While catching up on my reading I fell in love with a sweet little story that I’d love to share today.
On a summer afternoon in 2005, Bryant Austin experienced something out of this world. He came into very close contact with a humpback whale calf and shortly after with his mom (who was about 1,000 pounds). Since that incredible interaction, Bryant’s life completely changed. He realized that he wants to recreate in his photographs the feeling that he had when he looked into the mother whale eyes. He was struck by the calmness and the human-like intelligence that oozed from her. Since that day he was on a mission to pursue the dream and three years later he got the opportunity to swim with the whales again. What’s more, he even developed a sweet relationship with these gentle giants.
Recently his work was included in a few exhibitions and the one thing that stayed with me is what an onlooker said about them, “I feel like the whales are talking to me with their eyes.” Heart-warming, isn’t it?
Lovelies, have you experienced anything like that before? Have you ever changed a path of your life because of an experience or a situation that made you realize your true calling? xo
P.S: You can read more about his story here.
P.P.S: Do you remember this female humpback whale? (That story still melts my heart).
(Photos by Bryant Austin and via Marisa Seguin)