I yearn for the day when we can live with our fellow beings with thoughtfulness and respect. I guess that is why I love flickr so. I find people here who feel the same, or are learning to.
A present from Deestea I don't want to lose she said:
"your ripple caused my ripple and I hope to cause others to create ripples too! Actually, I would like to think of the cause and effect as a stairway to success. We are each taking one step at a time. The trick is to enjoy the step that you are on before you move up to the next one. Please don't feel defeated. Keep Going!"
I volunteer at Allied Whale which houses the Humpack Whale catalogue for the North Atlantic.
I joined flickr in October 2004, almost 2 and 1/2 very rich years of learning and friendships. Finally I understand how I am using my site. It is autobiographical... for I seek to make visible how I have come to where I am. It is through things I love: whales, family, seals, community, drums, music, friends, animals that share our house and the ocean, the woods around us.
Whales and Seals
Ocean and woods
Drumming and Respect for all living things.
Photos of yeimaya (4)
- Unbelievable Whales 53 photos, 9 members
- HUMPBACK KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE 501 photos, 32 members
- Natures Finest (Invited Images Only) 296,834 photos, 39,377 members
- Bar Harbor Whale Watch 411 photos, 9 members
- For Garnite! 531 photos, 138 members
- State of the Environment Photography Project 3,277 photos, 955 members
- Global Photojournalism; Politics, News, Protest, and Culture 293,125 photos, 18,967 members
- Flickr Bird Brigade 22,792 photos, 704 members
- North Pacific Humpback Flukes 301 photos, 49 members
- North Atlantic Humpback flukes 1,900 photos, 81 members
- FlickrCentral 6,657,086 photos, 196,521 members
- Wild Horses in the wild! 437 photos, 147 members
- Birdshare 175,332 photos, 4,116 members
- Encyclopedia of Life Images 189,774 photos, 3,483 members
- New Photo Page Preview 0 photos, 3,460 members
- Animals in B/W, Sepia & Minimal Color ~ CONGRATS WINNERS!!! 23,424 photos, 2,040 members
- The Green Ark 3,382 photos, 84 members
- Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill 2010 1,298 photos, 241 members
- Affection beyond the species barrier 844 photos, 114 members
- Canon EOS 40D Users 480,970 photos, 17,459 members
- !!FlickrGreen ~ Everyday is Earth Day!! 226,118 photos, 6,554 members
- "One Earth, One Home (Nature Photos)" (Unlimited Posting - Awa 106,684 photos, 3,469 members
- SOS Haiti 1,573 photos, 368 members
- Southern Ocean/Antarctic Humpback flukes 210 photos, 41 members
- Shots that leave you breathless. Post 1 Comment on 5!! 500 photos, 15 members
- Frozen Puddles 518 photos, 77 members
- NPR Picture Show 128,999 photos, 5,869 members
- Lunar Lust: Glimpses of the Moon 388 photos, 148 members
- Helpful Cats 688 photos, 76 members
- Polar Bears International 5,425 photos, 699 members
- MyNature Track Group 123 photos, 45 members
- White Friday over Black Friday 85 photos, 85 members
- The World Through My Eyes - Textured Tuesdays **OPEN** 3,290,890 photos, 94,786 members
- Bowsprit riders 182 photos, 20 members
- Men with Babies 1,258 photos, 356 members
- World Waters 1,420 photos, 155 members
- Petition for the cessation of whaling and slaughter of cetaceans 130 photos, 24 members
- Nature's Best Photography Flickr Contest 5,109 photos, 3,133 members
- Wildlife & Nature Worldwide (Post 1, comment 2) 7,356 photos, 603 members
- The Whitetail Deer 13,098 photos, 1,281 members
- Bird Banding & Ringing 2,025 photos, 175 members
- Wild Canine Photography! 3,719 photos, 391 members
- Wildlife Rescue 1,168 photos, 169 members
- Rescue!! Rescue!! Read all about it!! 5,665 photos, 187 members
- heal & transcend the cleavage between humanity & nature 920 photos, 89 members
- Mustelids of the World . 776 photos, 176 members
- Humpback Whale snorkel : www.WildOceanAdventures.com 69 photos, 26 members
- Wildlife Photography 443,120 photos, 13,780 members
- Common Loon Gavia Immer 485 photos, 107 members
- National Wildlife Magazine Photo Group 116,445 photos, 6,064 members
Silly Luis says:
"There really exists people like this, so full of magic that make you feel that the world may be a cheerful and pleasant place to live into, after all. And of these, there are those that you seem to have known and love since before you were born, those that you may happyly walk with along the paths of life, those who know not only how but why to tread lightly the Earth and respect all living things. Yeimaya's so good that it really belongs to her the surname of a goddes, and an African goddess of the sea it had to be. Not that she cares at all about seeming (or being) a goddess, so she caught an "i" out of nowhere and got that brand new indian-like name she deserves so well.
Want to know her? Dive into her photos and try to find one of a beatiful woman sat on a rock in the middle of a sea-bay, looking through a scope and with a red boat awaiting her close by; beyond, in the coast line, what looks like one of those ancient indian forests. Found it? That's MY Gale. In the latest portraits of her, Time tries to mask, but doesn't manage to hide the girl that shines through her eyes an smile, always playing in one way or another. Her photos, which is what define a photographer, will show nature: nature live and vibrant as she sees it wherever she go; hers are photos that make you feel you're there with her and she telling you: "See this? Yikes! Isn't it a wonder?"
I wasn't really IN Flickr until I crossed Gale's (photo)stream. I remember that I left a question about some (probably trivial) detail related to one of her photos--I think it may have been how big a whale bone was. And she answered me (they're not big, but HUGE) and invited me to join "Voices"; that was the turn that got me firmly anchored in Flickr. And Gale was who did it. And I'll always thank her for that. So would you if you had so great a friend."
17th July, 2007
"Thank you so much, Gale, for all you've added to my life over the years. I'm so much more aware...I care more deeply and widely...I feel more connected and also more responsible - in part because of all you've shared here. Your generousity - not just of your huge knowledge, but also the sharing of your fiery and protective spirit wrt the world around us - never fails to come through your words and beautiful, stirring images - and ignite something in me. I thank YOU!
Hey, I was so shy about writing testimonials, but I think I just did without even having to think....just typed what I felt... . ;-)"
10th April, 2007
"kind, helpful, inviting and exceptionally pleasant to deal with! i am very impressed with the people that i have met on flickr but yeimaya is by far the nicest and most helpful of all my flickr-friends! as much as she loves whales i am not sure why she would be so nice to humans, but i am glad to be her friend and looking forward to sharing many stories and photos! aloha and mahalo nui loa!!"
16th February, 2007
therese flanagan says:
"Yeimaya cares. In caring she seeks and creates community and acts as a conduit between the world as it is and the world she envisions. The world she envisions is one in which human beings are awakened to their place in a complex system shared by other life, both plant and animal. The hope is that in being awakened, a heightened degree of empathy may come forth.
Yeimaya's planting seeds; many will take root and blossom. Her photos show you where she's been, the lessons she's learned, and she shares them with us. She also shepherds others in groups she's started, like Voices in the Wilderness flickr.com/groups... It's a life's work and a worthy one."
22nd April, 2005
"yeimaya is a devotee, not only of the art of photography, but of living things on the planet. She strives to end the killing of baby seals, and seems to long for the end of winter so she can get back to observing her wonderful friends off the coast of Maine … seals and whales in their natural habitat. Her studies and her pictures of those creatures demonstrate the level of her love and affection for them. She shares this passion with us in her aesthetically pleasing blog Whale Tales2 The great Fubuki it was who observed: “Flickr is crack …” I believe Gale is more hopelessly hooked on the lives of the beautiful animals she observes, than any crackhead could be on the illicit substance. Her mosaics are well worth visiting, and her photos on a whole are extremely broad in range and well captured.
Yeimaya lives in a community that exemplifies the word “community”, where people with diverse backgrounds and interests come together to share, and to leave more fulfilled than when they arrived.
Despite all that demands her attention, yeimaya still takes the time to point me in so many interesting directions in the maze that is Flickr."
6th April, 2005
"This woman has seen a lot of seals and met a lot of whales and she is eager to tell their stories. If you give her half a chance she'll show you how to see them as she does: rich with character and personal history.
She has good posture too."
31st December, 2004
"Gale is one of nature's greatest champions. I am in awe of her work, her spirit, and her dedication."
29th October, 2004
"Yeimaya has been closely observing and documenting wild whales and seals along the Atlantic coast for over two decades. Her keen interest and enthusiasm is reflected happily through her myriad of in-depth stories from her personal encounters, and supported by her photos and sketches. Yeimaya’s attention to detail through these observations has created a treasure-trove of information: an historical record of specific mammals that can be used as a base source of information by serious researchers for many years to come. Her genuine compassion for seals, whales and all natural life, shines brightly in her writings and photographs~"
6th October, 2004
- September 2004
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- Harbor seal research