Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #21: Splash!

Patti said eloquently, “I believe water is magical. Its beauty, power, and persistence are unsurpassed.  It flows through us and around us…”

The river was known in Inca times as Willkamayu and was sacred to them. It is one of the main Peruvian rivers and is part of the Amazon Basin.

This river crosses the entire Sacred Valley of the Incas, on its way it passes to the foot of the mountain where Machu Picchu is.

Riding the train, we saw the river running so smoothly to the majestic Machu Picchu. It certainly had made a mighty splash in Inca history. As Patti said that water connects us to the past and leads us to the future.

The photos below may speak of splashing.

Hamilton Pool Preserve near Austin, Texas (below) is a natural pool that was created when the doinme of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion thousands of years ago.

Multnomah Falls (620 ft in height) is the country’s second-tallest year-round waterfall:

The whale was making an awesome splash. He did not do it for fun but sending a powerful signal to his competitors.

The surfer had no fear for the wave splash. Watching the surfer at the Huntington Beach, California was a thrill.

I’d like to use Patti’s insightful words to close my submission. She said, “It (water) is nature’s mirror because it reflects not only ourselves, but also the degree to which we respect Mother Nature.”

Patti is calling splash for this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge. Click here to enjoy Patti’s remarkable photos and stories. Hope you will join us. 🙂

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