The first 45 minutes of this morning's solar eclipse was fascinating to say the least, but in the half an hour leading up to totality, things became truly extraordinary: My stomach was completely and involuntarily in knots (in a unique and strangely pleasant way), kinda like how it feels when you drive quickly up and over a steep rise in a car, but also different. The wildlife in the park were having experiences of their own - various species of birds were doing laps, some in the air, some on the water. Coyotes were howling in the distance. A bear and her cubs came out of the woods across the river from us to get a drink of water as well as to presumably try to make sense of what was going on, much like I was. The wind picked up and the temperature dropped dramatically, and while the sun was obscured by the moon for a brief period around 11:30am this morning in Wyoming, stars were visible in the sky.
Maybe some day I'll come up with a better way to articulate how remarkable the experience was. But probably not. So here's this, shot just seconds before totality. 💍
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