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Over the weekend, my family and I went on a trip to Blake Island, which is about a 45-minute boat ride from Seattle. On the boat ride there, my camera died (my camera uses AA batteries. I know… lame). I checked in my bag for spare batteries, but I had forgotten them at home! Fortunately, there was a shop on the island with a pack of 8 batteries (My camera takes 4). I went over a bridge and started hiking!
While on the hike around the island, it felt as though the path was endless. I could hear the birds and smell the sea (there was a cliff next to the path through some trees that led to the beach… but don’t go that way. It’s a long drop) I took this picture,titling it “Endless Green”
After walking for a while, I saw some flowers bathed in sunlight. A bee was pollinating on top of the flower. I grabbed my camera and took a few photographs, but this one stood out since you could see the detail and the wings.
After finishing the hike around the island (All of my batteries are dead. I guess the batteries were cheap for a reason), I had a theory. My batteries that I was originally using were rechargeable, what if they still held a charge? And they did! At the same time, a deer had wandered into the picnic area and was grazing on the grass.
Then, this little guy showed up! He actually was kinda cute, for a raccoon.
I got a shot with both the deer and the raccoon! They look like buddies.
Then the raccoon looked slyly at a family eating their lunch at a nearby table. I think he was hungry for human food.
I was walking to the beach when I noticed something hiding in the bushes… it was a baby deer! It stayed there grazing the grass, and it never noticed me. Babies are so innocent and adorable.
Back at the picnic area, more deer showed up. A total of 4 bucks and a does (3 male and 2 female deer) were there. The one in the back sitting, I called it a unicorn, because one of the antlers was longer than the other, which looked kind of funny.
Before I left, my dad pointed out the deer sitting in front of the stump. I took a few pictures before getting one I liked. Then the batteries died. Again. I wandered around the gift shop for a bit, and outside I met a professional photographer, and we talked about the different types of photography and methods. Eventually the boat my family and I intended on returning to Seattle came, and I fell asleep on the boat ride home.