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Crystal River - The most beautiful river on earth [Pics] Cano Cristales - Crystal River. River of five colors, as the locals call it, originates in the south of the mountain chain Macarena, Colombia, and flows eastward to its confluence with the Guayabero river. In the Cano Cristales found five colors: yellow, blue, green, black and red. All of them are waste product of many algae and, depending on time of year, color saturation, or weakened or strengthened. Share on Tumblr

Maps That Will Change the Way You See the World Where Google Street View is available. The supercontinent of Pangaea with modern day borders. The pink represents countries that the British have invaded. Countries that don't use metric. Most common surnames by country. Countries that offer maternity leave. McDonalds Around the World Time Zones in Antarctica. Antarctica without ice. What side of the street do you drive on? Alcohol consumption. Most popular alcoholic drink by country. Flags of the world. Population density. Most cases of bribery. Map of Where 29,000 Rubber Duckies Made Landfall After Falling off a Cargo Ship in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean. Earthquakes. Highest paid public employees. The rivers of America. Trade. Number of researchers. How old someone is when they lose their virginity. Plant life. Coffee consumption. Writing systems of the world. A Gall–Peters projection map. Rivers that empty into the Mississippi River. The world divided into seven regions, each containing a population of one billion. Water risk. Lightning strikes.

Kayaking the Thumb Kayaking the Thumb Kayaking the Thumb, Port Austin, Michigan: Photos & Trip Report (2009) And thanks to Nila Repard here is a photo from the very same island, taken by her great grandmother in 1934. And here is another photo, taken in the winter. (Source) 10th of April 2010 Probably Related Millions of historic photos Cry What is the drunkest photo ever taken of you? Eyjafjallajökull Travel Status Back home since 55 days Currently in: Switzerland Oh dear, do you realise how old your browser is? Mt Roraima, Brasil, Guyana and Venezuela (pic) Amazing Sight in the South Pacific | Ash, Ocean, Island, Imagine, Being A yacht was traveling in the south Pacific when the crew came across a weird sight. Look at these photos and try to imagine the thrill of experiencing this phenomenon. NO!!!! it is volcanic stones floating on the water. then this was spotted, ash & steam rising from the ocean.. And, while WE were watching... A plume of black ash...HUGE CLOUD. A brand new island formed... Can you imagine the thrill of being the first & only people to see a new island being created where there was nothing before?

Sequoia, Redwood - The Ancient Giants Sequoia, Redwood: Giant Sequoia trees Giant Sequoia trees, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California We published this article back on Sep. 20, 2010 but we love Sequoia so much we decided to re-publish it. Hope you enjoy. California’s enormous giant sequoia is the world’s most massive tree and one of the oldest. These trees can grow to more than 250 feet tall (or 76 meters which is about as tall as a 25-story building), with a diameter at breast-height up to 30 feet (about 9 meters). Sequoia National Park’s General Sherman Tree is about 52,500 cubic feet (1,478 cubic meters), which is roughly equivalent to 21,800 150-pound (68 kg) humans! Giant sequoias can live to be 3,000 years old; the oldest recorded specimen exceeded 3,500 years. Sequoia, Redwood: Sequoias in the fog Sequoias in the fog at King’s Canyon National Park. Sequoia, Redwood: Moro Rock Moro Rock is a the vista view point in Sequoia National Park, California, USA. Sequoia, Redwood: Giant Sequoias Giant Sequoias.

10 incredible microscopic GIFs | Science! Every day, life is going about its business, but we can only see a fraction of the organisms around us with the naked eye. Bacteria, protists, and tiny multicellular creatures live in a world that is completely alien to us and only visible through the microscope. Thanks to the wonder of science, we can dive into this world and see how these wee beasties get along. Here are 10 of the coolest in GIF form. White blood cell chases a bacterium Your body has numerous immune defenses that keep invaders in check, much of it mediated by multiple varieties of white blood cells. A rotifer having a snack A rotifer, commonly known as a wheel animal, is a tiny 0.1-0.5mm multicellular creature found in most freshwater sources. Stylonychia creeps and crawls Stylonychia is a carnivorous little killing machine that prey on protozoa and bacteria. Cultured kidney cells In this GIF we can see cultured human kidney cells blooming to form the complex structures indicative of the larger organ. E. coli reproducing

Amazing Underwater River : Cenote Angelita in Mexico Underwater River in Mexico If you are a professional diver you should visit Cenote Angelita Mexico. These amazing pictures were taken by Anatoly Beloshchin in the cave Cenote Angelita, Mexico. – salty water and under me I see a river, island and fallen leaves… Actually, the river, which you can see, is a layer of hydrogen sulphide.” World Sunlight Map Watch the sun rise and set all over the world on this real-time, computer-generated illustration of the earth's patterns of sunlight and darkness. The clouds are updated daily with current weather satellite imagery. The Mercator projection used here is one way of looking at the spherical earth as a flat map. Also available is a semi-realistic view of dawn and dusk from far above the Earth, a look at the moon, and information about how this works.

32 Pictures To Help You Appreciate The Awesomeness Of Nature October 12, 2010 | 136 Comments » | Topics: Awesome, Nature Hot Stories From Around The Web Other Awesome Stories 10 mind-boggling high-speed camera GIFs | Science! Some of the most interesting things you’ll ever see are happening far too fast for you to properly appreciate. Slowing down even the simplest occurrence can reveal incredible complexity. With modern high-speed photography we can get a glimpse of such things. So here are 10 things that happen very fast slowed down for closer observation in GIF form. Click the gallery to see each one of the pics and then check out the full explanations of each animations below, without your browser being weighed down by all those hefty GIFs! Gelatin bounce Foods made predominantly of gelatin have a very specific consistency. Welding up close Creating a connection between two pieces of metal isn’t simply a matter of melting the material itself, but often involves depositing an additional metal to strengthen the connection. Cymbal crash Cymbals are among the oldest known musical instruments, and they look especially cool in slow motion. Tank firing Striking a match This GIF shows a safety match being struck.

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