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A Milky River
Water Wall
Traveler Boy
Independence Day over Dallas
Groundhog while visiting Richland Creek Recreational Area near Ben Hur, Arkansas.
After the Rain
a stone jar at my university.
at my university's garden
The Story in his Eyes
a girl in the yard
Perfect summer feeling
Boat anchors
Acer palmatum
Yolanda the Rhode Island Red
Stella Grace
Rest House in a pilled pieces of stones.
The road less travelled
Rice terraces near Bontoc, going down from Maligcong.
Lake Michigan Sunset
A beautiful Fourth of july in redondo beach Californiacalifornia
15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
The Story in his Eyes

When I looked into his eyes, I saw pain, anxiety ,uncertainty, and a hyper state of heightened awareness. These are characteristics not typical of wild Black Bears. You see, this bear is missing a third of his right front leg . That is why his posture is as it is . He had to get down like this every time he browsed. Though his leg appeared to have healed well it was obvious his life was forever changed . I tried desperately to see the positive side and to be inspired by his strength and his ability to persevere and live life as normal . But the truth was my heart ached . I didn't know what happened to him . But my heart somehow I knew he was a victim of a cruel act of man . As with all bears I will never forget him or this day we looked into each others eyes . I apologized as if that might change things for him . When you look into another eyes look really deep, there is always a soul with a story and a precious being looking back.

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Springbrook , Wisconsin, United States of America
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© David Shaffer.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2017
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 1, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Hayward , Wisconsin, United States of America