I had taken a bus to Mthatha, capital of the Transkei region in South Africa. This area is a part of South Africa that was important in Apartheid history. It was a so-called Bantustan, set aside for black South African people of Xhosa heritage and therefore, it is less influenced by European influences today.  I…

As John Muir put it so succinctly “in every walk in nature one receives far more than he seeks.” People love being outside, enjoying what nature has to offer – simply being in the fresh air in your neighborhood park for a short while does wonders to lift your spirits, photographers, bird watchers, naturalists, hikers,…