DescriptionThe sun rises in majestic color along levera Beach in Grenada. Levera Beach is a protected beach for nesting leatherback sea turtles. Each year up there are up to 900 nests left on the beach. Despite being protected, poaching is still a problem on the beach. I was fortunate enough to spend three weeks monitoring and protecting the nests of these majestic creatures. This photo was taken early one morning after an overnight shift on the beach monitoring leatherback activity.
Don Schwartz, Portland, Oregon Member Since September 2012 Artist Statement Photography is for me a dance with nature. It is the immersion in a landscape; the sharing of a habitat with nature’s creatures. It is the sense of being lost in the moment, where the passing of time goes unnoticed. It is the serendipity of capturing a moment in time that becomes a timeless moment. The quiet places, the places of simple beauty, draw me in – from the delicate splendor of dew dancing on an iris petal to the magnificent breadth of a gray whale slicing through the water. With my camera, I am a blessed witness in a field of splendor.
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