Southeast of mainland Greece in the southern Aegean Sea lies the stunning island of Santorini. A volcanic island, Santorini is an arid environment with a hot desert climate and very little rainfall, one of the only two environments of its kind in Europe.
Pompei, the ancient city in Italy covered in ash so quickly, it preserved everything. The ash hardened around the corpses of the residents, leaving tragic and unique snapshots of the destruction. so tragic, yet so very intriguing.
Thousands of monarch butterflies roost on a branch at the Sierra Pellon Monarch Butterfly Biosphere in the mountains of Central Mexico. Each year hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies overwinter in the high-altitude oyamel fir forests.