This picture was taken on Big Island in Hawaii in July 2008 from the Kalapana overlook. The Halema'uma'u volcano was erupting higher up on the island and the lava flowing into the sea was producing a gigantic plume of volcanic gas/water vapor. The lava moves in lava tubes beneath the hardened surface of more recent flows and is invisible until it reaches the sea. The volcano is still active in 2013. by Alain Barbezat
this dream set up is a reality. Designed by Italian company KOS, this gigantic soaking tub and overhead shower create a rain-like experience for the most luxurious bathrooms. I think that if I had an outdoor shower and bath like this I might never, ever leave it.
Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Hiking up Mount Etna as it was erupting in search of an unusual lava tube. This gigantic lava flow was mostly shrouded in cloud We stopped here to examine some twisted rope lava formations. During a pahoehoe flow the outer skin of lava cools and becomes viscous. The underlying lava is insulated and remains quite liquid. As it flows it carries the cooler skin along with it causing it to crumple and fold into twisted shapes. However early in the flow when…
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Giant Buddha, Leshan, China Was built during the Tang Dynasty (618–907AD). It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers near the city of Leshan. The stone sculpture faces Mount Emei, with the rivers flowing below his feet. It is the largest stone Buddha in the world and it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leshan_Giant_Buddha
Australia has the world's best surfing, experts scoring it 100 out of 100 points. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean whip up storms that regularly smack western Australia, creating big, challenging waves. In the immortal words of Buzzy Trent "Waves are not measured by feet and inches, they are measured in fear."