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Final Issue of ANIMA MUNDI Published
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, August 10, 2020 @ 06:00 PM (EST)


Issue 40 of the free online magazine ANIMA MUNDI – Adventures in Wildlife Photography is out now and ready for download—and founders Antonella and Andrea Ferrari have decided this will be the publication’s final issue.

In their note, “Journey’s End,” the Ferraris write, “All good things come to an end, and for us the time has come to put the lid on a career in wildlife photography which has spanned—if we include in it, as we should, our scuba diving days—the greater part of our adult life, i.e., more than forty years. During this great and wonderful span of our lifetime we have explored many of the planet’s most remote areas—both above and underwater—in our search for wildlife.”

The magazine founders also give specific reasons for their decision: “The world is now a very different place since our adventures started. Traveling to remote destinations and wildlife photography have become mass endeavors practiced by hordes of social media activists and Internet-savvy influencers, and the thrill of genuine adventure we felt back then is not there anymore, as this is the age of manipulation, ignorance and self-promoting. … One also has to add that the untold suffering of wildlife, the disappointment in most conservation efforts and the ever-increasing destruction of the environment we have witnessed worldwide in our life gives little cause for optimism in the future, adding fuel to the dark fires of despair and depression burning deep inside every conservationist. In the end, slowly and fatally, motivation fades.”

A single destination is showcased in the issue—“One last trip to the places where it all started a long time ago”—Yala and Wilpattu National Parks in Sri Lanka.

The team at DPG wishes Antonella and Andrea all the best in their future endeavors.

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Dib Fred
Aug 19, 2020 11:18 AM
Dib Fred wrote:
wildlife photography have become mass endeavors practiced by hordes of social media activists and Internet-savvy influencers, and the thrill of genuine adventure we felt back then is not there anymore, as this is the age of manipulation, ignorance and self-promoting
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