RIP Jean Hartley.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Viewfinders Founder Jean Hartley. For those who knew her , she was an unconquerable soul with a never ending fighting spirit. We like to think she managed to attain immortality through her contribution to the wildlife film making industry. Credited with being the first […]

Apologies again

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APOLOGIES AGAIN Once again, apologies for the newsletter being late. Jean duly went through a five and a half hour operation with two surgeons in February, who proudly announced that they had successfully removed everything in there that was not deemed necessary. Let’s hope they are right in their assessment. Recovery is slow, at best, […]

Christmas greetings

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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS In the absence of reindeer, we share this image for the festive season. It seems that Burchell’s zebra can interbreed with a donkey – which is what happened here. Grevy zebra, on the other hand are only known to interbreed with horses, the result being known as a zebroid. Photo: Andrew Nightingale. We […]

Many Apologies

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MANY APOLOGIES It is with great regret that we have to say that Jean will not be attending the Wildscreen festival in October this year. This will be the first one she has missed since 1988. Unfortunately she will be on a course of chemotherapy, and has received advice that she should not fly. On […]

And another bonfire

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The ViewFinder   ISSUE NO. 84, JUNE 2016  AND ANOTHER BONFIRE   April saw torrential rain in Kenya (more than 450 mm), particularly at the end of the month in the Nairobi National Park where KWS rangers had spent weeks setting up piles of 105 tonnes of ivory for burning.   A complicated and rather technical […]