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Tasia VanderVegt

Tasia VanderVegt

Lion licking its fur
Cheetah surveying the land
Baboon drinking water

I took these photographs in March 2023 at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Each photo alludes to how the day’s rain impacted the animal – the lion cleans its damp fur, the baboon catches a drink, the cheetah carefully surveys the foggy land. I was struck by my fortune to witness each exceptional event. Yet, I also realized that to the animals it was just an ordinary day. What a reminder that mundane and extraordinary are adjectives only for our frames of reference.

Tasia VanderVegt

Instructor, HSIS, VTCSOM