When the winter solstice occurs, the setting sun shines upon a podium of the Monastery at Petra. This produces the silhouette of a lion's head that shines on the rocks opposite to the structure.
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Ancient Monastery at Petra (Jordan) Likely Built to Track Sun: When the winter solstice occurs, the setting sun shines upon a podium of the Monastery at Petra. This produces the silhouette of a lion's head that shines on the rocks opposite to the structure.
Add the Monastery at Petra to the monuments that humans probably built for astronomical purposes. New research suggests that ancient architects tracked the motion of the sun and constructed the religious center with the winter solstice in mind. Wh...
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A nearly cloud-free view of Europe
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A nearly cloud-free view of Europe, part of a global mosaic of Proba-V images acquired on 9 March.
This may be a little early for St. Patrick’s Day, but that’s OK: Europe isn’t really going green. At least, not this green. This astonishing image is from the European Space Agency Proba-V satellite, a small Earth-observing sat that monitors vegetation (that’s what the V is for in its name!) across the entire planet....
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Then-and-Now Panoramas Show US National Parks 80 Years Ago and Now
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Pompeii – a Geological Movie-Review : Introducing the Main Character
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The new movie “Pompeii” reconstructs one of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history with unprecedented “3D” special effects – but even the best visuals can’t help if the science is wrong – so how geological accurate is the movie? http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/history-of-geology/2014/02/23/pompeii-a-geological-movie-review-introducing-the-main-character/
19 More Beautiful Structures That Are Now Lost Forever
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Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco.
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isadorajoshua: The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California is a building originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. Designed by Bernard Maybeck. Photo by McDeez.
With the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics less than three weeks away, here's a look back at how the city has changed since Russ...
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Development of Sochi for 2014 Olympics. (Time lapse photos.) Cool.
The Environmental Impact that the Sochi Olympics has had is controversial. Some reports are saying that it will go down as one of the worst Olympic Games for the local environment, and some are saying the result will be positive. In the middle of this debate, hotels are still trying to reduce their impact while educating employees and tourists about the new culture of eco-tourism. Read more: matthewjbird.weebly.com
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The permanent lava lake of the Nyiragongo Crater is the biggest in the world with an estimated 282 million cubic feet of lava. The volcano’s rim lies 11,380 feet above the ground. At 1,300 feet deep, the lava lake has created one of the many wonders of the African continent.
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"olivier grunewald, journey to the center of the earth. world press photo. Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo The lava lake of Mount Nyiragongo, in the Virunga National Park, bubbles at the bottom of the volcano’s immense crater. Persistent lava lakes in volcanic craters are rare, with only five currently known in the world. The one on Mount Nyiragongo varies in size, but has at times been one of the most voluminous lava lakes in the planet’s recent history."
Nyiragongo Crater iis a steep-sided volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Within the crater is a lava lake constantly roiling and churning, filling the night sky with an eerie red glow. As the only steep-sided volcano is the world with such a lava lake, Nyiragongo crater is literally unique. It would make a nice home for a red dragon, a demon, or an entire host of angry fire elementals.
Nyiragongo Crater: Journey to the Center of the World The view from the volcano’s rim, 11,380 feet above the ground. At 1,300 feet deep, the lava lake has created one of the wonders of the African continent.
Nyiragongo Crater: Journey to the Center of the World In June 2010, a team of scientists and intrepid explorers stepped onto the shore of the lava lake boiling in the depths of Nyiragongo Crater, in the heart of the Great Lakes region of Africa. The team had dreamed of this: walking on the shores of the world's largest lava lake. The view from the volcanoâ€™s rim, 11,380 feet above the ground. At 1,300 feet deep, the lava lake has created one of the wonders of the African continent.
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A Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton Looks Like an Ocean of Stars
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Maldives Beach That Looks Like Starry Night Sky - Image credits: Will Ho The lights on this beach in the Maldives are caused by microscopic bioluminescent phytoplankton, which give off light when they are agitated by the surf.
Beach in the Maldive islands that glows with millions of pinpoints of glowing blue. The light from these bioluminescent phytoplankton looks like a fantastic starry sky somewhere deep in the universe.
Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland
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Scotland with train!!! There is something romantic about train travel (the train and bridge in Harry Potter)
Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland, aka harry potter train bridge.
Hogwarts Express: Would you enjoy a train ride over the Glenfinnan viaduct in Scotland? http://LDN.in/NCtQex
Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland (aka Harry Potter 'Hogwarts Express bridge).
Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scottland -one of the most wonderful places!!
Danum Valley, Canopy Walkway, Malaysia
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Borneo Rainforest Canopy Walkway, Malaysia. (THE Mulu National Park’s, 480-metre Canopy Skywalk, is the world’s longest tree-based canopy walk. The platforms provide a safe and unobstructed up-close view of the 130 million year old virgin jungle’s canopy. The suspension cables are hung between 15 trees at 15-25m up the trunks – barely half the height of these enormous trees but sensationally within the rainforest canopy)...
A bridge to where? A walk in the trees. Borneo Rainforest Canopy walkway
Borneo Rainforest Canopy Walkway, this is beautiful! Would you dare to walk across it? I wanna try it simply because I'd be scared to death!! Bucket list??
Waterfall Highway, Madeira, Portugal
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Waterfall Highway, Madeira island, Portugal There’s no road sign for the waterfall that’s falling on the road up ahead. And, frankly, I’m not sure how you’d actually prepare for this cascading natural car wash other than to simply close your eyes, grip the wheel, and hope for the best.
Waterfall Highway, Madeira, Portugal.. def going on my bucket list!
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Waterfall Highway, Madeira, Portugal. FREE CAR WASH: JIJI
The Wisteria Flower Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Garden
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Wisteria Flower Tunnel in Japan Located in the city of Kitakyushu, Japan, Kawachi Fuji Garden is home to an incredible 150 Wisteria flowering plants spanning 20 different species. The garden’s main attraction is the Wisteria tunnel that allows visitors to walk down an enchanting tunnel exploding with color.
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Located in the city of Kitakyushu, Japan, Kawachi Fuji Garden is home to an incredible 150 Wisteria flowering plants spanning 20 different species. One of the most beautiful places I could ever visit.
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The Namib is a coastal desert in southern Africa, stretching along more than 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) along the Atlantic coasts of Angola...
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Gorgeous Satellite Photos Of The Earth From The European Space Agency...This one is the sand seas of the Namib Desert
Daily Escape: View of the #Namibia 's #NamibDesert and its famous red dunes from space! Learn more at http://www.namibiatourism.com.na/NamibCoastal/ Photo : Space in Images - 2013 - 04 - Namib Desert
Namib Desert, Namibia. The ferocious teeth of the Earth dragon—the sand seas of the Namibia desert as captured by South Korea's Kompsat-2 satellite.
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A mainly hyperlapse tour through some of the iconic locations of Chicago. What a great City!
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We are now taking early-bird discounted registrations for our 5-day hands on timelapse and hyperlapse workshops in New York City and Chicago. http://www.gtimage.com/workshops For day to night lapses and HDR I use Promote Control see - tinyurl.com/promotecontrol For motion control I use Emotimo (tinyurl.com/emotimo ) & Rhino Camera Gear (http://rhinocameragear.com/) A mainly hyperlapse tour through some of the iconic locations of Chicago. What a great City! All footage in this ...
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The Hawaiian Islands are massive volcanoes that formed through a long series of eruptions.
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A stunning NASA photo of the main Hawaiian islands.
Hawaiian Islands, Pacific Ocean The Hawaiian Islands were formed by an upwelling plume of hot mantle material, called a hotspot. As the Pacific plate moved over the hotspot, it formed a chain of islands which get older from right to left, are Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai and Niihau. This image was captured by the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite.
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IMPACT: Native bird species are being affected adversely as temperatures are rising, allowing mosquitoes to extend their range to birds with no resistance to malaria, such as the honeycreeper. Hawaii is also being economically affected as climate change is impacting tourism and fishing industries.
Hawaiian Islands May 27, 2003. From lower right to upper left, the “Big Island” (Hawaii), Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau islands all make up the state, which lies more than 2,000 miles from any other part of the United States. The small red dot on the Big Island’s southeastern side marks a hot spot on Kilauea Volcano’s southern flank.
The world’s clearest lake is the Blue Lake – located in the top part of New Zealand’s South Island. Scientifically verified reports show visibility of up to 76 metres – compared with distilled water visibility of 70-80 metres
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Rare historic photos of New York City
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In this circa 1890 photo, a pair of girls walk east along 42nd Street in New York. Acker, Merrall and Condit wine shop delivery wagons are on the right and the C.C. Shayne Furrier sign can be seen on the roof overhead. (AP / New York City Municipal Archives, DeGregario Collection (New York Camera Club)
Rare photos of turn NYC from the lat 19th and early 20th century. Newly released and never before seen from The NYC Municipal Archives
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and I love old pictures...
ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS
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China Danxia is a UNSECO World Heritage Site and the name given in China to landscapes developed on continental red terrigenous sedimentary beds...They are characterized by spectacular red cliffs and a range of erosional landforms, including dramatic natural pillars, towers, ravines, valleys and waterfalls. These rugged landscapes have helped to conserve sub-tropical broad-leaved evergreen forests, and host many species of flora and fauna, about 400 of which are considered rare or threatened.
China Danxia is a UNSECO World Heritage Site and the name given in China to landscapes developed on continental red terrigenous sedimentary beds influenced by endogenous forces (including uplift) and exogenous forces (including weathering and erosion). The inscribed site comprises six areas found in the sub-tropical zone of south-west China.
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Beautiful Photos of Colorful Rock Formations in China -In the Gansu province of China lies the Zhangye Danxia Landform, a beautiful and incredible expanse of land featuring naturally formed streaks of color
(Natural Wonders | Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, Gansu Province, China.)
Rainbow Mountains, The mountains are part of the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China. Layers of different colored sandstone and minerals were pressed together over 24 million years and then buckled up by tectonic plates.
We are living in times when Photoshop is capable of practically anything, but this time it has nothing to do with this article! Zhangye Danxia Landform in China is just one of those places that are hard to believe really exist. Located in Gansu province, a naturally formed landscape astonishes its visitors with the burst of colors - its streaks of yellow, orange and red to emerald, green and blue make it hard to believe it's all real.
Forest on Shipwreck Island
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Homebush Bay - Sydney, Australia 100 year old ship is a floating forest
102-Year-Old Abandoned Ship is now a Floating Forest located in Homebush Bay, Sydney, Australia
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Abandoned places. * Floating Forest in Australia. - In Sydney, Australia a 102 year old ship is home to anything but humans. The SS Ayrfield served as a collier on the sixty-miler run between Newcastle and Sydney and would transport the supplies to American troops in the Pacific Ocean. The ship was brought to the Bay back in 1972 to be dismantled, but the operations eventually ceased and the bay no longer served as a ship wrecking yard.
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102-Year-Old Abandoned Ship is now a Floating Forest. Location: Homebush Bay in Sydney. ) #Abandoned #Old #Boat https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=325527034245916=a.308283185970301.1073741832.301194636679156=1
Ghadames, known as the “pearl of the desert”, is an oasis town in the Nalut District of the Tripolitania region in southwestern Libya. It is one of the oldest pre-Saharan cities and an outstanding example of a traditional settlement. The town has a population of around 10,000, mainly Berbers, who live in tightly clustered traditional mud-brick-and-palm houses, packed together like a honeycomb.
The Old Town of Ghadames