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Volcano A 2007 eruptive column at Mount Etna producing volcanic ash, pumice and lava bombs Santa Ana Volcano, El Salvador, a close up aerial view of the nested summit calderas and craters, along with the crater lake as seen from a United States Air Force C-130 Hercules flying above El Salvador. Erupting volcanoes can pose many hazards, not only in the immediate vicinity of the eruption. One such hazard is that volcanic ash can be a threat to aircraft, in particular those with jet engines where ash particles can be melted by the high operating temperature; the melted particles then adhere to the turbine blades and alter their shape, disrupting the operation of the turbine. Large eruptions can affect temperature as ash and droplets of sulfuric acid obscure the sun and cool the Earth's lower atmosphere (or troposphere); however, they also absorb heat radiated up from the Earth, thereby warming the upper atmosphere (or stratosphere). Etymology Plate tectonics Divergent plate boundaries "Hotspots"

Beautiful Photos of China Forget everything you think you know about China and take a couple minutes to ponder these photos. These are some truly inspiring photos of China. Enjoy. Photographer: Feng Jiang Little about China from Wikipedia:China is one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations and for most of the last two millennia was one of the largest and most advanced civilizations in the world, until the 1850s when it missed the industrial revolution. 70 Photographs That Will Take Your Breath Away | Digital Photography Shots We here at DPShots believe that the easiest way to learn photography is to learn it by example. Every now and then we come up with some amazing photography examples that take your breath away. This post is no different. We have collected some of the most amazing, most awesome and THE most beautiful photography we could ever get our hands on. This post will help a lot of budding photographers to see where they are headed. It shows what is possible with Photography and a bit of creative thinking. From wildlife to magic to a guy sleeping on the back of a buffalo, this post has photographs for all kinds of photographers to take inspiration from. We have collected over 70 majestic photographs that are simply to good to miss. We hope you like this post and endless others that you will get to checkout in future if you are subscribed to our RSS. The Fearless Cat Dael Giraffe says Hi!. Idealists…foolish enough to throw caution to the winds…have advanced mankind and have enriched the world. Kry Love

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island's unique underwater suite (NOT photoshop) The Girl Who Loves to Levitate (14 photos) Natsumi Hayashi is a sweet-looking Japanese girl who, one day, decided to take self-portraits..of herself levitating. She can be spotted in and around Tokyo, equipped with her SLR and her self-timer. When she feels the moment strike, she presses the shutter button down and then, quite literally, "jumps" into place. What I love most about her shots is that they don't feel forced. Natsumi has a way of making us feel as though she naturally levitates throughout life. When I asked her how others react to her jumping around Tokyo, here is a funny story that she shared. "So I stopped jumping and apologized to them by saying, 'I am taking jumping photos for my wedding party's slide show.' "Then, I took one of the best levitation shots of the entire series." "We are all surrounded by social stress as we are bound by the forces of earth's gravity," Natsumi says when asked why she took on the series. Natsumi Hayashi's website

ROLLOVERS | M. Seth Jones ? Fashion///Beauty///Retouching Stefano Unterthiner Photography : Animals Face to Face Colt + Rane Stefano Unterthiner Photography : Animals Face to Face The cloud chaser: Amateur weatherman follows his sun compass to snap stunning pictures By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 07:56 GMT, 8 March 2011 For many, it is a hobby that would require far too much patience. But one photographer waits for hours just to capture the perfect images of storm clouds breaking. Kris Dutson, 53, has spent ten years scouting out the ideal locations across Britain to capture the most astonishing atmospheric shots on his camera as rain falls. Perfect rainbow: Kris Dutson's most recent photograph taken at North Poorton, Dorset. Remarkable: Clouds pile up over a hill top on a bright day at Colmers Hill, Bridport in Dorset. He carries meteorological charts and a sun compass with him and will patiently wait for clouds to break before capturing the perfect shot. Kris, from Compton Valence, near Dorchester, Dorset, scours the countryside for the most beautiful and interesting scenes to shoot. He sometimes waits for months on end before returning to a particular spot at the right time of year to catch these astonishing images. The white cliffs of...

This World is Awesome (20 photos) As a National Geographic photographer since 1995, Stephen Alvarez has explored our world in ways most of us can only imagine. His global stories have won him numerous awards and taken him to amazing places, much like our all-time favorite photographer, Steve McCurry. Over the past fifteen years, Alvarez chronicled the world's unseen landscapes and then called the series Earth from Below. His journeys took him to the world's deepest cave in Abkhazia on the border with Russia and made him curious enough to explore the treasures right underneath his feet. What I enjoy most about Alvarez's photos is that, just like Steve McCurry, he can transport us into another time and place. I was able to ask Stephen my favorite question: What advice would you give to aspiring photographers? "The advice I give to people just starting out is the same advice I give to veteran photographers and to myself each morning," he tells us. "There is a sea of photographers out there," he continues.

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