Water is the key to life, but in frozen form, it is a latent force. And when it vanishes, Earth becomes Mars.
A lion is not a lion is not a lion. As individuals, as mates, as members of a society, they're all very different.
The Galapagos Islands provide a window on time. In a geologic sense, the islands are young, yet they appear ancient.
Biodiversity starts in the distant past and it points toward the future.
Life needs a membrane to contain itself so it can replicate and mutate.
My wife says that I become different once I start to work with animals. My movements become different, my mood is different. It involves letting everything fall behind you, becoming intuitive in your dealings with wild creatures in a way that bypasses reason. Sometimes it's more like a dance than anything else.