Gallery: emerging into life
Wildlife photography isn’t all about those ‘ah, how cute’ moments, but there are plenty of them to be discovered, nevertheless. And never more so than when photographing animal babies. These adorable animals play on our evolutionary desires to care for the young and helpless of our own species. I try to avoid falling into the trap of anthropomorphising these little ones, but I’m not immune to their charms.
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.Aaron Siskind
For this week’s Sunday Stills theme of ‘emerging’ I offer a selection of photos of ‘little things’ – young animals photographed in various locations around the world.
For more about these amazing birds see The Waved Albatross of Española Island
Terri Webster Schrandt
Amazing and adorable shots of animals and their young, Sarah! thanks for supporting Marsha while she took Sunday Stills for one more week! I’m back with a violet color challenge on Sunday!
Thank you Terri 🙂 Good to see you back online – I hope the move went well?
Terri Webster Schrandt
Thanks Sarah, I’ve been hovering in the blogosphere but have had trouble with WP on my phone. Moving in is going well, still a lot to move while we wait for our garage/shop to be built. I don’t know how people move and still work full time! See you next week!
Yes, see you next week Terri!
Such a lovely way of interpreting the prompt Sarah, your shots are brilliant!
Thank you Debbie, I’m happy you enjoyed my take on the theme – and thanks for the kind words about the photos too 🙂
Another great set of images Sarah – as I would have expected 🙂
Thank you Malcolm 🙂
Sarah, I can’t help but smile from ear to ear while watching your photo’s … every little one is such a cutie (but when they’re all grown up – especially the lion and elephant – animals with a force to be reckoned with). Beautiful photo’s 👍🏻.
Thank you Corna, glad to have brought you a smile 😀
Sarah, this post was like flipping through the pages of National Geographic. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.
Wow Suzanne, I really appreciate that compliment 😀
Wonderful image, Sarah. Hard not to love these little fellows. Your original gallery is terrific!
Thank you Jane, they are rather loveable, aren’t they? You sort of want to cuddle them, until you remember that they’re lions!!
I’m oohing and aahing with everyone else! The cats, the ellies, the monkeys… just wonderful photos 🙂 🙂
Thanks so much Jo 🙂 Big cats, elephants and monkeys are all among my favourite animals!
I was happily nodding along with your sentiments about not anthropomorphising the cuties from the animal world when the first picture scrolled up and I immediately went into drool mode, with oohs and aahs and awws. Great images Sarah, you really are a genius with that camera.
Thank you so much 😊 I think you’ve illustrated my point exactly – we just can’t help ourselves!!
Girl in Niagara
Beautifful images Sarah. I absolutely love the quote on photography you chose to share. It really is true, the images remember the little things that we often forget. It’s great to look back on these sometimes. If only I could get a handle on organizing them all.
Thank you, I love that quote for exactly that reason 🙂 And it seemed especially apt for this post!
Are you sure these aren’t Awww moments and we can’t say that they are so cute. Who doesn’t love baby animal pictures, and most of us would never in a million years have a chance to see these animals up close like this. This is a special post, Sarah – the time to travel and cost of getting to these places, the timing of seeing the animals, the talent of being able to frame and snap the picture and capture endearing expressions and moments, the ability to process the pictures, and the knowledge of how to share them on the net. All works together to make this one of the most amazing posts on the web today. Thank you for sharing these emerging animals on Sunday Stills.
Thank you very much for this lovely comment Marsha – I’m blushing 😊 Yes, of course they are cute – as I said in my intro, there are plenty to be discovered and I’m as smitten by them as anyone 🙂 I’m just always conscious that there’s more to the animal world than this, it’s not all sweetness and cuteness!!
Yes, which is why we don’t let our cats outside here in Prescott. Many of our cats disappeared in California, but we are in the mountains here, and javelinas, coyotes, and mountain lions roam freely. Our cats would make a perfect meal.
Gosh yes, you want to keep them safe at home 🙂 I had to look up javelinas as I hadn’t heard of them, but they seem to be the same as peccaries which I do know. Of course we don’t get any of those threats here – instead Ealing’s cats have to negotiate traffic if they are let out on the streets, which many are.
That is somewhat easier, I think. All our cats did well over the years except one when we were away on vacation.
I’m sorry to hear about even just one cat lost 🙁
My goodness, Sarah, these really are special. You’ve had some marvellous travel opportunities!
Thank you so much Margaret 🙂 Yes, we’ve been really fortunate to be able to travel as much as we have!