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volcanic island Gaua, Vanuatu Islands seen from the space

volcanic island Gaua, Vanuatu Islands seen from the space

Photographer Olivier Grunewald took these stunning pictures of an Indonesian volcano and sulfur mine that erupted with a spectacular display of brilliant blue lava. The photographer and his friend Regis Etienne have been photographing and filming this phenomenon since they first heard about it in 2008, working under highly dangerous conditions.

Photographer Olivier Grunewald took these stunning pictures of an Indonesian volcano and sulfur mine that erupted with a spectacular display of brilliant blue lava. The photographer and his friend Regis Etienne have been photographing and filming this phenomenon since they first heard about it in 2008, working under highly dangerous conditions.

Twitter / AstroKarenN: Was fascinated by this so looked it up: The Dzungarian Gate, mountain pass between China & Kazakhstan. October 21. pic.twitter.com/QIFeYKKkt2...

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Twitter / AstroKarenN: Was fascinated by this so looked it up: The Dzungarian Gate, mountain pass between China & Kazakhstan. October 21. pic.twitter.com/QIFeYKKkt2...

Some of the most sacred Inca buildings in Peru were constructed with precisely fitting stones held together by gravity alone. Even a credit card can't be inserted into these mortar-free cracks. Peru is highly seismic and major earthquakes are part of its history. For example, a 1746 event completely destroyed the capital city of Lima. It was one of the strongest seismic events in modern times. But Inca construction has a remarkable number of design features that protect buildings against…

Some of the most sacred Inca buildings in Peru were constructed with precisely fitting stones held together by gravity alone. Even a credit card can't be inserted into these mortar-free cracks. Peru is highly seismic and major earthquakes are part of its history. For example, a 1746 event completely destroyed the capital city of Lima. It was one of the strongest seismic events in modern times. But Inca construction has a remarkable number of design features that protect buildings against…

The various hues of this abstract scene represent the different landscapes present in Dasht-e Kavir, or the Great Salt Desert, of northern Iran. The sparsely populated desert is named after its many salt marshes (“kavir” means salt marsh in Persian). The Great Salt Desert is also home to dry streambeds, plateaus and mud flats, covering almost 30,000 square miles of the Iranian Plateau.

The various hues of this abstract scene represent the different landscapes present in Dasht-e Kavir, or the Great Salt Desert, of northern Iran. The sparsely populated desert is named after its many salt marshes (“kavir” means salt marsh in Persian). The Great Salt Desert is also home to dry streambeds, plateaus and mud flats, covering almost 30,000 square miles of the Iranian Plateau.

River of molten lava, close-up, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Islands, United States

River of molten lava, close-up, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Islands, United States

25 Reasons To Take The Window Seat When Traveling By Plane

25 Reasons To Take The Window Seat When Traveling By Plane

Banua Wuhu, Mahengetang, Indonesia - Here lies the only diveable underwater volcano on earth.

Banua Wuhu, Mahengetang, Indonesia - Here lies the only diveable underwater volcano on earth.

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