Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections – Lotus Pond Reflecting Bridge Arches

I’m participating in the online adventure travel and photography magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers.  This week’s challenge is: Reflections! – my entries for other weeks can be found here.

Lotus Pond Reflecting Bridge Arches by Seas Reflecting Starlight

Click on photo for a larger view!

On a peaceful day in Wuhan, China, the still waters of a pond perfectly reflect the many arches of a bridge.  In the shallow parts of the pond there are so many lotus plants growing that the lotus leaves completely cover the water.  A few pink lotus blossoms rise up proud and strong, transcending the pond and the canopy of leaves, but not the scene itself.  The same still waters that allow for such a nice reflection are also what allows the thin stem of the lotus to grow straight up, unhindered by currents.

Are the conditions for inner reflections the same as that which we need to fully bloom?

Here are a few of my other favorite reflection photos from previous entries – click to see a larger view and read more:

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A few shout-outs to some other entries that I liked:

  • vackrare shows a stunning photo from Norway where city hall is very clearly reflected in a puddle.
  • dewetswild offers a spin on a “bird’s eye view” by showing the world reflected in a bird’s eye!
  • abstractlucidity captures old vs new in a new way when she captures some of Boston’s buildings with traditional in the reflections of the windows of modern skyscrapers.
  • maireadkahn shares a union of reflection and an intertwining black and white pattern in this simple but powerful photo of a chair.
  • janeluriephotography catches the first rays of sun on a new day in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
  • elleturner4 shares a swan pondering its own reflection!
  • happyandsimple takes us from a Yellowstone sunset to distorted reflections of buildings in the urban jungle.
  • the-serenity-space shares a quiet day at a lagoon full of wildlife.
  • pommepal reflects on India and New Zealand.
  • salmonfishingqueen captures the beauty of not only the reflections, but the place that creates and frames the reflection.
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8 thoughts on “Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections – Lotus Pond Reflecting Bridge Arches

  1. Attractive composition of the bridge reflections – well done

  2. babso2you says:

    You have some lovely photos here, and thank you for the trackback!

  3. Jane Lurie says:

    Thank you for the trackback! Love your reflection photos.

  4. de Wets Wild says:

    Beautiful photographs you’ve chosen to enter in this week’s challenge!

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