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RUMBLE: Hundreds Of Hippos Face Off With Hundreds Of Crocodiles

Posted 05.05.2014 | Green

Let's get ready to RUMBLE! This epic standoff was captured by photographer Marc Mol in 2011 during a trip over Zambia's South Luangwa National Park...

The Craziest Market in the World: The Bamako Death Market

Paula Froelich | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

When I went to Bamako, Mali, these baskets are what I expected to find. Then I went to the Death Market. Fun fact: People in the West Afri...

WATCH: This Is What It's Like To Hug A Lion

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.04.2013 | Green

Self-trained animal behaviorist and lion whisperer Kevin Richardson has some unorthodox practices for dealing with large predators like these lions. ...

Lucky Baby Elephants Never Forget

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green

When a calf got stuck in a mud pit at the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa, things could have taken a turn for the worse. Luckily, mom was ...

PHOTOS: Author Inspired By Elephant Attack

Posted 05.24.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from "Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story" [Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $27.00]: The day had begun well. My...

To See the Animals: Our Safari to Tanzania, Part 8

Ken White | Posted 05.26.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

I came here not knowing as well as I know now that each of us is a scant individual in a much larger scheme. I will leave here hoping to hold onto all of that.

To See the Animals: Our Safari to Tanzania, Part 7

Ken White | Posted 05.22.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

Today is the day we got to add "frightened" to that long and otherwise completely happy and excited list of emotions which describe this journey. Today we were frightened in a way I've not been frightened before.

To See the Animals: Our Safari to Tanzania, Part 6

Ken White | Posted 05.20.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

There is so much to say about lions. These are striking animals. Habituated as they obviously are to our vehicles, one is almost drawn to reach out a hand to touch the lions. Almost... I suspect that would be a very good way to lose a hand.

To See the Animals: Our Safari to Tanzania, Part 3

Ken White | Posted 05.09.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

Everywhere I turn, I am struck by strong and conflicting realities: the beauty of being here, and the fact that it is my own species' presence which has put this all at such risk.