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 179 photos, 20 members
- HUMPBACK KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE 1,030 photos, 38 members
- Natures Finest (Invited Images Only) 309,643 photos, 39,649 members
- Bar Harbor Whale Watch 411 photos, 8 members
- For Garnite! 564 photos, 136 members
- State of the Environment Photography Project 3,263 photos, 943 members
- Global Photojournalism; Protest, Culture, and News 518,477 photos, 34,940 members
- Flickr Bird Brigade 37,646 photos, 993 members
- North Pacific Humpback Flukes 333 photos, 53 members
- North Atlantic Humpback flukes 2,205 photos, 80 members
- FlickrCentral 9,219,197 photos, 242,626 members
- Wild Horses in the wild! 789 photos, 241 members
- Birdshare 338,131 photos, 6,576 members
- Encyclopedia of Life Images 236,601 photos, 3,813 members
- New Photo Page Preview 0 photos, 3,356 members
- Animals in B/W, Sepia & Minimal Color 24,491 photos, 2,075 members
- The Green Ark 4,709 photos, 83 members
- Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill 2010 1,284 photos, 234 members
- Affection beyond the species barrier 1,096 photos, 114 members
- Canon EOS 40D Users 497,620 photos, 17,736 members
- !!FlickrGreen ~ Everyday is Earth Day!! 285,144 photos, 7,226 members
- "One Earth, One Home (Nature Photos)" (Unlimited Posting - Awa 126,145 photos, 3,604 members
- SOS Haiti 1,566 photos, 365 members
- Southern Ocean/Antarctic Humpback flukes 229 photos, 41 members
- Shots that leave you breathless. Post 1 Comment on 5!! 516 photos, 15 members
- Frozen Puddles 545 photos, 87 members
- NPR Look At This 157,447 photos, 6,249 members
- Lunar Lust: Glimpses of the Moon 441 photos, 219 members
- Helpful Cats 711 photos, 77 members
- Polar Bears International 7,262 photos, 845 members
- MyNature Track Group 129 photos, 49 members
- White Friday over Black Friday 82 photos, 83 members
- The World Through My Eyes - Weekend Showcase *OPEN* 3,901,573 photos, 109,884 members
- Bowsprit riders 188 photos, 22 members
- Men with Babies 1,290 photos, 365 members
- World Waters 1,393 photos, 154 members
- Petition for the cessation of whaling and slaughter of cetaceans 118 photos, 25 members
- Nature's Best Photography Flickr Group 5,401 photos, 3,642 members
- Wildlife & Nature Worldwide (Post 1, comment 2) 10,053 photos, 700 members
- The Whitetail Deer 15,378 photos, 1,419 members
- Bird Banding & Ringing 2,586 photos, 223 members
- Wild Canine Photography! 3,696 photos, 442 members
- Wildlife Rescue 1,316 photos, 207 members
- Rescue!! Rescue!! Read all about it!! 6,215 photos, 207 members
- heal & transcend the cleavage between humanity & nature 1,041 photos, 92 members
- Mustelids of the World . 1,143 photos, 193 members
- Humpback Whale snorkel : www.WildOceanAdventures.com 69 photos, 26 members
- Wildlife Photography 679,002 photos, 18,026 members
- Common Loon Gavia Immer 582 photos, 117 members
- National Wildlife Magazine Photo Group 225,861 photos, 7,183 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."
July 17th, 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... . ;-)"
April 10th, 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!!"
February 16th, 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."
April 22nd, 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."
April 6th, 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."
December 31st, 2004
"Gale is one of nature's greatest champions. I am in awe of her work, her spirit, and her dedication."
October 29th, 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~"
October 6th, 2004
- September 2004
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- Harbor seal research