West Seattle Blog… | West Seattle naturalist/photographer suddenly without a camera

(Photos by Kersti Muul)

We describe WSB as a “community collaborative news source” because of the thousands of ways community members have contributed over our 15 years – from someone texting us about a traffic jam, to those who send in calendar lists, to those who attend/support these events, to the people who share photos of our area’s natural beauty – from neighborhood flowers to breathtaking wildlife. Among those who contribute to this last category, and more, are Kersti Muul, whose name you see here most often when the whales are in the area. Kersti is facing a tough break right now – literally – and could use some Support. She explains:

I have had bad dizziness and intermittent vision problems for the past three months. Coming out of an episode; still slightly unbalanced, I took a hard fall in Alki on the concrete, watching “T-63 Chainsaw” the famous killer whale, pass Elliott Bay. Unfortunately my camera broke in the fall. Nikon just deemed the camera damage “irreparable”.

For those who don’t know me, I’m a science educator, urban conservationist, community naturalist, award-winning photographer, and wildlife rescuer.

I am extremely active in the West Seattle community, donating my time, expertise, and photographs at no cost. The loss of my camera is devastating to me as it is my vehicle for community education, research, outreach, and how I decompress from the extremely stressful work I do.

I am appealing to the community to help me, so that I can continue to help you!

On its crowdfunding pagesays Kersti, “Helping others see the world through my lens and inspiring them to take action has been the biggest loss so far.”

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