Ice Orc

This image is a macro photograph of a very small (~1cm) chip of ice that resembles the profile of an orc from fantasy fiction. The chip of ice was backlit with a narrow-spectrum work lamp to produce the metallic and monotone appearance, and is another example of pareidolia (see previous post:Tenderness).

Orcs are the beastly humanoids featured prominently in the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien (Lord of the Rings), and are a common element in fantasy role-playing games such as Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons.

This particular photo represents the nexus of my interests in macro photography, fantasy fiction and RPG gaming.

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