Tag: national park

Jul 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: A Mighty Iceberg in Greenland

Picture of the Day: A Mighty Iceberg in Greenland

A MIGHTY ICEBERG IN GREENLAND Photograph by Rita Willaert In this fantastic capture by Rita Willaert, we see a large iceberg in Northeast Greenland National Park. The iceberg was spotted at 70°N 26°W. Northeast Greenland National Park is the world’s largest and most northerly national park. It protects 972,001 km2 (375,000 sq…

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Jul 20, 2013

Imagining Manhattan Inside the Grand Canyon

Imagining Manhattan Inside the Grand Canyon

At the end of 2012, Swiss photographer Gus Petro traveled to the United States. On his trip he visited the Grand Canyon in Arizona. 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and over 6,000 ft (1,800 m) deep, it is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the…

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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 12, 2013

Picture of the Day: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Picture of the Day: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PIGEON POINT LIGHTHOUSE Photograph by Kaddi Suddhi | kaddisudhi.com In this nighttime long exposure photograph by Kaddi Suddhi, we see the famous Pigeon Point Lighthouse in San Mateo, California. According to the California State Parks website: “Perched on a cliff on the central California coast, 50 miles south of San Francisco, the…

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Jul 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: Badlands National Park

Picture of the Day: Badlands National Park

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK Photograph by Jsoo1 on Wikimedia Commons Badlands National Park is a national park in southwestern South Dakota that protects 242,756 acres (98,240 ha) of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States. On January 29, 1939, it was established…

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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 23, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Sky Whale

Picture of the Day: The Sky Whale

THE SKY WHALE Photograph by (nz)dave on Flickr In this breathtaking sunset photograph by (nz)dave on Flickr, we see a fascinating cloud formation with an incredibly coloured sky. Several small breaks in the cloud also seem to form the outline of a whale. The photograph was taken at the Pigeon Point Light…

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