Tag: landscapes

Jul 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: Kukenan-tepui at Sunset

Picture of the Day: Kukenan-tepui at Sunset

KUKENAN-TEPUI AT SUNSET Photograph by Paolo Costa Baldi | GFDL/CC-BY-SA 3.0 In this photograph we see Kukenán, a tepui in Guayana Region, Venezuela. It is 2,680 metres (8,790 ft) high and about 3 km (1.9 mi) long. Kukenan Falls, which is 674 m (2,211 ft) high, is located at the south end…

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Jul 10, 2013

Picture of the Day: Above the Clouds

Picture of the Day: Above the Clouds

ABOVE THE CLOUDS Photograph by Jonathan Kos-Read In this breathtaking black and white photograph by Jonathan Kos-Read, we see a lone man looking out upon a sea of clouds. To really appreciate this photo, check out the full-size (4217 x 1797) version here. In the photo’s description, Kos-Read remarks that the shot…

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Jul 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: Badlands National Park

Picture of the Day: Badlands National Park

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK Photograph by Jsoo1 on Wikimedia Commons Badlands National Park is a national park in southwestern South Dakota that protects 242,756 acres (98,240 ha) of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States. On January 29, 1939, it was established…

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Jun 28, 2013

Picture of the Day: San Francisco Fog

Picture of the Day: San Francisco Fog

SAN FRANCISCO FOG Photograph by David Yu In this dreamy capture by photographer David Yu, we see a ‘fog/haze/mist?’ rolling over San Francisco. A beautiful capture of a beautiful city, San Francisco encompasses a land area of about 46.9 square miles (121 km2). It has a density of about 17,620 people per…

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Jun 26, 2013

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and population. With fifty states (48 contiguous) and a special district, the United States is an extremely diverse country in both geography and climate. Below we celebrate the beautiful natural…

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Jun 10, 2013

Picture of the Day: Black Fall, Iceland

Picture of the Day: Black Fall, Iceland

BLACK FALL, ICELAND Photograph by Jon Óskar Hauksson Svartifoss (Black Fall) is a waterfall in Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland and is one of the park’s most popular sights. Svartifoss is surrounded by dark lava columns, which gave rise to its name. Other well-known columnar jointing formations are seen at the Giant’s…

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Jun 5, 2013

Picture of the Day: Rice Terrace Sunset

Picture of the Day: Rice Terrace Sunset

RICE TERRACE SUNSET Photograph by AGUSTIN RAFAEL REYES In this beautiful photograph by Agustin Rafael Reyes, we see the Doya rice terraces at sunset. The terraces are located in Matsuura-shi, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. In agriculture, a terrace is a piece of sloped plane that has been cut into a series of successively…

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