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Brazilian sea dunes make a white oasis in this National Geographic Your Shot Photo of the Day. Photograph by Donatella Bucci

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The Real Adventurer’s Guide to the Ancient City of Petra

The Real Adventurer’s Guide to the Ancient City of Petra. Visitor numbers to the iconic ruins of Petra, in the Jordanian desert, have dropped by half in the last five years. But fearless travelers don’t give up that easily. Here’s the best way to see one of the world’s most astounding archaeological sites..

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Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park is an arboretum and state park of Arizona, United States. 323-acre botanical collection. A wide range of habitats and a 1.5-mile main loop walking trail.


Hello EGYPT! If you have seen some of my Instastories over the last couple of days and wondering where I am – we have been exploring Egypt with @namkcaps @jasoncharleshill. I have dreamed of visiting this this part of the world and it feels so incredible to be able to be here and experience this magical country. We spent this afternoon exploring thousand year old ruins covered in golden light and surrounded by desert sand in every direction...✨ @thisisegypt @experienceegypt #thisisegypt…


The first time you see the Milky way galaxy you become astonished and you almost don't believe what your eyes see. With Allah by abdulla almajed on 500px


"Light of the Desert", the world's largest faceted Cerussite gem (898 carats), Royal Ontario Museum. Cerussite is one of the only gems with adamantine (diamond-like) luster.


Geologically speaking the Richat Structure is known as a dome. A dome consists of symmetrical but dipping anticlines. Put simply an anticline is a fold in the earth consisting of various beds with the very oldest at its core.