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Sunset Egret
FOGGY SUNRISE OVER THE DES MOINES RIVER
Linked Elephants
A lady selling Fish on Market day
A lady selling fish on Market day at Bukittingi
A Man waits for Job work early morning at Bukittingi
Lake Emerald- True to its name
elephants chasing the intruders
A Blue tiger moth looking for its plant.
Nectar Sucking Butterfly!
Beautiful Butterfly!
Untitled, part of the series 'Moving Wood'
A street in South Park City.
An old school in South Park City
Temple Quarry Dried River Bed Sandy, UT
A blacksmith shop in South Park City.
Honking Tree
Like Flying
Mask Temple At Lamanai
To be or Nut
Humpback Whale Breaching
Reaching for the Light
Humpback Whale breaching flamboyantly.
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Untitled, part of the series 'Moving Wood'

For several years, I wandered across a small part of the wild Norwegian woods documenting the changes in the landscape as the seasons alternated. While I stumbled over dead trunks, slipped on wet leaves and stepped on dark, soft soil, made of layers of pine-needles, I realised, that those trees, while busily interacting with each other in slow motion, not only are constantly on the move, but that their movements in fact are part of a very fundamental choreography. What I photographed was the surface of the earth in the making. This image is part of a larger body of work called ‘Moving Wood’. Its dramatic expression demonstrates how agile trees actually are. Turning around and falling over, bending deep or running away like in a hurry, leaning against each other, dancing wild, falling over, in order to break in the end, as easily as matches, while energy no longer flows. There, eventually, their lives end. The trees become earth, offering new seedlings a nutritious soil.

TAGS: Dark, Dramatic, Landscape, Nature, Norway, Tree, Wood

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2014
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Date Uploaded: July 28, 2016, 2:32 a.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Førde, Norway