This week’s photo inspiration is inspired by the natural world, and the ways we find our place in it. Hope you enjoy!
Photo: Emma Y. Young
Though it’s a seemingly simple vignette without much action, this photograph kept pulling me back in – partly because of the abundance of the trees, which seem to envelop the man, and also because of the anonymity. The banana leaves, the worker’s tanned skin, and the slow pace suggested by the photo remind me of being back home in Jamaica, but truly, this could be a scene from any number of places. And that mystery intrigues me.
Photo: Beverly Joubert/ National Geographic Creative (via Intelligent Travel)
This was taken at the Selinda Camp in Botswana, one of several Great Plains safari camps established by Dereck and Beverly Joubert. Great Plains Conservation combines tourism and land preservation (what they call “conservation tourism”) to preserve wildlife under threat of extinction in Botswana and Kenya.
Photo: EuroPics (via The Daily Mail)
Speaking of land, how crazy is this tiny turtle-shaped mass in China’s Muodaoxi River? According to The Daily Mail, the shape only becomes visible in the spring when the water levels drop to between 163 and 168 meters high. Any higher, and only the top of the rock is visible, and when the water gets lower, the connection to the mainland appears. Not surprisingly, the “turtle rock” has become a tourist attraction as people come each spring to take photos.
Photo: Josh Stansfield
And here, in Tibet, is a mountain of homes that appear to be stacked on top of each other like crates. They’re actually just really close together — and they serve as housing for 40,000 monks, nuns and pilgrims at the Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Sertar County, Garze Prefecture, according to Amusing Planet. It’s amazing how such a large community has taken root in this isolated and once uninhabited valley, which at an elevation of 4,000 meters elevation takes at least 13 hours to get to from the nearest large city.
Have you guys traveled to Asia before?
“Friday Photo Inspiration” is a weekly series featuring beautiful images that I’ve discovered around the Internet. The photos above were not taken by me, and are credited to the best of my knowledge. Read earlier installments here.