A group of paddle boarders paddle near Clearwater Beach, Florida. Clearwater Beach is one of the main tourist attractions in the Tampa Bay area. If this pristine beach is polluted with oil from the BP spill, an economy that is already hurting will be damaged even more.
Photo by Clark Griffiths
Water, water, as far as the frame can see. Drops adding to drops, only there for an instant, as each small drop becomes part of the larger whole. Each drop a tiny dancer, leaping toward the sky one last time.
Photo by S Davison
It's visible to the naked eye
in all of them as a liquid that crosses the lives of the ephemeral passengers, of which we and the objects include ourselves.
Finally only she can never survive before any being, never will die.
Photo by David Diaz Vallejo
The shrinking Dead Sea is an easy way to see man.
Photo by Gary Buchler
One of my favourite spots along the shores of the Danube river in Vienna. For me, water symbolizes the flow of life, the fact that everything is in a constant state of flux. It reminds us to never take anything for granted but accept that life is change. Only once we accept this, we can truly be happy, no matter what.
Photo by Georg Schroll
In Macedonia, Ohrid Lake brings its wild beauty bewildering in dance with the wind.
Photo by Ivana Lilik
This small pond in the northwest hills of Connecticut looks ancient and wise.
Photo by Jacque
Lake Michigan is the defining aspect of our small town. In the summer we swim in it, camp alongside it, and float along on top of it. In the winter it cools down and reminds us that summer is on its way.
Photo by Jason Amor
First time I saw such astonishing water colors in their natural glory all in one place - the experience felt truly magical and has been one I always remember with great admiration and appreciation of the power that is water.
Photo by Julia Osovskaya
I am attempting to show a scene that is an idea, image of a pristine place untouched and natural. At the same time, with regards to the treatment of the images, I am trying to create a sense of imbalance or uneasiness within the landscape.
Photo by Mark Armbruster
Dark, mysterious, calming, blue. Abundant but scarce; coveted yet wasted. We sail upon it, we bathe in it, we drink it, we are made of it.
Photo by Mandy Resendes
Boys play on an antiquated loading platform just off the shore of the Gambia River on Jangjangbureh Island, Gambia.
Photo by Matthew Manley
In an exhilarating moment of abandon, my friends and I stripped to our skivvies and jumped off this rock into frigid water. The Mediterranean Sea will always remind me of that carefree day when we finally understood the word lovely.
Photo by Nimisha Thakore
Apart from being torn between two nations, Kashmir is a tourism hot spot. The Dal Lake provides a mainstay to several houseboat and shikara-boat owners. Apart from being a torn between two nations, Kashmir is a tourism hot-spot. The Dal Lake provides mainstay to several houseboat and shikara-boat owners. Sadly, the commercialization has affected the lake's water levels which is going down every year, as the locals report.
Photo by Supriya Shyamsukha
This is Lake MacDonald in rural Quebec. This photo was taken the morning that my husband proposed. I wanted more than anything to remember everything about that moment.
Photo by Sara Keller
This is Loch Glass. This photo was taken in the Scottish Highlands. My grandfather only crossed paths with a handful of other parties during his 30-odd years of hiking to, and beyond, the remote loch.
Photo by Katy Pittman
Life in tide pools depends not only on water but also on the cycle and the height of the tides. When the tides are high, the creatures living in the tidelands have the freedom to travel where they please, but when the tides recede, they must find a sanctuary where water remains until the tides return. Creatures trapped between the tide pools during low tide might not survive until the tide rises again, and the creatures that stay in the tide pools can travel nowhere until the tides rise.
Photo by Rakesh Malik
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