Thursday, July 9, 2009

More Hope





I took this photo during one of my outings on the four wheeler on the shores of the Chukchi Sea, which separates Russia from the shores of Alaska. It also happens to be the hunting grounds for the seals which the local natives use for food clothing and as the exterior skins for their whaling boats or “Umiaks.” For this reason the photo I took of the clouds seems to take on a special meaning. To me it appears to be the shape of a seal diving . I showed it to one of the local Elders who also was at the time one of the last remaining Shamans. She too felt it was a spiritual message.

2 comments:

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Your photo does look amazingly like a seal diving, Randy. It must be captivating to live in such a magnificent place where traditions are important and continuing. Please post more photos of these native peoples and the area, Randy. I truly enjoy reading about everything there, as your area is so vastly different from my own.

judypatooote said...

Ditto to Giraffe head tree....more...I really do love clouds...so much character there.. and I too can see a seal diving...
I was out last night snapping some pictures of clouds...so many colors and forms....maybe you just need an imagination to see what we see...but isn't it great.... judy