Tag: national park

Mar 19, 2014

Picture of the Day: Sunrise Over Mount Bromo

Picture of the Day: Sunrise Over Mount Bromo

SUNRISE OVER MOUNT BROMO Photograph by GUILLAUME BURET 500px | Tumblr In this sunrise capture by Guillaume Buret, we see the famous Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia. The active volcano has an elevation of 2,329 meters (7,641 ft) and is a popular tourist attraction in East Java. The volcano is situated…

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Mar 1, 2014

Picture of the Day: Elephant Dust Bath

Picture of the Day: Elephant Dust Bath

ELEPHANT DUST BATH © NICK BRANDT Taken at Amboseli National Park in Kenya, this incredible photograph by Nick Brandt (courtesy of ATLAS Gallery London) shows an elephant using its trunk to apply dust to its body. Elephants give themselves dust baths for two major reasons. 1. It helps repel the sun and…

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Feb 16, 2014

How Wolves Changed an Entire Ecosystem

How Wolves Changed an Entire Ecosystem

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, one of the most remarkable trophic cascades occurred. Trophic cascades occur when predators in a food web suppress the abundance and/or alter traits (e.g., behavior) of their prey, thereby releasing the next lower trophic level from…

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Jan 24, 2014

Picture of the Day: This Lake is Pure Lava

Picture of the Day: This Lake is Pure Lava

THIS LAKE IS PURE LAVA Photograph by Cai Tjeenk Willink In this amazing photo we see the lava lake at Mount Nyiragongo, an active stratovolcano inside Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The volcano has erupted at least 34 times since 1882, creating various-sized lava lakes that have…

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Jan 21, 2014

Picture of the Day: Looking Up to Giant Sequoias

Picture of the Day: Looking Up to Giant Sequoias

LOOKING UP TO GIANT SEQUOIAS Photograph by xeno_sapien on reddit In this breathtaking photograph by xeno_sapien on reddit, we look skyward, surrounded by giant sequoia trees. The photograph was taken at Sequoia National Park which is located in the United States in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California. Established on…

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Jan 2, 2014

Picture of the Day: A Natural Viewfinder

Picture of the Day: A Natural Viewfinder

A NATURAL VIEWFINDER Photograph by John Fowler | lumenetic.com At the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in Southern Utah you will find this impressive alcove at the end of the Jacob Hamblin Arch in Coyote Gulch. While you can experience Coyote Gulch as a day-hike, many choose to spend 2-4 nights backpacking…

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Dec 3, 2013

Every 10 Years a River of Fog Fills the Grand Canyon

Every 10 Years a River of Fog Fills the Grand Canyon

On the last weekend of November 2013, a rare weather phenomenon occurred at the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA. In an event that only happens approximately every 10 years, the entire canyon was filled with fog. To heighten the scene, the skies above were clear and cloudless. The phenomenon is known as ‘temperature inversion’…

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