The Earth System on a Beaver Pond

March 27, 2002


Provided by: Wells Wheeler
Summary authors & editors: Wells Wheeler

The Earth system comes together in a confluence of air, water, land and life elements in this picture taken of a lake formed by a beaver dam near the St. Mary's River, a connecting channel between Lakes Superior and Huron. A beautiful sky and cloud formation are reflected in the brackish water of the beaver pond. In addition, the angle of the photo allows a dimly visible refracted view of the subsurface algae-covered granite of the Canadian Shield, bringing the land element into the picture.

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