Pretty soon these little guys will be coming out. Can you believe that someone told me once their story “could be summed up in one picture”. Hands down one of the funnest shoots I’ve done. Pika communities are simply 🙌.
I had never gotten a picture of a mountain lion plucking the hair from a kill until I got this shot. Not that I was looking for it..... From early in my days photographing mt. lions with researchers from @pantheracats and working for @natgeo. Looking forward to getting back out there with help from @fstopfoundation as I continue to document what I believe to be one of North America’s most awesome animals. 🤘
As long as I can remember I’ve loved posters. I can still remember my favorite Pink Floyd poster in college. So I’ve printed out a couple of my favorite images to share with you as an 18x24 inch poster. You can hear why I picked each image if you check my IG stories. They’re on sale today signed for $35 with free shipping (in the US). Click the link in my bio to learn more.
As an added bonus I throw in both posters for the first 25 orders (buy one get one free). As always thank you all so much for your continued support. ✌️click on the link in my bio for more.
I had no idea that Mountain Goats weren’t just goats, but rather members of the larger bovidae family. Cloven hoof, ruminant mammals, they’re more closely related to cows. Always excited when work ends up great places. Check the article at the link in my bio to see another mt. goat shot and some great work by some other @natgeo natural history shooters. ✌️
“The pessimist resembles a man who observes with fear and sadness that his wall calendar, from which he daily tears a sheet, grows thinner with each passing day. On the other hand, the person who attacks the problems of life actively is like a man who removes each successive leaf from his calendar and files it neatly and carefully away with its predecessors, after first having jotted down a few diary notes on the back. He can reflect with pride and joy on all the richness set down in these notes, on all the life he has already lived to the fullest. What will it matter to him if he notices that he is growing old? Has he any reason to envy the young people whom he sees, or wax nostalgic over his own lost youth? What reasons has he to envy a young person? For the possibilities that a young person has, the future which is in store for him?
No, thank you,' he will think. 'Instead of possibilities, I have realities in my past, not only the reality of work done and of love loved, but of sufferings bravely suffered. These sufferings are even the things of which I am most proud, although these are things which cannot inspire envy.” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning •These are my notes•