Evening photos: Various

First is a photo taken by reader Bataviawillem.

Then a series by a Russian photographer, Marat Akhmetvaleev, whose work can be seen here. Not every photo specifies a location, but of those that do, they are all in the Ural Mountains area.

Misty-birch-forest2Misty Wandering by Marat Akhmetvaleev.

Ice-on-lake-sunsetCrystal by Marat Akhmetvaleev (pieces of ice in early spring left on a lake)

Fall-coloursAutumn cruise by Marat Akhmetvaleev.

Death-trapDeathtrap by Marat Akhmetvaleev (spooky-looking: perhaps a lake created by a dam, leaving behind dead trees)

Snow-scene-mountainRhythm of life by Marat Akhmetvaleev

Trees-uralsUntitled by Marat Akhmetvaleev

  • Petey

    August already. Ah, the fall – always been my favorite season, partly for reasons evident in some of the photos.

  • That ice is extraordinary. I wonder how that could happen.

    • Frau Katze

      He has several like it. It is odd-looking, but I have seen strange photos of ice at Lake Baikal. The forests could be in Canada, but not the weird stuff at Lake Baikal.

      • Here’s some more weird ice from Baikal. It’s an extraordinary lake. The deepest in the world, apparently, and extremely pellucid.


        • Frau Katze

          Yep, I’ve seen that pic or one like it. Told you it was weird.

      • Millie_Woods

        Beautiful. I have a puzzle app that can turn your saved pictures into jigsaw puzzles. Great for when you can’t sleep or want an escape. Some of these pics are definitely puzzle material.

        And welcome back Frau.

        • Frau Katze

          Jigsaw puzzles…I find them addictive. I’ve given them up, reasoning that I could spend the time more productively. But if I came across one, I’d be right back there!

          Fortunately I’m moving to a much smaller place and there won’t be room.

    • Gary

      Lets hope it doesn’t melt and cause the Oceans to rise 18 feet , this on top of what Gore says they will rise thanks to his carbon footprint from the Limo’s, jets and 5 houses using $40,000.00 a year in Utility bills for heat and AC.

  • warrenzoell

    Did you know that the Cecropia moth has no mouth parts and therefore doesn’t feed?
    They can also be as large as 6 inches across. They’re also North America’s largest moth.

    • Frau Katze

      I thought it was a moth (not a butterfly), but a very colourful one. The photographer Bataviawillem (reader) just sent the photo…no details.

  • bob e

    beautiful stuff

  • AlanUK

    Lovely picture, Bataviawillem.
    Frau Katz, you have excelled yourself!
    For blue ice, have a look at Wiki, blue ice (glacial). You may like to avoid the Wiki article on blue ice (aviation).