Tag: landscapes

Jan 31, 2013

Picture of the Day: New Zealand’s Most Active Volcano

Picture of the Day: New Zealand’s Most Active Volcano

New Zealand’s Most Active Volcano Photograph by x-oph on Flickr Whakaari/White Island is an active stratovolcano, situated 48 km (30 mi) from the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, in the Bay of Plenty. It is New Zealand’s most active cone volcano, and has been built up by continuous…

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Jan 30, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Hoggar Mountains of Algeria

Picture of the Day: The Hoggar Mountains of Algeria

The Hoggar Mountains of Algeria Photograph by Brigitte Djajasasmita In this beautiful photograph by Brigitte Djajasasmita we see the Hoggar Mountains of Algeria. The Hoggar Mountains, also known as the Ahaggar, are a highland region in central Sahara, or southern Algeria, along the Tropic of Cancer. They are located about 1,500 km…

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Jan 28, 2013

An Aerial Tour of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands

An Aerial Tour of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is world-famous for their tulip fields. Every year from March to May the Dutch countryside transforms into a sea of colour. According to Nat Geo, the first tulip was planted in Dutch soil in 1593, and it has become a national symbol ever since. In the series below you will find incredible…

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Jan 26, 2013

Picture of the Day: Aurora Over Whitehorse

Picture of the Day: Aurora Over Whitehorse

AURORA OVER WHITEHORSE Photograph by David Cartier Sr On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. The CME did…

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Jan 23, 2013

Picture of the Day: Jagged Cliffs of Na Pali

Picture of the Day: Jagged Cliffs of Na Pali

THE JAGGED CLIFFS OF NA PALI Photograph via Love These Pics The Nā Pali Coast State Park encompasses 6,175 acres (2,499 ha) of land and is located in the center of the rugged 16 miles (26 km) along the northwest side of Kauaʻi, the oldest inhabited Hawaiian island. The Nā Pali coast…

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Jan 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: Giant Corn Field Maze from Above

Picture of the Day: Giant Corn Field Maze from Above

A Giant Corn Field Maze from Above Photograph by Pierre Lesage In this amazing aerial photograph by Pierre Lesage we see a giant maze in a corn field in Hastings, New Zealand. According to Lesage, the design changes each year; this particular design was from 2008. The photograph was taken with a…

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Dec 5, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Desert Oasis in Libya

Picture of the Day: A Desert Oasis in Libya

A DESERT OASIS IN LIBYA Photograph by George Steinmetz In this jaw-dropping aerial by George Steinmetz, we see the volcanic crater of Wau al Namus (‘hole of mosquitoes’) in southern Libya. Steinmetz says of the photo: “This massive (and apparently dormant) volcano can be easily be seen in satellite views of Southern…

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