I was reading the Algonquin
Park Cottage Outpost Web Log when they posted this really
set of photos.
Here is the description:
A friend of mine just sent in these pictures taken on Lake Superior's Isle Royale. The photographer was in a tree stand hunting deer when this scene took place. A graphic account of winter survival!
Wow, that is amazing! Click on the photos to zoom in.
The Illinois Paddling Council recently released an 8 minute video called Low Head Dam Safety following the tragic drowning deaths of three people last year. You can watch the video below.
Generally speaking it is a good video that shows the dangers of getting caught in the powerful hydraulics of these types of dams.
I did think that the music was a little dramatic and over top and the narrator's voice makes me not want to ever touch the water again, but it does get the message across.
They highlight a really cool low head dam simulator what clearly shows what is going on under the water. Watch for the little drowning guy with the painted on screams of terror...
I saw a recent news article that really caught my eye. Sorry about that...But before you go off exploring, here are a couple of Blue Whale Fun Facts to impress your office friends.