Such beauty and grace, this is the first time I have seen Flamingos land. They drop out of the sky and within seconds touch down on the water as if they were the weight of a feather not the heavy birds that they are. The black under their wings is concealed until they are opened showing it is a male Flamingo. And their reflection, who wouldn’t want to see themselves as they land if you were as pretty as this??
A moment of tears! It was difficult enough with extremely rough seas, a bouncing boat and a moving whale, then I had to add the element of overflowing emotions in the presence of this beautiful newborn whale. This is the reason I photograph, to connect in these intimate once in a life time moments, with a being of such power, grace and wisdom. My heart is nurtured and touched forever by this whales gift of her presence. I hope you will feel awed as well.
I found this baby sea lion alone in a large community of sea lions, she tried many times to get affection and food from other moms but they all turned her away. I know that death is a natural part of life, but I still had a very difficult time watching this starving pup, she reminded me of my own feelings of loneliness. All I could do was let go and cry. As always, nature has a way of opening my heart, even in heartbreak there’s an opening….
It was an amazing day to find this beautiful Sea Iguana, seriously, I know you might think I’m a little crazy here, but he is gorgeous! After seeing hundreds of Sea Iguanas you would agree with me. He’s actually more the size of a small alligator than an Iguana, so I was very impressed. I walked for 5 hours in the rain and on slippery lava rocks to find him and I can say, he was worth it!
I’m still on the Island of Isabela in the Galapagos enjoying the beauty and sounds of the Ocean as I write this.
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. ~John Burroughs