Nature Beings and Glitch Eco-Art Photography

Welcome to this celebration of the life-forms who look after our plants, deserts, forests and parks. You’ll find many photographs and stories about nature beings that I have been collecting over twenty years of photographic journeys. My photography falls within the relatively new school of Glitch Ecology Art, which features visual ecological information that shouldn’t be there – but is. You can learn more about this art form in my article, housed in my Interdimensional Library.

Be sure to visit the International Nature Beings Photographers Gallery, housed on this website. It features photographers who have a focus on documenting the activities of nature beings.

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Guardians of a Cedar Stream

Guardians of a Cedar Stream

Three dark shadowy beings of different sizes and density of matter watch passers by who cross over a quiet cedar stream. My son, Brian Toy, found these on a walk through North Toledo Bend State Park, Louisiana. He, his wife Betsy and their dog Nikki, are on a...

Visit the NEW Atala Toy YouTube Channel

Visit the NEW Atala Toy YouTube Channel

You can now visit one location - Atala Toy Channel - on YouTube - to see a selection of the reels, interviews and workshops I've given over the years for various organizations, including for Crystal Life Technology (my company I recently retired from) and for my...

Brandywine Battlefield Trees

Brandywine Battlefield Trees

Some nature beings have responsibility for the health of the land. Restitution of balance can take hundreds of years, as is seen in trees around the area of the fiercely fought 1777 Battle of the Brandywine. The battle was fought on September 11 - not a good day for...

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Truths the Nature Beings Have Shown Me

“Discover the hidden whispers of nature!"
My photograph, 'Reflections of Love,' recently secured second place in the Chester County Camera Club's print competition, in recognition of its technical excellence. The judge was particularly interested in the stark contrast between the autumn leaves and the sunset shadows.
The image, however, also holds a deeper narrative. Captured at Council Lake, Michigan, I stumbled upon a secret while preparing the print. When I applied contrast control, the photograph unveiled a large water being, subtly speaking the heart reflection from his mouth. If you look closely, you'll see his eyes are formed of bushes, and his mouth surrounds the heart's point.
It's a profound reminder of nature's hidden beauty, often right before our eyes. It encourages us to look beyond the surface, to see what's beneath. Because often, the most profound messages are whispered, not declared.
#photographyjourney #photographyrevelation #photographyvalue #photographywisdom #naturesecrets #naturebeings #waterbeings #autumnreflections #waterreflections
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“Discover the hidden whispers of nature!
My photograph, Reflections of Love, recently secured second place in the Chester County Camera Clubs print competition, in recognition of its technical excellence. The judge was particularly interested in the stark contrast between the autumn leaves and the sunset shadows.
The image, however, also holds a deeper narrative. Captured at Council Lake, Michigan, I stumbled upon a secret while preparing the print. When I applied contrast control, the photograph unveiled a large water being, subtly speaking the heart reflection from his mouth. If you look closely, youll see his eyes are formed of bushes, and his mouth surrounds the hearts point.
Its a profound reminder of natures hidden beauty, often right before our eyes. It encourages us to look beyond the surface, to see whats beneath. Because often, the most profound messages are whispered, not declared. 
#photographyjourney #photographyrevelation #photographyvalue #photographywisdom #naturesecrets #naturebeings #waterbeings #autumnreflections #waterreflections

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Truths the Nature Beings Have Shown Me

Three dark shadowy beings of different sizes and density of matter watch passers by who cross over a quiet cedar stream. My son, Brian Toy, found these on a walk through North Toledo Bend State Park, Louisiana. He, his wife Betsy and their dog Nikki, are on a several-year RV journey around the USA. He occasionally sends me photos of faces seen on their travels…

This is an interesting photo for it shows a trio of life forms – one a rock, one a bottom-sand image and one a tiny water being rising out of the water, with sword raised.

My son is retired career military, and there is a very military air about these beings. To me, they look like guardians of the cedar-water stream.
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Three dark shadowy beings of different sizes and density of matter watch passers by who cross over a quiet cedar stream. My son, Brian Toy, found these on a walk through North Toledo Bend State Park, Louisiana. He, his wife Betsy and their dog Nikki, are on a several-year RV journey around the USA. He occasionally sends me photos of faces seen on their travels…

This is an interesting photo for it shows a trio of life forms – one a rock, one a bottom-sand image and one a tiny water being rising out of the water, with sword raised.

My son is retired career military, and there is a very military air about these beings. To me, they look like guardians of the cedar-water stream.Image attachment

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Delighted my photo of Reflections of Love got a second place in this month`s Chester County Camera Club print competitions! The competition is for technical excellence and the judge liked the contrast of autumn leaves and shadows....

On a personal level, I am also very delighted that in preparing this print - photo taken at Council Lake, Michigan - I finally noticed that, with proper contrast control, it is revealed that there is a very large water being speaking the heart reflection from his mouth! Look closely - he is upper right, eyes formed of bushes, open mouth around point of the heart reflection. So beautiful! Nature`s love is all around us, even when we don`t see it!
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A happy dog-like nature being is chomping away on a moss lunch. He lives in the Hoh Rainforest, Olympic Peninsula, Washington. A lush setting, warm and filled with many plant friends!
#hohrainforest #dogbeings #dogspirit
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Learn and enjoy....I`ve collected many of my lectures, workshops and reels onto playlists at my new YouTube channel.

Head over to my channel to choose from over 45 videos - https://www.youtube.com/@AtalaToy444

You can also read my February Newsletter about my new YouTube Channel, and sign up to be on this vip list - https://conta.cc/3StPCAN

#knowledgesharing #playlists #webinars #onlinelearning #onlineeducation #learningcommunity #videotutorials #workshops #learningresources #learningexperience #onlineworkshops #digitallearning #digitalcourses #educationalvideos #information #reels #educationalcontent #onlineplatform #onlinelectures #enjoyment #videos #onlinecontent #learningonline #videocontent #digitaleducation #videolearning #webeducation #digitalcontent #skills #digitalskills
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The Carmen Miranda of the Witch Hazel world! One of the first blossoms to emerge from winter gloom, the bright yellows and dancing petals bring news of the warm weather to come. Don`t you just love her flouncy skirt and tall hat!
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How nice - my photo of this colorful nature being is today`s Photo of the Day, at Crosslands Community, where I now live. Don`t you just love this forest being`s mossy meal! He looks like he`s lived a long life with some hearty tales to tell! #treebeings #naturebeings #naturebeingsphotography #eating lunch #eatinglunch ...

Laura Walthers sent in this interesting photo for our January Gnome photo share. This share is for everyone, to show each other images of gnomes you have encountered; send your photo to info@atalatoy.com

Laura is a wonderful nature being photographer and especially enjoys the gnomes. You can see more of her photos at https://www.beingenchanted.com Laura writes:

"The photo was shot with a point and shoot camera. Location: Hoh Forest, Olympic National State Park, Washington State. There are many gnomes in it and the dotted white splatters on the tree are nature sprites. Sometimes they appear with white bodies and black hair or black hats. The gnomes are very camouflaged but from a distance can be seen. It is unique in the fact I usually don’t get such a variety with the gnomes. They do live underground or preferably in wide based tree hollows. They are attracted to others with kind hearts. They love their trees, soil and minerals in the Earth. They cleanse, clear and balance nature. Once in my 3rd eye I saw them following the soldiers in battle. As the soldiers crept forward, they came from behind and cleansed the dense energies for Mother Earth/Gaia. They have brought special stones to me in places where I sat in my yard. I had placed a statue in the space to call them in. They have also appeared in the trunk of a tree in my backyard. You don’t have to be anywhere special to witness them. Love the earth, don’t use harsh chemicals, give kindness to all living things and it will create a better chance to have them visit or permanently stay with you."
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We`re focusing on gnomes in January. If you have photographed a gnome as he/she appears, somewhere in nature, send it in to us at info@atalatoy.com - We`ll post some now and some the end of January. Here`s an article on a gnome I wrote - it appears in my website library. Check it out!
https://atalatoy.com/blog/2021/10/black-locust-tree-of-bucktoe-creek-preserve/
#gnomesintrees #gnomes #naturebeings #naturebeingsphotography
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Here`s a painted tree I found at Graffiti Pier, Philadelphia. There are a couple of tree beings facing us. Not certain about their features...they sorta look sorta sad and resigned to their fate although not particularly happy about it! What`s your opinion about their expressions? ...

January is Gnome Month! Send us your photos - we`ll highlight some that we receive.

Here`s a wonderfully detailed image of a gnome, his hat and beard clearly defined. This wonderful portrait study is by Tera DeMarco at Awaken Your Nature. Congrats, Tera - good documentary photography that is also lovely to just look at! #gnomes #gnomesofinstagram #gnomesarereal #naturebeings #naturebeingsphotography #awakenyournature
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Delighted to be the featured photographer in this month`s Chester County Camera Club Newsletter!

Read more at https://atalatoy.com/blog/2024/01/featured-in-camera-club-newsletter/
#glitchart #glitchartist #ecoartist #streetphotography #chestercountypa #chestercountycameraclub
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Taking a leisurely walk through London`s historic core, Rebecca Alexander chanced upon a tree that was brimming with nature beings. Can you spot them all? This complex image was passed on to her mother, Brigitte, a dear friend and neighbor of mine, convinced it would brighten your day. Enjoy this small yet delightful display of nature`s creativity.

#photographyinspiration #revel #naturebeings #londonbeauty #naturespotting #lifeinlondon #brightenyourday #citywalks #naturemoments #historiclondon #creativity #mothernature #lovefornature #leisure #walk #naturephotos #motherdaughter #urbanbeauty #naturephotography #londonsights #naturewalks #londonnature #photographylove #naturelovers #londonwalks #neighbour #naturalbeauty #natureenthusiasts #mother #naturebeings
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Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all our friends! #merrychristmas2023 #naturebeings #naturebeingsphotography ...

Merry Christmas to all our friends - in all the many realms of this amazing universe! We hope you have a peaceful, fruitful and cheerful 2024. From all of us working together on this communications project - humans, greenmen, gnomes, tree beings... #merrychristmas2023 #gnomes #greenmen #treebeings #naturebeings #naturebeingsphotography ...

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