Tag: islands

Apr 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: Ahe Atoll, French Polynesia

Picture of the Day: Ahe Atoll, French Polynesia

AHE ATOLL, FRENCH POLYNESIA Photograph via Pierre Lesage This breathtaking aerial photograph by Pierre Lesage was taken from a kite soaring high above Ahe, an almost entirely-enclosed coral atoll located in the northern Tuamotu Archipelago, just 14 km to the west of Manihi, in French Polynesia. Ahe Atoll’s ring shape is broken…

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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 5, 2013

Picture of the Day: Sunrise at Easter Island

Picture of the Day: Sunrise at Easter Island

SUNRISE AT EASTER ISLAND Photograph by Pierre Lesage In this stunning aerial photograph by Pierre Lesage we see Easter Island at sunrise. Lesage specializes in kite aerial photography (KAP). This particular photo was taken with a Ricoh GX 200 camera with a Wide Angle converter. The rig was designed by Brooks Leffler…

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Oct 18, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Five Peaks of Tindholmur

Picture of the Day: The Five Peaks of Tindholmur

THE FIVE PEAKS OF TINDHOLMUR Photograph by Arne List Tindhólmur is an islet on the southside of Sørvágsfjørður, west of Vágar in the Faroe Islands. It has its name from the five peaks, which are named Ytsti, Arni, Lítli, Breiði, and Bogdi (Farthest, Eagle, Small, Broad, Bent). The islet is uninhabited,…

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Oct 17, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Tiny River House in Serbia

Picture of the Day: A Tiny River House in Serbia

A TINY RIVER HOUSE IN SERBIA Photograph by Irene Becker for National Geographic My friend Dan G. emailed me this wonderful photograph by Irene Becker that shows a tiny house in the middle of the Drina River near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia. The capture was highlighted by National Geographic…

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Aug 20, 2012

The Breathtaking Melissani Cave in Greece

The Breathtaking Melissani Cave in Greece

Melissani cave can be found on the east coast of the island of Kefalonia in Greece. It is located about 2 km from the town of Sami and 10 km from the town of Argostoli. The caves are surrounded by forests, while a mountain slope is located to the west. Below you will find…

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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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Apr 21, 2011

Jade Mountain: Where All Rooms Have Infinity Pools

Jade Mountain: Where All Rooms Have Infinity Pools

Located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, Jade Mountain in St. Lucia is one of the most incredible resorts the Sifter has seen. Each room has only three walls and a private infinity pool with stunning panoramic views of the beautiful Caribbean. A tropical oasis, this slice of heaven doesn’t come cheap, with nightly rates…

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