Solitude and Engagement

Encouragement arrived this morning in the form of a Snowy Egret, a Pelican and a Dolphin. The Snowy Egret so splendid in his solitude. The dolphin and pelican spontaneously playing.. engagement. I enjoyed this so much it was like a tonic, providing some relief from the current pressing concerns in NZ. Taken From:   Unexpected Playmates... Continue Reading →

Dolphins near the Smelter

I want to quickly share an article I've read a few minutes ago about a pod of dolphins in the vicinity of Tiwai Point aluminium smelter near Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. This article (01 Feb) from the The Southland Times has wonderful photos of dolphins in the vicinity of the smelter - I thought you... Continue Reading →

Whale Rider

On Monday when we were in Dunedin I asked Nigel to take me to the Otago Art Society Annual Exhibition. As always there was a wonderful variety of art on display but this was my favourite. This is a watercolour by Doug Hart simply called Whale Rider. ** Click on the photo to enlarge **... Continue Reading →

Here’s The Catch: Predator and Prey

The reality of the natural world is that some creatures eat other creatures to survive. Nature photographers spend a lot of time outside and sometimes capture dramatic moments in the struggle for survival. Their photos and stories may shock us but we can learn so much from these encounters - animals seem capable of much... Continue Reading →

Standing With Wild Dolphins

Ted and Ellen Jennings are photographers from Lowcountry, South Carolina and a number of times I've featured their images.  They've recently contributed a guest post in my Where and What is Beauty? series. I follow both of their blogs and can't recommend them highly enough. I've learned so much about the amazing landscapes and wildlife... Continue Reading →

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