Thanks so much to every one of you for participating in the #wilderness assignment. I apologize for the difficulty I made in creating an assignment that had a firm start and end date for taking pictures, but given that it was an "assignment" I thought it useful for all of you to be offered a set of ideas and thoughts that you can use for inspiration as you go out to make pictures that speak to the idea. That's basically the approach when I work with a photographer on an assignment for National Geographic.
Beyond that, those of you who did photograph the assignment did a wonderful and inspiring job. I found myself responding to images that conveyed a feeling, a mood, a sense, something that moves beyond showing what things look like, and uses still photography to somehow convey the essence of nature and place. This is a difficult thing to describe in words, and I leave the collection of pictures here to you as an aggregate statement of what I am trying to say.
As is said, pictures speak louder than words.