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Art in Nature

September 09, 2007 at 07:31 PM

Illinois Outdoors

Raccoon footprints in the mud at the Wolf Preserve, managed by the Friends of the Sangamon Valley in Menard County, Illinois, are reminiscent of petroglyphs left by people that lived centuries ago. Modern people often see themselves as separate from the natural world. This picture seems to hint that we have more in common wtih the critters that inhabit our woods and prairies than we might first believe. If not for the claws visible on a couple of the prints, one might believe they were left by children.

Photographers should note that focusing in on a small part of a scene is one way to abstract it and make it more interesting to the viewer.

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