Most of the animals I photograph are what people living in Europe would call exotic. I like to photograph herd animals like kudu, oryx, hartebeest, zebra. And I like to photograph rhino, lions, cheetahs. All of them are interesting, whether it is a scrub hare or a warthog.
One of the reasons I like to photograph animals is that they have such wonderful shapes. Every curve and bend interests me, as does the colour and the patterns. And then there is the question of how these aspects come to be.
I know it seems an odd question to ask how randomness is determined. But the markings on any animal are similar to others of that species, but not the same.
And there must be something that rules the randomness in the pattern. Or perhaps it is not random at all? Perhaps there are factors that might all come together in that particular pattern. But if it is not that, and it is just a release of the reins of control then how does and how could that happen?
I remember thinking when I was a lot younger that if one was very knowledgeable then one might be able to read out the universe from a grain of salt.
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