I try not hard not to address, discuss or debate about politics on my site because I feel that the choices we make politically are deeply personal, much the same as religion or the lack of believing in one.
I do bring up politics when it comes to conservation, the environment, public lands staying in public hands, wildlife management and of course protecting birds and endangered species. I already know whose names I will select in the voting booth and wish I could vote for them today and get it over with.
The nastiness I have seen so far for Election 2016 makes me feel like hiding in a cave or locating a campsite in the mountains miles away from the nearest internet connection or hiding my head underwater until after election day.
But I won’t. I’ll be out photographing birds like this Willet foraging in the Gulf of Mexico, other wildlife and the beauty of nature.
Willet photographed in September of 2008 at Fort De Soto’s north beach.