“Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition.”
I must admit Michelle has outdone herself on this week’s photo challenge. I actually considered skipping it, but instead decided to go for humor :-) Reaching deep into the archives I offer this capture, which while not technically wonderful, always makes me laugh about the face-off between the camper/fisherman and the juvenile bear. Certainly the shot also meets Bastet’s challenge of “surprise”, probably on the part of both of the participants :-)
Following a theme of juxtaposed bears, how about this one, with a brassy little seagull patiently waiting for some scraps? Having seen what the bears do with the salmon, I’m not feeling good about the gull’s chances for much of a meal – and it should also be careful not to become dessert for the big guy with the fish!
“A kiss is the anatomical juxtaposition of two orbicular muscles in a state of contraction.”
Dr. Henry Gibbons
Speaking of fish, who are you putting your money on it the shot below? Clearly both the sportsman and the bear have spotted the prey. Do you suppose there will be a race to the capture the prize?
“Good humor is a paradox. The unexpected juxtaposition of the reasonable next to the unreasonable.”
Finally, this little fellow is having a nice stroll past the float plane which was our transportation to and from beautiful Katmai National Park in Alaska. Needless to say, we had a bit of a delay getting back to the plane for take off. This was one time when a flight delay didn’t bother me a bit!
“There is something perfect to be found in the imperfect: the law keeps balance through the juxtaposition of beauty, which gains perfection through nurtured imperfection.”