Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water

Today I’m participating in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge and her theme is “water”. I encourage you to click on each photo to see a larger view.

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We see water in many forms and amounts every day. Without water there would be no life on earth, so let’s make sure we take care of it. Water can appear in front of us powerful and in motion, as in these waves of the Pacific Ocean on a cloudy and breezy day.

Waves of the Pacific Ocean on a cloudy day
Waves of the Pacific Ocean on a cloudy day

Water can also be very still and peaceful, as in this small pond that was behind the house we stayed at in Virginia.

Still water of a small pond in Virginia
Still water of a small pond in Virginia

Birds drink water, and they also use it to take baths. This iridescent grackle bird was very busy getting clean in the gardens of the Smithsonian castle.

Iridescent male common grackle taking a water bath
Iridescent male common grackle taking a water bath

Water is a habitat for many animals, including this frog popping its head out of the water to keep an eye on me.

Frog's head out of the pond water
Frog’s head out of the pond water

You’ll have no idea how many turtles can hide underwater until they come out to bask in the sun. Can you guess how many turtles are sitting on these rocks?

Turtles basking in the sun on rocks in the pond
Turtles basking in the sun on rocks in the pond

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Change

I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is change. I could pick from so many different types of photos to illustrate this theme. The first thing that actually came to mind was the change of spring and the rebirth of nature around me. But then I remembered this past weekend and my visit to Coronado Beach to see the Pacific Ocean.

I love watching the ocean waves as they come and go. I could sit on the sand and watch them for hours. If you don’t pay close attention, you’ll think the waves all look the same, but they really change a lot from one to the next. They start and break in different places. Each is of a different height. The rolls never seem to appear in the same spot. Though the ocean seems constant, it’s constantly changing. Just like me!

I used my Canon Powershot G1 X for these shots with a polarizer filter and I love how the photos came out. Remember you can click on each photo to see a larger view. Enjoy!

I love watching the waves slowly form…

 WordPress weekly photo challenge: Change - the waves of the Pacific Ocean
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Change – the waves of the Pacific Ocean

Until they reach their highest point…

 WordPress weekly photo challenge: Change - the constant waves of the ocean
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Change – the constant waves of the ocean

And they finally break to form a nice roll.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Change - the ocean waves
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Change – the ocean waves