Unknown Depths

It was on a trip to the Cayman Islands, Little Cayman to be specific, that I acquired my conflicted sense of wonder and discomfort in the sea. I was a teenager, snorkling the surface waters of Bloody Bay while family descended the vertical cliff known as the Great Wall West. Below me to one side,…

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Floor of Sand, Roof of Water

When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time (every possible minute) on the beaches of California. And one of my favorite activities was to run after the receding waves as far as I dared,, right up to where they were beginning another forward surge, and then turn and sprint back to safety.…

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Up Close, Inside

Two of the finalists in the Nikon’s annual Small World Photomicrography Competition, recognizable in their form, if not in their true identity. Here, a branch against a clouded landscape. Here, a chameleon – but an internal view on two levels: The usually invisible skeletal and cartilage structure, and this is an embryo, usually invisible inside…

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Re-seeing the Already Seen

I’ve posted Nick Veasey’s work before, but just thought it was worth revisiting. X-rays of anything and everything. Just remarkable – a new view of what we think we’ve already seen.

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