In the Blink of an Eye: Space in an Instant. Vincent Callebaut releases latest photographs for his carbon-absorbing vertical forest in Taipei. Paris-based architecture practice Vincent Callebaut Architectures has revealed latest photographs of its carbon-absorbing vertical forest in Taipei, Taiwan.
Named Tao Zhu Yin Yuan, the 42,705-square-metre twisting tower is nearing completion and the recent photographs show that planting for gardens has started on the tower, while waterfalls construction and interior decoration of public facilities space are underway. Located in residential area of Taipei XinYi Development District, the tower will have 21 floors and 4 floors basement, with steel structure implemented with earthquake protection system. For the Tao Zhu Yin Yuan tower, Vincent Callebaut Architectures won an international architectural competition in November 2010.
The tower will be planted with trees, carrying approximately 23,000 trees, shrubs and plants on the ground floor garden, the balconies and terraces of each household. Pando, the Trembling Giant – Richfield, Utah - Atlas Obscura. In the Fishlake National Forest in Utah, a giant has lived quietly for the past 80,000 years.
The Trembling Giant, or Pando, is an enormous grove of quaking aspens that take the “forest as a single organism” metaphor and makes it literal: the grove really is a single organism. Each of the approximately 47,000 or so trees in the grove is genetically identical and all the trees share a single root system.
Photographer Captures the Mystical Beauty of Icelandic Horses. Photographer Drew Doggett is known for traveling the world, capturing extraordinary landscapes, people, and cultures. One of his most enchanting series to date, titled In the Realm of Legends, captures the one-of-a-kind beauty of Icelandic horses, who majestically roam the surrounding territory. Though many opt to capture the stunning landscapes that Iceland has to offer, Doggett takes it one step further by also embracing its unique equestrian population to create a union of myth and fantasy that's almost too good to be true.
During his time in Iceland, Doggett stayed on a farm with hundreds of horses. He was initially drawn to the enchanted landscape by tales of folklore. Such takes included the famous, eight-legged Icelandic horse named Sleipnir who is believed to be the spirit animal of the mythological god, Odin. Monster Bird Is One Of The World's Largest Eagles. With its expressive face, collar of feathers, and black and grey tones, there's no denying that the Harpy Eagle is a striking creature.
But if its distinct appearance isn't impressive enough, its height and wingspan certainly are. A 30-Mile Rafting Trip Through Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places.
This week, Christopher Miller shares a collection of images from Southeast Alaska. Photobook Captures Diverse Beauty of 100 Different Types of Chickens. If you were asked to name the most beautiful species of bird in the world, it’s unlikely that “chicken” would be your first answer. However, Italian photographers Moreno Monti and Matteo Tranchellini believe chickens are underrated. The two began a portrait project called Chic! Without ropes see more in Wow_
What if He Falls? The Terrifying Reality Behind Filming “Free Solo” Man Has Been Planting a Forest Larger than Central Park, One Tree at a Time Since the '70's click 2x. The Queen of Trees - OFFICIAL. The Himalayas from 20,000 ft. : great video. 19 Stunning Photos Of A Rare Black Panther Roaming In The Jungles Of India. Wildlife filmmaker and photographer Shaaz Jung has grown up in awe of the mighty jungle and has been fascinated by black panthers ever since the first time he saw one.
This passion became an obsession and it had become Jung’s ultimate goal to shed more light on these masters of darkness. While chasing his dream, Jung spent the last couple of years exploring the Kabini Forest in Karnataka, India, and came back with some of the most beautiful shots of the most majestic animal we have ever seen. More info: shaazjung.com | Instagram | Facebook (h/t mymodernmet) Image credits: shaazjung. (20+) Facebook. Living Sculptures at the Lost Gardens of Heligan Change with the Seasons. Once forgotten, the Lost Gardens of Heligan has now become one of the UK’s most popular gardens.
Given this popularity, it’s hard to believe that the incredible property was left untouched for 75 years. Photos: Wild Goats Roam Through an Empty Welsh Town. Lockdown measures taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus have left the streets of cities and towns vacant for weeks now.
In the seaside town of Llandudno, Wales, a small herd of wild Kashmiri goats that normally roam nearby rocky hillsides has taken advantage of the moment, and ventured into the town to feed on hedges and rest in grassy areas. The herd has previously appeared in the town during bad weather events, but now it seems to be drawn by the unusual quiet. "Universal wonders: The sun, the planets and the stars" Playlist - BBC Ideas. History of the entire world, i guess. Apollo 11 Moon Landing: Photos From 50 Years Ago. On July 20, 1969, the astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human being to walk on another world, famously marking the moment with the phrase: “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”
After months of preparation, preceded by years of development and testing, the crew of NASA’s Apollo 11 lifted off from Florida on July 16, arriving at the moon on July 19. While Command Module Pilot Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit, Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin descended to the surface and spent two and a half hours on the moon, setting up experiments, taking photos, and gathering samples. After their safe return home, the crew were celebrated by politicians and the public as they embarked on a 45-day goodwill tour, visiting a total of 27 cities in 24 countries. Below, 50 photos of the historic Apollo 11 mission, on the 50th anniversary of that giant leap.
Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series reflecting on Apollo 11, 50 years later. There Are Only 12 Silent Places Left in the US. Here's One of Them. Different Types of Hummingbirds - Hummingbirds Plus. 10 Amazing Natural World Heritage Sites - Must See. 'Bucket-list shot': Australian gets rare photo of space station in front of moon. An amateur Australian astronomer who took a “perfect” photo of the International Space Station passing in front of the moon says it took him eight years to set up.
Ken Lawson, from Geraldton in Western Australia, has been an avid astronomer and photographer since childhood. On 14 March he captured the shot of the space station passing between Earth and the moon, in perfect light, with a simple camera and telescope. “The ISS is one of those bucket-list shots,” he told Guardian Australia. “I saw someone do it years and years ago and I thought I’d love to do that. It took about eight years to get it. Legendary Rock Climber Alex Honnold's Vegetarian Diet. It’s not politics or religion separating humans; it’s shame. Stocksy Once, after delivering a lecture at Berkeley in the 1960s, a psychologist took questions from the audience.
A young woman stood up to explain that she understood the deep connection between people and the collective responsibility that we all shared for the world, but she didn’t know what to do next. The psychologist answered, “Find the others.” In this day and age, how do we “find the others” — that is, find the people with whom we can connect more directly?
3,200 Year Old Tree Never Been Captured In A Single Image... (Distractify) Cloaked in the snows of California’s Sierra Nevada, the 3,200-year-old giant sequoia called the President rises 247 feet.
British comic - Moments of Wonder. Julia Child - Favorite Moments from The French Chef. The Many Voices of Meryl Streep. Hummingbirds Feed like ‘Feathered Bees’ How to Make Hummingbird Nectar. Spencer Pratt’s Hummingbird Empire click 2x. How Hummingbird Brains Handle Hovering — Bird Vision Science. How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden. These little creatures were first discovered by Spanish explorers who called them “joyas voladoras” – translation: “flying jewels”. They are really something else – beautiful to watch and admire. But they are a whole lot more than just one of nature’s wonders.
Their physical capabilities are truly amazing. They can migrate at least 2000 miles from their breeding grounds to their wintering grounds. And can you believe that hummingbird can actually cross the Gulf of Mexico? Here are a few interesting facts about these beautiful birds and some of their most common species: If you were to compare hummingbird’s energy to humans, you would learn that a hovering hummingbird has an energy output per unit weight ten times that of a person running 9 miles per hour. Here are some the most common species: Antpitta.com : Photo Gallery : Hummingbirds VI. Joni Mitchell - Hejira. Baby fox plays with a husky. You Gotta Believe - Nina Paley.
Summoning A Water God. Blue Whales 101 (click again wait for it to load) These amazing tiny spiders - 2 clicks. Sparklemuffin and Skeletorus sound like names my daughters would choose for a stuffed animal or an avatar, but no, these are the real names given by scientists to two newly discovered Peacock spiders. Peacock spiders are known for their flamboyant colors and dance steps, so entomologist decided to have fun with their names too. Skeletorus, which is more formally known as Maratus sceletus, was named for its unusual black and white skeleton-like pattern. Image credit: Jurgen Otto via Flickr Sparklemuffin, also referred to as Maratus jactatus, has a distinctly soft appearance along with bright colors.
Cunk On Christmas 2016. Microscopic Images Of Seeds click 2x. Galactic clockwork: Astronomers find all galaxies rotate once every billion years. 'The Sultan's Elephant' by Royal de Luxe, produced in London in 2006 by Artichoke. Tree Encyclopedia 2 clicks to really open. Trees have three principle features that distinguish them from all other plants. First, they have a woody stem, roots and branches which do not die back in winter, but continue to grow year after year. From the moment of its germination, a tree remains visible; from the tallest Sequoia to the smallest garden fruit tree, this principle of growth remains constant. Trees live longer than any other organism on earth. Rats With Teddy Bears - sweet 2 clicks. Crab at work.
A bat enjoying some watermelon. Pangolin is the only known mammal covered in scales. Sea turtles use Earth's magnetic field like a GPS to find their birthplace. Although they might not have seen or been to their nesting grounds for decades, loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) know how to come back home with impressive accuracy rivaling man-made GPS. Now, a new study found just how exactly the turtles manage this feat: they use Earth’s magnetic field to navigate across miles and miles.
40 Ton Humpback Whale Leaps Entirely Out of the Water! A Video by Craig Capehart. Strong Women, Wild Horses. Everything is awesome with Princess Yellow Feather. Might Alien Life Evolve Like the Incredible Octopus? The adorable “sea bunny” - a nudibranch. Sea Slugs - Tiny Beautiful Aliens click 2x. Nudibranchs - 1 click. Beautiful World of Sea Slugs-click on pic. On land, slugs are far from nature's most beautiful creatures--but underwater, the family of shell-less creatures known as nudibranchs come in bright neons, glowing pastels, and vibrant primary colors.
Nudibranchs - The Flamboyant Sea Slug. Nicoboxethai/CC BY 2.0 Nudibranch, or what we usually call sea slugs, blow my mind. 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Fireflies. Amazing Places. Submarine to visit deepest parts of the ocean in Five Deeps Expedition. Incredible Photos Of Mongolian Tribe Show Deep Bond With Animals. This 390-year-old bonsai tree survived an atomic bomb, and no one knew until 2001.
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