is no Planet B!
generation has to save and preserve wildlife, nature and cultural
If we don't do it... who will?..."
one person, take care of them until you die. You know, raise
kids. Have a good life. Be a good friend. And try to be completely
who you are. And figure out what you personally love. And
like go after it with everything you’ve got no matter
how much it takes...”
“...If you ask people what they’ve always
wanted to do, most people haven’t done it. That breaks
from now you will be more disappointed by the things that
you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the
bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade
winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover..."
"...A journey of a thousand miles must begin
with a single step..."
"... Greatest contribution to conservation has
been through educating uests into aprreciating the value of
wild thinigs and places - not just here but in their own backyards..."
(Martin Seth-Smith. Former game warden of Kenya)
"...You enquire, what is the use of butterflies? I reply
to adorn the world and delight the eyes of men: to brighten
the countryside like so many golden jewels. To contemplate
their exquisite beauty and variety is to experience the truest
pleasure. To gaze enquiringly at such elegance of colour and
form designed by the ingenuity of nature and painted by the
artist’s pencil, is to acknowledge and adore the imprint
of the art of God..."
"...There’s as much beauty in the beat of a butterfly
wing as there is in the howl of a wolf..."
"...There was an old man who said:
- “My! What a beautiful bird I espy”
When they asked: “Is it rare?”
He replied: “I don’t care, so long as it pleases
"...I hate twitching, sometimes I love it. More often
I hate it but today I loved it. Of course birding is better..."
want to go because it's beautiful, it's fascinating, and that's
what ecotourism is all about. It's an exercise in being human,
being on the planet..."
"...This is a great business. We have the privilege of
connecting intelligent, curious, caring travelers with friendly,
responsible local hosts in a spirit of goodwill and sympathetic
inquiry. The more authentically we present destination cultures
and natural habitats, the more our travelers appreciate and
value the experience. I Can't imagine a business with more
potential for aiding environmental preservation and cross-cultural
(Will Weber, Journeys)
"... In spite of my tirade against everything I don't
think we need to worry about the future. The outlook is hopeful..."
(Alfred Russell Wallace)
"...Don't tell me how educated you are, tell me how much
you have traveled..."
"...I like animals. I like natural history. The travel
bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have
to do in order to go and look at animals..."
"... There are two things I wanted to do. I wanted to
show the things that needed to be corrected. And I wanted
to show the things that needed to be appreciated..."
"...I find it very difficult to believe in the God that
most people believe in. But certainly, for me, nature is a
kind of miraculous thing. And to be that deep and be completely
immersed or submerged in nature for me was like, you know,
going to heaven, basically ...
I've been there, you know. It was wild..."
(Mike Fay after the Megatransect expedition)
"...If you have been looking for, you know, kind of the
wildest place on Earth most of your life and you know it's
out there and you think, you know, maybe this is it. And you
climb up it, and all of a sudden you're kind of exposed 360
degrees around to this vast, endless forest. And you know
that no one is there. ...
You are just completely in, you know, kind of bliss..."
(Mike Fay about the wildest wildernesses)
"...The elusive lost oasis. Zarzora is coin phrased to
describe anything yet to be discovered in a far away place.
Some might say there's little to be discovered. That's not
the case with Zarzora. We design our exploring expeditions
aiming for that Wish-Oasis, a symbol of a mystery yet to be
discovered. The name is the destination..."
(Wael Abed, desert guru)
"...All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
The mind is everything. What we think, we become..."
"...M/S Titanic: a legend... was buildt to conquest Nature.
Eighty years later it was found fourthousand meters deep..."
not enough to have talent, you also have to be Hungarian..."
me this photograph was the spark that ignited my enthusiasm.
I suddenly realized that, by capturing the moment, photography
was able to achieve eternity. It is the only photograph to
have influenced me. This picture has such intensity, such
joie de vivre, such a sense of wonder that it continues to
fascinate me to this day..."
(Henri-Cartier Bresson about a picture of Marton Munkacsy)
"...I suddenly understood that photography can fix eternity
in a moment. It is the only photo that influenced me. There
is such intensity in this image, such spontaneity, such joie
de vivre, such miraculousness, that even today it still bowls
Bresson about a picture of Marton Munkacsy)
is not a sport. It has no rules.
must be dared and tried!..."
( Bill Brandt)
photograph is a secret about a secret.
The more it tells you the less you know..."
( Diane Arbus)
don't take a photograph, you make it..."
( Ansel Adams)
yes, I was a great retoucher.
A retoucher is an esthetic surgeon!..."
( Man Ray)
push the button, we do the rest..."
( George Eastman)
idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous
( Andy Warhol)
photograph itself doesn't interest me.
I want only to capture a minute part of reality..."
( Henri Cartier-Bresson)
I knew how to take a good photograph, I'd do it every time..."
( Robert Doisneau)
I enjoy just photographing the surface because I think it
can be as revealing as going to the heart of the matter..."
( Annie Leibovitz)
are so wonderful that a photographer has only to wait for
that breathless moment to capture what he wants on film..."
a day goes by without my doing something related to photography,
it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence,
as though I had forgotten to wake up..."
( Robert Mapplethorpe)
I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear..."
( Alfred Eisenstaedt)
thing that is magnificent about photography is that it can
produce images that incite emotion based on the subject matter
finally figured out what's wrong with photography. It's a
one-eyed man looking through a little hole. Now, how much
reality can there be in that?..."
( David Hockney)
is a love affair with life..."
( Burk Uzzle)
taint of age can be very beautiful. The wreckage of man-made
objects is something more beautiful than the new. Rust and
weathering adds a patina of . . . well, I call it 'elegant
shit' or 'elegant gorp'..."
( Brett Weston)
are many teachers who could ruin you. Before you know it you
could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher. You
have to evolve on your own..."
( Berenice Abbott)
art of photography is to make that which seems unbeautiful,
( Jennifer Barton)
am always mentally photographing everything as practice..."
( Minor White)
to me is therapeutic. It’s a way for me to release and
express emotion. A good day taking pictures is equivalent
to a good visit to an expensive therapist..."
( Tom Sperduto)
have discovered photography. Now I can kill myself. I have
nothing else to learn..."