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The Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve in Texas

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 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.

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.

15 Amazing Castles from Around the Globe - StumbleUpon Although designed and built for the prominent purpose of defense, today the castles seem like somewhat unrealistic constructions straight from the fairytale world. From solid strongholds to oriental fortresses and highly decorative palaces, the castles are our connection to the past, where legends mix with history and reality blends with a fairyland. This fairytale castle is the historical seat of the Prussian Kings and German Emperors. Its origin dates back to the Middle Ages - it was built in the 11th century, then completely destroyed in 1423 and reconstructed in 1461. The view from the castle that stands on top of Mount Hohenzollern (855 m) is as stunning as the complex itself. Although it looks like a castle, Howard is actually a stately home - a private residence of the Howard family that has resided in the complex for more than 300 years. Segovia Castle, located in an ancient town of Segovia in central Spain, started off as an Arab fort in the 12th century. Burg Eltz castle.

Most Fascinating Geological Wonders On Earth - StumbleUpon Mar 08, 2011 / Category : Misc / 37 Comments This planet we live on offers us beauty beyond words. Every country has its own special region that takes your breath away with the magnificence of it. Here we can see some places that are a geological wonder that you may know about already, or maybe not? Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA Antelope Canyon is one of the world's most beautiful canyons. Pamukkale, Turkey These stunning terraces of water are found in Pamukkale Turkey and were shaped from a substance called travertine, which forms from the build-up of sediments of calcium carbonate deposited in water from hot springs. The Wave, Arizona, USA This incredible formation of sandstone rock is stunning in its colors. Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand The Moeraki Boulders are amazing boulders found on the New Zealand coast. Bungle Bungles, Australia Bungle Bungles are found in the the Purnululu National Park in Western Australia, also a World Heritage Site. Fantasy Cave, Bermuda Wave Rock, Australia

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia | Beautiful Places to Visit - StumbleUpon The stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park lies in the Lika region of Croatia. The park is surrounded by the mountains Plješevica, Mala Kapela, and Medveđak, which are part of the Dinaric Alps. The 16 blue-green Plitvice Lakes, which are separated by natural dams of travertine, are situated on the Plitvice plateau. Islands | Beautiful Places to Visit - Part 2 The island nation known as the Seychelles can be found in the Indian Ocean off the East coast of Africa, North of Madagascar. There are 115 islands in the archipelago. Seychelles has become a popular tourist destination, thanks to its stunning tropical beaches and interesting wildlife. Popular activities include diving, fishing, sailing, and laying around on amazing white sand beaches. Once a backpacker’s secret, Thailand’s Phi Phi islands exploded onto the tourist map after the release of The Beach , a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio that was filmed on one of the islands. Southwest of Sri Lanka in the Laccadive Sea lies a paradise like no other, the island country of the Maldives. Credit: Silvery Credit: deckchair Credit: Jinaa Nosy Iranja is a small tropical island located off the Northwestern coast of Madagascar, 45km (28 miles) South of Nosy Be, a slightly larger and more popular island.

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. Highest Points: 20 U.S. National Parks by Elevation [40 PICS] Denali National Park, Alaska, ranks as the #1 highest point of any U.S. national park. In this valley towards Denali, only the first 15 miles are paved even though the winding road is 92 miles long. Photo #1 by Nic McPhee Reflections on Denali’s Mount McKinley. This mountain is located in the Alaska Range. This blue glacial pool can be found at Wrangell — St. #3 is also located in Alaska. Although Mount Fairweather is located within Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, the mountain range is part of the Saint Elias Mountains — just like the #2 highest ranked elevation among America’s national parks. This is the Senate Grove of Giant Sequoias in Sequoia National Park, California, where everything seems super-sized — including the world’s largest trees. The peak of Sequoia National Park’s Mount Whitney reaches an elevation of 14,505 feet, scoring it at #4. Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state has the 5th highest elevation of all U.S. parks.

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The Seven Lost Cities Of The World - All That Is Interesting - StumbleUpon Located on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley, Machu Picchu was the ‘Lost City of the Incas’, inhabited in the 15th and 16th century. Archaeologists believe that the mountain estate was built for the Inca emperor, Pachacuti, but was abandoned because of the Spanish Conquest. The inhabitants were also believed to have been wiped out by smallpox introduced by Spanish conquistadors, leading to Machu Picchu becoming one of the lost cities of the world.

Marvel at the Magnificent Marble Caves [35 PICS] Can you imagine something happening that would endanger these exquisite azure caverns? It might if Chile continues with plans to build five hydro-power dams in Patagonia. Photo #7 by © Jorge Leon Cabello The water has eroded the marble to create cavities and marble caves. There are different color shades, depending on the contents’ impurities. There are white banks of great purity, but it is also possible to find blue and pink marble banks due to the presence of other minerals. Amazing geological formations on Chilean side of Lake Carrera. It would be a real shame if the hydro-power dams damage the lake and the marble caves on top of the surrounding natural habitats for wildlife. View of the lake and where to find the marble caverns in the Aysen region of Chile.

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

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