Travel and photography. The two go together like… well… two things that really go together. Unsurprisingly then, there are several travel blogs out there that include regular photo challenges. Two of my favourite challenges are on Where’s My Backpack? and The Daily Post. (OK, so the latter isn’t really a travel blog, but go with me!)
The photo challenge theme on Where’s My Backpack? this week is Stone, while The Daily Post’s theme is Horizon. So, speaking of things going together, I thought it might be fun to see if I had any photos that combined both themes. Here’s what I came up with…
Carcassonne, southern France
The Alps, northern Italy
I figure mountains count as stone!
The Giza Pyramids, Egypt
Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida
Strictly speaking, Fort Jefferson is made of bricks. But bricks are made from clay, which is simply eroded bits of stone.
Hopefully you’re aware that as well as being a blogger, tweeter etc., I’m also the star of the Jaspa’s Journey adventure books (which have a strong travel theme to them, by the way). But did you know that Rich, the guy behind everything written by and about me, used to be an environmental research scientist in a previous career?
Burgtonna is one of the many fossil sites Rich worked on. Each layer in this photo represents a different stage in the accumulation of these deposits. One scientific term for such a geological layer is a horizon, which is why the photo really does fit both themes, Stone and Horizon.
Grand Canyon, Arizona
This is a two-for-one as far as the horizon theme goes – the actual horizon plus the different coloured horizons of the sandstone rocks into which the Grand Canyon has been etched.
Mount Blackburn, Wrangell & Elias National Park, Alaska
Taken through a window frame in the abandoned Kennecott Copper Mill, which will feature in Jaspa’s Journey 4: The Hermit of Kennecott.
Monument Valley, Utah
The perfect sunrise at Monument Valley.
Taku Glacier, Juneau Icefield, Alaska
At nearly 5000 feet thick, the Taku is the thickest glacier in the world. It’s located just outside the Alaskan capital of Juneau.
Devil’s Golf Course, Death Valley, California
Death Valley is spectacular, with the heaved surface of the salt pan known as the Devil’s Golf Course being one of the many highlights.
The mountains of southern Greenland, taken on a flight from Helsinki, Finland, to Toronto, Canada.
A place that needs no introduction.