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75 Stunning Photos That Made You Appreciate Earth In 2013 Ulua Beach, Maui Photo source: imgur / Photographer: Unknown. If you know the photographer please contact us so we can credit. Seychelles Melissani Cave located in Kefalonia Island, Greece Horsetail Fall Fireflies in a Japanese forest Photo taken by Japanese photographer Yume Cyan. Zion National Park in southern Uta The Isle of Skye, situated off the West Coast of Scotland The eruption of Reventador in the eastern Andes of Ecuador Sunrise over the Superstition Mountains in Arizona Split Pinnalcle, Hunnan, China Skogafoss Falls in Iceland Sister mountains with the full moon setting at sunrise west of Bend, Oregon Senja, Norway Salt. Odle range. Photo by: Max Rivea Natural Bridge, KY Mount Fuji, Japan Lions Rock in Sri Lanka Libyan Desert Lands End in San Francisco, California Lake Tahoe, NV Lake Moraine, Banff Alberta CA Kilauea K2, the worlds next highest mountain after Mount Everest Havasupai, AZ Drake Passage, Palmer Peninsula, Antarctica Angel Falls, Venezuela A beach in Iceland Sabino Canyon, AZ Norway Mt.

Фото и рисунки, арт и креативная реклама Amazing Places Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway Blue Caves - Zakynthos Island, Greece Skaftafeli - Iceland Plitvice Lakes – Croatia Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China Four Seasons Hotel - Bora Bora Ice skating on Paterswoldse Meer, a lake just South of the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. Marble Caves, Chile Chico, Chile The Gardens at Marqueyssac Ice Canyon - Greenland Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada Multnomah Falls, Oregon Seljalandsfoss Waterfall on the South Coast of Iceland Petra - Jordan (at night) Verdon, Provence, France Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia Norway Alesund Birdseye of City Benteng Chittorgarh, India Riomaggiore, Italy Keukenhof Gardens - Netherlands. Sky Lantern Festival - Taiwan. Mount Roraima - Venezuela. Seychelles East Iceland. Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. New York City.

photograpy | Exploring Culture - Searching Light With an hour to spare before closing I decided to take in the exhibition at the Tacoma Glass Museum. Mount Rainier was in full view – not a cloud in sight or threatening to cover the peak. The above sculpture (about 4′ high) was the first to capture my attention. I apologize for the glare – the iPhone has its limits… I love the interplay of translucency and color. Remember his style? A second view of the sculpture. Another dynamic glass sculpture – depicting the human figure. Viewed with the light from a different angle. This is Preston Singletary, introduced in yesterday’s post as discovered in the Hotel Murano. This bust was also created by Preston Singletary – a talented North West First Nations Artist. Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest is the feature exhibition until January 2014. Due to the time constraints of my visit I did not take close enough notes to identify each artist by name. These oversized perfume vessels were eye-catching. My favorite set was “Palla Set”.

60 insane cloud formations from around the world [PICs] | Matador Network - Aurora Cloud varieties go way beyond the cumulus, stratus, and cirrus we learn about in elementary school. Check out these wild natural phenomena. STANDING IN A CORNFIELD IN INDIANA, I once saw a fat roll cloud (like #4 below) float directly over my head. It’s a 12-year-old memory that remains fresh. I imagine a lot of these photographers having similar hesitations as they set up for the shots below. 47 unearthly lightning strikes [PICs] | Matador Network - Aurora Lightning photography can capture milliseconds of the most powerful natural phenomena. Just be sure you’re at least 6 miles (or 30 seconds between flash and thunder) from the storm. IN THESE IMAGES, lightning appears close up, often seemingly just a few city blocks away. Don’t let the images fool you though — pro lightning photographers let the lenses do the work, or shoot from relative safety inside vehicles or under cover. As lightning strikes only last for an eyeblink, it’s also necessary to use long shutter times (up to 30 seconds or longer) or devices which can trigger the shutter when lightning is detected. The odds of actually being struck by lightning in the US over one’s lifetime are surprisingly high: 1 in 10,000. San Tan Mountains, AZ Satellite imagery shows that only a quarter of all lightning actually strikes the ground. Photo: sundevilstormin Chicago, IL What happens when lightning strikes water seems poorly understood by science. Photo: Beijing, China Photo: ndosborn

The most beautiful mushrooms in the world Look at the most beautiful and wonderful mushrooms that exist on our planet. 31 Places Everyone Should See Before They Die Do you feel like making the most of your life? If the answer is Yes, then you should probably see every place on this list a Reddit user compiled. It contains almost every awesome place worth seeing around the globe. It might take you a few years to hit every one, but it'll be worth it (even if your bank account doesn't agree). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. Thanks to this user for adding the locations of every image.

Фото и рисунки, арт и креативная реклама Pyramids of Mesoamerica Most Ancient Mesoamerican civilizations built pyramid-shaped structures. These were usually step pyramids, with temples on top more akin to the ziggurats of Mesopotamia than the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt. Mesoamerican Pyramids served many functions from - from astronomical observatories to places of ritual worship and sacrifice, and perhaps something linked to extraterrestrials. Mesoamerican Civilizations The Great Pyramid of Cholula The temple-pyramid complex was built in four stages, starting from the 3rd century BCE through the 9th century CE, and was dedicated to the deity Quetzalcoatl. Today the pyramid at first appears to be a natural hill surmounted by a church. Because of the historic and religious significance of the church, which is a designated colonial monument, the pyramid as a whole has not been excavated and restored, as have the smaller but better-known pyramids at Teotihuacan. Great Pyramid of Cholula Google Videos Mayan Pyramids Chichen Itza El Castillo - Temple of Kukulkan