Tag: hiking

Mar 14, 2013

The Flowing Rock of Antelope Canyon

The Flowing Rock of Antelope Canyon

Photograph by Moondigger on Wikimedia Commons Located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona, Antelope Canyon is an incredible place where water and time have eroded the rock and turned it into a slot canyon. The result is an incredible formation of smooth, flowing rock. In 1997 the Navajo Tribe turned the area into a…

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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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Mar 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: Zion Canyon

Picture of the Day: Zion Canyon

ZION CANYON Photograph by Tom Anderson on Google+ Zion Canyon is a deep and narrow gorge in southwestern Utah, United States, carved by the North Fork of the Virgin River. Nearly the entire canyon is located within the eastern half of Zion National Park. The beginning of the canyon is usually delineated…

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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 19, 2012

An Incredible Photo Tour of Norway

An Incredible Photo Tour of Norway

Photographer Zbigniew Wantuch recently shared his portfolio of amazing work with the Sifter and it is through his lens that we get to experience the natural beauty of Norway. Currently working as a photojournalist for the local newspaper, Zbigniew lives in one of the northernmost cities in the world, Hammerfest, Norway. Below you will…

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Jul 11, 2012

The Highest Point on Every Continent

The Highest Point on Every Continent

As you would imagine, the highest point is found at the peak of the continent’s highest mountain. In mountaineering this is known as the Seven Summits, which was first postulated and achieved on April 30, 1985 by Richard Bass. Below you can see the highest points on every continent compared to the “Eight-Thousanders“,…

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Apr 7, 2012

The Giola Lagoon in Greece

The Giola Lagoon in Greece

On the beautiful island of Thassos, Greece lies a secluded lagoon near the village of Astris called Giola. This seaside gem is apparently quite a trek, but for those willing to make the journey, they are rewarded with an incredible natural pool to soak in the gorgeous views of the sea. For one…

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