Tag: landscapes

Sep 29, 2014

The 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest [10 photos]

The 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest [10 photos]

The 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest is under way with entries being accepted until October 31, 2014. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015. The First Place winner in each category (People,…

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Sep 26, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Maloja Pass, Switzerland

Picture of the Day: The Maloja Pass, Switzerland

Photograph by Paul Bica The Maloja Pass (Italian: Passo del Maloja, German: Malojapass) (elevation 1815 meters/5954 ft) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Graubünden, linking the valleys of Engadin with the Val Bregaglia and Chiavenna in Italy. It marks the watershed between the Danube and Po basins.…

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Sep 17, 2014

Picture of the Day: Lavender Sunsets in Provence

Picture of the Day: Lavender Sunsets in Provence

Photograph by Vincent Brassine Seen here is a gorgeous sunset over a lavender field Provence, France. The photograph, taken by Vincent Brassine was captured in the commune of Revest-du-Bion. Located in southeastern France, Provence is world-renowned for their incredible lavender fields. I can smell it from here! via Vincent Brassine on Flickr …

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Sep 11, 2014

This Guy Works His Tail Off So He Can Travel and Photograph the World

This Guy Works His Tail Off So He Can Travel and Photograph the World

Travel photographer Andrei Duman has visited over 70 countries around the world (only 126 left!) and he’s doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon. The self-taught artist has been working as an Investment Banker to afford himself the financial means to pursue his passion for travel and photography. The Sifter caught up with Andrei…

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Sep 3, 2014

Smithsonian Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act [10 photos]

Smithsonian Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act [10 photos]

The Wilderness Act of 1964 marked a historic moment for the American environmental movement: for the first time, land was set-aside for the specific purpose of protecting it from the reach of mankind. The landmark act created the National Wilderness Preservation System, a nationwide system of federally protected lands known as wilderness areas. Today…

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Aug 29, 2014

Picture of the Day: Arpino, Italy

Picture of the Day: Arpino, Italy

Photograph by Raffaele Camardella Arpino is a comune (municipality) in the province of Frosinone in the region of Lazio in central Italy. Its Roman name was Arpinum and the ancient city dates back to at least the 7th century BC. [source] As of 2007, Arpino had a population of 7,684 over an area of…

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Aug 25, 2014

15 Reasons Why You Will Never Regret Sleeping in a Tent

15 Reasons Why You Will Never Regret Sleeping in a Tent

“I’ve never crawled out through a tent door and not had an incredible day.” Those were the words of Cort Muller who took the first photo seen below. Sure it can rain, the ground can be hard and the temperature can drop, but when you wake up to views like these, it makes…

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