To record what might be fleeting in time is a special art. Photographers differ from a lot of other artists in being focused on the “now.” They’re capturing what is here today in any given moment of time. The poignancy of that endeavor speaks volumes when it gets up close and personal with animal extinction. Man has learned the fate of endangered species is a global issue affected by all types of predators, whether it be other species, climate change or man.
As an amateur photographer, I challenged myself recently to photograph seven dogs in one frame. As would be expected, the effort that goes into getting animals to cooperate with one’s creative vision can be a monumental task — particularly when those creatures aren’t use to taking cues from humans. That ole saw, “it’s like herding cats” comes to mind.
In Orlando, Florida, there lives one very special cat. His name is Buddy and he belongs to the Chap family. He proved his mettle a while ago when he saved his owner from the ravages of a sudden heart attack. Read this hero cat story and...give your own kitty a special hug.