This photograph and moment reflect the soulful spirit of the animal. Medel was able to create a connection by being patient and finding the right spot.
Medel said that growing up in Mexico, he was brought up around photography. He said he has fond memories of his father and uncles taking pictures at parties and special events and then rushing home to develop the film in a darkroom -- a.k.a. the closet -- producing prints and returning to the party to sell them.
Imagining young Medel witnessing this scene makes photography such a romantic extension of his history. It is no surprise that Medel is passionate for photography; it's practically in his blood.