Mapping that jagged and bloody line where Man and Beast meet for @natgeo and others.
Isabella, Hampshire, England
and to follow on from my last..this is Peter, Elizabeth’s husband at the same fantastic kitchen table, Leeu Gamka, Karoo, South Africa - always a jar of honey on the table, the most fabulous bee keeper
Elizabeth in her kitchen, Leeu Gamka, Karoo, South Africa - came across this whilst searching for a portrait from a while back. Missing Elizabeth, and the Karoo my favourite place
Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - Kyle and Willow, Glen Effock, on Invermark, Cairngorm National Park, Scotland - Invermark was established as a deer forest in 1853 with the introduction of a small number of red deer from Black Mount in Argyll. Invermark was also in 1870 the source of the first introduction of red deer to New Zealand, now the largest deer farming nation in the world. Deer stalking at Invermark is carried out as it has been for generations, using ponies to recover the deer. An established population of around 2,000 deer supports an annual stalking programme of around 100 stags in addition to a hind cull of around 400 hinds - a gamekeepers life @maclennangarry for @geomagazin@gesagottschalk#gamekeeper#invermarkestate#conserving#cairngormsnationalpark#wildlife#wildfire
Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - White Rhino and associated wildlife, hunters sitting room, Delaware, USA - from ‘Should we kill animals to save them ?’ for National Geographic @natgeo - Noah was the first collector. Adam had given names to the animals, but it fell to Noah to collect them. The collection is the unique bastion against the deluge of time, and Noah, perhaps alone of all collectors, achieved the complete set, or so at least the Bible would have us believe. Noah’s passion lay in the urge to save the World-to save not just single items as he chanced upon them, but model pairs from which all life forms could be reconstructed; conscious rescuing from perceived extinction, in his case collection as salvation. In Noah, the act of collecting that which had been created and was doomed became inseparable from the creation of a new and better world. In the myth of Noah resonate all the themes of collecting itself: desire, nostalgia, saving, and loss, the urge to erect a permanent and complete system against the destructiveness of time. Man when he kills simply to collect the beauty of the planet, and not as a necessity, is simply striving to hold a moment fast; this art is nothing but an attempt to catch by all means the one particular moment, one light, the momentary beauty of a woman, a flower, or in this case precious wildlife, and make it everlasting for ones own selfish enjoyment - thanks to ‘The Culture of collecting’ - John Elsner and Roger Cardinal and Karen Blixen ‘Out of Africa’