HOT OFF THE PRESS
Cape Curse Ebook Released!
A young zoologist returns to the Skeleton Coast of Namibia only to discover that the jackals have all vanished along with the local human population. A disturbing cave painting and a mysterious stone circle may hold the key to unraveling the curse of Cape Cross. This short story is based upon real life events.
Part adventure travel memoir and part horror fiction, Cape Curse details one bizarre day in the real life adventures of zoologist Cristina Garcia and author/wildlife photographer Hal Brindley during their seven-month journey across Africa. (8,500 words)
Ebook now available on Kindle or Nook for only $.99!
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The Leopard is Back!
Once again, the Leopard and Crocodile have provided for me. I wrote a short piece about the day I witnessed a leopard attacking a crocodile and submitted it to a competition in Getaway Magazine, South Africa's premier travel magazine. I just found out I won! The prize is a 2-night stay for two at The Outpost lodge, a super luxury lodge in the northern end of Kruger National Park in South Africa. This will be a chance for Cristina and I to do something we never dreamed we would; stay in a five-star hotel! Many thanks to Jeff Gordon who encouraged me to submit the piece and who will be using the story in his upcoming book Extraordinary Kruger Tales. Be sure to buy it when it comes out!
Married with Manatees!
I am proud to announce that Cristina and I had our wedding ceremony on a boat in Crystal River, Florida, surrounded by our friends, family and our favorite sea mammals; the manatees! After the ceremony we all jumped in and snorkeled with the gentle giants. It was an incredible day and I am so proud to have Cristina as my wife. To learn more about how I met this amazing woman, read Dual Nature.
I recently completed a two-month trip to Antarctica and Patagonia! It has been a long-time dream of mine to see the frozen continent and I finally had the perfect opportunity. I was invited to be a crew member on a 55-foot sailboat with four South Africans and one Canadian fellow. We spent five weeks sailing from Ushuaia in Argentina, across the Drake Passage, around the Antarctic Peninsula and back again. Along the way I had the honor of hopping aboard the vessel of renowned explorer David Cowper (see wikipedia article about him) and joining him on a leg down to the Antarctic Circle. Once back on land I spent three weeks touring Patagonia in Argentina and Chile. It was amazing! Stay tuned for photos!
BACK TO AFRICA!
I'm proud to announce that on April 13 I'll be returning to South Africa for who-knows-how-long. I'll be spending the first couple months volunteering for Wildlife ACT on a wild dog reintroduction project. The African Wild Dog is one of the most endangered carnivores on the continent. It is truly an honor to take part in the preservation of this amazing creature. If you are interested in an amazing volunteer experience in Africa, then visit the Wildlife ACT website at wildlifeact.com.
After that I will continue traveling across the continent on an amazing coast-to-coast adventure, from Namibia to Tanzania with a total stranger named Cristina Garcia, a zoologist from Spain. The entire journey will be documented in our website GreatHeartbreak.com. Each of us will be writing our side of the story without ever looking at what the other has written. Please, do not tell me anything she has written! No matter how terrible and embarrassing it may be! Enjoy!
read The Great Heartbreak Experiment ...
IN THE TABLOIDS!
Leopard Attacks Crocodile! Never-before-seen images released to the biggest tabloid in England, the Daily Mail !!! Now every newspaper in the world seems to be publishing them. What better place to showcase some of the world's most sensational images than in one of the world's most sensational newspapers!
It's amazing to think that MILLIONS of people have looked at my photos in the past week. And, according to my web statistics, in July alone I had 70,000 visitors to this site from 116 different countries!
Here are some of the many articles that have popped up
I've also received calls/emails from
- ABCnews.com (USA)
- The New York Post (USA)
- Nuts men's magazine (UK)
- 21 Children magazine (China)
- Mon Quotidien (Paris, France)
- Calcalist magazine (Israel)
And it's been featured on such sites as
"DODO FILMS" IS BORN
Ever wanted to save the world but you weren't sure how? That's why dodo films was created. To teach people in a not-so-serious way about saving life on earth. I started making animated and live action films when I was 10 years old. Then I started breakdancing and skateboarding and bmxing and going to college and wildlife photography. But now I'm back and I've started a non-profit organization called Dodo Films to create environmental education programming and ad campaigns. To learn more about Dodo Films visit my site dodofilms.com. If you'd like to support this worthwhile cause, please visit the donation page. Thanks for helping preserve life on earth!
CreatureGallery.com preserved forever
My old gallery site (creaturegallery.com) was retired in May of 2007 because I sold the gallery and went traveling. However, I have saved it here, in its entirety, for nostalgia purposes, within the halbrindley.com web site.
Now you can view photos from many of the memorable gallery openings and parties, as well as the remodeling of the building itself.
Thanks to everyone for the good times and great memories from the Creature Gallery era in Charlottesville, Virginia!
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Go West Young Man
After nearly a year of travels I have finally arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm currently looking for a place to live in Marin county. We will spend the next several months here and hopefully I'll get a chance to catch up on some web updates. Will I be in an overpriced apartment or living aboard a sailboat? Stay tuned and find out! (update: I got an overpriced month-to-month studio apartment in Mill Valley!)
The HGTV episode finally available
My good friend Mike made a recording of the HGTV episode of "Look What I Did" featuring me and the famous light-table bar at my old gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia. I've posted it on YouTube (see videos page) for your enjoyment. It has some sound glitches but you'll get the point. It's episode #307. They also featured me on the HGTV web site.
It's official. I'm selling my building and closing the gallery! I may open it again in another location but for now I will just be maintaining the virtual gallery online. The bad news is I won't get to open the cafe/bar. The good news is, I will spend the next year traveling! Upcoming journeys may include Brazil, Honduras, sailing in the Caribbean, and Antarctica! Stay tuned for pics!
Another interview with me in a Cville paper called The Hook. Woo-hoo!
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Stop the Press!
The Daily Progress did an interview with me!
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