Since I feel strongly about the importance of wildlife in this world, I always try to bring awareness about the various animals through my photography and through the groups I choose to support.
So I made a trek to this wonderful organization who rehabilitates injured animals and educates children and groups on wildlife. They strive to rehabilitate the injured so that they can be released back into the wild. However, there are some cases where the animals would never survive in the wild with their injuries. Many are physical wounds that never heal right, but another kind of injury is imprinting. When a human takes a wild animal in and keeps it for too long, it becomes too comfortable with humans and having its food brought to it. So while the injuries may not be physical, they are behavioral.
While out photographing a few of the animals, I tried very hard to capture their personalities. Wildlife takes a lot of patience. I'm not a "spray and pray" photographer. I tend to watch the animal's behavior, plan and frame up my composition, and then wait for the animal to do something within their personality.
Note: I know I have two images of the Opossum in the gallery. The first image follows the "rules." But, I loved how the second one, while breaking the rules, really showcased the opossum's personality.