Water Surface Tension Made Visible

Nature Photography of the Grey World Nomads – Waterlily in the moors of the Scottish Highlands

A short drive from Aultbea in the North West of the Scottish Highlands where we house sat for three weeks we found Laide Wood. The area covers 85 hectares of hill moorland with high ground running all the way to the sea at the remote village of Laide.


The surface tension of the water balances the waterlily and its leaves so that their weight depresses the water on either side. The photo illustrates how plants and insects can float and stride on a water surface.

Waterlily at the Loch na Creige, Scottish Highlands


Scotland, United Kingdom

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Laide Wood


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Author: Marcelle Simone Heller

I’m searching for natural beauty and wilderness, while I’m travelling relentlessly to find delightful places and encounters with wildlife. I try to capture the thrill of the moments in photography and words, hoping to inspire others with the love for animals and nature.

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