The Story Behind the Image

Volcanoes that feed the whales:  Chilcotin Ark

When I hiked through the Ilgatchuz volcano in the west Chilcotin, I always carried my camera gear. Photography is the art form and the medium through which I try to express the feelings I am experiencing on the land I am travelling on.

Look at this mountain of cinders. While green vegetation struggles to climb upwards toward the sky against gravitational pull, rivers of colourful basalt cinders, flow with snowmelt downwards toward the sea. From eruptions deep within the planet, each cinder carries minerals to the ocean  feeding whales, salmon, and many other forms of life.

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