The bald eagle I photographed by the Salmon River was healthy and feisty. I believe he was complaining when I disturbed his fishy meal and he flew into a snag to warn others about me. This is a reminder of the bountiful nature of our world, if it is undisturbed and allowed to thrive. If believers in the ongoing Sixth Extinction are correct, these glorious sights will not be available to our descendants. Worldwide, numbers of birds have been plummeting. However, we have success stories. Example: The bald eagles, which were headed for extinction 50 years ago, are rebounding.
The poet Rumi asks, “Who gets up early to discover the moment light begins?” The wild creatures of our world do.
Rumi goes on to ask, “Who lets a bucket down and brings up a flowing prophet?” That’s what I hope to do with my photography. I am privileged to record the world of wild things. Their innocent abundance has a lot to teach our modern, disconnected world.