The world around us: Sublime images of nature at its best vie for top prize in 2012 National Geographic photography competition By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 04:29 GMT, 20 September 2012 | Updated: 09:18 GMT, 25 September 2012 Could a spectacular shot of Indochinese tigress Busaba shaking herself dry in a Thailand zoo win this year's National Geographic photography contest? Or will an awe-inspiring image of a pair of bangled feet planted on the vivid pink floor of a temple in India's Maharashtra take first prize? National Geographic sets the standard for photographic excellence, and 2012 is no different, with the organisation calling professional and amateur photographers from across the globe to send in their most breath-taking entries in the categories of people, places, and nature.
The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth It doesn't matter whether or not you believe in ghosts, there are some places in which none of us would want to spend a night. These places have well earned their reputations as being so creepy, tragic or mysterious (or all three) that they definitely qualify as "haunted." Places like... Aokigahara is a woodland at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan that makes The Blair Witch Project forest look like Winnie the Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood. The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World Many people doesn’t know, and didn’t even heard about these famous abandoned places. Many of these places are really something amazing, but they are also really sad when you take a closer look at them. On the folowing list, you can see abandoned planes, abandoned ships, as well as the abandoned houses, and so many other things, that are really amazing and magnificent. So, check out these amazing abandoned places photos. 1.
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. The actual ruins were discovered centuries later, in 1911, by American historian, Hiram Bingham.
Rare Historical Photos Pt. 2 [19 Pics] Rare Historical Photos Pt. 2 [19 Pics] Oct 2 2012 Our first post highlighting rare photos was quite successful (1,300 views). Now you can travel back in time again with our second installment of interesting historical photos. 15 Amazing Castles from Around the Globe 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. The castle is located about 50 kilometers (30 mi) south of Stuttgart, the capital of the Baden-Württemberg state.
The 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet 2012 - Golden Book Traveler The updated 2012 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet features a few repeats, some new up-starts, and a whole-lota competition for your eyeballs! I left off some really useful websites that I browse quite frequently. In addition, I did NOT include travel sections from major online and offline corporations. Sites like Yahoo! Travel, CNN Travel, and Google+ Hangouts offer great travel advice, but these websites are not dedicated exclusively to the art of traveling. Travelettes » 12 Travel Hacks for Flying I’ve always been a frequent flyer – taking at least four flights a month – but it’s only in the last twelve months that I’ve become a savvy frequent flyer. What I mean by this, is that for a long time I sort of bumbled my way through booking flights, boarding them, suffering delays and long layovers and getting lost in airports. I was beginning to hate flying.
Winter Wonderland Day Break What do I need to know and consider before I book? How do I check availability and make a reservation? 1. Checking availability: Over the phone on 01865 265200, online at www.transun.co.uk or with your local travel agents. How To Sell Stock Photos – Part 1 This article is the first part of a 2 part series in which you will learn about the basics of stock photography, the license types, what to submit and how to make money off stock photography. I’ll also cover a few insider and marketing tips that will help you get accepted and simply create better stock photos. Simply put, stock photography is a collection of photos that can be used for different purposes under strict or relatively flexible usage licenses. Stock photos include an ever expanding variety of subjects which publishers, advertising agencies or anyone can buy and use. 1. What is Stock Photography?
Pretty Beach House - Pretty Beach House Surrounded by ancient angophoras and with views through eucalypts down to the sparkling Brisbane Waters, Pretty Beach House is a super-sophisticated private guesthouse in a magical setting, just 100 kilometres or 90 minutes drive north of Sydney. All-inclusive rates (all meals, snacks and considered selection of beverage) and guided walks through the Bouddi National Park are on offer and once you arrive, you'll never want to leave. Bayview Pavilion Boasting a king bed, heated plunge pool, private deck and fireplace. Accommodation includes, all meals, snacks, all non-alcoholic beverages, a considered selection of alcoholic beverages and guided bushwalks.read more