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This colorful lava rock and lichen reminded me of a sitting bear cub profile with decorations on its head. Perhaps the rocks loved the squirrel’s signing so much they transformed themselves into figures and dressed for the occasion.

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Craters of the Moon National Park

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I started out as an artist, became a pilot, and ended up where I am now: nature photographer and educator. Being a pilot allowed me to observe the Earth and humanity’s impact on it from 30,000 feet for many years. It allowed me to experience different cultures and to see the world through many lenses.

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  • Themis
    Themisalmost 4 years ago

    You know, I can actually see it (usually I don’t, I don’t have the imagination)! He seems to listen, quite enraptured by the ‘ode’ :-)

  • thank you Themis, so glad you see the bear, and thanks for the funny comment :-)

    – William C. Gladish

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