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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. 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. The diverse vegetation of Hamilton Pool ranges from semi-arid species in the uplands to riparian species in the canyon.

The uplands of the preserve are a juniper and oak savannah with a variety of native grasses and wildflowers. 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). 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 || Home. 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. 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.

These photos has hundreds of thousands of views each and some are really compelling to look at. Let’s have a look at some amazing inspiration. 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? 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. sohrab like ive already mentioned to you before i have no clue how you get such amazing colours :) a gift of colours for you paolo i hope you enjoy this link of colours take care aryary The view itself is amazing and you make it even better in this photo. Mpb001 Beautiful view and nicly saturated color! Femkevdh Fantastico!!! Losteden What an amazing landscape. Hearken this phto is amazing. i love it, it looks surreal, like a different world! Desman Celle-la aussi est superbe et surprennante justa What a nice composition! Freedom Very nice landscape, I love such place, luky you. Sn00zie zilinskyi Great photo, looks like a picture. Excellent shot osh. Experience Human Flight. Experience Human Flight from InfinityList on Vimeo. 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. Of course, you can make a fall last longer by wearing a wingsuit or jumping from the stratosphere — Half a century later, Capt. Joseph Kittenger still holds the record for highest parachute jump at 102,800 feet. Now – check out the sequel: Experience Zero Gravity! Cover Photo Credit: Alexander Savin – Tag Galaxy. Incredible Wildlife Photography | Peachy Green. 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?!” 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. Incredible wildlife photography like this takes a steady hand and sharp eye.

And perhaps just a bit of luck! Bringing home the bugs.... If you oohed and ahhed over the first couple of pictures, you might have to prepare yourself for the next image…. open wide! All in one bite? The best wildlife photography is often expressed through the unexpected. Hey! What is more adorable than a curious monkey – particularly one that wonders what all the photography fuss is about? Among cute animal photographs, you’ve gotta agree… this one tops the charts! Ready for my close-up! Yikes! 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 .

Thanks for visiting! Rate this Post Loading ... So... Check this out on our Partner Network. 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 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%) Earthlights2_dmsp_big.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 2400x1200 Pixel) - Skaliert (51. Who says birds don't have feelings? Here his wife is injured and the condition is fatal.

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. He brought her food again but was shocked to find her dead. He tried to move her....a rarely-seen effort for swallows! Aware that his sweetheart is dead and will never come back to him again, he cries with adoring love. He stood beside her, saddened of her death. Finally aware that she would never return to him, he stood beside her body with sadness and sorrow. Millions of people cried after watching this picture in America and Europe and even in Asia . Mysterious Places: Explore sacred sites and ancient civilizations. The Mariana Trench Shown To Unsettling Scale | Piggynap's Blog | Zoe Piper. 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. The deadline for the submissions is on November 30th so if you have an interesting photo, submit it. Below you can see 50 images collected from different categories. An Indian wrestler smears mud on his head before starting wrestling in Kolkata, India, March 30, 2010. A supercell thunderstorm rolls across the Montana prairie at sunset. Freediver waiting over 800 ft of water for something substantial to come up from the depths. The Great Pyramids. The Music Of Love. Liquid Planet. Brown bear, Buskin River, Kodiak Alaska. Fleet week 2010, standing on Alcatraz island as the Blue angels fly over head. A Wrinkle in Time. This picture was taken in Suradita Village, West Java, Indonesia (2010).

Cosmic. The child in us. Cloud and ship. After the Crash. Giraffes at Savannah. A worker in a Bangladesh market taking a much deserved smoke break. Oasis. 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.

The submerged active volcano of Banua Wuhu in Indonesia seen releasing ribbons of silver bubbles of sulfur gas. The volcano's barren sulfur-covered rocks give way to coral reefs and an extraordinary display of marine life the deeper down you explore. The Museum of Underwater Modern Art in Cancun, Mexico, holds over 403 permanent life-size sculptures and is one of the largest artificial reef attractions in the world.

The Neptune Memorial Reef in Miami, Florida, is an artificial reef which doubles as a cemetery. SP Mainsail diving Silfra fissure Iceland 1. 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 Namib by Daniel Montero Crater Lake by Marc Adamus Mountains Of The Moon By Jose C.

Stranger Highways by Rechitansorin Mountains By CubaGallery The Begining by Marc Adamus Kirkjufell by Raymó Brandlehow Burst by Sut68 The Machu Picchu Guard Tower by Matt Wade Beinn Dearg Mor by John Parminter Road To Heaven by Andreas Reinhold At Dawn by Dennis Fischer Smoke by Michal Ostrowski Blocks Of Ice by Mac Danzig Reflection by Liloni Luca Spring On Fields by Krzysztof Browko Sorrow by by Christolakis Sidari Cliffs by Krzysztof Browko Mount Doom by Skarphedinn Thrainsson Beautiful Skies by Svein Oftedal Kelimutu Volcan by Matthieu GRYMONPREZ Norway by Malcolm X.

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.

This picture was taken in Tenganan Village, Bali (2010). Tenganan is the most famous Bali Aga (original Balinese) village and is located close to Candi Dasa in East Bali. Praying Mantis – Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii. A Wrinkle in Time. Cosmic. Unsafe Journey. Mystery Bug. The Serra da Leba Road near Lubango (Huíla, Angola). Lightning Crashes. Moths to Light. Ki Gompa. These are my favorites of this years National Geographic’s Photography Contest. 22nd of November 2010.

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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. Separately, I posted a few older images taken as I was just starting with photography from a trip to Portofino taken in 2000 here. Gardens, Villa d'Este.

A floating pool on Lake Como. Gardens and portions of Villa d'Este. Two boats can be stored under the villa. Nearby town of Cernobbio. A view of Villa d'Este and Cernobbio. Waterfront breakfast on Lake Como, with its wonderful early morning lighting. A village along the shores of Lake Como. Another picturesque village along Lake Como's shore. The town of Bellagio. Leaving Bellagio. Lobby, Villa d'Este. 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 -

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