The theme for this month's contest is "All the Small Things".
Monthly Category: All the Small Things
This is a contest to see your macro-photography of small things you see you in canoe country.
There is again a special reward for this months contests. Along with winning a hat, Wilderness Passages Magazine, created by long time member QPassage, is giving a free copy of their great magazine and a 2 1/2 hour DVD of Quetico footage to the winner of the photo contest and trip report contest. For more information about Wilderness Passages, you can visit their website at WildernessPassages.com
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I'm sure this will upset the purists but I found this in the shallow narrows at the back of "the Rock" on Insula Lake in 2006. The water levels were 2-3 feet low during a drought and I happened to see it laying mong other rocks where it normally would have been underwater.
I think it was used as a knife but a spear point is not out of the question.
This is the other side.
Mama moose taking care of all the "small things" - she really guided that little guy from the west bank of Polly to the east bank - with extreme efficiency. She made sure he got on the shore safely and off they went. Beautiful day - great experience. July of 2008.
"Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium."
- Sigurd Olson -
I hate to burst you bubble Tom T but you picked up a nice rock. It doesn't mean that someone might not have used it as a tool at one time or another it simply does not show any evidence from your pictures that it was "worked" into that shape. In fact you should count your blessing that is only a rock and not a Native American artifact. Federal law prohibits the removal of such artifacts and it is a big time offense. The last folks prosecuted in the Chattahochee National forest for a "few arrowheads" spent 18 months in Federal Prison. Just keep in mind that the BWCA is in the Superior National Forest and the Feds don't take kindly to this kind of stuff, they prosecute.
I know it is tempting to take things home but for me it is not worth the risk or the fact that someone else may not get to see what I saw.
BTW all cave formations as well are protected by State and Federal law.
These aren't probably eligible. Neither are inside the BW but I like the "Tortise and the Hare" theme of it. :) The first pic was taken at the Kawishiwi Lake Camp Ground and pic#2 was at the Fenske Lake Camp Ground. Both taken on the day prior to a BWCA trip.
Not a part of the contest, but in case anyone is interested by the process of a dragonfly going from nymph to final version: Dragonfly Metamorphosis
I was lucky enough to be sitting right there when the nymph crawled out of the water (on the southern island of Thursday Bay on Crooked Lake, July 2008) -- the whole process took about three hours (and I took over 200 photos)...these are the 33 shots I liked the best...
The winner of the April photo contest goes to thecanoeman. The winner of the April trip report contest goes to UncleMoose. Congratulations to the winners and thank you everyone for entering such great photos!