Light: North Carolina, USA

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Blue Heron Flying across the clouds

Alisa Mappes ©

A rare Great Blue Heron swooped across my field of view, just as I had my camera out, too! Funny how opportune moments become illumined without my having to manipulate or force them into being. She later plunged towards the river that flowed under the bridge where I had been perched.
“Turn ye away from all that is on earth and seek none else but Me. I am the Sun of Wisdom and the Ocean of Knowledge. I cheer the faint and revive the dead. I am the guiding Light that illumineth the way. I am the royal Falcon on the arm of the Almighty. I unfold the drooping wings of every broken bird and start it on its flight.”
~ Bahá’u’lláh, LAWḤ-I-MAQṢÚD (Tablet of Maqṣúd)

Alisa is an Executive Assistant for the Vice Chancellor for Communications and Public Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a Baha’i, she serves her local community through hosting artistic prayer devotionals and thoughtful dialogues centered around the needs of the current times. She prefers to shoot still scenes that invoke feeling, and her favorite living thing to photograph is children.