Honey, what’s for dinner?
(More banana beaks here.)

Honey, what’s for dinner?

(More banana beaks here.)

I can respect your opinions on people, but it upsets me that you think of Joan Rivers as an idol. What aspect of her did you "idolise", I guess, I just can't think of a better word. Hope you don't take offence to my question, I am just curious of her positive traits that outweigh all the negative stuff she has said (misogyny, racism, fat-shaming, hate speech against Palestinian children etc) — Asked by Anonymous

I don’t mind your question but don’t misquote me. I did not say I idolized her. I did not know her. I said I thanked her. You might not be familiar with the history of comedy, I am. Joan changed things in a completley misogynyst business.  She (and a few others like Phyliss Diller) pushed through the heaviest doors so that someone like me could even get an audition.

She was a polarizing personality. She was a comic. She was doing her job. Shocking to many. Beloved by many. I did not say I found all of her humour funny, including some of the self-deprecating humor she was most famous for.

I said I applauded her. She worked for five decades in an unbelievably difficult, judgemental and unforgiving industry. She put herself out there. She accepted the hard knocks-and she had her share-and she kept working, fearless, knowing exactly how people felt about her and how polarising she was. She knew who she was.

She owned every success and every failure, publicly.

She was outrageous by all definitions.

And, she was certainly never “anonymous.”

RIP Joan Rivers

Long before I choose this path, I walked another. In younger days I spent 10+ years as a stand-up comic. I am deeply saddened today. Joan Rivers blazed a trail for so many women in comedy. I thank her.I applaud her.

Adorned Himba. I have very fond memories of visiting with the Himba in nothern Namibia. I am proud that this photo was chosen for a Black History Month art exhibit in 2012.
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A gorgeous ankle bracelet on the Himba tribe elder woman. As well as being ornamental, the large bracelets protect the ankles from snake bites when walking in the grasses and rocky areas.

Adorned Himba. I have very fond memories of visiting with the Himba in nothern Namibia. I am proud that this photo was chosen for a Black History Month art exhibit in 2012.

njwight:

A gorgeous ankle bracelet on the Himba tribe elder woman. As well as being ornamental, the large bracelets protect the ankles from snake bites when walking in the grasses and rocky areas.

Baby Zebra in the Rain  Please click by and check out more photos and why rain can be a very good thing for photographers.  You know…it doesn’t take much to encourage an artist-a click, like, tweet, share, pin, digg, stumble, comment, join…all of them make our heart happy and sustain us on our merry creative way.

Baby Zebra in the Rain  Please click by and check out more photos and why rain can be a very good thing for photographers.  You know…it doesn’t take much to encourage an artist-a click, like, tweet, share, pin, digg, stumble, comment, join…all of them make our heart happy and sustain us on our merry creative way.

Happy Labor Day. Go slow…

Happy Labor Day. Go slow…

I love your blog! I'm absolutely fascinated with wild life! All your photos are awesome! — Asked by Anonymous

Thanks. I am glad you enjoy them. As for your other questions you submitted, I am happy to answer, but I prefer to know who I am talking to… Thanks, NJ

Choosing between different ads that will be featured in an iPhone/iPad app next month. They all link here.

Yellow-billed hornbill having lunch. He just kept poking his head inside the termite mound and throwing back snacks. You can see the termite right between his beak in the last shot. Yum.

More fabulous hornbills here!

Look who is napping in the thicket? Oops. Look who is one cranky little leopard cub!

Just hangin’.

Just hangin’.