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The Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve in Texas. Oct 3, 2011 Located approximately 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Austin, Texas, the Hamilton Pool Preserve is a historic swimming hole which was designated a preserve by the Travis County Commissioner’s Court in 1990.

The Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve in Texas

Located 3/4 mile upstream from its confluence with the Pedernales River, Hamilton Creek spills out over limestone outcroppings to create a 50 foot waterfall as it plunges into the head of a steep box canyon. The waterfall never completely dries up, but in dry times it does slow to a trickle. However, the pool’s water level stays pretty constant, even during periods of drought. The preserve is home to the Golden-Cheeked Warbler, and a great variety of other birds. A unique natural area surrounds this pool, collapsed grotto and canyon, formed by thousands of years of water erosion. 18262.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 950x506 Pixel) Spring-desktop-wallpaper-1280x800-0911085.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 1280x800 Pixel) - Skaliert (76. Your beautiful eyes on the Behance Network. Amazing Long Exposure Airplane Photography. 151349.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 1700x591 Pixel) - Skaliert (74%)

20 Captivating Photos Shot At Exactly The Right. There are some things in life that make me feel dated (notice I didn’t use the word “old” LOL).

20 Captivating Photos Shot At Exactly The Right

For example, sending a fax, writing in cursive (with a pen) and talking on any phone with a cord (and twirling it around my fingers) are all things that kids born in 2011 might never have the opportunity to experience. I remember back in the days when people would say, “I wish I had my camera with me today, I could have taken some great pictures.” Now that practically everyone has a smartphone, we all have our cameras with us everywhere we go. That is evident in these photographs taken at exactly the right moment. The photography we see these days is phenomenal.

Sometimes “at the right moment” photography is achieved with high-speed photography, and sometimes it is achieved from just being in the right place at the right time. Amazing Planet. 50 Most Popular Photographs on Deviantart. Written by Jacques van Heerden On Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 with 14 Comments so far in Inspiration, Photography Everyone has knows or has heard of Deviantart.

50 Most Popular Photographs on Deviantart

Its a amazing art community that brings forth portfolios and collections of some of the best art and photography in the world. Its promise rings true when it says it’s the biggest art community too. I have rounded up 50 of some of the most popular photographs on Deviantart. Bus Graveyard on the Behance Network. Water from iceland, a photo from Eyjafjardharsysla, Nordhurland Eystra. Critiques | Translate Verti Is it really that green, or is the photo hyper-saturated?

water from iceland, a photo from Eyjafjardharsysla, Nordhurland Eystra

From the date it was taken, I guess this is a scanned photo. Anyway, nice composition. nilolabrador Very nice picture, Paolo. Clodreno to be green this is green.. Strangiato Very nice view. Scalerman saturated. majestic landscape. Experience Human Flight. Experience Human Flight from InfinityList on Vimeo.

Experience Human Flight

Sometimes you have to slow things down to comprehend how far humans can push themselves. Experience Human Flight is a collaboration between French jump champs the Soul Flyers and several top Australian skydivers put under their charge. At just under two minutes, this video lasts almost twice as long as a typical skydive freefall. Tag Galaxy. Incredible Wildlife Photography. Wildlife — By Stephanie on January 11, 2010 at 10:58 am Canada goose protects her young Ever have one of those moments when you think to yourself, “Boy, I wish I had my camera?!”

Incredible Wildlife Photography

Well, you can enjoy the good fortune of the photographers who were not empty handed when they shot these amazing animal pictures. These high-speed images are treasures that tell stories we rarely get to see – let alone capture – in stunning detail. 3994_04a680541a3a0c26660f219941027843_3.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 750x499 Pixel) Cole rise. 3690325.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 900x532 Pixel) Powerful weather conditions photography {Part 2} Posted on September 27, 2011 in Photography If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Facebook or Twitter .

Powerful weather conditions photography {Part 2}

Thanks for visiting! Video. The Mind-Blowing Mount Roraima. Mount Roraima is the highest of the Pakaraima mountain chain in South America and one of the world’s most extraordinary natural geological formations.

The Mind-Blowing Mount Roraima

The 31 square kilometer summit area of Mount Roraima is defined by 400 meter tall cliffs on all sides and includes the borders of Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana. The tabletop mountains of the Pakaraima’s are considered some of the oldest geological formations on Earth, dating back to over two billion years ago. The result is the staggering landscape of Mount Rariama which we tour below in photographs and video: Vojto1_pub_eclipse.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 1604x1130 Pixel) - Skaliert (54%) p1070774r800te.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 800x600 Pixel) 20-Striking-Natural-Disasters.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 900x630 Pixel) - Skaliert (97%) 6a0105371bb32c970b0147e17a3198970b-pi (JPEG-Grafik, 1597x2400 Pixel) - Skaliert (25%)

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Who says birds don't have feelings?

She was hit by a car as she swooped low across the road. Here he brought her food and attended to her with love and compassion. Mysterious Places: Explore sacred sites and ancient civilizations. The Mariana Trench Shown To Unsettling Scale. 50 Images from National Geographic`s 2010 Photo Contest. Writen by Bogdan / Comments Off on 50 Images from National Geographic`s 2010 Photo Contest This is one of the most anticipated annual photo contests.

50 Images from National Geographic`s 2010 Photo Contest

The deadline for the submissions is on November 30th so if you have an interesting photo, submit it. The world's weirdest places to scuba dive. The Silfra fissure in Iceland's Thingvellier National Park is where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. The water is so clear many divers are said to lose all sense of depth and even experience vertigo. The mysterious underwater ruins of Yonaguni, Japan are estimated to be between 5,000 and 8,000 years old. Some claim the ruins to be evidence of a long lost city, while others are convinced it is a geological phenomenon. Earth: Landscapes That Will Blow Your Mind. “We are the children of our landscape; it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it” (Lawrence Durrell).

Presenting a collection of some of the most amazing shots we’ve came across. Stay tuned in for more of these in the future. Evil Forces by Skarphedinn Thrainsson. Snowy night in switzerland (pic) Nature.jpeg (JPEG-Grafik, 1024x768 Pixel) - Skaliert (80%) 070.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 950x633 Pixel) - Skaliert (97%) National Geographic’s Photography Contest 2010. A supercell thunderstorm rolls across the Montana prairie at sunset. (Photo and caption by Sean Heavey) Salvation. Appreciate life to save the world. (Photo and caption by Hongsik Kim) The Music Of Love. Ramona-Falls-Mount-Hood-Wilderness-Oregon-30.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 1024x768 Pixel) - Skaliert (80%) Yosemite_Winter_Storm_detail.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 1675x550 Pixel) - Skaliert (75%)

Lake Como. Italy We visited Cernobbio, on the shores of Lake Como for a few days in June 2011. We booked a garden room at Villa d'Este, and due to low occupancy were very fortunate to have been given a lake view room. The Villa d'Este hotel is a destination in its own right, with immaculate gardens, a 500 year history, and beautiful scenery.

The lake region offers many picturesque villages that can be easily accessed by boats that run through out the day. Heaven.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 920x690 Pixel) - Skaliert (89%) Awe-inspiring scenes from Mother Nature. Summer is the perfect time to get out and see how much nature has to offer. Photo from EarthAirFire You Might Also Like: Comments: Leave a reply: Most Fascinating Geological Wonders On Earth. Chicago-lights-1191505-xl.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 1280x1024 Pixel) - Skaliert (60%) Olympic National Park: One of the wildest places left in the USA [36 PICS] Still Looking For Paradise? Maldives - Double chain of twenty-six atolls… The Republic of Maldives, or simply the Maldives, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. It consists of approximately 1,190 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, along the north-south direction, spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometers, making this one of the most disparate countries in the world.

The atolls are composed of live coral reefs and sand bars, situated atop a submarine ridge 960 kilometers long that rises abruptly from the depths of the Indian Ocean and runs from north to south. Crystal clear waters, beautiful white sand beaches, swaying palm trees and fabulous dive sites – that’s why the Maldives, is known for being one of the best tropical holiday destinations in the world. ...and no need to climb ;) With an average ground level of 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) above sea level, it is the lowest country on the planet. Summer never ends ... Crystal clear waters and azure blue lagoons...

Resorts in the Maldives. 48208_0_1208x1005.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 1208x1005 Pixel) - Skaliert (61%)