Oklahoma Tornado Survivor Finds Missing Dog Mid-Interview
Someone bring a box of tissues…
I think we all need a break right now, so here’s the world’s smallest monkey eating a noodle.
Why do people in Tornado Alley still live above ground? In all seriousness, why keep rebuilding stick built homes if they keep getting blown away. Maybe it’s time to revisit the homes of the original pioneers who settled the great plains and build semi subterranean homes (sod houses.) No, it’s not practical for big towns and cities, but if lived in a little town or on a farm in the middle of nowhere, I would certainly re-think my home style.
Thoughts and well wishes to everyone in Oklahoma and everywhere else being affected by these storms.
Cody Lundin’s house in Arizona (not a perfect answer but…)
When Marina Scarr first photographed this handsome Great Horned Owl in Fort De Soto Park, Florida, she thought the noble bird was alone. It wasn’t until she looked at her photo again later on that she noticed the owl was a proud parent caring for an owlet tucked into its feathered breast. The baby raptor blends in so perfectly, it’s practically invisible. That’s got to be one of the safest, softest places on earth. It’s a pretty awesome shot.
Poppies are in bloom
Lately, these shows have also filmed killing of wolverines, lynx, grizzly bears, rattle snakes, and crocodiles for no reason other than ratings. The wolf, above, was no threat to Tanana. The show exploits viewer’s naivete about guns by shooting this animal with an AR-15 semi-automatic gun. That’s not how Alaskans hunt, they use hunting rifles, not assault weapons that look good on camera. In fact, Alaskan outdoorsmen and women are appalled at this blatant exploitation of both the animal and the audience. There is no need for this.
My point is that we are at a critical time in human history. Species are going extinct at a rapid pace, science education is under attack from aging politicians, and young people are generally experiencing nature less and less.
I am genuinely worried about the future of this country’s environmental leadership. Federal conservation programs, which have taken decades to create, are weakening. The ethic of conservationism (a conservative ethos) is dwindling. Young people are being pulled in the direction of technology, and away from grandeur, away from fresh air and nature.
It seems to me that one important aspect of this messy new milieu are education based TV companies who heretofore have been untouched by healthy criticism.
I think it’s time to analyze the impact of these shows. I believe that the Discovery Channel et al are not contributing to a healthy planet nor are they assisting educating viewers. It seems to me they are mastering fear for short term gain and profits. If I am correct, and I believe I am, these companies need to stop and focus on their mission, which is non-fiction, education-based media - not sensationalism or harm.
I hope you agree with me.
Did anyone watch “North America”last night Discovery? It felt like every other scene was wolves killing cute baby animals. When they did a segment on mountain lions it was basically “here’s a mountain lion,they are very majestic, you will probably never see one, now let’s watch some wolves try to kill a baby bison.”
The story on his face stopped me dead in my tracks.I walked up slow and bent down low to be eye to eye with him out of respect.He was sitting on a stump.I introduced myself and he answered back with”Its nice to meet you,my name is Mack”. I asked him how long he had been on the street’s and he answered fast,10 years.I have heard that before and too be honest with you i cant even comprehend that harrowing hell for a night much less 10 years.I had one more question,he answered hard and it hurt.I said “Do you think you’ll ever get out?” and he looked directly into the lens and said one word “Never”.This is that moment.Mack is First Nation indian.Winnipeg,Canada.
Leica M240,35mm lens
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