"A child's innocenxe is a limited precious luminance
never to be allowed into darkness until the radient
joy has fully enveloped its duration"
It is always sad witnessing young animals get killed and the exasperating attempts by parents to prevent it from happening. Young creatures provide but a tiny window into their precarious existence. Perhaps their innocent, underdeveloped instincts are mostly at fault. They frequently don’t recognize danger nor who's friend or foe. I’ve witnessed a new born Thompson gazelle walk right up to a cheetah, and a tiny Black-backed jackal pup leave his den to smell an approaching a huge male warthog wanting that den. These are not common occurrences since parents are usually close-by to warn or defend the young, notwithstanding, Mother Nature could be extremely cruel.
Knowing the innocent's perilous existence, gives me a great desire to record their early years. Give me a choice to photograph anything in nature, and I will always opt to capture for joy manifested by a young creature.
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