Reflecting on My Roots
Lower Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuge, CA; February 2014. I love this image because this particular composition was not on my radar at all for my trip. We ventured into this vast open basin in Northern CA with the intent of witnessing of the largest migrations and congregations of birds in the US. We most definitely fulfilled our goal, as this 46,000 acre refuge was teeming with Bald Eagles, Red Tailed Hawks, Golden Eagles, Canadian Geese, Snow Geese, Falcons, and numerous other waterfowl. Truly incredible to see 14+ bald eagles sitting together in a single tree. However, this tree caught my eye, its perfect reflection in the water below, as if its roots mirrored its branches above. With my medical background, I could not help but notice when viewing this image on its side, the branches emulate the bronchioles and bronchi of the human lung.