Tag: mountains

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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Nov 27, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Alpinists

Picture of the Day: The Alpinists

THE ALPINISTS Photograph by Jakub Polomski on 500px In this incredible capture by Jakub Polomski, we see a group of Alpinists making their way to the top of Aiguille du Midi (3,824m/12,605 ft), a mountain in Chamonix (French Alps) and the starting point for one of the routes to the Mont Blanc…

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Nov 21, 2012

21 Incredible Photos from Red Bull’s Art of Flight

21 Incredible Photos from Red Bull’s Art of Flight

Released on September 8, 2011, The Art of Flight is a Red Bull sponsored documentary film about snowboarding on some of the best mountains in the world. The film took two years to make and takes viewers to places all skiers and snowboarders dream of riding such as: Austria, Alaska, Canada, Patagonia, Aspen and…

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Nov 10, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Maroon Bells of Colorado

Picture of the Day: The Maroon Bells of Colorado

THE MAROON BELLS OF COLORADO Photograph by Tom Cuccio Sifter reader Tom Cuccio submitted this wonderful photograph of the Maroon Bells in Colorado. The photograph was taken at ‘first light’ on October 26th after an early season snow storm. The Maroon Bells are two peaks in the Elk Mountains, Maroon Peak and…

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Oct 7, 2012

Picture of the Day: Atop Mount Hehuan

Picture of the Day: Atop Mount Hehuan

ATOP MT. HEHUAN Photograph by Michael Liao (Michaelioa27 on Flickr) Hehuanshan (also called Joy Mountain) is a 3,416 metres (11,207 ft) high mountain in Central Taiwan. The peak lies on the boundaries of Nantou and Hualien counties and is within the Taroko Gorge National Park. Hehuanshan is a popular destination for…

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Oct 4, 2012

A Photo Tour of the Tallest Mountains in Poland

A Photo Tour of the Tallest Mountains in Poland

Photograph by Jakub Polomski | polomski.art.pl The Tatra Mountains, also known as the ‘Tatras’ or ‘Tatra’, are a mountain range which forms a natural border between Slovakia and Poland. The peaks of Gerlach (Slovakia) and Rysy (Poland) represent the highest points in each country. Below we will take a photo tour of this…

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