South Africa
July 1-14, 2012

Richard began the month of July with a visit to South Africa where he is shooting a new commercial:

I'm shooting a commercial for Mercedes. They are introducing a new vehicle somewhere in the future, (October), and asked me to be a part of the launch. I have to say it feels kinda good to be working again. ~rda

While he is there, he promised to share pictures of his adventures.

His encounter with "the Wilds of Nature" began with a photo exposť posted to Twitter. He continued his journey in a more urban setting before planning more nature shots.

I'm thinking of following all Ducks with something equally absurd, "...the mad dogs of Melrose Park, a pictorial ...." I don't have it REAL thought out (naturally).

As those pictures come in, they will be added to the site.

July 6, 2012 - The Wilds of Nature

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So pix to Kate it is. Thanks All I've been so irresponsible.

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The "wilds" of Southern Africa, a small clearing, a watering hole, the mother yellow Duckie protects her young....

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I approach semi-cautiously... not wanting to disturb this lovely moment, seen only... In the Wilds of Nature!

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Finally, mother Rubber Duckie, can contain her instincts no longer: a bloodcurdling roar is all I recall, yes, a roar.

July 7, 2012 - A Namesake

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Early shots will all be urban location stuff.

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Fox Street, Marshalltown, South Africa.

July 8, 2012 - Chilly

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Now 7:02 shooting at night. Spooky, cold. I love it. Just one day left and it's a night. Chilly.

July 9, 2012 - Ecstatic

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I spend a lot of time alone. Sometimes I am absolutely ecstatic with this fact. To set!

July 14, 2012 - Big 5

Big 5. Can you guess?

Extremely up close, intimate moments with a Leopard as he ate final morsels of extremely fresh meat!!! That was today. Saw the same cat the NIGHT before on drive around. Up he stood for a stretch, no more than 8 ft. from my tasty loins. Exquisite experience!!

List of others to come.

2hrs Sabi Sabi - Joburg
8.5 hrs - Dubai
15+ hrs - LA.
What price wanderlust?

Just touched down in CA. Battery about to drop.