My name is Tate Drucker, and I'm a photojournalist, author, traveler, passionate vegan, and an expat living in Mozambique. This blog is where I put my writing and my rambles from my work, my travels, and my life living in a sleepy surf-and-dive village on the sparkling coast of southern Mozambique.
Before moving to Africa I was living in San Francisco for awhile, though I originally hail from a little horse town just outside New York City. However, my mind was always been set on someday living in East Africa — or at least, this was the plan since I was 15-years-old and found myself on a photography workshop in Tanzania. I remember sitting on a hillside in the savanna next to thorny acacia trees, camera in my lap, and my future would look something like that. So I’ve dedicated my life to making that 15-year-old proud.
Since then, I've traveled the world, spending stints of my life living in places such as Nepal and Cape Town, and spending years at a time backpacking across the continents.
I’ve tried my hand at learning Swahili and Quechua; sipped green tea in Beijing and tried the local rum in a castle in Montenegro; I’ve followed reindeer in the Arctic and been charged by elephants in Botswana. I’ve summited peaks in Bolivia and flown to base camps in Alaska; I’ve chased the northern lights more times now than I can count; I’ve had food poisoning in Sumatra and been thrown from rapids in Namibia; and I’ve always found the rumbling of a jet accelerating down the runway to be one of the most exhilarating sensations there is.
Photography has always been the driving force of my travels, often funding my adventures (though coming back to work at a small-town diner in Connecticut here and there for extra funds definitely was what aided me in the beginning). Over the years, however, I began specializing in wildlife and environmental photojournalism, specifically here in East and Southern Africa, and began freelancing with NGOs, airlines, whatever willing magazine and newspaper I could find.
Now I'm continuing my work as a photojournalist and content creator while based here in Mozambique, always on the pursuit of the next story. My work continues to take me to destinations around the globe, and what you’ll find on this blog are bits and pieces of my observations, questions, and advice here and there while I continue try to figure this all out myself.
Thank you for reading, and for being here.