"Something extraordinary happens when we are swallowed up by our passion, focused beyond all reason, deep into something we care about."

- Seth Godin, The Icarus Deception

allcreatures: A side view of a sperm whale swimming off the coast of Dominica in the Caribbean. Armed with seven-inch teeth and weighing more than 45 tonnes, sperm whales are one of the world’s most formidable predators. But far from being a Moby Dick-style man eater, they are friendly enough to swim within touching distance of humans. Photograph: Franco Banfi/Barcroft Media (via The week in wildlife – in pictures | Environment | theguardian.com)

The Chicago skyline is seen beyond the arctic sea smoke rising off Lake Michigan on January 6, 2014.
[Credit : Jim Young/Reuters]