Perhaps it is because I have been reading Truk Lagoon: Legends Beneath the Waves, vol. 1 by Andrew Marriott, and viewing the truly spectacular underwater photographs Marriott has taken to accompany his text, but I am seeing underwater and slightly otherworldly scenes in the New Mexico landscape. Much of New Mexico was underwater at one point millions of years ago, but lichens and scales look like they are part of an oceanscape.
Case in point are these photographs of lichens on sandstone. The colors and textures on the rocks create designs that would be difficult to duplicate, and look more like they belong deep beneath ocean waves.
Then there is this creature. Definitely prehistoric, the lizard has scales that compete with lichens in the design category. In the first photograph, if you look closely you will see a touch of cobalt blue under its chin. In the photo below that, the blue is on its belly.
One never knows what weirdness I'll discover next. With luck, you will find some fascinating things to photograph this week.
until next Monday,
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