Samantha PhillipsMississauga, Ontario
Livre d'Or Ecosystem Collisions
No filter is needed when the grass is this green and it's hugging the rusty colour of Gros Morne National Park's Tablelands. The ultramafic rock peridotite makes up this beautiful formation that the locals call "the earth's mantle". It's believed to have been the result of a plate collision several hundred million years ago. Standing here, it feels as though I hiked into the middle of a collision of ecosystems. The desert on one side, and vibrant vegetation on the other. Unlike anywhere I've ever been so far.
Livre d'Or St. Lawrence River - Krill Connections
It's crazy to imagine that these tiny little critters are able to feed and sustain the massive baleen whales that filter and feed on them. One blue whale alone eats up to 8,000 pounds of krill every day during their feeding months.
This universe is filled with spellbinding bonds like that of the baleen whale and krill. Find bonds like this everywhere you look and use them to remind you of our part in the vitality of our home. Look at the way a robin eats a worm and be conscious that you have a deeply potent role in the nature of things, despite your smallness on this beautifully massive planet.