Lance Richardson Writer & Photographer

Travel

BLACK BEAUTIES

A walk in the clouds leads to an intimate encounter with Rwanda’s Mountain Gorillas. [via Qantas]

THE CRADLE OF MANKIND

Like Timbuktu in Mali, Kenya’s Lake Turkana has the quality of fable, and remains one of the great journeys in Africa. [via The Sydney Morning Herald]

KODIAK MOMENT

A terrifying encounter with one of the world’s largest bears. [via Australian Geographic]

TALES OF THE SOUTH SEAS

The island of Malekula, Vanuatu, is shrouded in legends of cannibalism that unfairly malign its 30 indigenous languages and 20,000 residents. [via The Age]

NORTHERN EXPOSURE

Things happen when they happen in Jaffna, a place of grand temples and eerie modern ruins. It has a population of about 90,000, but the character of a traumatized country town. [via The Age]

THE ASCENT OF AUSANGATE

The community at Chillca, near the Peruvian mountain of Ausangate, may have set out to put their llamas back to work, but what they have created is something far more remarkable. [via The Sydney Morning Herald]

LION TAMERS

Can humans and lions live together? A groundbreaking tourism venture with the Kenyan Masai tribe suggests it’s possible. [via GQ Australia]

THE ERODED WORLD

A walk through North Dakota’s badlands on the Maah Daah Hey Trail takes a dangerous turn. [via Australian Geographic]

SALVADOR DALI: A METHOD IN MADNESS

While it’s easy to argue that surrealist art depends on dreams and imagination, even the great masters grew up somewhere. [via The Sydney Morning Herald]