I missed the deadline for IHF's photo contest this week but I'll still post this since it was one of my favorites from a recent trip and I thought it fit the IHF theme of Wind. Over the weekend I visited the plains of Colorado. The wind intensity was second only to the Ring of Kerry in Ireland.
This photo was taken at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg. The sanctuary is an illustration of both sadness and hope, where exotic animals are rescued from dire and often abusive situations. Here they are cared for, rehabilitated, and allowed to roam in wide open stretches of land for the remainder of their lives. I'll post photos of the animals soon, but the picture below shows the flags waving (and, as you'll notice, ripped to shreds!) by the intense wind of the Colorado plains. The woman in the photo stepped into the frame at just the right moment, hanging on to her hat (and her camera!) while casting her eyes towards the lions in the distance.
This is wind.