Fernandina Beach, Florida, January 2012
Especially with the four-minute Russian video (link below, over two million views), I wonder how we creatures can come together so harmoniously at one minute and want to eat each other the next. Sometimes it's as simple as hunger, territory, and mating (I suppose the Russian students were working on full stomachs and maybe the promise of coupling just ahead). But often it's the neighborhood bully, clinging to power (which is both an abstraction and a visceral drive) and ordinary humanity's reaction, sooner or later. I wonder if that's the most common pattern in human history.
|Kensington Metropark, Michigan, Late February 2012|
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