Canadian filmmaker and photographer Gregory Colbert captures the
beautiful, uninhibited relationship between man and wildlife. He took a
ten-year hiatus from exhibiting any work to travel the world, exploring
the vast and natural landscapes of exotic lands including India, Burma,
Sri Lanka, Kenya, E…
This past year has been unprecedented for elephants since record keeping began twenty-three years ago. It is estimated that over two and a half thousand elephants have been poached for their tusks. The tragedy of what is happening is not just what is dying around us, but also what is dying within us.
“what matters is not what is written on the page what matters is what is written in the heart so burn the letters and lay their ashes on the snow at the river’s edge when spring comes and the snow melts and the river rises return to the banks of the river and reread my letters with eyes closed let the words and the images wash over your body like waves reread the letters with your hand cupped over your ear listen to the songs of eden page after page after page fly the bird path fly.. fly.. fly.. “
People sometimes ask if I am fearful when I am in such close proximity to animals. I can only say that the only way that I’ve been ripped open is by having to leave behind elephant friends, orangutans, cheetahs, caracals, manta rays, or whales. But I would do every hello and goodbye over again as long as it meant that I would have a chance to share their stories. Animals help me to remember all the dreams I thought I had forgotten and remind us to dream as though we will live forever while living as though we shall die today.