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Sierra Nevada Mountains Photography, California

This magnificent mountains covers much of the center of California, running 400 miles from north to south. Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks all lie within the Sierra Nevada MOuntains. The range contains some of the most beautiful landscapes to be found anywhere in the world. The terrain is so varied that one may start out in desert conditions and end up with the sound of crunching...

Ancient sites – Ring of Brodgar in Ornkey

The Ring of Brodgar stone circle is an iconic symbol of Orkney’s prehistoric past. Twenty-seven stones remain of an original sixty in the impressive stone circle, known as Ring of Brodgar or Brogar and set up on a slope facing east. The stones are part of a henge monument, and the surrounding ditch and bank can still be made out, with entrances on the NW and SE. The circle had a diameter of about...

Paper Pandas at Panda World Tour in Taipei

The 1600 papier mache pandas, created by French artist Paulo Grangeon, are seen displayed as part of an exhibition called “Pandas on Tour”. The event will also showcase 200 Formosan black bears – an endangered animal indigenous to Taiwan. It is hoped that the pandas will help to raise local awareness on animal conservation. After the exhibition, the art works will be put into a charity bazaar...

The Wave aka North Coyote Butte, Arizona

The Coyote Buttes contain some of the most intricate and beautifully colored rock formations on the planet. The area is divided into two parts, the North Coyote Buttes and the South Coyote Buttes. The Wave is located in the Coyote Buttes North area of the Arizona Strip. This remarkable sculptured sandstone sits in the shadow of the Coyote Buttes. The Wave is best photographed midday so as to minimize...

The Magnificent Mount Bromo Volcano

Mount Bromo is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park that covers a massive area of 800 square kilometres, located some 4 hours drive from Surabaya, the capital of East Java. Watching the sun rise spectacularly over Mt Bromo is the highlight of any trip here. Mount Bromo which stands tall at 2329 m is one of the most iconic mountain in Indonesia. The most popular way to visit Mount Bromo...

Gros Morne National Park, Canada – The adventure continues

Gros Morne National Park is a world heritage site located on the west coast of Newfoundland. At 1,805 km2 (697 sq mi), it is the second largest national park in Atlantic Canada. The landscape holds many rock formations with deep valleys, waterfalls and fjords, stark cliffs, and curving beaches of white sand, secret coves, mossy bogs and wide stone barrens, mountains topped with arctic-alpine tundra...

Lovely Neapolitan Mastiff Lucy

The Mastiff is the classic gentle giant, loving but sometimes stubborn. He is considered the largest breed in the world and can weigh 220 pounds or more. The Mastiff is a breed of dog that originated in Tibet. There are over 14 different breeds of mastiff, which are all unique in their own ways. The Neapolitan Mastiff were originally bred as war dogs and make for decent family guard dogs. These dogs...

Nepal – One of the Most Intriguing Destinations

Nepal is located in South Asia between China in the north and India in the south, east and west. Nepal also contains Mount Everest (29,035 ft; 8,850 m), the tallest mountain in the world and eight of the world’s 10 highest peaks. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. It is the largest metropolitan city in the country, covering an area of 19.6 square miles. The estimated population of the city...

Nature Wonder Cappadocia

Cappadocia is the historic area with unique rock site located in the center of the Anatolian Region of Turkey. Thies region is a result of the vulcanic eruptions occurred in Erciyes, Hasandag and Gulludag, in the region was formed a large tableland from the vulcanic tufas and together with the erosion of the Kizilirmak river and wind over ten thausands of years there appeared the chimney rocks which...

Favignana – Things to Do in Sicily

The three islands that form a mini-archipelago off Trapani are called Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo; they count some 4,600 inhabitants. The Favignana island is often referred to as La Farfalla on account of its shape which has been likened to a butterfly a-flutter over the blue sea. It is situated approximately 7 kilometres west of the coast of Sicily, between Trapani and Marsala, It covers an area...

Salar de Uyuni – The worlds Largest Salt Flat

Salar de Uyuni is covering 10,582 square kilometers in the Potosi region. The salt is over 10 meters thick in the center. Some 40.000 years ago, the area was part of Lake Minchin, a giant prehistoric lake. When the lake dried, it left behind two modern lakes, Poopó and Uru Uru, and two major salt deserts, Salar de Coipasa and the larger Salar de Uyuni. It is one of the landscapes on planet Earth where...

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Canada

A visit to Drumheller would not be complete without a visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum. The Royal Tyrrell Museum is a popular Canadian centre of palaeontological research noted for its collection of more than 130,000 fossils. The Museum provided a fun and very informative historical and fossil account of the \”period of the dinosaurs\”. The museum opened in 1985 as just the plain old tyrrell...

What to See in New Zealand – Rotorua

Rotorua is home to one of the most unique tourism sites in the world. It is just a 2.5 hour drive from Auckland, easily accessible in the Central North Island for a getaway. Volcanic Plateau has one of the world’s most lively fields of geothermal activity and sits squarely on the Pacific Rim of Fire. Aside from the breathtaking scenery of this volcanic-shaped wonderland, the 16 beautiful lakes in...

The Construction of the New Mont Blanc Cable Car

The images are taken to document the work of the new Mont Blanc cable car during this year. credit: Jean Pierre Blanc

Abyssal Anemones

Sea Anemones are carnivores, many have a flower like appearance and vary in size, shape and color. The well-known sea anemones attach their stalked bodies to rocks, coral or other surfaces and wait for other creatures to simply blunder into them, leaving all the work to their sticky, stinging tentacles. The anemone can close off its top and digest its meal, then it spits out whatever is left over. credit:...