I am back at my hotel in Bogota, Colombia, and reflecting on the Harp Seal excursion I did last month. I have managed to edit through the approx 1500 images that I took and post the more interesting ones online. I ultimately came to the decision to finish them in Black and White as I felt color was not a contributing factor, and the seals in their monochromatic fur skins, juxtaposed against the snow and gray skies, we're images that would be better conveyed this way. Sadly, I would later learn that the Canadian government would raise the kill quota for these animals up to 400,000 for this year. That hunt commenced just a short while ago, where hunters will use wooden clubs to smash their heads so as to protect the pelts of which they will skin these animals for. A seal pelt will fetch about $80 on the market.
Meanwhile, winter is now over and Spring has begun to show itself in New York. I am taking the Easter weekend to visit Bogota, Columbia; a country I have never before visited. Earlier today, I was hiking in a beautiful cloud forrest in a nearby national park, and have now wrapped up a wonderful dinner out on the town. I must say, the cuisine here is something to really appreciate, and the mountainous range that envelopes this city is quite stunning, too. I don't know if I will break my camera out to try to capture some of the interesting finds on this trip, but I can say that there is plenty to see in this city with a population the size of New York City. For now, I am sort of taking in the sights, and basing myself in the Northern part of the city.