Elephant's World

How much food does a Thai elephant eat in a day?

During my time traveling in Thailand to explore this unique relationship to elephants, I had to wonder: what does it take to feed a captive elephant—just how much food does a Thai elephant eat in a day?

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Thailand (Coming Soon)

Photos and stories coming soon. I traveled to Thailand in 2015 to explore our relationship to Thai elephants, tigers, and other wildlife and how tourism impacts wildlife.

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Wildfjords of Iceland

An effort to preserve historic walking routes and restore native forests in Iceland’s remote Westfjords region. More photos soon.

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Wolf OR-7 Expedition

The Wolf OR-7 Expedition retraced the approximate dispersal route recorded by the GPS collar worn by the famous Oregon wolf known as Wolf OR-7. This young male grey wolf traversed over 1,200 miles through Oregon ...

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Outward Bound California

Fundraising video for Outward Bound California with Linda Mornell, Founder of Summer Search.

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From the Forest Floor

During the days we spent walking Wolf OR-7’s dispersal route, I found myself endlessly fascinated watching the landscape transform. Some transitions were stark, like exiting a tree line as we rode out of Malheur National ...

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Rim of Africa, South Africa

“I’ve walked over 400 miles in the mountains of South Africa, completing the first trek of the entire Rim of Africa Mountain Passage, to help educate South African youth on the Cape Floristic Region and ...

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Journey to Empowerment: Women After the Taliban

A book and photo exhibition made in collaboration with a Zareen Taj, an activist living in the USA to champion Women’s and Hazara rights. Links: Thesis Video / Online E-Book Photo courtesy of Zareen Taj.

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Gardens for Health International, Rwanda

Working in the East African country of Rwanda, Gardens for Health International has provided the investment needed for over one thousand farmers to have the resources to feed themselves and their families in dignity. Learn ...

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California Wilderness

More coming soon.

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Panoramas

More coming soon.

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Travel

More coming soon.

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#BlackLivesMatter

Photos from protests and gatherings in San Francisco, CA. More coming soon. Featured image: Leaving a shopping mall, a passerby spots a “die-in” on Market Street.

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GreatGuides.Org

Photos and video from my work with GreatGuides.Org from 2009-2012. I spent 2010 traveling Cape Town, South Africa to Kenya and back, meeting with some of the most fascinating people along the way.

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H.E.L.P. Malawi

Four-part video series written and produced by four youth of the H.E.L.P. Malawi NGO educational program.

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City Uprising HIV Testing Event

HIV Testing and Outreach event in Baltimore City by the JACQUES Initiative of University Maryland.

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Education & Research

More coming soon.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - A Haven for Elephants and Rhinos

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Photos from a visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust outside of Nairobi, Kenya in 2011.

Photo by David Moskowitz.

Jay Simpson

Jay Simpson is a National Geographic (NatGeo) Young Explorer Photographer & Guide based in San Francisco. As a digital storyteller trained in anthropology, Jay collaborates with experts and practitioners facing social challenges to utilize multimedia storytelling as an intervention tool to encourage behavior change. He has created multimedia projects and awareness materials related to HIV/AIDS, women’s rights, urban issues, and conservation challenges with local communities, experts, and non-profits across the United States and Southern and East Africa. Recently, his work has focused on issues surrounding human-wildlife conflicts around the world. His first collaborative project was part of the Wolf OR-7 Expedition, a 1,200 mile trek to explore human-wolf coexistence in the Pacific Northwest. Additionally, Jay has traveled to Thailand to photograph the connection between conservation, wildlife and tourism. His Wild Peace Atlas project will be a future multimedia narrative project to explore human-wildlife conflict as a global system.