The tender and sweet love between animal mothers and their babies is one of the most sacred scenes I have ever witnessed. Wherever the momma goes, the baby follows her, looking for warmth, protection, and love. It wasn’t until I had my kids that I could comprehend the adoring and nurturing love our mothers feel for us on a profound level. Wildlife photography captures the interaction between animal moms and their babies. I had failed to get a long-focus lens. I saw a mama bear and her three cubs last year in Yellowstone National Park. I didn’t get good pictures because I was too far away from them.
Nonetheless, it was a beautiful scene, the four of them playing carelessly in the forest. It quickly became a show. Many photographers stood ready to get a good shot. I am glad they were respectful and didn’t try to get close to them. We must respect and protect animals. We’re in their environment, so we need to behave.
I rode horses a few times when I was a little child, and I fell in love with them. In Utah, there are many wild horses. They aren’t too far away from the city. I went to photograph them a couple of years ago. I wanted to bring them all with me. They are big, fast, and beautiful. I captured the mom and baby bonding and playing.
I haven’t been able to hug my babies since December 3rd because of covid restriction. I have been in two hospitals since that day, and today is the 28th. I got covid-19, and it triggered Guillain-Barre Syndrome. My arms miss Liam’s snuggly body and my talks with Christopher.
I wished I could go through the glass, kid of a superpower, and hug them so tight they would tell me to stop and then kiss them.
I am writing this post and sharing the affectionate and cute loving moments in honor of motherhood with all of you.