Imagine for a second if you saw the world from above as a seagull does…

I’ll give you a second…

And one more…

If you had a hard time imagining, here’s a fantastic video from Jaimen Hudson’s awesome YouTube channel showing what that might look like:

Now, how does that change your perspective on the size of the “all-powerful” human on this planet?

Perhaps we realize we are just a small part of this planet. Perhaps we understand that we are not the center of the universe. Perhaps we feel possessed to be better stewards of our environment. Perhaps we feel more inclined to put aside our differences with the members of our own species just long enough to understand our own connection.

Whatever this video puts into perspective, I think it is a good reminder of the what that we miss if we find ourselves wrapped up in the story that we have told ourselves about our place in the animal kingdom.

We don’t live independently here, nor are we as all-powerful as we sometimes tell ourselves we are. The more we see ourselves as connected to the environment around us and the people we live alongside, the more we can appreciate our place on earth!

To find out a little more about the background of this video here is a Huffington Post Article describing the encounter. Or, you can find out more about whales by checking out another article of ours here!

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I think I’ll go for a nice nature walk.

Stay beautiful & keep laughing!

-Liesl

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”-Victor Borge

Liesl can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV

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Notes:

  1. Hudson, Jaimen. “Paddle Boarding with Whales, Esperance Australia.”YouTube. Jamien Hudson, 24 Sept. 2015. Web. 4 Oct. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=14&v=g6U3VCneKfs>.

Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

COO of Ever Widening Circles, Founder of EWCed

Liesl is a camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often floundering—outdoor enthusiast. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV