Today seems like a fine day for another visual writing prompt. The weather here in Ontario is starting to improve but there’s still a great deal of snow outside, and most of what I see is some shade of white. Perhaps that’s why these colorful images appeal to me. Or maybe it is the sense that their surface beauty is a veneer over danger, and a deeper mystery.
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). A hiker stares down what could be a 1000 ft deep hole in the ice of the lower #RuthGlacier in #DenaliNationalPark. The hole is filled with water and you can see quite far down. It's amazing to stand on the edge of these blue wormholes!!! The more frightening ones were smaller in diameter with no water in them, and could swallow you up forever if you didn't watch your step! Taken on assignment for @natgeo magazine.
Photo @ladzinski / The twisted and spiraled navajo sandstone of #AntelopeCanyon is one of the most photographed slot canyons in the world. It's an incredible place to visit in the dead of winter when the crowds have gone and you can walk through the sculpted canyon with nothin but the sound of the wind. @natgeocreative
Photo by @BrianSkerry A Blue Shark with a red colored Parasitic Copepod attached to its dorsal fin in the waters of the Gulf of Maine (a tiny hitchhiker). A pelagic animal living in the open sea, blue sharks have been sculpted by nature to move like undersea aircrafts, with slender, fuselage-like bodies and long wing-like pectoral fins. Like all species of sharks, their numbers are in decline due to over fishing and shark finning. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sharks #gulfofmaine #sharkfinning #nikonambassador #subal