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Sometimes You Have to Pet the Whale

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One participant in our online discussion about overshadowing quoted National Geographicphotographer Joel Sartore on the topic. “Sometimes,” Sartore has observed, “you just have to pet the whale.” In other words, don’t get so caught up in photographing or recording an experience that you miss out on the wonder of the experience itself. Be present, in other words. This is part of a complete episode.

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