Drenched in Culture
I was very fortunate to have a friend invite me to the 2021 Lower Sioux Wacipi near Redwood Falls, MN mid-June. I decided to do more research on the event, to understand the reason for the gathering and to learn more about the Indian peoples history in this area. Try as I might, all I read was heartbreak and worse. I read about all the atrocities wrought by soldiers against so many different Indian nations, the slaughter and genocide trying to wipe out nations of people
The Burden and Joy of Photography
You ask how could photography ever be a burden? It is when you find yourself attached to your subject and immerse yourself in your subject's world if wildlife is your genre. Every year zoos across the world laud their "zoo babies", come and see, bring the family, bring your friends! Zoos in their way serve a purpose to educate and preserve that which may be lost forever. But what about wild "babies". What about wildife in your midst that now bring forth new life in the
Off to Explore!
This I learned was one of the more daring of all six of the Fox kits. He was first out of the Den, first to lay in the sun, first to explore his surroundings and first to venture out past his existing small world. As a photographer, you are in awe of noting the transition from "absolutely adorable" to "formidable predator". There's such a massive quick transition from small balls of fur to sleek and cunning hunters. If you're lucky, you get to be there. Wild foxes, i
Life Waits For No One . . .
I have a bit of sadness. I know I shouldn't. I want to be grateful. But the dens are abandoned. I now have been there 7 times in all times of day - lightness and dark, and I am hopeful mom moved the kits to a now safer location to commence their training for life to hunt and survive. I stayed last night through pitch dark hoping to hear calls in the dark, but all I got was silence, wind and more silence. I am going to continue to go back hoping to capture their calls,