ram in Glacier National Park

As part of our photo contest, we’re featuring some of our favorites here on the blog. Every week we’ll be bringing you another photo that in one way or another reflects our mission statement: educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining.

This photo struck us because the ram appears quite majestic, and seems un-phased as it confronts the photographer head-on. However, the balance struck also seems tenuous; though the ram doesn’t seem to mind the intrusion, he also seems poised and ready to leap at the merest hint of danger. The fragility of the circumstance depicted in the photograph mirrors an equal fragility between humans and their environment, one of which we must constantly be aware to maintain balance across all living systems.

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