Field Notes

Among the Ancients

Technical Details: Nikon D200 Raw ISO 800 1/80s f4.5 12-24mm@12mm
Location: The Great Bear Rainforest

We stood reverent among the ancients, of ancestors and trees.
Our Xaixais guide enchanted us, with myths and tales past

Of wayward young men in canoes, disrespectful of this world,
Of ravens and a ratfish sent to curb their errant ways,
Of a penance paid for violating those that dwell beneath the waves,

And as the tale was told, the messengers of old, the ravens, joined us in the trees,
And so ensued a cacophony of jest, poking at our modern ways.
And once aboard again, the first daily catch, a ratfish, scarred in an ancient way.