Babies? Cute photos? Tender moments? Has Krahnpix been hacked?
Well um perhaps.
Or maybe I’m taking a temporary detour. Don’t worry. The predators, rougher edges and brassy humour haven’t been totally abandoned.
It’s just that I got seriously sidetracked by babies two weeks ago. No that is not a misprint.
Everywhere we went in Jasper National Park, the newer additions to the wildlife families were the stars of the show. There’s no question the young ones looked far better than the adults.
When a herd of elk wandered by, we quickly scanned the crowd to look for young ones and usually found them. Their quirky, energetic behaviour was fun to watch and photograph.
However, there was a much bigger reason that babies were on my mind. Through some strange time-lapse transition, I had morphed from a grandchild playing with toys to being the grandpa.
Beautiful little Nora arrived with a lot of fanfare and brought me accolades, gifts and congratulations. I have never done so little to get so much.
The strange thing is that only three babies have fascinated me in my lifetime. By some remarkable stroke of luck, those three all ended up in my family. What were the odds? Nora is simply amazing.
I know it’s probably a bit early but I showed Nora some wildlife photos. They seemed to catch her attention in the few seconds her eyes were open.
Of course I would never foist my photography interests on her but if she wants to take some wildlife shots of baby elk, it’s entirely possible I might be able to help out with that.
Krahnpix will soon return to more regular programming.