A friend sent me this photo essay going around the internet. I found it incredibly touching. Personally, it felt like it was a demonstration of intelligence, trust, and nonverbal communication between species that was perhaps the way it used to be, prior to so much division and fear having developed between humans and other animals. It was heartening to see how the fisherman and his family assisted them. It is a promising illustration of how perhaps we can all help each other in the midst of the global environmental challenges we are confronting in 2012.
Perhaps we can all use this as a healthy, joyous reminder of how we can help all beings in need beyond all labels of species, predator, prey, us vs. them, self vs. other. We can all support each other in creating a more peaceful world in 2012!
Thank you for sharing these photographs and story with all of us!