Tuesday, 5 July 2016

#safariLIVE Viewer Profile: Elin Fowler

Long time viewer Elin Fowler has been part of the WE community since its very early stages. "Some internet friends of mine would 'meet' at the Nkorho watering hole and at Pete's Pond daily and chat. Then the drives began and I've been here ever since."

She loves "the wildlife and the landscape of South Africa" and tries her best to catch every live drive.  "It thrills me to see wildlife living free in their environment," she says.

She says there have been "so many" great sightings, but the best times were watching Karula's cubs grow up, especially Mixo and Induna.  "They loved each other, played, wrestled, pounced on mom and just brought so much joy to my life at a time I needed it most. as my dad died shortly after they were born.  I have an extreme love and respect for Karula and my life has been enriched by her.  It may sound crazy to many but not my WE friends."

Her WildEarth friends certainly understand, as she has made numerous friends in the community. She recommends the drives to all she knows "because it's amazing!"

"I laugh, I cry, I watch in wonderment and I learn. Graham [Wallington] has a way of finding the most incredible presenters, camera people and technical geniuses to bring this to the world from South Africa twice a day, every day. That said, I've learned it's not for everyone.  Many people don't get it.  I've recruited some new viewers since this latest run of drives and that makes me happy. After all these years, I've accepted it's either in a person's nature or it isn't.  I'm glad it's in my nature."

If you have an interesting story to tell about your #safariLIVE or WildEarth experience, and would like to be featured in a future #safariLIVE Viewer Profile, contact us with your contributions, photo and video submissions at mystory@wildearth.tv. You could be interviewed next!


Debbie Morris said...

I have heard of her since I joined in Nov 2014 and that she knew an abundant amount of info about the various leopards. It is nice to see her and find out a little about her.

Greyrose said...

Bravo! There's not many who are more generous and supportive of the drives, the presenters, animals and her fellow WE friends than Elin. I'm thrilled to see her featured as a SafariLive Viewer Profile.

Xi-Momo said...

Hi Elin! This is great- so good to see our fellow Djuma Djunkies recognized like this!

Jody Wilcox Hooper said...

Yay Elin!! Hugs!!

Victoria Willis said...

I love my aunt <3

Sandra Underwood said...

The game drives are awesome. Does anyone know who I could contact to get information about planning a actual Safari to the Djuma or Sabi Sands area. I want to get an idea how much it would cost and where to stay so I can start daving some money. I would love to be there in person.