Perseveration: The Heron of the Huron River

PhotographerGlenn Hieber
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyTBI Photography
City/CountryAnn Arbor, United States
Photo Date2009-2017
Entry Description

Chronicles 2013 Great Blue Heron life, intimacy and trust. Examines role over a history tens of millions years longer than that of our own. A brain injury survivor, vestibular home exercises, convergence of Ann Arbor's timeless park systems, and Blue. Perhaps in the process, a possible reason why the arbor monkeys left the security and munch of branches to first come down and walk upright, with the blob at the top. How about the idea for a spear? Branches don't work all that well. Arrowheads require coordination and strength not yet in the brain and bones. Where did they come from? Ten years ago the Canadian Wildlife Service released results of their 25 year study of Quebec nesting heronry, affirming nest activity by food dropped underneath upchucked by either parent or brood, portions of brood itself, or always the good ol' poop. It could source bone and brain development of monkeys.Over 10 dozen intimate captures documenting heron and a brain injury survivor sharing the same space at the mouth of Traver Creek flowing into the Huron River at the much beloved Ann Arbor Michigan. Fulfilling our our place in the circle of life we call nature. The University of Michigan libraries availed one low hanging fruit after another of what is one of the most ancient creatures to bless this world.The bicentennial of the University's founding is at the end of the month.

About Photographer

TBI Photography's founding priority remains reaching head injury survivors in particular who, to date, decline medical help for fear of social stigma surviving today towards an insulted brain. The millennium wars bring signature traumatic brain injury, but also a resulting explosion in brain science. Talented experienced professionals are ready to share insight to maximize a fun, productive and even beautiful life with TBI. It's indeed an exciting time for diagnosis and care, upon onset. Life indeed may very well change with TBI, but it doesn't have to end. Leaving it still what you make it.