This is a series of photographs I took of a bunter sandstone outcrop near my local river bank. The diversity of life forms which sprang from the cracks and fissures were amazing, and I say ‘were’ for it has all been covered over due to excavation works to help support the canal above. Essential engineering works, I realise, to stop it collapsing, but I am glad I took these images before to remind me what beauty is in the earth and nature along this stretch of the river.
Photograph taken December 2012 near local river, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2012. Camera used Nikon Coolpix P500.