Another reason (for me) to give thanks….
I just had yet another reason to give thanks for all of our blessings this year. A non-profit environmental organization in Queensland Australia sent me a note asking for permission to use one of my photos (posted on my Flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/67528995@N08/) in a proposal to “promote restoration of degraded habitat for iconic species such as the Jabiru”. They offered to pay me for the use of the photo but I told them it is not necessary – I am absolutely thrilled that one of my photos will be used for such a noble cause. I have always hoped that in some very small way my photography and this blog might contribute to the preservation of wildlife and the appreciation of the vast diversity of the natural world. I am extremely grateful that my photo will be put to that use.
Here is the photo that they requested to use – I hadn’t yet used it for one of my posts. I didn’t even know that this bird was known as a Jabiru as they are called Black Necked Storks in India where the photo was taken. Our guide in India told us this was the first time he had ever seen one of these distinctive storks actually flying away with a snake as its next meal. Hope you enjoy – and Happy Thanksgiving!!
This entry was posted on November 28, 2013 by scottrandall. It was filed under nature, photography, travel, wildlife and was tagged with bird, Black-Necked Stork, Black-necked stork flying with snake, Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary, India, Jabiru, nature, photography, photos, travel, wildlife, wildlife conservation, wildlife habitat preservation.