Farewell to the Wilsons Promontory and its Kangaroos

Wilsons Promontory National Park
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Journal Entry:

I am underneath the starlit sky of a late October night, surrounded by noises from many nocturnal species coming from all over as I am calmy setting up my camera for a time lapse of the night sky. A time lapse is a sequence of pictures that are taken at a few seconds interval to observe the movement of a very slow-moving object, such as the sun or stars at night. During this chilly October night, I was hoping to capture the milky way drifting down the sky as we sometimes see in nature documentaries. This was probably the last new moon I would see before flying back home to Canada. This moment represented the end of something bigger than my field season. I had started many projects on the field and they were all eventually going to come to an end. For the first time I felt the end was near.

This was one of those bittersweet moments. After spending more than three months on the field, I started thinking about being back home, in a heated house, and able to sleep in and eat all kinds of foods that I missed during this period away. At the same time, I do realize how lucky I am to go through such a unique experience.