I got an email with the subject line: National Geographic Best Pictures. I don’t know if that’s true or not and I’ve seen some of these floating around the internet for a while. I picked out some that nudged my imagination into story mode.
I guess I wanted to know what was going on – is the turtle in distress? Is it just merrily swimming? Is it running away from something? What’s the story behind this expression?
Same here – lots of questions. Did that little inch worm eat that whole leaf? If so, is it going back for more? is it disappointed to get to the leaf only to find that another bug beat it to the meal and didn’t leave much?
I assume this is a fox that’s diving into the snow. But could it be half a fox? If so, where’s the other half and what happened to it?
This one just lends itself to a humorous caption as does the next one.
It seems that we just can’t help but attach an anthropomorphic (human characteristics attributed to animals or other nonliving things) meaning thus turning these animal photos into some human story.
Is this a big fish with a little fish boa? What’s going on here?
And this beautiful optical illusion where the shadows seem more real than the objects. There’s a great premise for a story here.