I heard from dozens of you that you signed that petition, and I was especially happy to hear from some of "my kids" who remember Sukari, and continue to speak out against the ongoing abuse of chimpanzees.

The Writers Conference is going well. Today is the last day. If I still have a pulse, I'll find something uplifting to write about next week. Meanwhile, here are a couple pictures from Ron LeValley. You know what a fan I am.

Black-footed Albatross by Ron LeValley
Here's an albatross coming in to land behind the boat.

Black-footed Albatross by Ron LeValley
 When albatross come in to land on the water, they use their feet as air brakes.
This photograph was taken offshore from Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, California on July 15, 2012. The camera was a Canon EOS 7D with Canon 300mm f4 lens
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