Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Judging the NGS Photography Contest
I will be in Washington, D.C. this week judging the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition. By judging nature photography competitions all around the world these past years, I have seen first hand how the quality of nature photography keeps getting better and better.
Watch for the winners here.
On a more serious side note, the dark “lost in the wilderness” atmosphere of Washington, D.C. today is a startling contrast to the natural and calming wildness I am familiar with living on the edge of our precious Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The judging at the Geographic is just a few short blocks away from the White House. Vigilance is now needed to protect our sacred places from the new Trump agendas and coming attacks.
This Hermann Hesse Tree essay is "big nature" wisdom that is worth reading in these chaotic times.