This field of mounds built by magnetic termites in northern Australia has the look and feel of a cemetery, especially in this image taken at dusk. The magnetic termites were given their name based on the belief at the time that that they lined up their mounds according to the earth’s magnetic field. However, it is now understood that these clever termites build the mounds according to the sun’s passage in such a way that the hot rays fall on the knife-like edges of the mound rather than on its broad face. I get a little nervous about termites in general thinking they are going to eat my house! I was relieved to learn that these creatures live on grasses and other vegetation as do many of the other termites in Australia.
This spookified rendition of an abandoned house is my entry in this week’s monochrome challenge, hosted by Leanne Cole Photography. To see all the other entries, which were posted yesterday, go to Leanne’s blog.
This week’s challenge theme is “seasons,” and winter in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains is perfect for black and white. This image was taken shortly after a substantial snowfall. All the photos from today’s challenge are available on Leanne Coles’s blog.
The badlands around the world come in many shapes and colors, but have in common the difficulty they present to any who would like to pass through them. I chose this image for this week’s challenge, which includes a collection of entries posted each week by Leanne Cole. To see all of this week’s entries go to Leanne’s blog.
This is one of several amazing lighthouses that Leanne took us to when we traveled with her along the Victoria coast. Thanks, Leanne! Go to Leanne’s blog to see all of today’s entries.