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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51 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #21: Splash!

  1. Great gallery of water, Amy! And, the great Urubamba river – a bit envious I am…but I guess you will guide us through your Peruvian adventure too! Looking forward to it! I went to Peru as a young woman, in my twenties, with no camera (!)…relying on my man’s photos back then. A magnificent country with lovely people.

    The whale is a real splash, and the surfer – nice shot!

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    • You were an adventurer in twenties, how cool! I certain will post some photos I captured. Peru has become such a popular tourist country; and local vendors everywhere, they want to sell stuff so bad… All these made it very challenging to take photos. I so agree, it is a magnificent country with lovely people.

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      • I was an adventurer, yes – started out when I was 16 and never stopped. Those first years all photos were taken by my man – dia frames. We never take them out to see and remember, unfortunately. When we started up for Machu Pichu, I remember how disappointed I was that we had to go up in white vans, but I understand there are many more tourists nowadays. Talking about vendors, I remember Egypt in 1981, when we hardly could leave the bus or take any photos at all because of vendors. They were everywhere. I really hate that situation, and I fully understand your difficulties. It is tiresome.

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        • You were lan early starter. I sense your passion for nature and interests for culture via your photos.
          The same in Peru. The vendors followed us… and they were everywhere, day and night.

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  3. Every single image is wow fantastic!! I was enthralled by this post, Amy! The pictures taken of the river in the Amazon had my mouth open in awe. You were in serious wild country!! The pool, the falls, the whale, the surfer …. amazing pictures! You certainly have been busy!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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