Never got around to posting these photos last summer, either. A gray whale beached itself twice on a beach just south of Everett (you can see Everett in the background of the pano photo) in July. It beached a couple times further north as well. Biologists thought he was pretty done for - whale's don't make that mistake that many times unless they're doing it on purpose - but amazingly he ended up swimming off back into the Puget Sound that summer, looking healthy and happy. Maybe he just had a cold?
To my surprise, honor and, honestly, delight, these photos were featured on the Boston Globe's Big Picture Blog in an "Animals in the News" post.
Monday, April 18, 2011
These are from last summer. Had to shoot this for the paper - we only got one angry letter about dead birds and big knives. It was a cooperative effort to raise free-range meat chickens by a group of people, a few of whom we knew, so Annie ended up jumping in and culling some birds herself. It's pretty satisfying to know EXACTLY where your food comes from.
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