In any of my travels, whether near or far, I’m often stopped in wonder. It is not just the bears and whales or ice calving from the front of a tidal glacier. There are also the “little” moments, ones to simply see and remember.
At several places near Kodiak Island we watched the Black-legged Kittiwakes, nesting on the cliff face and taking flight when a predator—Raven or Bald Eagle—was nearby. Their swirling mass confuses the other birds reducing the chance of predation.
For me seeing their simple shapes and patterns of flight against a deep blue sky was a moment of wonder. As is often the case, photographs are often inadequate to the moment itself.