The great hurrah about wild animals is that they exist at all, and the greater hurrah is the actual moment of seeing them. Because they have a nice dignity, and prefer to have nothing to do with me, not even as the simple objects of my vision. They show me by their very wariness what a prize it is simply to open my eyes and behold. 

From Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
By Annie Dillard

1 comment:

  1. Nice photo, Will. Enjoyed the post. There have been some recent sightings (rather rare) in the Sierra of a wolverine---a lone wolverine as far as anyone can tell; only one in California. The Forest Service Rangers think the wolverine (he or she) may have wandered down from Idaho alone. The only photos have been taken using a night-time camera with a motion detection strobe.