Monday, October 22, 2012

Still Watchful

Earlier this summer I shared an experience I had with a juvenile bald eagle while kayaking a local lake.  It was one of those rare and beautiful mornings where everything seemed to be “right” with the world.  The lake was quiet, the warmth of the morning sun was at my back as it crested the trees, and this magnificent, majestic bird sat quietly in front of my lens until I decided to it was time for me to go.  It was nothing short of a spiritual event that I’ve been unsuccessfully trying to replicate ever since.

It was only days later that I learned from a resident of the lake that this incredible creature was no more.  Having been transported to the Raptor Education Group Inc. after being found floundering in the water, a lethal fever brought on by the West Nile virus took it’s life shortly after despite the best attempts of the staff at REGI.

Life is full of events where we as humans try to find meaning where often there is none to be had.  That doesn’t mean, however, that these events are without purpose and that is what drove me to reprocess this photograph for a special use.

In the near future I will be making this print available for purchase with all proceeds being donated to the Raptor Education Group  Inc. to help support the miracles they perform for our wild friends each and every day.   Keep an eye on the blog for additional details or send me an email and I’ll be happy to let you know when and how you can get this beautiful print while supporting an incredible cause.


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