to see how our photographers use technology in the field.
This is one in a series of email dispatches from Africa written this fall by photographer Michael Nichols to his picture editor, Kathy Moran.
This is my last message until we return to the Serengeti lions in February. I’m very curious about the nine Vumbi cubs. How many will be there when we get back? We have a new miniature RC (remote controlled) car—let’s call it a tank—built by a robotics company that should be able to take any punishment the lions can dish out. And we have another micro-copter with eight blades instead of six that can stay up in the air longer and carry more weight.
We have enjoyed Ian and Kristin’s wedding, as well as Tucker—Nathan and Calla’s new baby boy.
Being at home has been a joy, but I am ready to get back to our wonderful work.
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