The Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey
I’ll bet you already know where I’m going with this one, don’t you? Since the challenge this week is “Journey”, it could only be one thing for me, that’s right….
…birds in flight.
Migrating birds make some of the most incredible, and longest journeys, other than man. I believe that the arctic tern holds the “record” for the longest migration, 25,000 miles (40,000 Km) of any animal. There may be some species of whales that come close to that, but I don’t have any photos of whales, or arctic terns for that matter, but I do have many photos of birds in flight.
The birds seem to do quite well on their own, but I would like to offer them a couple of tips based on some things that I have observed. First, you’ll find your journey much easier if you let go of the branch you were perched on before you decided to go on your journey.
And secondly, if you’re needing a little motivation to get you started on your journey, there’s nothing like having some one trying to bite your butt and remove a few of your tail feathers to get you on your way!
So, to all you birds out there, it doesn’t matter if your journey is just a quick lap around a pond…
…or if your journey never seems to end…
…I’m wishing for safe and soft landings….
…for all of you.
That’s it for this little journey into my somewhat warped sense of humor, thanks for stopping by!