For a little inspiration as 2020 begins, I’m sharing a favorite winter image of a pair of Japan’s Red-crowned Cranes performing a duet. Considered an auspicious symbol in Japan, cranes also have a lot of meaning for all of us who believe in the importance of protecting nature. Their sheer elegance and beauty is unsurpassed, and I don’t think anyone would want to see them disappear. But they almost did in Japan! Now however, they are an example of a conservation success there, where their population has been brought back from near extermination in the early 1900’s to a healthy breeding population today through human determination and effort.
The challenges that we face to protect nature are many, but I believe we are up to the task if we strive together. Thanks for joining me on my journey as my cameras become our “windows” to see wildlife in some of the remote corners of the world that you may not get to yourselves. Your interest and support make it all worthwhile, and I believe that together, we can spread awareness and make a difference. Here’s to all the possibilities that lie ahead in the New Year for all of us. Lets make it a great one!
I’ve revamped my website with a lot more information about my projects and with new galleries of my work. You can also read my past Wildlife Diaries newsletter posts archived there, and see a lot more behind-the-scenes content. Hope you enjoy it, and maybe find a little inspiration yourselves for your own photography, your conservation endeavors, or life in general!