You've surely seen those spectacular nature shows, where tens of thousands of animals fill your entire field of vision, and go thundering across your television screen. If you are like me, your thought process goes something like this:
Curious: How did they ever manage to get those shots? They must have spent months, waiting for that one perfect moment. It must have been a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
Wistful: Can you imagine being able to witness something like that? To experience that kind of Force of Nature. If only...
I guess I imagined this sort of experience was only for the super rich, who had the time and the money to travel to the veldt or the tundra. I thought I would never be the person who had the face-to-face contact with Nature with a capital N.
And, boy was I wrong.
Robb and I were invited along on a birding trip, and my heart is still pounding from the thrill. We saw thousands and thousands and thousands of migrating birds. We heard thousands and thousands and thousands of migrating birds.
Robb and I are both exhausted. When I've sifted through my photos, and given more thought to the whole experience, I'll surely have more to say.
Until then, I'll just state the obvious: The Natural World is an awesome place.
(By the way, you can click on the photos, to see a larger image, or you can visit my Flickr page...)