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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Death Comes to Us ALL

Canon 7D 10 - 22 lens
Kind of squirrel?
While walking up a canyon this week I came across a desert squirrel that had gotten into some jumping cactus and apparently couldn’t get it out of its back legs... and died. It made me think that animals are not aware that death is coming to them someday. Only human beings are precognizant of death. Only one human had the power to come back from the dead and we measure history and time by Him.
So for years I have photographed death in the animal world. I know it’s weird and strange.

Canon D30 14 mm Sigma lens
Kind of deer?

Have you ever wondered… when an animal dies how come we don’t see more of their remains about? The reasons I believe is most of the remains I have found through the years are hidden under brush rocks etc. One can usually count on a sick or old animal, lying down in cover and expiring. So sick and old creatures will choose secretive safe places to hide when they are not feeling well..

Canon 1D First gen. Sigma 14 mm lens
What is this?
Sudden death circumstances can that take the life of creatures. Here in the west a sudden summer thunder storm quickly fills a normally dry wash and drowns animals. Fences can hang up an animal… or a predator catching its prey off guard. It’s interesting looking for these circumstances and photographing them.
Canon 40D Tamron 18 to 270 lens.

Here a coyote is partly covered by brush in a northern AZ slot canyon.
Caught in a sudden flood.
You can make out his face and teeth bottom right of the fur.

Devolope your own photography style. Dare to be different and photograph unusual subjects where you live.

Photograph well and stay safe.

Death is coming…Mark