Hush | Lake Wenatchee, WA | 2012

Wind whistles, rivers rush, footsteps fall with a stomp or scrape. Movement in nature rarely happens without producing sound. Yet we can stand deep in a forest and witness trillions of snowflakes, hundreds of tons of frozen water, succumb to gravity with barely a whisper — no, make that utter silence. An environment completely and quietly in motion, in fact undergoing radical change, has to be one of the world’s greatest and most peaceful spectacles.