The life that inhabits this beautiful planet–wondrous beyond comprehension. On Nov 22, 2010, I sat on the cold rocks at Conowingo Dam, Maryland. It was a totally overcast dreary-looking morning… a stark contrast to the aerial display to come. Most people had longer glass than me, so I was hoping to luck out and get a close fly-by. I positioned myself for luck… and it found me. This was a gripping moment I’ll never forget.