background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Australia. Call to Earth - A Message from the World's Astronauts to COP21. Beautiful Pictures على تويتر: "Let there be light! Photo by Luc B. Tornadoes out at sea. Fanoweb - Un oiseau qui s'amuse comme un petit fou! If you missed this beautiful #NorthernLights display, check out our live cam highlight. Picturesque waterfall in autumn | Photography by ©Ian Sane. Raja Ampat Islands | Photography by ©Yann Arthus-Bertrand. #Barcelona #GoodEvening and #GoodNight from @Space_Station! #YearInSpace. The Smoking Mountain, Patagonia. Mount Etna Erupts in Spectacular Display of Lightning & Lava.

After two years of dormancy, Italy's Mount Etna put on a spectacular show Thursday morning. An hourlong eruption began around 3:20 a.m. local time, sending a lava fountain more than 3,000 feet into the air and coating nearby villages in a layer of ash. Although the eruption forced the closure of the nearby Reggio Calabria airport, there were no reports of damage or injury. The eruption also produced a breathtaking phenomenon known as a "dirty thunderstorm," which occurs when lightning appears in the sky directly above an erupting volcano. Scientists believe the dramatic lighting that accompanies certain eruptions is the result of positively charged particles that are ejected from the volcano. A second type of volcanic lighting has been observed to form downwind of the ash plume, but that "plume lighting" is not well-understood. Related: Webcam Catches Exact Moment of Japan Volcano Eruption. Always a nice day over #Patagonia. #HappyFriday from @space_station! #YearInSpace.

An Icelandic River Reaching The Ocean. In crowded Hong Kong, dead find no space to rest in peace - #photos by Kin Cheung @chanman. How winter should look. Oceans on our #EarthRightNow. You are the blue in our big blue marble. #COP21 #YearInSpace. This is what a Nebraska storm looks like. Day 250. #Moon rise as the day phases out. #GoodNight from @space_station! #YearInSpace. Morning Mist, Banff National Park. Botany Bay Road, #SouthCarolina | Photography by ©Dave Allen.

Bombo Quarry, Kiama, #Australia | Photography by ©Shane Arnold. Blazing Sunrise At Mount Zin, #Israel | Photography by ©Tomer Razabi. Life always finds a way. Horseshoe Falls, Tasmania, Australia | Photography by ©Giorgio Rocca. Natural Bridge, Kentucky. Beautiful Island Of Madeira, #Portugal | Photography by ©Mikael Svensson.

Beautiful solar storm over the mountains | Photography by ©Niccolo Ubalducci. Would you live in one of these cozy prefab Hobbit-Holes? Amazing Island Of Senja, #Norway | Photography by ©Andre Ermolaev. Canadian Rockies. Autumn in Tibetan Himalaya | #Photography by ©Marc Adamus. At the bottom of Canyon Gorge in #Oregon | Photography by ©Peter Lik. "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." —Albert Camus. Hot water thrown into the air in Antarctica. Traditional windmill in tulip field, Holland | Photography by ©Svetlana Foote. Kliuchevskoi Mountain in Russia.

Madinah, Saudi Arabia. Whitehorse, Yukon, #Canada | Photography by ©David Cartier. Day 249. #Portugal and #Spain all aglow after dark. #GoodNight from @space_station! #YearInSpace. Mt. Fuji from the Sea. Windmill against sky, Ireland | Photography by ©Ernie Watchorn. Underwater Life Of Poda Island, Thailand | Photography by ©Dmitry Laudin. Thunderstorm and Fires in Wenatchee, Washinton. Under A Glacier | #Photography by ©Jonathan Tucker. Lone Tree in Washington's Palouse Region. Greece. Frozen Venice. The beauty of Iceland | Photography by ©Lauren Bath.

#GoodMorning #Tuesday from @Space_Station! #YearInSpace. Karymsky Volcano, Russia. The Milky Way from Cannon Beach in #Oregon | Photography by ©Michael Matti. Greenland. A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales at The Forests Session of the Lima Paris Action Agenda, Le Bourget, Paris. Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I hope I am in the right room as this is quite the biggest venue I have ever had to negotiate!

I was enormously touched and flattered to be invited to join you today for this extremely important meeting on forests in the context of the Lima Paris Action Agenda. Perhaps, at this point, I could take the opportunity to pay tribute to the L.P.A.A. Quartet – Peru, France, the Office of the U.N. Secretary General and the U.N.F.C.C.C. – for all their heroic efforts to deliver action on the Agenda? As some of you may perhaps know, for many years I have been deeply concerned about the fate of the world's forests, which was why, in 2007, I established my Prince’s Rainforest Project, now my International Sustainability Unit, to try and create a major partnership between the private , public and N.G.O. sectors to tackle this issue before it is all too late.

The first is on the issue of forest peoples and indigenous peoples. The 125 Year Old Hotel In #Canada | Photography by ©The Fairmont Banff Springs. ❄️ Surise At Antarctica | Photography by ©Christopher Michel. The Verzasca River in Switzerland is so clean, you can see all the way down to the 50ft deep riverbed. Sunset In La Paz, Bolivia | Photography by ©Pedro Szekely.

Wild Horses in the New Forest, England. Sunset at Mt. Hood, Burnt Lake. #Sunset in Iceland | Photography by ©Max Rive. Tsunami from the Clouds. Stormy skies over Allen, #Texas | Photography by ©James Langford. Day 248. #Aurora highlights the end of another month. #GoodNight from @space_station! #YearInSpace. WOW Pictures on Twitter: Na Pali Coast Waterfall Cave, Hawaii. South American Desert Rally | Photography by ©Jerome Prevost. The thin film of the atmosphere of our #EarthRightNow glows over #Paris & #COP21 from @space_station. #YearInSpace. Small Island Of Lake Superior | Photography by ©Rolf Hicker. Hola♦♥ #Tokyo is unmistakable at night. #Greetings from @Space_Station #YearInSpace. @pintsize73 good morning, □ □ □ Smoke From Volcano Blends With Sunset | #Photography by ©Claudio Santana. Natural Pools in Venezuela. Small Church At Vuoksi River, #Russia | Photography by ©Andrew Korochkin.

Heart River, North Dakota, USA | Photography by ©Unknown. Sky Over Honolulu, #Hawaii | Photography by ©Spyhi. Flower Fields, Agassiz, Canada | Photography by ©West Coast Scapes. So NIce! RT @bestcaptures Ice Cream Tulips <3 #BestNatureCaptures #flower #flowers #tulips. Death Valley, California - Photograph via Dan Desroches.

#GoodMorning #California! Looking brilliant as always. #YearInSpace. 15 Drone Photos That Leave Us Speechless. Day 247. Night falls, and today become the past. #GoodNight from @space_station! #YearInSpace. Hawaiian Volcanic Mountain Peak. Lunar Halo Sky Phenomena, Finland | Photography by ©Pauli Hänninen. A remarkably thin blue line protects us from the inky emptiness of space. Tree. Travel - The tiny island of shooting stars. Against a darkness so dense it seemed to have weight, shooting stars crossed the night sky of Sark. I counted four in 30 minutes. Only a distant cock’s crow, followed by bells tolling from an invisible church, broke the deep silence, reminding me of the coming dawn.

I returned to bed with my head full of wonder. The Channel Island of Sark is a British Crown dependency with around 600 inhabitants – but no cars or street lights. Lesser known than its neighbour of Guernsey, seven miles east, it measures only two square miles. Its claim to fame, though, came in 2011: the International Dark-Sky Association, which encourages global efforts to counteract light pollution, named Sark the world's first Dark Sky Island. And Sark now has another draw for hopeful star gazers: its own observatory, which opened in October 2015. Now, the smell of fresh timber hit me as Annie Dachinger, chair of the Sark Astronomy Society, unlocked the observatory.

Travel - Madagascar's bizarre natural wonder. 31 beautiful sights on this incredible planet. Temples that tower out of mist-cloaked jungles; a herd of wildebeest, one million-strong, trekking across the African plains; a midnight sky filled with stars. There are some things around the world that provide photo-showing rights for decades. We haven't got them all -- in fact we barely scratched the surface. But we have picked out a few of the scenes that, if you're lucky enough to witness them, will invariably leave you spellbound. Let us know what other beautiful sights you've witnessed on your travels in the comments 1.

Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia Sossusvlei means "the gathering place of water" but you'll need to bring your own if you don't want to dehydrate at this, Namibia's most outstanding attraction. The dunes have developed over millions of years, the result of material flowing from the Orange River into the Atlantic, carried north and returned again to land by the surf. More info at More: Namibia -- a wildlife photographer's paradise 2. Share your no. 1 travel tip 3. Donut falls/ Utah/ water frozen in the winter. Ha Link Peak over Grassi Lakes, AB Canada. Westminster Bridge over the River Thames with the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, London, Region London, England. 10 Most Amazing and Beautiful Tree Houses From Around the World. Trees have very important role in our life. We all know that without them life is not possible on our planet Earth. Since Centuries people are highly dependent on tress for their needs like cook food, shelter and many more things.

According to the Science, people living near the trees have much better and physical strength than people living in urban areas. We all love greenery and want to settle in those places where we have fresh air and trees all around. Now, people are planning to take time and stay in tree houses build all around the world. This is an adventurous experience for people.

So, here we are listing the 10 most amazing and beautiful tree houses from around the world. 1. This is the tallest tree house in Canada. Image Source: 2. The tree has been located in the northern Sweden. Image Source: 3. The tree house has been built in the forest of Canada. Image Source: 4. This is the tallest tree house in world. 5. What You Need to Know About the Paris Climate Talks. Many of these commitments may not be ambitious enough, though. Instead of staying within 2 degrees Celsius, the pledges could still permit warming of up to 3 degrees Celsius, according to a recent United Nations analysis. In Paris, negotiators will attempt to craft a graduated plan that requires each country to revisit and ramp up climate-related commitments every five years. What's not entirely clear yet, however, is exactly how the world will keep emissions in check.

According to a preliminary draft of a potential climate agreement released earlier this year by the UN, the deal could include a commitment to cap emissions, to achieve zero net emissions, to reduce emissions by a predetermined amount or to achieve carbon neutrality -- that decision will ultimately be left up to the negotiators. Climate negations have occurred in various forms for two decades, and although we've inched closer and closer to a universal, legally binding agreement, it has never actually happened.

The man KNOWS of what he speaks .... he has been saying it for 40 years and people called HIM "mad"!