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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiration

There are many things that inspire me to take photographs – a dramatic sunset, a beautiful landscape, an iconic view of the world, an infectious smile, or just a scene of everyday life which captures the feelings of the moment.  With all of that being said, the single reason that I got back into photography was to be able to capture nature at its best – through the amazing wildlife that we are privileged to share this planet with.  On this week when there has been an overwhelming outcry against the senseless killing of Cecil the Lion, there was only one choice for this week’s challenge, “Inspiration.”

I’ll add my voice to those that are appalled by this act.  While there are certainly greater evils in this world (poverty, hate, oppression, and many more), the killing of this noble beast (and the countless other killings of endangered animals in the name of “sport” or commerce) is a very poor reflection on our society.  How can one look at a creature like this Lion from Tanzania and not worry that there are supposedly civilized human beings out there that could willfully  deprive future generations from this incredible source of Inspiration and awe.

Inspiration - but for how long??

Inspiration – but for how long??

8 responses

  1. Ellen Williamson

    Beautifully stated and “captured”

    Sent from my iPhone


    August 1, 2015 at 10:15 am

  2. Ellen

    Beautifully stated and “captured”…

    August 1, 2015 at 10:16 am

  3. We are a sad lot – mankind.

    August 1, 2015 at 10:52 am

  4. Well said, Scott. I find myself so angry about this horrific and senseless act.
    Thank you for showing the majesty and awe in these beautiful animals through your photography.

    August 2, 2015 at 8:00 am

  5. I love lions! great!!

    August 3, 2015 at 1:59 pm

  6. I’m also into Nature Photography…..lovely photo.

    November 8, 2015 at 6:13 am

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