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10 Most Famous Trees in the World Famous trees come and go. L’Arbre du Ténéré was once considered the most isolated tree on Earth, a landmark on caravan routes in the Sahara, until it was knocked down by a drunk Libyan truck driver in 1973. This year in August, the famous Anne Frank tree in Amsterdam was blown down by high winds during a storm. Luckily, there are still many special trees out there. An overview of the most famous trees in the world. 10Arbol del Tule Árbol del Tule, a Montezuma Cypress, is located in the town center of Santa María del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca . 9Cotton Tree The Cotton Tree is an historic symbol of Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone. 8Boab Prison Tree The Boab Prison Tree is a large hollow tree just south of Derby in Western Australia. 7Major Oak The Major Oak is a huge oak tree in the heart of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England. 6Lone Cypress 5Tree of Life The Tree of Life in Bahrain is a mesquite tree which grows in the middle of desert. 4Socotra Dragon Trees

Wallpaper Search Picture Album Wallpaper Show Titles Applying and removing HubbleSite wallpaper Email list: Inbox Astronomy RSS feed: NewsCenter HubbleSite iPhone App Get Involved Reference Desk Servicing Missions Hubble's 25th Anniversary eBooks HubbleSite: WebbTelescope: About Contact Us Copyright 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?!” These high-speed images are treasures that tell stories we rarely get to see – let alone capture – in stunning detail. 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! Looks like a Chorus Line is coming to a desert near you! Synchronized stretching This gazelle is probably thinking that grooming is for the birds! A little more to the left, please Stunning pictures of animals are often captured in high-speed.

55 incredible examples of photo manipulation We present collection of 55 incredible examples of photo manipulation. Some of them... you may know already, but another ones... could be new for you. What I'm sure about... all of them are simply worth of your attention. 30 Best Room Pictures of the Week – May 04th to May 11th 1. I really love this pool 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 1900 Inn on Montford in Asheville, North Carolina 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. Most Extreme Landscapes on Earth Our globe is home to some truly breathtaking and extraordinary sights. Be it strangely-shaped rock formations, alien-looking sulfur springs or unique chocolate hills, the world is full of such beautiful phenomena that no words can describe it. Pictures may help... Sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires are the main features of Badlands National Park, South Dakota, USA. Incredible basalt columns can be found on the northeast coast of the Northern Ireland and on Staffa, a small island in Scotland. Apparently, the Chocolate Hills are not covered in the cocoa trees, and their name derives from the grass turning brown during the dry season. Penitentes in Death Valley. The tall thin blades of hardened snow or ice can be found only at high altitudes. Penitenes in Andes. The high red sand dunes called Sossusvlei are located in the central Namib Desert, within Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. The Stone Forest, Kunming, China - Yunnan Province.

Birds Have Feelings {*style:<b> Here his wife is injured and the condition is fatal. She was hit by a car as she swooped low across the road. </b>*} {*style:<b> </b>*} {*style:<b> He tried to move her….a rarely-seen effort for swallows! {*style:<b>Aware that his sweetheart is dead and will never come back to him again, he cries with adoring love. {*style:<b> </b>*} {*style:<b>Finally aware that she would never return to him, he stood beside her body with sadness and sorrow. {*style:<b> </b>*} {*style:<b> America and Europe and even in Asia . photographer sold these pictures for a nominal fee to the </b>*} {*style:<b> most famous newspaper in France . newspaper were sold out on the day these pictures were published. And many people think animals don’t have a brain or feelings????? Did you like this? Animals , Birds , Birds Have Feelings , hit by a car , Photos : Animals , Living , Photos , World Popular on Web Right Now !!!

…free your imagination… Badass of the Week: Anthony Omari Anthony Omari Late on the night of January 23, 2012, a 24 year-old Kenyan uber-hero named Anthony Omari awoke to find three gigantic dudes with machetes standing over his bed. He knew right away that they weren't there to sell Girl Scout cookies or ask him for a jumping mid-air high-five. Omari is the custodian of Faraja Children's Home in Ngong, Kenya – a sanctuary of healing and love that over the past several years has grown from a tin-roofed one-room shack in the slums of Nairobi into a decent-sized facility that has taken in 37 boys and girls who have been abandoned or orphaned from the street. The second Omari snapped awake, he immediately recognized the jokers standing around him – it was the fourth time this month that the Faraja Children's Home had been broken into, and it was at least the second time that these exact assholes had paid the orphans a visit in the middle of the night. A Kenyan machete, also known as a panga. The gang had seen enough. Links: The original post Main

99 Excellent Examples of Forced Perspective Photography | Photography Forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking and architecture. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera. There are many ways to attack photography and some are much more expensive than others. When it comes to inspiration then there is no limitation on resources. You may be interested in the following related articles as well. Feel free to join us and you are always welcome to share your thoughts that our readers may find helpful. Don’t forget to and follow us on Twitter — for recent updates. Brilliant Examples of Forced Perspective Photography Photography can serve as a nice source of inspiration. Further Resources! Find Something Missing?

Sleeping in an original bed Art & Design We wouldn't mind having one of these beds as our own. In which one would you like to take a nap? From the Photo Desk Toronto Star Picture Editor Wanda Goodwin shares these delightful images of Kevin Richardson a.k.a "The Lion Whisperer." A new film opening soon in The United States about a rare white lion who escapes becoming a trophy on a wall, is a rare happy ending in a country where more than 1,000 lions are killed legally each year. Kevin Richardson, the man behind the movie, calls himself an "ambassador of lions" and hopes the film will act as one too at a time when foreign tourists are willing to pay up to $40,000 to shoot a big cat. Kevin Richardson, a.k.a. the Lion Whisperer lays with two of his lions on October 11, 2010, in their enclosure at the Kingdom of the White Lion park in Broederstroom, South Africa. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell) Kevin Richardson sprays his lions with water and citronella in their enclosure. Kevin Richardson wrestles playfully with a lioness. Kevin Richardson shows the size of a lion's tongue. Kevin Richardson snuggles a lioness to his chest.

#71 “African Fabrics”: The History of Dutch Wax Prints–Guest Blog by Eccentric Yoruba | Beyond Victoriana Vlisco model. Click for source. “A picture of a pipe isn’t necessarily a pipe, an image of “African fabric” isn’t necessarily authentically [and wholly] African”. These above words are quoted by Yinka Shonibare, a Nigerian-British contemporary artist known for his amazing artwork using African print fabrics in his scrutiny of colonialism and post-colonialism. I know I personally felt shocked upon learning that the “African” fabrics I grew up loving and admiring were not really “African” in their origins (or is it?). European imitation and industrialisation of Indonesian batik techniques The development of the African print fabric has been referred to as the “result of a long historical process of imitation and mimicry”. Example of Javanese batik print. Javanese batik are made by hand-drawing motifs on cotton cloth and involved the use of wax and resist-dye. Views differ as to how Dutch wax prints entered the West African market. Vlisco model with handbag. Da Viva model. Like this:

What Causes the Smell of New & Old Books? | Compound Interest Everyone’s familiar with the smell of old books, the weirdly intoxicating scent that haunts libraries and second-hand book stores. Similarly, who doesn’t enjoy riffling through the pages of a newly purchased book and breathing in the crisp aroma of new paper and freshly printed ink? As with all aromas, the origins can be traced back to a number of chemical constituents, so we can examine the processes and compounds that can contribute to both. As far as the smell of new books goes, it’s actually quite difficult to pinpoint specific compounds, for a number of reasons. Firstly, there seems to be a scarcity of scientific research that’s been carried out on the subject – to be fair, it’s understandable why it might not exactly be high up on the priority list. Secondly, the variation in the chemicals used to manufacture books also means that it’s an aroma that will vary from book to book. The manufacture of paper requires the use of chemicals at several stages. Furfural Like this: Related

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