Monthly Archives: August 2016

I Am The Great and Powerful Oz (sort of)

I Am The Great and Powerful Oz (sort of)

Tawanda Scott-Sambou wanted to see lots of ravens. She is a CNN producer working on a story about Hardshell and after seeing the Guardian Angel Rover in action with captive tortoises she asked to see the dark side of the tortoise conservation equation, to understand what all the fuss is about. So I took her… Continue reading »

Her

Her

She was one of those tortoises completely at ease with my presence, a wild animal unintimidated by the presence of a nearly hairless ape. So I laid down on sun-warmed rocks and sand and simply watched her watch her world. Her eye flicked here and there as she took in the day. I enjoyed her… Continue reading »

History of the Rover- Chapter 1

In the fall of 2013 I returned to my hometown, Haines, Alaska with the idea to turn conservation into a series of games. I had an idea for a tortoise observation device, a vehicle to accompany tortoises as they made their way through their world. I had vague notions of Mars rovers. This was at the dawn… Continue reading »