend at Fauna Foundation. I presented her with a box of my work - and you can see her looking through the cards in second photo. (I know, you are all looking at the cake…)  http://www.janegoodall.ca/

Scars

Scars

Find the female agama lizard!! She is there..
(click for high rez)

Find the female agama lizard!! She is there..

(click for high rez)

Baby sloth hanging out snoozing. Love the little wet nose! (originally posted March 2011)

Baby sloth hanging out snoozing. Love the little wet nose! (originally posted March 2011)

Congratulations to all of you who got a “woody” from my last post! :-)

Odd-duck-out. Which one?

Odd-duck-out. Which one?

Meeting Jane Goodall

I forgot to add a couple of pics!

njwight:

It is not everyday you get to meet and photograph a hero. Yesterday I did. Jane visited Fauna and I was there photographing her and Gloria Grow, Fauna’s fabulous founder, also a hero. It was such an honour.

I also presented Jane with an art box I designed filled with Originals! Art Cards from Fauna and from Africa. That was a little unnerving…  

What an amazing day!

Please take a look at Why I Love Africa on the blog today! Thanks.

Please take a look at Why I Love Africa on the blog today! Thanks.

When lions eat licorice…

When lions eat licorice…

Glorious little owl…a screech I believe…although I am happy to be corrected.

Glorious little owl…a screech I believe…although I am happy to be corrected.

Little steenbok shaking off the rain.

Little steenbok shaking off the rain.