At major waterfalls like Niagara, the windblown mist may rise and partly obscure the crashing cascade.
This small lake high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains is part of a fragile ecosystem formed by a geological fault in which the water pooled. The lake’s unique color is due to dissovled carbonate minerals. Visiting this national protected area surrounded by limestone cliffs, cottonwoods trees, and cascades requires a bit of effort: a steep 1,000-foot climb to an altitude of over 7,000 feet.
I have read that seen from space, Australia’s prominent features are low-lying plains and basins covering millions of square miles. But the continent’s deep river gorges are spotted everywhere with extraordinary waterfalls. Tolmer and Wangi Falls are situated close to each other in Western Australia’s Litchfield National Park.
The spot behind the curtain is snug and secure. Standing under the rock crevice listening to the water wash down from above gives feeling of quiet and separation from everything on the other side.
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This is one of the many falls I photographed in eastern Australia. Despite Australia’s being described as a flat and dry continent, I saw abundant water tumbling from high places into deep gorges. To see more of today’s creative images, visit Leanne Cole Photography.