Tag: mountains

Jun 20, 2014

Picture of the Day: Dark and Stormy

Picture of the Day: Dark and Stormy

DARK AND STORMY Photograph by Peter Essick/National Geographic In this incredible black and white photograph by Peter Essick, we see mighty thunderclouds towering over Banner Peak (12,942 ft/3,945 m) on the right and Mount Ritter (13,149 ft/4,008 m) on the left. Both are situated in the Ansel Adams Wilderness area in the…

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Jun 3, 2014

Picture of the Day: Mount Fuji from Space

Picture of the Day: Mount Fuji from Space

MOUNT FUJI FROM SPACE Photograph by NASA In this amazing capture, we see Japan’s iconic Mount Fuji from space. The photo was taken by an astronaut onboard the International Space Station on 27 May 2010 using a Kodak DCS460 Electronic Still Camera with a 800 mm lens. Mount Fuji, located on Honshu…

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May 20, 2014

Picture of the Day: of Lava and Snow

Picture of the Day: of Lava and Snow

Photograph by JACOPO MARTOCCHI 500px | Facebook In this beautiful night-time capture by Jacopo Martocchi, we see fog illuminated by the city lights of Chiavenna, Italy. The artificial light gives the fog a ‘lava-like’ quality. Chiavenna is a city (municipality) in the Province of Sondrio in the Italian region of Lombardy. It is located…

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May 7, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Glacier Skywalk

Picture of the Day: The Glacier Skywalk

THE GLACIER SKYWALK Photograph by Glacier Skywalk | glacierskywalk.ca The Glacier Skywalk is a barrier-free, glass-floored observation platform, situated 280 meters (918 ft) over the Sunwapta Valley in Jasper National Park. Located in Alberta, Canada, the skywalk opened to the public on 1 May 2014 and tickets can be purchased directly through…

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May 5, 2014

Picture of the Day: Same Spot, Different Seasons

Picture of the Day: Same Spot, Different Seasons

SAME SPOT, DIFFERENT SEASONS Photograph by spacetaco12 on reddit In this great comparison photo, we see the Mountain Quail Chute at the Telluride Ski Resort in Colorado during the winter and summer. The photos were taken by reddit user spacetaco12 who said the chute is located on the hike-to-terrain off of the…

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May 3, 2014

Picture of the Day: Just Hanging Out – Blue Mountains, Australia

Picture of the Day: Just Hanging Out – Blue Mountains, Australia

JUST HANGING OUT BLUE MOUNTAINS, AUSTRALIA Photograph by Andrew Smith / Sydney Work Travel Play In this fantastic capture we see Andrew Smith, perched on an outcrop, soaking up the surrounding views of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia. The mountainous region borders on Sydney’s metropolitan area, its foothills starting…

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Apr 10, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Himalayan Dog Wanderer

Picture of the Day: The Himalayan Dog Wanderer

Photograph by SEBASTIAN WAHLHUETTER Website | Facebook | Twitter | 500px | Prints Available During a trek through the Himalayan outback, photographer Sebastian Wahlhuetter noticed a dog that had started following his group. As he recalls in a blog post: “This dog just appeared out of nowhere and followed us for an entire week…

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