Saturday, 21 July 2012


We are everywhere, taking over every space, claiming rights to land and littering the landscape with our presence. All else is locked away, 'safely', for its own protection, and our benefit.

I wonder if ultimately our claim to ownership of all we see, our feeling of 'it is my right' when it is not, is not humanity's greatest hubris.

We went on a game drive in KZN, searching for animals to spot, to photograph. All carnivores eluded us. It is a bit ironic, isn't it, killing and culling for centuries before realising that we have nearly exterminated what we now so dearly wish to capture in an image, to show our children for when all the rhinos have been poached, when all ivory has been taken, when all leopards have been hunted, when the only wildlife can be found in zoos and online images. I don't know.

There is too much that needs saving.

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