Sea anemones are among my favorite underwater photography subjects. The beautiful colors and abstract forms captured in close-up compositions make for very interesting photos. Like all anemones, this white-spotted rose anemone (Urticina lofotensis) using stinging cells studding its graceful tentacles to capture passing prey.
The peaceful purple Swan Mountains lie beneath a forbidding layer of clouds moving or the Flathead Valley in northwestern Montana as the sun sets. This peaceful scene belies the tremendous forces and upheavals that were responsible for the creation of this landscape on the North American continent some 100 to 125 million years ago.