Beautiful Image: Summers Surrender

Photo Summers Surrender by *wb-skinner on deviantART

waterfall

WB Skinner says:

From the old road I could hear the water cascading in the distance. I made my way through thick under-brush toward the sound… camera and pod in one hand and shielding my face with the other. I smiled when I saw the falls … and gasped when I saw the last tidbit of summer surrender to the colder season.

Beautiful Image: Ursus Americanus

Ursus Americanus by WB Skinner on deviantART

black bear

WB Skinner says:

Although there were probably once as many as two million black bears in North America long before European colonization, the population declined to a low of 200,000 as a result of habitat destruction and unrestricted hunting culls. By current estimates, more than 800,000 are living today on the continent. 100,000 of these are in the province of Ontario, Canada… where I live.

photo was shot in the wild…

I used a zoom lens….

Beautiful Image: The Canadian Shield

The Shield by WB Skinner, who shot this photo near dark close to Thunder Bay, Ontario at a section of the Current River known simply as the Cascades.

Canadian Shield

WB Skinner writes:

The Canadian Shield, also known as the Precambrian Shield or Laurentian Plateau, covers about half of Canada as well as most of Greenland and part of the northern United States; an area of 4.4 million square kilometers (1.7 million square miles).

It is the oldest part of the North American crustal plate and contains fossils of bacteria and algae over 2 billion years old.

The shield is composed of granite and the earth’s greatest area of exposed Precambrian rock (igneous and metamorphic rock formed in the Precambrian geological era 500 million years ago).

The shield was the first part of the continent to be permanently raised above sea-level. Subsequent rising and falling, folding, erosion and continental ice sheets have created its present topography. The reoccurring invasion and withdrawal of the ice sheets (1.6 million to 10,000 years ago) depressed the surface creating Hudson Bay, scraped out tens of thousands of lake basins, carried away much of the soil cover and redeposited glacial debris.

via Dave Pollard