The Rhino That Should Have Never Been Born

Photographer and filmmaker Adrian Steirn captures the miracle of life in the face of illegal poaching and extinction

Cape Town-based filmmaker and photographer Adrian Steirn is no stranger to working with icons. The Australian-born Steirn is known equally for his timeless wildlife images as he is his award-winning portraits of world leaders and cultural figures (including the late Nelson Mandela) most recently compiled in his “21 Icons” series. At the start of the new year however, Steirn faced the tragedy of one of …

Urban Foraging

Having not been grazed over by deer and other animals, city parks can actually offer a greater variety of edible plants than many parts of the wild. With the rising price of organic food, foraging in these urban environments has become attractive to those looking for something “more real” than the prepped and packaged produce found at supermarkets, and a plethora of educational resources and …

Elephant Hills, Thailand

Prioritizing humane treatment of the majestic animals while camping in their natural habitat at Khao Sok National Park

by Jennifer Miller Every year, tourists flock to Thailand in search of beautiful beaches, delicious food and the chance to ride an elephant. The Asian elephant is the country’s national symbol, an animal much idealized and, for many years, greatly mistreated. In the early 20th century, there were as many as 300,000 wild elephants and 100,000 domesticated elephants in the country. Today there are fewer …