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Birdbath in motion
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bird bath - garden water feature
Bathing beauty - Love this little bird taking a bath
splish splash he is taking a bath
Garden bath time bird baths in gardens
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"Butterfly keeper Heather Prince holds one of a newly-emerged Atlas Moth (Attacus Atlas) a Chester Zoo. With a wingspan of 30cm it is the largest moth species in the world." (Picture: Peter Byrne/PA)
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im not into bugs but this is incredible! Atlas Moth is the largest moth species (wing span of 30cm) in the world. Most commonly found in Southeast Asia, the moth is so named because its wing patterns are said to resemble maps. The moth's wing tips also appear to resemble a snake's head, which may be a tactic to scare off predators. Despite its grandeur, it will only live about a week. by Amy Oliver, dailymail.co.uk.
Butterfly keeper Heather Prince holds one of a newly-emerged Atlas Moth (Attacus Atlas) a Chester Zoo. With a wingspan of 30cm it is the largest moth species in the world. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA (via Animal pictures of the week: 10 August 2012 - Telegraph)
Giant Crystal Cave: National Geographic
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Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. Has some of the largest natural crystals ever found. The cave can get up to 136 degrees F w 90-99% humidity #honeymoon #wedding #destinationwedding #travel #mexico #nature #outdoors
What is the most common group of minerals on Earth? #CK-12 #Minerals
"Naica Mine of Chihuahua, Mexico, is a working mine that is known for its extraordinary crystals. Naica is a lead, zinc and silver mine in which large voids have been found, containing crystals of selenite (gypsum) as large as 4 feet in diameter and 50 feet long. The chamber holding these crystals is known as the Crystal Cave of Giants, and is approximately 1000 feet down in the limestone host rock of the mine."
The Cave of Crystals, Naica, Mexico. When I hike in Western NC, where quartz crystals abundantly protrude through soil in boulders, chunks, and specks, I often think about caves of crystals living right under and around me.
Giant Crystal Cave - A cave connected to the Naica Mine in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. Giant selenite crystals (gypsum), some of the largest natural crystals ever found. The maximum age is dated about 500,000 years. (See the little man at the bottom left!) ❦ CRYSTALS ❦ semi precious stones ❦ Kristallgrotte ❦ Minerals ❦ Cueva de los Cristales ❦
Star Trails in Australia Australian Lincoln Harrison, a37-year-old Victorian, showcases a portfolio of mesmerizing long exposure star trail photography, with some of his photo shoots taking up to 15 hours. The photos are made at his personal favorite spot over Lake Eppalock, in the Australian outback. “With no buildings for miles, the sky is so clear and it’s amazing to be able to capture the beauty of the night’s sky on camera,” says Lincoln.
Real life Starry Night
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Located in the Island in the Sky district of the Canyonlands National Park ("Sacred Window" by Nagesh Mahadev, via 500px)
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Sacred Window, by Nagesh Mahadev. Located in the "Island in the Sky" district of the Canyonlands National Park, False Kiva. The giant window of the False Kiva is a stunning "room with a view" to rock formations under a celestial night sky in the Canyonlands. A hauntingly beautiful place lost in time where a silent echo of a culture that suddenly vanished!
False Kiva, “Island in the Sky” district of the Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA Sacred Window by Nagesh Mahadev
What look like pale yellow paint streaks slashing through a mosaic of mottled colors are ridges of wind-blown sand that make up Erg Iguidi, an area of ever-shifting sand dunes extending from Algeria into Mauritania in northwestern Africa. Erg Iguidi is one of several Saharan ergs, or sand seas, where individual dunes often surpass 500 metres in both width and height.
"Algerian Abstract- 4 August 1985 - What look like pale yellow paint streaks slashing through a mosaic of mottled colors are ridges of wind-blown sand that make up Erg Iguidi, an area of ever-shifting sand dunes extending from Algeria into Mauritania in northwestern Africa." Picture: Landsat/NASA/Rex / Rex Features
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Algerian Abstract - What looks like pale yellow paint streaks slashing through a mosaic of mottled colors are ridges of wind-blown sand that make up Erg Iguidi, an area of ever-shifting sand dunes extending from Algeria into Mauritania in northwestern Africa. This image was acquired by Landsat 5 on April 8, 1985. Image and caption: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/USGS.
satellite photo of algerian desert landscape
Earth as art: Algerije. What look like pale yellow paint streaks slashing through a mosaic of mottled colors are ridges of wind-blown sand that make up Erg Iguidi, an area of ever-shifting sand dunes extending from Algeria into Mauritania in northwestern Africa. Erg Iguidi is one of several Saharan ergs, or sand seas, where individual dunes often surpass 500 meters (nearly a third of a mile) in both width and height. Fotocredit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/USGS
Algerian Abstract Palette - inspired by the Earth As Art photos from the USGS, created by Brandi Hussey (www.brandigirlblo...) for the 3rd Annual Challenge of Color (treasures-found.b...)
A Milky Way Shadow at Loch Ard Gorge (Australia) Credit & Copyright: Alex Cherney (Terrastro) via NASA on Tumblr
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Milky Way Shadow Reflection - Photo by Alex Cherney. Taken at Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell National Park, Australia
Starry Night Sky Australia
A Milky Way shadow at Loch Ard Gorge http://t.co/KnavNOzgRy #MilkyWay #shadows #photography #australia http://t.co/wNKGdSNBPS @OberservingSpace
Starry, starry night ... Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia #travel #Milky Way
APOD: 2010 August 23 - A Milky Way Shadow at Loch Ard Gorge
From: Clouds That Look Like Things (a new book from the Cloud Appreciation Society)
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"Clouds That Look Like Things: a new book from the Cloud Appreciation Society-Cloud waterfall, spotted by Captain Gianni Cerutti on final approach to runway 23 in Geneva, Switzerland Picture: Gianni Cerutti / BNPS"
Little Petroglyph Canyon, hidden high in the Coso Mountains of Inyo County west of Death Valley.
Native American rock art, or petroglyphs,
Engravings on a cliff-side mark one widely accepted site of Chibi, near present-day Chibi City, Hubei. The engravings are at least a thousand years old.
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On the banks of the Chongchon river, where the Chongchon hotel sits is a symbol marking the spot of an ancient #battle in what was Imperial #China between two dynasties. The Monster will tell you more about the battle on his blog: http://thehistorymonster.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/10-of-histories-bloodiest-battles_6.html
Natural symmetry . . . (Petra - Jordania)
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Tunnel of Light - Petra, Jordan, I want to travel here to experience this place on a dream vacation. #monogramsvacation
Tunnel of Light - Petra, Jordan. If I ever visit this place, I'll feel like Indiana Jones!!!
Random Inspiration 74 | Architecture, Cars, Girls, Style & Gear
25 places to travel in this lifetime (25 Photos) : theCHIVE
stunning photography by riaad algarei #photography #nature #travel #mountain #light #ray #labyrinth
An aerial photo of rivulets at the Langjökul glacier (Iceland)
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Iceland from the air: aerial pictures of the country's dramatic volcanic landscapes
An aerial photo of rivulets at the Langjökul glacier. Iceland Picture: Haarberg Photograph
Would love to know what/where this is!
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Best Travel Photos / Blue Lagoon Galapagos Islands in Ecuador #travel #world #photo
Life in Color: Blue, Blue Pictures -- National Geographic
THE BLUE LAGOON, ECUADOR Photograph by Bobby Haas Photographer’s Description: As startling as a bright-blue eye, a central lagoon peers out from Rocas Baimbridgen in Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands. The stark, rocky island teems with life at times—the brackish lagoon waters are favored by flamingos. via National Geographic Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post [...]
101 Most Beautiful Places To Visit Before You Die! (Part II) - Blue Lagoon - Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Blue Lagoon of Rocas Bainbridge // Galapagos Islands, Ecuador #bluelagoon #Galapagos #islands #Ecuador
The Fire Rainbow ~ Kuriositas "To name it properly, a fire rainbow is a circumhorizontal arc. It is also known as a circumhorizon arc but whichever you chose, scientists (and aficionados) call it a CHA. It is given its name because it looks as if a rainbow has spontaneously combusted as it made its way across the sky."
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A rare cloud phenomenon.. cool =)
Fire Rainbow, circumhorizontal arc. The conditions required to form a “fire rainbow” is very precise – the sun has to be at an elevation of 58° or greater, there must be high altitude cirrus clouds with plate-shaped ice crystals, and sunlight has to enter the ice crystals at a specific angle.
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The Fire Rainbow
General Carrera Lake, shared by Argentina and Chile, is the deepest lake in South America. Its waters are beautiful, "a glittering combination of emerald, turquoise, aquamarine and azure. . . . Along its banks, directly below the Andes, sheer marble cliffs present themselves to further astound the visitor. Over the millennia they have been weathered and folded to create a stunning cathedral of marble."
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Marble Cathedral of General Carrera Lake, Argentina and Chile - Bucket list
The Marble Cathedral of General Carrera Lake, Southern Argentina/Chile, southwestern South America
Marble Cathedral at General Carrera Lake, Patagonia, Chile
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Marble Caves Chile Chico, Chile - The most spectacular caves network in the world and this Marble Cathedral is absolutely magnificent. It’s located in Patagonia,Chile on the second largest freshwater lake in South America, General Carrera.
Petroglyphs on a wall at Nevada's dramatic Valley of Fire State Park--just an hour from Las Vegas!
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valley of fire | Description Petroglyphs in Valley of Fire.JPG
"About 250 years before work began on Egypt's ostentatious Great Pyramid of Giza, the early settlers of Orkney, off the north coast of Scotland, were building impressive stone chambers of their own - and burying them under mounds of dirt. Now, intensive laser scanning makes it possible to virtually peel away the mud, revealing one of those chambers in all its glory."
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New Scientist: About 250 years before work began on Egypt's ostentatious Great Pyramid of Giza, the early settlers of Orkney, off the north coast of Scotland, were building impressive stone chambers of their own - and burying them under mounds of dirt. 27 April 2012, Colin Barras
Maes Howe, Orkney interior scan
Ethereal meets surreal . . .
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I love this funky, artsy, cool building!
Painted Houses Austria | Hunderwasser desighned this apartment house.in Vienna, Austria. lt has ... I love this mans work...so many Dream houses....
Art project anyone?
Ficus Trees, Glasses Domes, Vines, Interiors, Plants, Indoor Trees, House, Green Rooms, Trees Rooms
Round skylight, green glow, creeping vines, house plants...
green, green, #room designs #modern house design #luxury house design #living room design #modern interior design| http://home-interior-design-2012-249.blogspot.com
Ficus carica (the plants) makes a breathtaking display of aerial greenery filling the glass dome of what was once a chapel. Tradition has it that the dome was built round the tree. I want this until the seasons change; I would not want to rake the leaves out of my house.
indoor tree room /house
Ficus tree growing in glass dome
One of the ancient "hill figures" found in the British Isles: the white horse of Uffington (374 feet long, and probably created originally between 1400 and 600 BC)
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Terry Pratchett, bless him---The Uffington White Horse. The white horse was a symbol of King Alfred the Great. This horse is carved into the chalk of the Berkshire downs and is one of several white horses in England.
The Uffington White Horse, seen here from the air, is a 3,000-year-old chalk hill figure in England. (Photo by Dave Price via Wikimedia Commons)
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Uffington White Horse: Mysterious Places in Britain
This is Carloway Broch, on the Island of Lewis in Scotland looking something like a broken tooth on the jaw of the island. It's a fortified home built during the Iron Age some 2,100 years ago. Much of the stone from the broch will have been used by locals over the centuries to build their cottages. Brochs, unique to Scotland, are dry-stone, twin-walled, round towers up to 30m across and 15m high. In 2004 a broch was built by the West of Scotland Dry Walling Association www.wsdswa.org.uk
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Carloway Broch Scotland
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A petroglyph is an image pecked or engraved on a rock surface. According to one Hopi elder, this petroglyph, found on Mesa Verde’s Petroglyph Point Trail, may tell the story of two clans (the Mountain Sheep Clan and the Eagle Clan) separating from other people and returning to their place of origin. Notice the boxy spiral shape? This likely represents a sipapu, the place where Pueblo people believe they emerged from the earth (believed to be near the Grand Canyon).
Petroglyphs: Mesa Verde