Natural Moments

Thoughts on our relationship with wildlife.

Time is beginning to run out for me and my generation,
fall is coming and another year is coming to an end and what have we accomplished.

Nature is everywhere if your aware.

For me, my personal connection to the natural world has been through the lens of my camera, yet, I believe its our challenge to learn to live with nature and wildlife, to learn that we need to pass down our concerns for conservation.I feel its important to develop that person relationship with the land and its myriad of inhabitants, plants, animals, soils and water. Its only by learning to love the wild that we will want to save it.

I’m feeling more optimistic as each generation is becoming more aware, our children are beginning to understand developing that stronger personal responsibility for the natural world.

We need to make some room in our lives for the wildlife that we live with, if we could begin to share space and share the landscape, then, I feel we have greater hope for the future and that of the wildlife we live with.

In my relationship I share and try to understand nature through my photography, I feel I’ve gained and benefited the most, what is nature getting back from me, what can I give back, we get so much and we give so little back and we unfortunately take too much for granted.

I’ve come to realize that the survival of wildlife on our planet is not only going to be found in the parks and protected lands, its got to be found in the real world, where people and wildlife have to share the landscape. The fact that today we can still find wildlife, in spite of our impact on our land still gives me hope for the future.

Thank you to Jeff Turner who’s documentary on the finding the grizzly was the inspiration behind this natural moment.

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