Spotting the simple aspects of nature requires a keen sense of awareness in the moment. I discovered this fragile bit of ice close to melting away on a warm, early spring afternoon. Shortly after taking the shot, I broke through the ice on Lake Superior. Lucky for me I was close to shore and the water was shallow. In the moment, my first concern was for my camera, which I was able to keep safe and set on a rock as I extricated myself from the ice.
Canon EOS 7D, ISO 100, 60mm, f/7.1, 1/1600 sec