Tag: mountains

Jul 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: Kukenan-tepui at Sunset

Picture of the Day: Kukenan-tepui at Sunset

KUKENAN-TEPUI AT SUNSET Photograph by Paolo Costa Baldi | GFDL/CC-BY-SA 3.0 In this photograph we see Kukenán, a tepui in Guayana Region, Venezuela. It is 2,680 metres (8,790 ft) high and about 3 km (1.9 mi) long. Kukenan Falls, which is 674 m (2,211 ft) high, is located at the south end…

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Jul 3, 2013

Picture of the Day: A Lake in the Mountains

Picture of the Day: A Lake in the Mountains

A LAKE IN THE MOUNTAINS Photograph by Ryan Gsell Bachalpsee or Bachse is a lake with an area of 8.06 ha (19.9 acres) close to the First (a minor summit below the Schwarzhorn which can be reached with a cable car) and above Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland (Bernese highlands) of Switzerland.…

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Jun 26, 2013

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and population. With fifty states (48 contiguous) and a special district, the United States is an extremely diverse country in both geography and climate. Below we celebrate the beautiful natural…

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Jun 24, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Three Sisters of New South Wales

Picture of the Day: The Three Sisters of New South Wales

The Three Sisters of New South Wales Photograph by JJ Harrison | Follow on Facebook The Three Sisters are a rock formation in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. They are close to the town of Katoomba and are one of the Blue Mountains’ best known sites, towering above the…

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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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