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Flamingos

July 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Pedro Szekely It is a small and delicate flamingo, approximately 3 feet in height. Its plumage is pale pink, with bright carmine streaks around the neck and on the back. When perched a small amount of black can be seen in the wings. There is bright red skin around the eye. The legs are brick-red and the bill is bright yellow with a black tip. Immature birds are greyish. James’s Flamingo is similar to other South American flamingoes, but the Chilean Flamingo is pinker, with a longer bill without yellow, and the Andean Flamingo is larger with more black in the wings and bill, and yellow legs. The James’s Flamingo (Phoenicopterus jamesi), also known as the Puna Flamingo, is a South American flamingo, named for Harry Berkeley James. It breeds on the high Andean plateaus of Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. It is related to the Andean Flamingo, and the two are often placed in the genus [...]

Photos Mar 2016

July 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

A pedestrian walks through snow covered trees at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. Heavy snow and strong winds have shut down some highways and schools in Colorado and cancelled flights at Denver’s airport.Picture: Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP   Butterflies lap up some orange juice at the Natural History Museum’s latest exhibition, Sensational Butterflies in LondonPicture: Eddie Mulholland for The Telegraph Hundreds of people line the beach north of the Cocoa Beach Pier in Florida to watch the launch of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force StationPicture: Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima’s light installation for Art Basel Hong Kong entitled Time Waterfall is projected onto the facade of the International Commerce Centre on the Kowloon waterfrontPicture: AFP Azaleas in bloom on the first day of spring at Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, South CarolinaPicture: Planetpix/Alamy Live News [...]

Photo of the Week 2016

July 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Highlining in Yosemite National Park, California Photograph by Fred Pompermayer       Highlining in Tasmania, Australia Photograph by Krystle Wright   Kayaking a Waterfall on the Jalacingo River, Veracruz, Mexico Photograph by Jasper Gibson Kayaking Off a Glacier in Svalbard, Norway Photograph by Alexandre Socci Kayaking Over Celestial Falls, White River, Oregon Photograph by Tyler Roemer Surfers Along the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii Photograph by Eric Sterman   Water Skiing in Maui, Hawaii Photograph by Frederico Pompermayer   Self-Portrait While Skiing in the Canadian Rockies Photograph by Paul Zizka   [...]

Russia’s Psychedelic Salt Mines

June 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

When you think of a mine, you may picture grimy, black soot and sickening dust. But the walls of Berezniki, Russia’s sylvinite mine hold layers of red, blue and orange. The rainbow walls are created by potassium-rich sylvinite deposits that formed millions of years ago, when ancient underground oceans dried up, leaving beind rock and salts. Sylvinite is found on every continent except for Australia and Antarctica, National Geographic reported. It is an important component in potash, and is widely used in crop fertilizers. Photographer Viktor Lyagushkin ventured into the mine to photograph the psychedelic underground world and the daily work of the miners. “The miners work in one of the most beautiful places in the world, which they created themselves, but they have no time to see and understand how stunning the mine is,” Lyagushkin told weather.com. “They see just the darkness and dust in the light of their torches and driving light. When I did my photo [...]

Jungle

June 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

A delicate waterfall in Mauritius PHOTOGRAPH BY VICTORIA KOMAREVYCH, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC     Picture of a hiker in the Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam A Jungle Down There PHOTOGRAPH BY MATTHIAS HAUSER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT A hiker is dwarfed by the massive proportions of Hang Son Doong, the largest cave in the world, located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Vietnam. It is more than two miles long and, at some places, more than 600 feet high. Where the ceiling has collapsed, allowing sunlight to spill in, vegetation grows [...]

Kookiest Roads

May 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Weather.com Hitting the open road with the top down has been a sign of freedom for generations — but for many, faster is not better. According to recent survey by Expedia, more than 30 million people are expect to take road trips over Memorial Day weekend, and about 62 percent of those people preferring taking the “the scenic route.” If beautiful coastlines and brilliant sunsets start to get tiresome, check out these kooky roads. Stelvio Pass has been called one of the world’s most dangerous roads, but it is absolutely breathtaking. Located on the border of Italy and Switzerland in the Alps, the winding road has an estimated 48 hairpin turns. It’s considered the fourth largest paved road in Europe, and the highest paved mountain pass in the Alps. The Hanshin Expressway in Osaka, Japan brings new meaning to the term drive-through. The highway goes right through the 16-story Gate Tower Building. The property’s owners reportedly planned a redevelopment of the building [...]

Summer Sunsets

May 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Linda Lam Sunset in Lido Beach, Fla. Vibrant sunset in California City, Calif. Sunset after storms over the Umpqua River on the Pacific coast of Oregon. Sun dips to the horizon in Montego Bay. Pink billows in the sky over Bachman Lake near Dallas, Texas. Vibrant orange fills the sky in Oak Island, N.C. Gorgeous end to the evening in Bayfield, [...]

Alien Landscapes

May 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Stephanie Valera While a voyage to Mars is not yet possible, adventurous travelers can still experience otherworldly terrains right here on Earth. All around the world, there are surreal places featuring lunar-like rock formations or eerily majestic dunes that are just out-of-this-world. View the slideshow above to see 50 of the most stunning landscapes that resemble alien worlds. Not surprisingly, more than one of the featured landscapes are known as “Valley of the Moon.” Chile’s “Valle de la Luna,” located in the harsh , stretches for 600 miles and is dotted with various stone and sand formations which have been carved by wind and water. Even though the desert sees nearly no rainfall and no humidity, dry , according to Conde Nast Traveler. Also in South America, the  rise above the Quebrada de Humahuaca valley in Argentina in an explosion of colors that seems almost unreal. A rainbow of s gives the peaks their distinctive appearance, according to [...]