Zimbabwe – Stuck in Customs

Mom and Baby Elephant

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Daily Photo – Mom and Baby Elephant

I don’t know if that’s a mom or dad. I’m just assuming it’s a mom because, if I were a baby, I’d feel like my mom is more likely to take care of me while dad is off rolling around in some mud pit with his friends. You can see some of this footage in the video above!

Mom and Baby Elephant

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  • Date Taken2020-07-08 14:04:13
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Our pad in Zimbabwe

Dr. Rosalind Watts –
PSYCHEDELIC MEDICINE: HOW DMT & LSD TREAT ADDICTION & ANXIETY

Here’s a great episode where you can get to know more about the good doctor here and the kind of amazing research she’s been spearheading at Imperial College London.

Daily Photo – Our pad in Zimbabwe

We stayed in lots of amazing places on the recent adventure in Africa and this was one of our favorites in Zimbabwe. We stayed here for three nights and it was our home base for heading off to visit the rare white rhinos. We do photography lessons almost every day, and this is one of the “interior architecture” photo days!

Our pad in Zimbabwe

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  • Date Taken2019-09-25 14:32:34
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  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.5
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  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
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Unhorny White Rhino

Daily Photo – Unhorny White Rhino

It’s very rare to see white rhinos in the wild, so we were pretty lucky to see them in Zimbabwe. One thing I didn’t know is that the park rangers cut off all their horns so that they are not attractive targets to poachers. Kinda sad, eh? Seeing a rhino without his horn is like seeing a giraffe without his neck!

Unhorny White Rhino

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  • Date Taken2019-07-26 21:11:58
  • CameraILCE-6400
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/250
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  • ISO500
  • Focal Length594.0 mm
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Joseph Mina Dancing up a Storm in Zimbabwe

Daily Photo – Joseph Mina Dancing up a Storm in Zimbabwe

We went to an incredible village celebration, and, at one point, they came and grabbed Joseph Mina from our photography group. He got out there and absolutely tore it up. The crowd was going crazy and everyone, including us, was completely blown away at his moves!

Joseph Mina Dancing up a Storm in Zimbabwe

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  • Date Taken2019-09-22 05:11:38
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  • Exposure Time1/320
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Preparing for the Dance

Daily Photo – Preparing for the Dance

While in Zimbabwe, we ended up having this local dance crew come perform for us on by the river. They were all dressed up in fun costumes and they really got into the performance. This is one of the dudes who had one of the more kooky outfits on… he was actually one of the stars of the show, being the silliest one.

Preparing for the Dance

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  • Date Taken2019-09-21 10:35:14
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  • Exposure Time1/500
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  • ISO1250
  • Focal Length240.0 mm
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Happy Village Kids

Machine Elf 16 – Creator of Worlds | Trey Ratcliff & Sam Wave

“Creator of Worlds” explores chaos and order and creation from nothing. The actual work is a high resolution physical installation about 75 inches across and is embedded in a wall, running in a continuous loop forever. Here’s a photo of what the art installation looks like on the wall:

Creator of Worlds

The visual art consists of mathematical fractals that are changing, growing, and being destroyed over time and then recreated from the void. A collaboration with composer Sam Wave we started with the concept of a heartbeat – the heartbeat of a mother that an infant hears in the womb. The piece demonstrates how life at all stages and throughout the course of its journey has the influence of both masculine and feminine energy guiding the entities evolution.

For us, this work at times reminded us of coral and represented life before personified life. It allows the participant to let go of thoughts and enter a more calm reality. This is the first work in the series made by Trey and Sam. You can find out more about Sam here.

If you’d like to grab one contact [email protected]

Made in the Mountains of Queenstown, New Zealand. 🙂

Daily Photo – Happy Village Kids

On my last trip to Africa, perhaps my favorite thing was visiting this incredible village. The kids were so fun and full of life. I mean, they had only basic sustenance like food and water, but that didn’t stop them from loving life. Their clothes were all very clean and brightly colored. This was a special village celebration, so everyone wore their favorite outfits.

Happy Village Kids

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  • Date Taken2019-09-22 05:43:02
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  • Exposure Time1/160
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The Tumble

Daily Photo – The Tumble

The very “top” of a waterfall is called the crest. It makes a lot of sense, but I had to google that first. There’s a name for everything. Anyway, check out the crest on Victoria Falls, eh? It’s interesting how much green there is in there. It must be a ton of biomass. I googled a little to see what percentage of this waterfall is actually water, but came up dry.

The Tumble

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  • Date Taken2019-09-28 03:53:48
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1250
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length98.0 mm
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  • Exposure ProgramManual
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Rene Contemplating Life

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Daily Photo – Rene Contemplating Life

This is a rather unique area of Zimbabwe where these huge granite boulders are just kind of sitting on top of a hill. You can see Rene up there sitting on top of one while Neville and Deanie are having a G&T over on the left. We asked our guide if we would get in trouble if we rolled one of these down the hill. He said, yes, of course. But then we said, “How about if we roll two new ones up the hill in exchange?” He didn’t know what to say… but he was pretty sure it was wrong. Then we said, “Okay, how about if we roll up a new one and don’t roll down any at all?” That one really stumped him.

Rene Contemplating Life

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  • Date Taken2019-09-24 10:31:52
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
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  • Exposure Time1/1000
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  • Focal Length24.0 mm
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Silence

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Daily Photo – Silence

Here’s my friend Jo with some of the team from a lodge we stayed at in Zimbabwe. I thought his t-shirt was brilliant. Jo has done about seven Ayuasca ceremonies over the past year and he’s really changed quite a bit. And by changed, I mean in the right direction. It’s not too different from my own journey with DMT and other things that have really helped make reality make sense. One thing is for sure, that we don’t suffer any BS anymore! 🙂

Silence

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  • Date Taken2019-09-24 00:52:36
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  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length81.0 mm
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Old Lady in Zimbabwe

Two Girls One Wall

This is pretty amazing!

Two Girls And A Wall from UNBGBBIIVCHIDCTIICBG

Daily Photo – Old Lady in Zimbabwe

Wow that Zimbabwe really had some awesome looking people. I didn’t expect to take as many people photos as I did. I think one big reason is we were entertained at a fun festival and everybody was so colorful and excited to have their photos taken! I wish I had brought one of those Polaroid cameras so I could give them some instant print outs!

Old Lady in Zimbabwe

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  • Date Taken2019-09-21 10:44:40
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO2000
  • Focal Length115.0 mm
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