One thing I love about the outdoors is that you never know what to expect. This is largely because when we’re out it nature, we’re not alone. We share the playing field with an astonishing assortment of wildlife. Although interactions with wildlife can be scary or even dangerous, wildlife sightings often just plain make your day.
I remember when I was hiking through the forest in Bear Valley British Columbia. I turned a corner toward a still lake and found myself face to face with a Moose. Having never seen one before, my jaw dropped from its enormity. Do moose charge? I didn’t know. Apprehensive and alone, I decided to let the moose make the next move. After a minute of standstill investigation, the moose retreated into the forest. Although this occurrence (admittedly) doesn’t sound like an overly eventful happening, it gave me goose bumps.
I guess what I’m trying to say is – there’s so much going on around us, and the outdoors is where it’s happening. I’m always amazed at how often nature decides to poke its head out and say hello. And that’s exactly what happened to Liberty Smith and Sophie Windsor Clive. Their day of canoeing was pleasantly interrupted by a murmuration of starlings. The video footage they capture was nothing short of spectacular.