The Forces of Nature

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Today’s photo challenge is “forces of Nature”. Here’s my selection beginning with a wave and scum in Le Havre. It’s amazing how forceful the Sea can be (and that was nothing compared to our storms in Brittany).

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A storm forming over Lower Geyser Basin in Yellowstone. There is nowhere in the world I’ve encountered such forces of Nature.

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Grand Prismatic in Yellowstone. Despite the nice colours, there is acid in that thing. You’d better keep off!


Sometimes, the forces of Nature are more gentle, like in this rapeseed (Brassica Napus: a plant from the cabbage family) field in the South-East of Paris. Not quite natural but it’s so nice I couldn’t help posting it here too.

Thanks to the guys at the Daily Post for challenging us.

Yann Gourvennec
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  1. I’ve been to Perros Guirec, St. Malo, Le Geoffre, Point du Raz, Cap Frehel, Tregastal, Paimpol, and all over the rest of Brittany, but not to Yellowstone (yet)! During the trip to Brittany (one April), I’d thought the fields were covered in les ajoncs, but seeing the picture you’ve posted, they were probably Rapeseed. The first picture reminds me of the ferry ride over to the Isle de Ouessant when the waves crashed over the entire boat. Wonderful images!

  2. Thanks Beth, very kind! and thanks for visiting Brittany 🙂 Degemer mat e Breizh!
    Ajoncs (Gorse) tends to flower in late Summer. Rapeseed flowers in May (usually around May 1). Yet, last year was so hot that rapeseed was in full bloom as early as April I can remember.
    Glad you enjoyed my region of Penn ar Bed (Land’s End/Finistere)

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