#TravelTuesday Guest Blog

I am often on the scout for new blogs to read on different topics. I find most bloggers refreshing in that they are not scared to share an opinion and this often brings a whole range of different ideas and impressions to their writing.

I also get asked where to find bloggers to follow, so I have decided to try and feature some in the attempt to introduce people to different influences.

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Wet or dry – mud are among elephants’ favorite things. Taking a mud bath is not only fun and refreshing on a hot day, but it’s also a way to apply nature’s natural sun screen. If you look very closely, elephant skin is made up of short, thick hairs, which are compacted together very tightly. It’s made that way – I think – so that moisture and mud can more easily stick to it for protection. This is one of the pictures I made for my new book ‘On the road to elephants,’ a book about how elephants live in South Africa. There are quite a few fun ‘portraits’ in the book of individual elephants I met along the way. This photo is also available as a limited edition print. Go to: CreativeExperiencesSA.com for more info. Link in bio. #instaelephant #elephantphotographer #elephantphotos #elephantbook #limitededitionprints #nature #wildlife #elephant #elephants #conservation #africa #southafrica #safari #photography #photographer #ecotourism #book #books #legacy #children #education #nature #wildlife #philanthropy #art #travel #prints #fineart #artbuyer #tembe

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This weeks blogger is: Eva from www.CreativeExperiencesSA.com 

1 What made you want to start blogging and how long have you been doing it?

I’ve been a journalist pretty much my whole life, studying and working both in the US and the UK. So I’ve always blogged from time to time.

2 What does your blog focus on?

I started a new blog related to my new book about elephants in South Africa. The blog highlights snippets from the book and will also take an extended look at elephants, other wildlife and conservation in South Africa.

 3 What tips can you give people to grow their blog audience?

Write quality stuff because you can, and because you love what you do. Don’t write just to spam the internet with your SEO.

 

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This lovely peaceful elephant – on a print – flew on a plane to New York, along with several elephant friends. A friend of mine bought some limited edition elephant prints from me to ‘take some of South Africa home with her’ – and to support my photographic work about conservation. In a way, big elephants living in a New York apartment illustrates how elephants live in South Africa. Although there are many special private and public parks here for elephants, where they can move around relatively safely, elephants live on a comparably miniscule surface of the land. We, humans, occupy most of the rest, or have developed it for other uses. My new book ‘On the road to elephants’ is available in online bookstores, worldwide. You can find out more @ CreativeExperiencesSA.com #instaelephant #elephantphotographer #elephantphotos #elephantbook #limitededitionprints #nature #wildlife #elephant #elephants #conservation #africa #southafrica #safari #photography #photographer #ecotourism #book #books #legacy #children #education #nature #wildlife #philanthropy #art #travel #prints #fineart #artbuyer

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4 Where can people find you? Website and Social media?

www.CreativeExperiencesSA.com (the home of the blog)

www.Facebook.com/CreativeExperiences (associated FB page)

Instagram.com/Lottaimage

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5 What exciting project do you have in the pipeline for your blog?

I’d like to write some more stories exploring how to write about conservation in a meaningful, impactful way. I’d also love to visit more inspiring wildlife refuges here to show how beautiful nature is in South Africa.

 

6 What is the funniest experience you have had with your blog?

I haven’t written about this in my blog yet… but perhaps I should. There is a funny moment in my book ‘On the road to elephants’ when a little baby elephant teases me by pulling my finger off my camera trigger. Clever little thing. That was very funny and a highlight.

 

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LAST CHANCE FOR BOOK PRE-ORDERS! Did you know that an elephant weighs about 1 ton and eats about 10 percent of its bodyweight every day! This elephant ate like there would be no food tomorrow! This from my new book “On the Road to Elephants.” Elephants are a keystone species in Africa, which means that the rest of the ecosystem, including other wildlife, depend on their survival. The issues affecting elephant populations vary from region to region. That’s why – in my new book, – I focus on South Africa, on its own, and in context of what's happening on the continent. Get your copy of “On the road to elephants” now. See how elephants live in South Africa today. **Special pre-order price is available until Dec. 1, 2017** This order link is also in bio: http://creativeexperiencessa.com/elephant-book/ This is one of the images in the book. This print will also be part of a pop-up elephant-book show @silvertone_international #instaelephant #elephantphotographer #elephantphotos #elephantbook #limitededitionprint #nature #wildlife #elephant #elephants #conservation #africa #southafrica #safari #photography #ecotourism #book #books #legacy #children #education #nature #wildlife #philanthropy #humor #art #fineart #artbuyer #launch

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If you would like to be featured, please get in touch with me at www.meanderings.co.za/about-me or if you would like to work with me, you can visit www.meanderings.co.za/work-with-me to see what opportunities are available.

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