Do you ever look at a photograph and find yourself transported from your desk in a humid city back to the fresh mountain air you spent a long weekend breathing in? That happened to me this week while I was sifting through the uploads from the Your Shot photo community.
Photography can transport us to distant places we may have never seen before, might not ever see, but with a little imagination a two-dimensional photograph can help us experience something new. I hiked from a steep peak in Norway to the waters of Baja California Sur swimming with manta rays, then squared off in a staring match with a rabbit before I was shrunk down to be eye-to-eye with a tiny crab spider on a rose.
The Your Shot community is my personal travel agent. I add new destinations to my travel bucket list every day at work as I have the privilege to experience these moments secondhand. I never grow tired of seeing an impressive view, an intimate portrait, or an exciting moment caught perfectly in time. I look forward with wonder at what I'll see next.
You can see the Your Shot Photos of the Week series archive here.