Trucking with Rowdy Humpback Whales

Trucking with Rowdy Humpback Whales

The pictures and videos by Nancy Ehrke were filmed during a trip to the Silver Banks, which is 70 miles off the shores of the Dominican Republic. Many of the Humpback whales from the Atlantic Ocean breed and birth their calves there. It was never found by the whalers...
The Sperm Whale Record Keepers

The Sperm Whale Record Keepers

The few years back my wife Nancy and I participated in a Dominica sanctioned research project, which was studying sperm whales. Everyone on the boat was assigned to photo and record tail sightings and video when possible. Known as “The Nature Island of the Caribbean...
A Humpback Whale’s Song for Harmony

A Humpback Whale’s Song for Harmony

Intro: Several years ago, my wife Nancy and I traveled to Maui, Hawaii rented sea kayaks and found a Humpback whale singing right below our boat one afternoon. The sound rattled our bones as we slipped into the water and recorded the song. We never saw the whale, but...
The Taj Mahal and the Purpose of Spiritual Practice

The Taj Mahal and the Purpose of Spiritual Practice

Life is difficult and illusions about being small lead us astray every day. When lost in a crowd viewing the winner of the New 7 Wonders of the World, it’s easy to feel insignificant. Viewing architectural perfection while ethic division, climate change and terrorism...
The Cows of India

The Cows of India

Spiritual concepts, abstract thoughts and conditions of grace often seem strange to the uninitiated. The thought that every two and four-legged creature has a soul has roots in many cultures around the world and provides the underlying rationale for many vegetarian...
The Asian Elephant

The Asian Elephant

The Asian elephant is the only elephant that humans have been able to domesticate. The strongest and more powerful animal on earth, baby elephants must be removed by force from their family unit and trained through isolation, pain and fear to make them compliant. The...