All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all
-Cecil Frances, 1848
Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant …
– John Donne
Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures;
none show more passionate tenderness to their
young when deprived of them; and, in short,
I am not ashamed to profess a deep
love for these quiet creatures.
-Thomas de Quincey
Do not free the camel of the burden of his hump;
you may be freeing him from being a camel.
-Gilbert K. Chesterton
Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.
~Ronald Duncan, The Horse
Until one has loved an animal,
a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
– Anatole France
A horse is worth more than riches.
– Spanish Proverb
Without a shepherd, sheep are not a flock.
All goats are mischievous thieves, gate-crashers,
and trespassers. Also they possess individual
character, intelligence, and capacity for affection
which can only be matched by the dog.
–David Mackenzie, Farmer in the Western Isles
I do not think the cat can be over-estimated.
He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism.
I do not wonder that many writers love cats;
I am only surprised that all do not.
– Carl Van Vechten
Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.
– James Herriot
A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes.
– Indian Proverb
The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.
– Charles de Gaulle
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be
judged by the way its animals are treated.
– Mahatma Gandhi
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This is breathtaking!! Amazing pictures…
These images are so beautiful. I have no words for them, only silent reverence. You have touched my heart and soul in a way few can.
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Thanks for the blog.Much thanks again. Fantastic.
Beautiful pictures als always
You are amazing! Thanks!
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Beautiful photography, so full of warmth and emotion, with such kind thoughts. Thanks.
Just love it. It expresses the love animals give so unconditionally. Until you love an animal, what is true love?
Great Photography ! ( as usual ! ) 🙂
what a moving photography, thank you for sharing!!
One of my favorites from your blog. Your photography is exquisite.
Many thanks Steve McCurry, you have made a lot of people very happy.
Not forgetting my friend Mansukh.
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LOVE LOVE LOVE! This is my most absolute fave of your posts. I was just wondering the other day why I havent seen any animal posts by you. Please let your next book be on animals!
Hi Steve, maybe your next book could be about animals? These photos are so lovely. Bye…Jill
Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful pictures. They are so beautiful and above all there is a lot to learn from them.
Wonderful mood in this photo! It transfers the calm of this situation!
I never tire of reading your blog – the passages you choose always interact so well with your images
Totally awesome….i love the way you see the world….and share it …thank you 😊
Your blogs are study material and inspiration for me. I tried searching the older blogs but could not find them anymore. Are those not available anymore ?
What a beautiful journey .. Thank you
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If you don’t follow Steve McCurry, you really should …….
Marvellous photographs. Difficult not to agree with dDe Gaulle!
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steve curry you never stop amazing me with your pictures
Beautiful photos and words as always 🙂
Wonderful photography, always an inspiration!
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In this time of disturbing indecency in our U.S.A. it is beneficial to be able to take the time to enjoy decent reflections prompted by these scenes and words of wisdom.
Como siempre, muy buenas fotografías e historias, saludos, Omar.
Always a pleasure. Always. Thank you Steve. Any plans to be back in the USA.?
Lovely post, the day is made.
Thank you Steve for images beyond beauty!
Um trabalho lindo, maravilhoso, parabéns Steve McCurry.
Not only beautiful photographs, but a record of life in the eyes of humans and the creatures in their lives. All creatures great and small indeed.
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I must share Steve’s photos. They never fail to lift my spirit, If only I have his eyes (and maybe his cameras). The quotes he inserts into his photo journals show such insight.
Dearest Steve, you know how to stir our inner soul, with your eyes and your quotes. Bless you always for what you do….
These are the most incredibly beautiful photographs Steve ….they are timeless:):):):)
so so beutiful as always, thank you Steve
Beautiful images! Thank you so much for sharing these!
Love these images and quotes you put with them so very much!
Steve, You bring the world to me and because of your eyes and hard work, I see differently.
Simply the best – thank you Steve.
Outstanding, just blew me away. Y’r a star.
Simply outstanding photographs again, Stevebhai. Thank you so much. I love all of them but most of all the following : The one of the goat in the little girl’s lap in West Bengal, the one of the woman meditating by the river with the 3 dogs and the one of the camel and the old man sitting on the bed with the two little boys.
A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it.
As usual dearest Steve McCurry , you have taken God’s beauty and displayed it as you see it and others can admire and appreciate your same vision . I live in Oxford, Mississippi and also wanted to comment on the wonderful images you included in Mr. Theroux’s book about our Deep South. You capture the heart and soul of every person , place or thing you see through your lens . I just keep trying to perfect my skills to reflect my passion for the beauty in this world we do see each day . Each night we must count our blessings for the blessings bestowed upon us in life magical or curiously unique and compare them to the common evils in which we have become accustomed . There is only so far evil can take our minds before we just shut it out and become numb . Nonetheless, the magic and brilliance of our beautiful world seizes to amaze each and ever day . That will always be the triumph of good over evil and our hope in the scheme of life . I hope that you will not mind if I share your blog post with others by reposting your photo album on my website . I love to share your collections . My readers love to see each new collection you have completed . God bless you for you are a Great Creature !
Sir, you are my inspiration.
James Herriot used this quote for one of his books. I always enjoyed his stories and learned much. Your photographs coupled with beautiful quotes stir my soul. Well done!
You, Sir, are a pied piper with a camera… every image is so beautiful that I like looking at them again and again
Outstanding and very inspirational. Thank you.
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Awesome photography …. Love his work!!
Thank you – beautiful oasis in a hectic span of worldtimes.
Always happy when I recive your mail.
Thank you so much for feeding my soul. How wonderful to see such beauty.
Cats and dogs, we need them to make us comfortable.
So true! So beautiful!
I cried before getting half way through them. Very gorgeous photos. Thank you for these.
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This is just fantastic. Bravo, Steve.
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McCurry shoots animals with compassion in the same way he shoots people….
Beautiful quotes. Ever more beautiful pictures!!
Makes me wonder do I like cats coz I am a writer or am I writer coz I like cats 😀😀
As usual, impecable images!
Stunningly beautiful, thank you!
Great! And so…
So sweet!!! 🙂
God Bless you, Steve McCurry.