Shri Jasnath Asan, Rajasthan, India
Photo © Shri Jasnath Asan, 2016
New Year 2017 dawned for me in a spectacularly splendid fashion.
Some days you can hike for days … and days … and days, and find no great opportunities for photographing wildlife. Other days you go out, have an unbelievably perfect, astonishingly awesome opportunity, and miss the exposure, blur the shot, have your battery die or a CF card fill, or somehow stupidly miss a perfectly wonderful chance at capturing a remarkable image.
Other times, like New Years week, I just couldn’t miss – and they were all species that I had seen before but were unable to get really nice images. All were on my “wish list” for images I’d like to get before I leave country. It was as though Rajasthan was feeling benevolent, heard my request, and decided to grace me by granting my wish. Thank you Rajasthan, I couldn’t have asked for more.
Copies of all of my images will stay with the ashram to be used in their educational programs in their exemplary ongoing efforts to reconnect people to nature. It is in the mission statement of the ashram, written by Jasnath 500 years ago, that all of Humanity will have an abiding connection with the natural world.
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Sharon K. Schafer
I paint, photograph, and speak about wild places in an act of reciprocity that is as vital to me as heartbeat or breath.
My interest in the magic and mystery of the natural world lies at the intersection of art and science.
Made possible through
the generosity of
Artists for Conservation
Generous support and inspiration provided by
Shri Jasnath Asan