Tag: landscapes

May 24, 2013

Picture of the Day: Poolside Mountain View

Picture of the Day: Poolside Mountain View

POOLSIDE MOUNTAIN VIEW Photograph by The Cambrian Hotel This is the breathtaking view from the outdoor pool at the Cambrian Hotel in Adelboden, Switzerland. Situated amid the pristine scenery of the Swiss Alps with mountain views in every direction, the year round destination is also within walking distance to the closest ski…

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May 13, 2013

Picture of the Day: Waipio Valley, Hawaii

Picture of the Day: Waipio Valley, Hawaii

WAIPIO VALLEY, HAWAII Photograph by PAUL BICA Waipio Valley is located in the Hamakua District of the Big Island of Hawaii. Waipi’o means “curved water” in the Hawaiian language. It was the capital and permanent residence of many early Hawaiian ali’i (kings) up until the time of King ‘Umi. Located at 20…

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Apr 30, 2013

The Painted Landscapes of China Danxia

The Painted Landscapes of China Danxia

China Danxia is a UNSECO World Heritage Site and the name given in China to landscapes developed on continental red terrigenous sedimentary beds influenced by endogenous forces (including uplift) and exogenous forces (including weathering and erosion). The inscribed site comprises six areas found in the sub-tropical zone of south-west China. They are characterized by…

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Apr 24, 2013

Picture of the Day: Northern Paradise

Picture of the Day: Northern Paradise

NORTHERN PARADISE Photograph by STEPHANE VETTER | nuitsacrees.fr In this breathtaking photograph we see a stunning aurora over an icy Gullfoss waterfalls in southwest Iceland. The photograph was taken in late March. The auroras followed a M-1 class solar flare and powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) two days prior. Also visible is…

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Apr 14, 2013

Picture of the Day: Follow the Leader

Picture of the Day: Follow the Leader

FOLLOW THE LEADER Photograph by Jakub Polomski | jakubpolomski.com In this gorgeous capture by Jakub Polomski, we see a flock of sheep from above as they roam the Slovakian countryside. According to Wikipedia: Sheep are flock animals and strongly gregarious; much sheep behavior can be understood on the basis of these tendencies.…

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Apr 8, 2013

Picture of the Day: Glacial Waterfalls

Picture of the Day: Glacial Waterfalls

GLACIAL WATERFALLS Photograph by KEENPRESS Photography | keenpress.com In this jaw-dropping photograph we see glacial waterfalls cascading into the sea. The photo was taken on or near Spitsbergen, the largest and only permanently populated island of the Svalbard archipelago in Norway. Svalbard represents the northernmost part of Norway, located about midway between…

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Apr 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: Ahe Atoll, French Polynesia

Picture of the Day: Ahe Atoll, French Polynesia

AHE ATOLL, FRENCH POLYNESIA Photograph via Pierre Lesage This breathtaking aerial photograph by Pierre Lesage was taken from a kite soaring high above Ahe, an almost entirely-enclosed coral atoll located in the northern Tuamotu Archipelago, just 14 km to the west of Manihi, in French Polynesia. Ahe Atoll’s ring shape is broken…

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