Tag: mountains

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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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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Mar 16, 2013

Picture of the Day: Whiskey on the Rocks

Picture of the Day: Whiskey on the Rocks

WHISKEY ON THE ROCKS Photograph by The Town Sheriff on Flickr In this creative capture by The Town Sheriff on Flickr we see a fresh take on the term, whiskey on the rocks. The whiskey? Johnnie Walker Black. As the Sheriff explains: “This shot was an idea I had in my head…

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Mar 5, 2013

Picture of the Day: Looking Down from Lion’s Head

Picture of the Day: Looking Down from Lion’s Head

Looking Down from Lion’s Head Photograph by trottin-the-globe.tumblr.com In this heart-stopping photograph we see a hiker overlooking Cape Town from Lion’s Head, a mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, between Table Mountain and Signal Hill. Lion’s Head peaks at 669 meters (2,195 ft) above sea level, forming Cape Town’s dramatic background as…

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Feb 17, 2013

Picture of the Day: Casting an Upward Shadow

Picture of the Day: Casting an Upward Shadow

CASTING AN UPWARD SHADOW Photograph by PCloadletter26 on Reddit In this beautiful sunrise we see the shadow of Mt. Rainier being cast upward to the sky and clouds above. The photograph was taken by Redditor PCloadletter26 who says it was the last sunrise of 2012. The view is from Tacoma, Washington USA.…

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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 6, 2013

Picture of the Day: Hanging Bridge in the Zillertal Alps

Picture of the Day: Hanging Bridge in the Zillertal Alps

Hanging Bridge in the Zillertal Alps Photograph by Böhringer Friedrich A family is spotted crossing the Drahsteg pedestrian hanging bridge in the Zillertal Alps in Austria. The Zillertal Alps are a mountain range of the Central Eastern Alps on the border of Austria and Italy. The range is named after the Zillertal…

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