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Duro Canyon State Park

Less than a half hour drive south of Amarillo, Texas is the mysterious terra cotta badlands of Palo Duro Canyon. Palo Duro Canyon is the most spectacular and scenic landscape feature of Texas. Palo Duro Canyon, which is known as the Grand Canyon of Texas and is supposedly the second largest in the USA. This is based on its length (120 miles) rather than depth, as although very colorful, rugged and...

The Beautiful Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

All of this wilderness is located in New Mexico and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. De-Na-Zin Wilderness Area is a remote, high desert region of colorful, low relief badlands, split by many branched dry washes and containing innumerable eroded rock formations, fossils and pieces of petrified wood, including complete trunks up to 100 feet long. The unusual and ever changing scenery is a...

Best Photos of Zion National Park

Zion National Park covers an area of 229 square miles and offers a spectacular landscape of sandstone cliffs, deep canyons and expansive plateaus. Zion National Park is a vast wilderness of rock formations that includes the world’s largest arch – Kolob Arch – with a span of 310 feet (94.5 m). Zion Park is a source of amusement and enjoyment for more than 2 million people visiting...

Sigiriya – Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka

It is one of the 7 world heritage sites in Sri Lanka and is one of it’s most popular tourist destinations. Rock fortress is an ancient palace located in the central Matale District near town of Dambulla of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The ruins of the capital built by the parricidal King Kassapa I lie on the steep slopes and at the summit of a granite peak standing some 180m high, which dominates...

Amazing Ashikaga Flower Park, Japan

One of the best places to view fuji flowers in Japan is the Ashikaga Flower Park. Japanese Ashikaga Flower Par is located in the city of Ashikaga Tochigi in the province of on o. Honsyu. Park covers about 8.2 hectares and is famous for various kinds of wisteria. The scenery changes with the seasons and these gradual transformatins are noticeable in the changing colors of the blooming flowers and blossoming...

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...