Primaeval forests

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Oct 27 2013

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Category: Europe, Netherlands

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Streams and pools of water in deep, dark forests heighten their primaeval atmosphere. It takes my thoughts back to ancient times, hundreds of millions of years ago, when life originated on our planet; life that slowly evolved since then.

In the right corner of the photo one can see a part of my own shadow. It is hardly noticeable, merging like a tree stump with the shadows of the ferns on the green covered pool of water. It is a hint at my feeling of connection with this elementary life out of which we too originated.

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The pictures were taken in quite a unique, though relatively young forest of hardly 70 years old. But time doesn’t seem to matter. Water, earth, air, light, these are the conditions and building blocks of life, then and now.

Photos of the week: Waterloopbos, in the polder near Vollenhoven and Marknesse, Netherlands, 2013

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