Underground water erodes the rock both physically
and chemically, creating caves of magical beauty
with stalactites, stalagmites, pools of water
and galleries, and the water which finds its
way above ground through caves, waterfalls and
springs, flows through valleys, plains and forests
in the form of streams, which join to form rivers,
and finally empty into lakes or the sea. So
water completes its cycle, and now must rise
again to the mountain tops. It is this phenomenon
which gives life and beauty to our world, in
all its shades of blue and green.
Ali Ihsan Gokcen is a photographer.