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8 Stunning National Geographic Photos to Remind You How Wondrous Our World Is

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Jeanh, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Please or Register to view linksShahar Keren
    Broome, Australia
    A caravan of camels and human riders treks at sunset along Cable Beach, which is situated on the country's western coast and offers picture-postcard views of the Indian Ocean. Camels were first brought to Australia by settlers in 1840, and approximately 400,000 camels roam free there today. The animals shown here are tended by tour operators.




    Please or Register to view linksChip Phillips

    The Palouse, Washington
    The Palouse is the name given to a rolling, hilly 3,000-square-mile agricultural region that includes parts of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The area produces the world's largest crop of winter wheat. Here, melting spring snow exposes pâtches of a wheat field.




    Please or Register to view linksErez Marom

    Jokulsarlon lagoon, Iceland
    Water eddies around icebergs washed up on a black sand beach. Jokulsarlon is one of the most gorgeously unreal places on earth. If it looks like something you'd see in a môviê, that's because the location has been featured in several films: two James Bonds (A View to a Kill,Die Another Day), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Batman Begins, and Beowulf and Grendel. Besides being a destination for cinematographers, the 6.9-square-mile glacial lake an oasis for fish, birds, and seals.




    Please or Register to view linksWes C. Skiles

    Brooksville, Florida
    Divers explore a flooded chamber of Diepolder Cave, 250 feet below ground. Located on the Sand Hill Boy Scout reservation, the Diepolder Cave system consists primarily of two large caves: Diepolder II and Diepolder III. Diepolder II is the deepest cave in the continental U.S., extending down some 360 feet. Only extremely experienced divers (having logged 100+ dives) are permitted to go, and they must be with a guide.




    Please or Register to view linksMitch Dobrowner

    Regan, North Dakota
    A weakening tornado "ropes out" into a tubular shape. In general, Regan is considered to be a low-risk tornado area, and its largest twister in history, an F4, occurred in 1952, resulting in 26 injuries and one fatality.




    Please or Register to view linksFrans Lanting

    Okavango Delta, Botswana
    Water lilies rise below the surface of a river delta. From March to August, this large inland body of water attracts one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife—elephants, giraffes, hippos, antelopes, leopards, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, crocodiles, jackals, and some 450 species of birds—on the planet.




    Please or Register to view linksSudeep Mehta

    Mumbai, India
    Indian youths form human pyramids to try to break the "dahi handi," a ceremonial earthen pot, which is part of the festivities surrounding Janamashtami, the birth anniversary of the Hindu god Krishna. The celebration typically takes place every August. In 2014, one nimble group pulled off a nine-tier pyramid that measured 43.79 feet high.




    Please or Register to view linksJoel Sartore

    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Flamingos feed at the Lincoln Park Children's Zoo. These are Caribbean flamingoes, which can live to be 40 to 60 years old in captivity.

     
  2. redhunter

    redhunter Addict Established

    thanks for sharing ;)

    great pictures
     
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