Inukshuk, after the storm

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    A crow rides thermals over the wind-blasted stone sculpture, in sight of Coast Mountain peaks adjacent to Whistler.

    Inukshuk is a stone landmark used as a milestone or directional marker by the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic. They differ from some cairns in significance. The Arctic Circle, dominated by permafrost, has few natural landmarks and so the inukshuk was central to navigation across the barren tundra. It's a symbol with deep roots in the Inuit culture, a directional marker that signifies safety, hope and friendship. It's also the symbol of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.
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    matthew.clifford, johncarney, and 14 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. matthew.clifford ages ago | reply

      Wow. Just wow.

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    2. Scott Ingram Photography ages ago | reply

      That's amazing. Learn something new every day.

    3. Peter Ellis ages ago | reply

      So beautiful!

    4. Tim Gillin ages ago | reply

      I like the bird above...

    5. Chris Bassett ages ago | reply

      I love how you've captured a sculpture looking windswept, as if it's fighting through a storm. It has a great feeling of movement and power, drama even. Amazing shot of a beautiful place.

    6. 21mickrange ages ago | reply

      Such a tremendous image ! Captures the weather, the mountains, and the bird adds substantially to it as well

      I think this is a great image !
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    7. Lisa-S ages ago | reply

      Beautiful colour and composition.

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    8. Katpix ages ago | reply

      A splendid northern winter scene.
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    9. Cindy's Here ages ago | reply

      Great winter shot.

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