Last month, I had the opportunity to head down to Hollywood, Florida to shoot interviews and photographs at the WEX Health Partner Conference. Needless to say, they put on a fantastic event, making it simple to snap some great pics!
Three hours north of Portland, along backgrounds and through dying industrial towns, lies Katahdin, the tallest mountain Maine. Protected (in legend) by Pamola, the now-famous moose-headed bird god featured on beer cans around the state, the mountain and lakes below it are pristine and gorgeous.
Rippleffect, a non-profit that brings outdoor, experiential learning to youth around Maine, holds an annual rappel fundraiser. Top donors and fundraisers are afforded the opportunity to rappel down One City Center in Portland, one of the tallest buildings in the city.
An hour and a half north of Portland by coastal route, and an hour and half east by ferry is North Haven. Got to spend some time out there earlier this summer with friends. Beautiful sunsets, fires, and lighthouses: pretty typical Maine!
Mackworth Island has, for the first time in memory, a family of foxes on the island. Perhaps it’s due to the return of turkeys to the island, or maybe it is the cause of the suspiciously small groundhog population.
In Portland, located between a landfill and an oddly placed Whole Foods, is Kennebec Street. Once a shipping and warehouse center of Portland, it is now broken down, decaying, and neglected. The pavement is cracked and worn away from years of disrepair, revealing the old cobblestone pathways that used to cross through Portland. Though not a destination, and certainly nowhere one would want to be at night, there is far from nothing to see there.
Miles away from the interstate, hidden in a small, mountain town in Maine, is something quite remarkable. Behind two sets of fences stare two giant, endangered beasts: Rosie and Opal, the two residents of the Hope Elephant Preserve. These Asian elephant matriarchs, saved from abuse at circuses, now call this small town home. At the facility, they are given proper diet and exercise, which they likely have not had in their entire lives.
They are the spokes-elephants of Maine’s fight against poaching.