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Welcome! Lenkaland shares my adventures in creative photography, raising kind children, writing, living with chronic illness, raising a daughter with dyslexia, and swimming with mermaids. Hope you have a nice stay!

Favorite Mermaid Images of 2015

Favorite Mermaid Images of 2015

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A little idea became a big project. I would collect our favorite images of the mermaid this year. And, as with many projects, I found surprises. And almost gave up. But I'm so glad that I persevered. We had such adventures this year! Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

From an indoor pool at Incline Village...

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

To enjoying a warm spell in January at the Yuba River.

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

To Valentine's Day themes

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To a television appearance as a hair and makeup model, with a photoshoot afterwards...

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

To summertime! Swimming in the pool, and at the river again.

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

To swimming with friends with mermaid tails...

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

To swimming in pools by Lake Tahoe.

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

And home again. Our favorite waters...

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

To a collaboration with the amazing Penney the Clown of Body Masterpiece. Anika handed out seashells to new merfriends at The Children's Festival.

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

To another favorite activity. Night-swimming!

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

To more days at the Yuba River. This river canyon is magic for mermaids.

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

A late summer visit to Lake Tahoe. Absolutely fintastic.

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Mermaid photography by Lenkaland Photography

Delightful to see the year all brought together in one collection. Even more delightful to see how we have collected over a hundred images in her gallery. What magic!

We cannot wait for underwater (and above water) images in 2016.

In case you are interested, Anika loves FinFun Mermaid tails. They are a flipper underneath a cover that feels like swimming suit fabric. She has one flipper and the Rio Red and Rainbow Reef colors. Our friends have the Arctic Blue, Aussie Green, and Barracuda Black colors. You can find all of the colors here. At first, I thought the monofin and cover was quite an investment- she helped with her birthday and chore savings- but then I realized we go through quite a few inflatable toys every summer. And the tail is way more fun than air mattresses :)

And she convinced me with stories of how she could be a Mermaid Model and we could create a series of whimsical images, and "Wouldn't that be amazing, Mom?"

Why, yes. Amazing indeed :)

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