The H2O Photobomb

Water. It is the element that carries the essence of life, the source upon which great civilisations have thrived while others have succumbed to its fury. It is the very prototype of the blue planet, gaining a huge wave of popularity as an essential photographic tool for no picture ever, is complete without a drop of water.

Unless you’re on Saturn, in which case a random mixture of gases will have to suffice.

That escalated quickly….

A body of water is that one aspect which enhances any photograph, merely by photobombing the surroundings. I mean, there might be structures standing the test of time but when combined with a body of H20, even a puddle of it, the structure seems to come alive and its glorious history tends to repeat itself. The only holdup in this is that there is a chance of dropping the camera in the said body of water but then, what are the jellyfish for? They can take a picture just fine.


So, without further ado, Imma show ya some photobombs by the blue element in pictures not taken by jellyfish. Probably.

The London Bridge upon the Thames. Here is a structure that has been falling down since time immemorial and today, we see it rising above Neptune’s element in a whole new glorious stance.

Brownie points to the fair lady who built it up with iron bars. I’m beginning to think she was a mermaid.

Mountains and a mini forest, upon a Loch….In a Scottish Highland far, far away. May Nessie be with you. I like the contrast of colours in this photo, especially the brownish shade of the trees mingle with green and the grey of the loch.


Ville de Paris ft. the river Seine taken from the top the Eiffel Tower. I like how the buildings on the bank bring in the feel of a civilisation rising from its major water source.

I was about to write ‘The City of Townsville’ at the beginning of the caption.


Lighthouses have always fascinated me. I still believe that if you visit one at night, you will see a mermaid chilling at the cliff base. This one’s in Tarkarli, a town by the sea in western India and these waters are said to house sharks.

Incidentally, we went scuba diving here.

This is taken at Nariman Point in the city of Mumbai. I like how this picture shows the vastness of the sea and the skyline that gives a feeling of approaching land after a long time at sea.

Nariman Point is one of the most refreshing places in Mumbai. One can just sit by the sea and watch the skyline with the sea breeze adding that breezy tingling.

This is taken in Thira, Santorini. Even though the amount of sea captured is very small, I feel it conveys the vastness of the mediterranean courtesy the bit of horizon peeping from the back.


The Galata Tower among other buildings upon the Mediterranean in Istanbul. I like how the ‘band’ of buildings forms a division between the sky and the sea which really bring out the beauty of monochrome shading.

This picture may have been taken by the jellyfish as there were jellyfish in the water.


Da Nang has its very own dragon on the water. Reflections are another blessing to a photograph and especially with the city lights at night, waterbodies become an absolute treasure.


The Angkor Wat at sunrise reflected in a pond. I think the reflection amplifies the mystery surrounding the monument to a great extent, possibly hinting about stories of magic and legends yet untold.

As Mulan once said, ‘When will my reflection show, who I am, inside.’

Singapore’s waterfront. The city is a contrast of biomes itself, hence it is no novice to the photographic beauty of the Newtonian fluid.

And that, my mer-people, is a wrap.

Until next time!

Just keep swimming:)

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