The Seeker

In between times …is NOW.


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Priceless

Sisters in Arms - The Animals we Love

Sisters in Arms – The Animals We Love photographed by Maria Vanesa Acuto

Photographer’s Note:
‘Cayenne’ in the back, six months old :) one of the twelve puppies we fostered for the BCSPCA animal shelter in Squamish, British Columbia Canada…’Raine’ in the front, also a rescued dog….almost two years old…we love them both! Cayenne is very easy-going, calm and very grounded…on the other hand, Raine is quite active, full of energy and a bit of a handful. After playing with the ball…a step sister embrace ~ Maria Vanesa Acuto

About
Photographing pets give me an immense soul joy!, discovering their personalities and capturing with an image their world, little expressions and movements…

I volunteer my time as a photographer to the SPCA Squamish Branch, BC Canada. Some of my clients include Garibaldi Veterinary Hospital, Paw in Hand Services.

You can also visit her webpage at www.soundingsoulphotography.com and Facebook.

Editor’s Note:
This union, their love of each other is evident in your photo. It is lovely. I had two whippet that were devoted to each other, one older by 6 years. It was a painful separation when my older whippet passed away. Your photo reminds me of their interdependence. Mine too were quite different. The stoic older dog took a lot of heat and got attacked defending my sometimes rude younger girl whippet but they supported one another. Sorry, for my going down memory lane. ~ Robin Schwartz

My Note:
Another winner of National Geographic: Your Shot Assignment “The Animals We Love.” I receive so much joy in sharing people’s talents and passion in helping animals.

Priceless!


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Goodbye

NatGeo Orphan Elephant

Orphan Elephant

I met this baby elephant while documenting a baby elephant rehabilitation/release program in Assam, India. He had lost his mother in a flood. I spent a lot of time with him and became quite attached. When I finally had to leave, I turned around one more time to look at the building that housed him and saw he had got up on his hind legs and was looking out the window at me. His expression was so strikingly human in that moment and I saw in his eyes something universal and profoundly expressive. Photographed by: Julia Cumes

Editor’s Note:
Julia, Breathtaking and poignant photograph. Your backstory enriches the information and is heart rending – if that is the right word. Thank you, Robin Schwartz

Julia’s photo received over 1,250, the most “I heart it” symbol in the National Geographic assingment “The Animals We Love.”  Congratulations, Julia.


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Love is not blind

NatGeo Perfect Pair

A Perfect Pair
This is me and Dillon, my blind cat. He and I have a symbiotic relationship. I rescued him, and he rescues me every day. He is determined, courageous, intelligent, and humorous. He constantly inspires me, personally and creatively. He gives me perspective. We love each other, and we make each other’s lives better. What more could you ask for from a cat? Photograph by Hannah Harvey.

Editor’s Note:
Hannah, I admire you for rescuing Dillon, your blind cat. I hope you inspire others to look beyond the surface of the cute and young when doing the good deed of rescuing, it is hard to do. Of course the focus of this photograph is the dramatic eyes or lack of. Thank you, Robin Schwartz

From: National Geographic’s Assignment “The Animals We Love.”

There were 28 winning contributors out of over 16,000 photos and this is one of winning photos.

 


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Spare a change

Spare a change

Last day of work for 10-month employees working at the school.  Summer break begins. But, this is a big BUT, should the teachers’ strike continues for the summer, I will be still be unemployed. I work 12-months at the head office.  Needless to say, I have to respect the picket line and will not cross it.

I will be joining Abby panhandling instead.

Passers by are just begging to touch Abby. I’m pretty sure, it’s a lucrative job since no one can resist touching this soft little fur ball for a buck.

Bonus: tax free !

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