Posts tagged sea
Posts tagged sea
Astray Films - Dark side of the lens
Two women gaze at heavy surf while lying on boulders on the coast of Nova Scotia, December 1961.Photograph by Volkmar Wentzel, National Geographic
Over one third of our planet is frozen, and yet the icy worlds of the Arctic and Antarctic are as alien to most of us as the surface of another planet. They are places of superlatives, from ice caps that hold nearly 80% of our planet’s fresh water to frozen forests that encircle the entire globe. These are places that feed our imagination, places that seem to be borrowed from fairy tales. They are dominated and shaped by the ice, both by its coming and by its going. This is out planet’s last true wilderness, and one that is changing just as we are beginning to understand it.
i’m so in love with this. i can’t even. ah. my favourite feeling in the world is putting your head beneath the water and entering an entirely different place, so peaceful, so quiet. what i miss more than anything when i’m living away from the ocean is being able to duck under and leave all my worries on the surface.
Sea Change — High and Low Tides
The daily rise and fall of the tide can be pretty extreme on the shores, leaving large areas flooded and dry in the same day. Michael Marten has been studying the tides since 2003, capturing them with his camera showing high and low tides from exactly the same location. Marten’s images capture the natural cycle of the ebb and flow of the sea that often takes hours to complete. Here are 5 animated GIFs showing his amazing images of the changing tide. More of Michael Marten’s series, Sea Change, can be seen at his website.