Category: Nature

Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom – Okavango

Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom was most definitely one of the nature shows that I think was primarily responsible for my wanting to grow up to be a naturalist.  This episode, Okavango, was done in 1966. He mentions regions that are familiar from Elise’s Namibia stories, like Chobe […]


The alien face of Furtwangler

I posted the above photo of the Furtwangler glacier a while back.  Do you know why the face of the Furtwangler glacier takes on this strangely sculpted, almost alien, look (as opposed to the more fractured look like the following photo of a glacier in Patagonia)? I was recently […]