Animals close up, with an HD lens. ~ Joe Yeoman

Via elephant journal
on Apr 17, 2011
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My last several posts for elephant journal have generated a fair amount Internet bashing.

First, I wrote about the time I should have died—someone called me a wiener and said that I wouldn’t last one day in Chicago (I lived there for six years). Next, we publish an April Fool’s joke about Waylon going hunting—I guess making fun of the culture of hunting = wrong (but needs to be done), but poking fun of Buddhism = no response (which I find weird).

Lastly, on Wednesday, I published an article about the beauty in death, and watching an elephant die. This caught me tons and tons of flack.

Truthfully, I don’t understand why there is so much animosity that is directed at the writers on the site. I understand that we do get one hate-filled comment for every ten self-esteem boosters. Thankfully, I have supporters like Ben Riggs, who came to my rescue and defended the idea that death can be inspiring.

To avoid any backlash, I intend this article to show the extreme beauty of Kenya. Hopefully you will enjoy these HD photos of endangered, majestic, and peaceful animals and their environment.

Photos by Joe and David Yeoman:

Nature is wonderful. I don’t care if that makes people angry. The world still rules.

Inspired by South Park:


Joe Yeoman thinks you’re pretty awesome. Hopefully, when you meet him, you don’t spit in his face. You can contact him at Joeyeoman [at] gmail [dot] com. Follow him on twitter @themindfullife, @walkthetalkshow, and @joeyeoman. Friend him of Facebook.


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3 Responses to “Animals close up, with an HD lens. ~ Joe Yeoman”

  1. sarah says:

    dont let it get to you. the internet and modern communication makes it that any random person is free to comment. focus on what youre doing, because its coming from a good, reliable source. <3

  2. Linda Lewis says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  3. You're right, nature is beautiful. Many of us have lost our connection to nature. Your page reminds us. Thank you