Monday, July 1, 2013

Back to the Wild - One Rescue at a Time

As nature photographers, it is a privilege to capture images of nature in the wild. Whether it is our favorite spots, a planned visit to a new location or a surprise sighting when you happened to have the camera handy - seeing nature first hand creates fast heart beats and draws out emotions.

We also get exposed to great organizations dedicated to preserving and protecting our subjects. The Castalia, Ohio Back to the Wild rescues over 2500 animals each year with a return rate of 60% back to their habitat.

In their journey, they provide the community with education and access to rescued animals. This image is from their education event at Magee Marsh during the Biggest Week in American Birding.

Every time nature photographers share an image - we are touching someone. It may be education (what type of 'bird' is that), inspiration (I want to go and see that 'bear' in the wild) and exposure (for those who cannot venture out due to health, etc).

So a special thanks to Back to the Wild and the many other volunteers and photographers who share their stories and images.