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Magnificent Mulanje Mountain and Tea Estates

The small town of Mulanje in the south of Malawi is the centre of Malawi’s tea growing industry. The main attraction in the town is Mount Mulanje. Mulanje is a spectacular 650km2 granite inselberg that rises in dramatic isolation above the Phalombe Plains southeast of Blantyre. The massif consists of a plateau of rolling grassland set at an average elevation of 2,000m, but this is incised by several...

Proxy Falls – Oregon Cascades

This multi-tiered, cascading waterfall is hidden in the dense Williamette National Forest along the McKenzie Pass Scenic Byway. It is one of the most frequently photographed waterfalls in Oregon. Lower Proxy Falls was created 6,000 years ago when a giant glacier carved a deep trough through the area, leaving steep canyon walls after the ice receded. The waterfall is a 100′ drop over stairsteps...

Visit Kyrgyzstan – Climbing Tastar-Ata and Camping Issyk-Kul lake

Kyrgyzstan is a Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions. Landlocked and mountainous, it borders Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the southeast. Annexed by Russia in 1876, it achieved independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. It has the most liberal tourist visa policy in Central Asia and one of the more...

Aurora over Denali National Park and Preserve

The park encompasses more than 6 million acres in a complete sub-arctic ecosystem. It features North America’s highest mountain, 20,320-foot tall Mount McKinley. The aurora is a beautiful, phenomenon, occurring year-round. Only in the fall, winter and early spring, is there enough darkness to allow us to see the northern lights when they occur. The aurora borealis occurs when a coronal mass ejection,...

Dragons Blood Tree at Socotra Island, Yemen

Isolated Socotra, 220 miles from mainland Yemen, is home to a panoply of strange plants and animals uniquely adapted to the hot, harsh, windswept island. It has a tropical desert and semi-desert climate with an average temperature of 25°C and hardly any rain. The most famous and distinctive plant of the island of Socotra, the evocatively named dragon’s blood tree has a unique and bizarre appearance,...

Ice Caves under the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska

The Mendenhall Glacier is a tongue of ice stretching 12 miles from the Juneau Icefield to Mendenhall Lake. At its widest point, the glacier is more than a half mile wide, with ice 300 to 1,800 feet deep. Rising global temperatures have caused the glacier to start melting—it has receded by about two miles since 1958. Water has carved caves into the interior, creating surreal, turquoise-toned worlds...

Day at Oregon Coast

All 363 miles of the Oregon Coast are free and open to all of us. Which means how you choose to explore it is entirely up to you. The Oregon coast covers basalt rock cliffs, long sandy beaches and awesome tide pools, whales spouting off and breaching in the distance and beautiful sunsets. This photo was taken between Newport and Lincoln city along the Hwy 101. Coastline at Depoe Bay, Oregon Panorama...

Fingals Cave and Staffa Coast, Scotland

Fingal’s Cave is located on the island of Staffa, Scotland, It also known as “Uamh-Binn” in Gaelic, is well-known for its arching, cathedral-like geological features and emanating eerie sounds. Staffa is a beautiful and uninhabited island lying 6 miles north of Iona to the west of Mull and about 6 miles north of Iona. It is home to hundreds of seabirds and set within waters teeming...

Great Blue Hole, Belize

The Great Blue Hole is a large underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 62 miles from the mainland of Belize City. This large submarine vertical cave measures 984 feet in diameter and 407 feet deep. With its beautiful, clear water and the variety of wild marine life residing in its depths, the enormous blue hole is a popular scuba diving...

Most Spectacular Navagio Beach, Zakynthos

Navagio is one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. It is located on the north-west shore of the stunning Zakynthos Island. Navagio is said to be the home of a famous ship wreck, called Panagiotis, which is why the beach is also called Smugglers Cove. The small beach has amazing, white, soft sand and crystal clear waters and is defined by huge vertical limestone cliffs. The best season to visit...

Gasadalur – Fairytale Village in the Faroe Island

Gásadalur is a populated place and is located in Vágar, Faroe Islands with a population of 17 habitants. The estimate terrain elevation above seal level is 80 metres. It has an amazing waterfall right next to the village. It is named after its founder a lady called Gasa. She was a rich woman who lived in Kirkjubo in the 12th. century. The unique landscape and location attracts photographers with...

The Largest Waterfall in the World – Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls lie in between Zambia and Zimbabwe in Southern Africa. The falls are part of two national parks, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia and Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe. The waterfall is among the biggest, and most awe-inspiring, on the planet. The Zambezi River is more than 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) wide when it cascades over the lip of a large basalt plateau and plunges...

Aloha Oahu

Oahu may be number three in size among its fellow islands in the Hawaiian chain, but it is first in population. Nearly 900,000 people share Oahu’s 600 square miles of mountains and beaches. Oahu is also the most visited of all the Hawaiian islands, at approximately 4.5 million visitors annually. Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head and Waikiki are all located on Oahu. The island of Oahu is formed...

Amazing Place – Rice Terrace Fields in Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam

Mu Cang Chai is in Yen Bai province near Lao Cai where is one of the most beautiful terraced rice field in Vietnam. It owns 700 hectares of terraced rice fields, with 70 percent at three communes: La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha, De Su Phinh. For the place being about 1000 meters above sea level, the steep hills make it almost impossible to grow rice fields like those in the delta. Thus local residences grow...

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...