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The World As We See It, or As You See It…13 November 2011

The mysterious stone figures known as inuksuit can be found throughout the circumpolar world. Inukshuk, the singular of inuksuit, means “in the likeness of a human” in the Inuit language. They are monuments made of unworked stones that are used by the Inuit for communication and survival.

The Inuit make inuksuit in different forms for a variety of purposes: as navigation or directional aids, to mark a place of respect or memorial for a beloved person, or to indicate migration routes or places where fish can be found. A familiar inukshuk is a welcome sight to a traveler on a featureless and forbidding landscape.

The Inukshuk Aare the product of co-opration, revealing to each of us, that as good as our individual efforts may be, together we can even achieve greater success…. The traditional meaning of the inukshuk is “Someone was here” or “You are on the right path.”

Sources: Wikkipedia, James Marsh – The Canadian Encyclopedia

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A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettover 2 years ago

    Excellent shot Larry. I love the sun’s rays and the blue sky.

  • Good Afternoon Brenda
    So glad you liked it, I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks ever so much

    – Larry Trupp

  • MaryinMaine
    MaryinMaineover 2 years ago

    I love these little Inuksuit, Larry! We drove through Canada on the way to Alaska a few years ago, and spotted them all over the place – all different sizes. This one looks huge compared to the ones we saw! Nicely captured – a fave for me!

  • Good Afternoon Mary
    So glad you liked it, I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks ever so much

    – Larry Trupp

  • swaby
    swabyover 2 years ago

    Excellent shot Larry!

  • Good Afternoon Tina
    So glad you liked it, I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks ever so much

    – Larry Trupp

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 2 years ago

    Not only is this a terriffic capture Larry you have provided such an interesting narrative,

  • Good Afternoon Malcolm
    So glad you liked it,
    I appreciate your comments…Thanks ever so much

    – Larry Trupp

  • vette
    vetteover 2 years ago

    Amazing capture Larry and such an interesting narrative. Susan

  • Good Afternoon Susan
    So glad you liked it, I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks ever so much

    – Larry Trupp

  • Terri~Lynn Bealle
    Terri~Lynn Bealleover 2 years ago

    Awesome shot! Love the bright blue sky in the background; amazing contrast to these mysterious stone figures. Love it; great perspective and angle too!

  • Good Afternoon Terri-Lynn
    So glad you liked it,
    I appreciate your comments…Thanks ever so much

    – Larry Trupp

  • teresalynwillis
    teresalynwillisover 2 years ago

    How big is the big flat rock Larry? NIce shot.

  • Good Afternoon Teresa
    I was huge, at least 35 feet across
    So glad you liked it, I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks ever so much

    – Larry Trupp

  • Gary L   Suddath
    Gary L Suddathover 2 years ago

    great capture and discription

  • Good Afternoon Gary
    So glad you liked it,
    I appreciate your comments…Thanks ever so much

    – Larry Trupp

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 2 years ago

    A beautiful capture, Malcolm. Lovely colour contrast with the blue sky. Great info, too!

  • Good Afternoon Mike
    So glad you liked it,
    I appreciate your comments…Thanks ever so much

    – Larry Trupp

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 2 years ago

    Great shot.

  • Good Afternoon Gary
    So glad you liked it,
    I appreciate your comments…Thanks ever so much

    – Larry Trupp

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