Mother’s day provided an opportunity to remember a special nature moment that I witnessed.
I captured the original version of this image a couple of years ago, during a commercial photo-shoot in Oregon’s Willamette valley. Mother and lamb were walking along, grazing as they went, then the lamb got curious about me and stopped to investigate. The mother ewe stopped, too, then turned and looked at the lamb, as if to say: “Come on, leave the photographer alone, follow me, and do as I do”
Like children of a certain age, the lamb seemingly ignored all that and came straight at me, approaching to within sniffing distance of my lens. Or… perhaps mother’s look was meant to say that she approved of the investigation and would be watching from a safe distance(?) Either way, I treasure the moment as it shows a mother’s concern; so universal in nature, expressed with or without verbal communication.