Water, water, everywhere…

We are water and water is life.  It surrounds us and sustains us.  Our planet, ourselves, are composed of and yet require water. Living as we do on the coast, our daily navigations traverse an epic meeting of land and ocean.  Our coastal strip is further riven by other bodies of water.. rivers opening to the ocean,  lagoons commingling fresh and sea water and changing with the tides.  With the addition of water, delivered via rain, our landscapes are transformed.  Water is a recurrent theme in our artistic lives, spending weeks each year underwater, communing with flashing schools of fish, sharks and colorful denizens of down under, adapting our lives to the ocean’s special rhythm. We have kayaked to remote areas, hiked to thundering waterfalls…wherever we are, we are drawn to water.  A small selection of some favorite images explores the many guises of water:

The coast:

At the end of the road at the northernmost point of Fiji’s largest island, Viti Levu

Fiji

Aerial view of Fiji

Fiji

San Elijo Lagoon

Pier, Naoshima Island, Japan

Underwater:

Famed Fijian dive site, the Great White Wall, in the Somosomo Strait

Vatadamu Point (Somosomo Strait, Fiji): a whip coral shrimp

Fiji’s Somosomo Strait, a flatworm on a tunicate

Anemone fish in Fiji

Zebra crab on fire urchin

Blue ring octopus in Anilao in Philippines

Blue ring octopus, Anilao, Philippines

A beautiful spider crab (Xenocarcinus conicus) on a matching gorgonian

Oceanic manta ray in Indonesia

Lakes:

Jenny Lake, Grand Teton

Gorgeous sunrise in Torres del Paine, Patagonia

 

Watson Lake, near Prescott, Az

Abstracted:

The power of water:

 

Carving rock through the years, Gooseneck Park

It thunders (waterfalls):

Montmorency Falls, Near Québec City

Mount Kirkjufell and falls

Iceland

In gaseous forms:

Old Faithful geyser and a full moon

Norris Geyser Basin and a slice of the Gibbon River in Yellowstone

Tree near Lake Yellowstone isolated by early morning fog

Early morning with fog at Lake Yellowstone

 

Frozen:

Sedona as a Chinese landscape painting: West Fork of Oak Creek,  February, 2016

Icelandic jewel, bergie bit on beach

Antarctica

Weddell seal in Antarctica

Deception Island in Antarctica

Deception Island in Antarctica

Water as a barrier:

Cuban fisherman on the Malecon

An underground river system:

Cenote, Yucatan Peninsula, near Playa del Carmen

Even after effects of water are an interesting line of inquiry (rust, slot canyons, erosion, etc):

 

 

 

Rusting whaling station remains at Deception Island

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “Water, water, everywhere…

  1. “flatworm on a tunicate”! wow! that pic is a grabber for me. kept going back to it. stunning darkness bordered in blue on that worm. very cool propulsion method. ripples, baby. makes me want to float in the Atlantic. thanks Marie.

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