Standing Stones -  Inukshuk   by Barbara Burkhardt

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Although this stone structure was just created for fun, in another time an Inukshuk was used in the day to day life of Native North Americans.

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A Inukshuk Symbol is being used for the 2010 Winter Olympics which will be starting soon in Whistler, BC

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“An inuksuk is a stone landmark or cairn built by humans, used by the Inuit, Inupiat, Kalaallit, Yupik, and other peoples of the Arctic region of North America. These structures are found from Alaska to Greenland. This region, above the Arctic Circle, is dominated by the tundra biome, containing areas with few natural landmarks.

The inuksuk may have been used for navigation, as a point of reference, a marker for hunting grounds, or as a food cache. The Inupiat in northern Alaska used inuksuit to assist in the herding of caribou into contained areas for slaughter Inuksuit vary in shape and size, with deep roots in the Inuit culture." from Wikipedia

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  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 5 years ago

    love this image, beautiful!!

  • Thanks Tori … B-)

    – Barbara Burkhardt

  • Calelli
    Calelliabout 5 years ago

    Love the simplicity of this. Lovely muted colours.

  • Glad you like it – Barbara

    – Barbara Burkhardt

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...about 5 years ago

    Gorgeous image. So very soothing and delightfully peaceful. :)

  • Hmm like your reaction – thanks for adding your comment

    – Barbara Burkhardt

  • solo75
    solo75about 5 years ago

    This is the symbol of the winter olympics which will be starting soon in Whistler, BC. Nice shot.

  • Yes I thought it might generate some interest and for those who did not know the back ground it will make some sense. Thanks for your visit and I will add the connection to the blurb. B-)

    – Barbara Burkhardt

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenabout 5 years ago

    Lovely image :)

  • Thanks Kylie.

    – Barbara Burkhardt

  • Carol Walker
    Carol Walkerabout 5 years ago

    Nice one Barb!! …. as you know, I love smooth stones. These ones look well-rumbled! ;)

  • Well these are for you then!!

    – Barbara Burkhardt

  • Carol Walker
    Carol Walkerabout 5 years ago

    Well THANKS Barb! ;))))

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartabout 5 years ago

    How lovely the light is, and what a beautiful job you’ve done capturing the Inukshuk Barbara, looks gorgeous.

  • Thanks so much Georgie. B-)

    – Barbara Burkhardt

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTabout 5 years ago

    Great image Barbara.

  • How lovely of you to visit and thanks for the comment.

    – Barbara Burkhardt

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 5 years ago

    oh that’s brilliant, it even has character!! so interesting reading about it too, thanx for providing the info Barbara! x

  • Your most welcome Karin.

    – Barbara Burkhardt

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