Tag: islands

Aug 28, 2015

Picture of the Day: This Surreal Uninhabited Island in Madagascar

Picture of the Day: This Surreal Uninhabited Island in Madagascar

The surrounding sand and silt deposits make it look otherworldly

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Mar 4, 2015

Incredible Video Shows Just How Low the Planes at Maho Beach Get

Incredible Video Shows Just How Low the Planes at Maho Beach Get

View this post on Instagram Flying frequently tends to make one either bitter or obsessed with aviation. I fall into the latter category. Visiting Maho Beach in Saint Marteen was always on my bucket list. It's as crazy as it looks — planes landing just feet from a public beach. A post shared by Paul…

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Dec 23, 2014

This Beach Has a Natural Rock Barrier. When Ocean Waves Crash Things Get Awesome

This Beach Has a Natural Rock Barrier. When Ocean Waves Crash Things Get Awesome

Seen here is the amazing beach at Playa Puerto Nuevo in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. A large natural rock formation colloquially known as “La Peña” shelters the beach from the open seas. During rough marine conditions, huge waves from the North Atlantic Ocean smash against the rocky barrier, cascading down the rock face and…

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Dec 5, 2014

Picture of the Day: Palau Banta, Indonesia

Picture of the Day: Palau Banta, Indonesia

Photograph by Jialiang Gao | peace-on-earth.org In this incredible aerial photo we see the island of Palau Banta, located in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. The Lesser Sunda Islands or Nusa Tenggara are a group of islands in Maritime Southeast Asia, north of Australia. Komodo National Park is located within the Lesser Sunda…

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Jun 27, 2014

Picture of the Day: Hover Boats in Menorca, Spain

Picture of the Day: Hover Boats in Menorca, Spain

Photographer Unknown via tburns1469 on reddit Menorca (or Minorca) is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Spain. Its name derives from its size, contrasting it with nearby Majorca. According to the Lonely Planet: Menorca (population 92,000) is the least overrun and most tranquil of the Balearic Islands. In…

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Apr 29, 2014

Picture of the Day: San Giulio Island, Italy

Picture of the Day: San Giulio Island, Italy

SAN GIULIO ISLAND, ITALY Photograph by Luca Casartelli In this lovely capture by Luca Casartelli, we see Isola San Giulio (or San Giulio Island) on Lake Orta, in the region of Piedmont in northwestern Italy. The island measures 275 metres (902 feet) long by 140 metres (459 feet) wide. The most famous…

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Feb 3, 2014

Lake Superior’s Elusive Ice Caves Accessible for First Time in 5 Years

Lake Superior’s Elusive Ice Caves Accessible for First Time in 5 Years

For the first time in five years, the ice caves on Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands are accessible, as the temperatures have dropped enough to freeze the surface and allow visitors to hike across the frozen water to the elusive caves. Prior to the big freeze, waves splashed across the cliffs of the islands leaving…

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Dec 16, 2013

Picture of the Day: Whitehaven Beach, Australia

Picture of the Day: Whitehaven Beach, Australia

WHITEHAVEN BEACH, AUSTRALIA Photograph via Wicker Paradise on Flickr Whitehaven Beach is a beautiful 7 km stretch along Whitsunday Island in Queensland, Australia. The island is accessible by boat from the mainland tourist ports of Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour, as well as Hamilton Island. World renowned for its white sand beach,…

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Oct 9, 2013

To Sua: A Natural Swimming Hole in the South Pacific

To Sua: A Natural Swimming Hole in the South Pacific

Photograph by Simon Clancy Located in the village of Lotofaga (population: 1,089) on the south coast of Upolu island in Samoa, is the To Sua Ocean Trench. An all-natural swimming hole with a large ladder and small dock, visitors can pay a fee ($15 for adults, $6 for children 7-15, free for kids under…

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Sep 26, 2013

Picture of the Day: A Building with a View

Picture of the Day: A Building with a View

A BUILDING WITH A VIEW Photograph by Doug Wheller | dougwheller.co.uk Somewhere in the Chilean Patagonia of Torres del Paine National Park, is this building (perhaps a cabin or refuge?) with a view that needs no description. If anyone knows more about the exact location and purpose of the building, please do…

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