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20 Amazing Nature Pictures

In our beautiful world, there are thousands amazing nature places, some of them looks unreal if you see them it can confuse you, but they are real.

If we look closer and we get to know our planet we will surely fall in love with it. Here is a collection of 20 unique places that can be found on Earth, that look unreal and its hard to believe they actually exist.

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IJEN VOLCANO

Ijen volcano in East Java contains the world’s largest acidic volcanic crater lake, called Kawah Ijen, famous for its turquoise color. The active crater measuring 950×600 m is known for its rich sulphur deposits which are being quarried.

The volcano is one of several active stratovolcanoes constructed over the 20 km wide Ijen caldera, the largest caldera in Java.
Eruptions from Ijen are very hazardous because of the risk of the lake draining to form catastrophic lahars. Sulphur mine inside the crater of Ijen near the shore of Kawah Ijen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ijen volcano complex at the eastern end of Java consists of a group of small stratovolcanoes constructed within the large 20-km-wide Ijen (Kendeng) caldera. The north caldera wall forms a prominent arcuate ridge, but elsewhere the caldera rim is buried by post-caldera volcanoes, including Gunung Merapi stratovolcano, which forms the 2799 m high point of the Ijen complex. Immediately west of Gunung Merapi is the renowned historically active Kawah Ijen volcano, which contains a nearly 1-km-wide, turquoise-colored, acid crater lake. Picturesque Kawah Ijen is the world’s largest highly acidic lake and is the site of a labor-intensive sulfur mining operation in which sulfur-laden baskets are hand-carried from the crater floor. Many other post-caldera cones and craters are located within the caldera or along its rim. The largest concentration of post-caldera cones forms an E-W-trending zone across the southern side of the caldera. Coffee plantations cover much of the Ijen caldera floor, and tourists are drawn to its waterfalls, hot springs, and dramatic volcanic scenery.

Hong Kong from Top – Photography Pics

Hong Kong – a city situated on more than 200 islands and on the Kowloon Peninsula. Territory to stay in Hong Kong is quite a bit, and a lot of people’s lives – more than 7 million, according to official statistics. Sky in Hong Kong can be seen only if you raise your head, or go to the waterfront. But, despite the fact that Hong Kong – a real cheloveynik, it would be desirable to return again and again.

Following are pictures of Hong Kong from height……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the exit from the aircraft in Hong Kong the first thing you feel is hot and humid air. With the weather in Hong Kong it’s bad. Frequent rains, poor visibility and the habit seems stuffy. They say to catch a stable good weather, it is necessary to come in the fall, and we were in the winter and spring. Poor visibility due not only to the bad weather, on a clear day the nearby beach will also be in the haze. Hong Kong is surrounded in smog, as well as the whole of China. The reason for this production, located in Guangzhou and Shenzhen. And, as if it did not look ridiculous on weekends and holidays could descends because “plants are.”

Despite the fact that Hong Kong is a dependent territory of China, Hong Kong at its visa policy and its laws. Until 2047 in Hong Kong wide autonomy, so long as it is weakly similar to the rest of China. Drive on the left here, dress up all the way, speak two languages ​​(English and Chinese), its own currency, and so on. in Hong Kong is very expensive hotels as well.

Best Pictures in June – National Geographic

Enjoy the Best pictures of June 2013 of National Geographic magazine.

Virginia deer, Arkansas

One of the most common species of cervids in North America. Interestingly, in 1920 the population of deer in Arkansas was only 200 goals. (Photo by Jeff Rose):

 

Comorian day gecko

These geckos are diurnal, feed mainly on insects and nectar of flowers, their color changes depending on the temperature and lighting. (Photo by Lauren Hogan):

 

Orda Cave

It is the world’s largest underwater gypsum cave, located in the Perm region of Russia. (Photo by Viktor Lyagushkin):

Waves and icebergs, Iceland

(Photo by Sophie Carr):

 

North American moth

(Photo by Graham McGeorge):

 

Bixby Creek Bridge, California

Bixby Creek Bridge – an engineering marvel. More than a million tourists and photographers from all over the world stop here every year to enjoy the magnificent views. (Photo by Douglas Croft):

 

Fisherman in Indonesia

(Photo by Dody Kusuma):

 

Fireworks and demons in Catalonia

(Photo by Carlos Rodriguez Pacheco):

 

The night sky, Patagonia

(Photo by Max Seigal):

 

Brown-gull, India

Last year, during a trip to the reservoir on the river Bhima, where they overwinter flamingos, the photographer said Brown-seagull gliding over the water. He pressed the camera just at the happy moment when a seagull vytsepili fish out of water. (Photo Chandrabala Singh)

 

Five Flower Lake, China

Heaven and earth are reflected in the lake of the five colors, fancifully colored mineral salts and water plants. The Chinese call this picture magic. “Nothing on earth can compare to Jiuzhaigou” – they say. (Photo by Michael Yamashita)

 

Borodavchatka

Reefs in the Pacific is very difficult to see borodavchatku – fish, the encounter that all forces should be avoided. If the poison of the spines on its back and kill you, unbearable pain is guaranteed. (Photo by Mattias Klum)

 

The tentacles worm-sabellida, Hawaii

With a large increase in the photo is visible network of thin hair-worm sabellida. The hairs are separated aqueous slurry into several streams that bring particles – including minerals and detritus for the protective “House” – right in the mouth of the animal. Bright colors warn predators that the worm can be poisonous. (Photo by Darlene A. Murawski)

 

Wolverine, Kamchatka

Even through the thick layer of snow wolverine can smell prey. Vision in this predator is bad, but hearing and smell – are excellent. (Photo by Sergey Gorshkov)

 

Hveravetlir, Iceland

In Hveravetlire (meaning “hot springs on the plain”) in the XVIII century in a cave hidden among the legendary Irish fugitive from the law Fyalla-Eyvindur and his wife. A few winters they warmed themselves at the source and stealing sheep to summer pastures. (Photo Orshoya and Erlen Harberga)

 

Svalbard, Norway

Svalbard ecosystem includes the sky, the sea and the coast. Small razorbills nest on ledges of cliffs and dive for copepods cancers. Decomposed remains of birds and their droppings are the fertilizer for moss undergrowth where foxes ambush. (Photo by Paul Nicklen)

 

Parson Russell Terrier, United States

Parson Russell Terrier named Lulu alight on water in the pool in the U.S. Phoenix (Ariz.). To capture the moment when she grabs a toy thrown into the water, the photographer took ten attempts, the ability to work under water and fantastic skill. (Photo by Seth Casteel)

 

Fox, Wrangel Island

Young foxes in the autumn begin to develop the territory and more rarely returned to the den where they were born and spent the first three months of life.(Photo by Sergey Gorshkov)

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Socotra Island – The Alien Looking Tourist Attraction on Earth

Socotra is a set of 4 islands, the largest and main in those four islands is called Socotra as well. It is part of Yemen and is famous for the most amazing looking plants and animals which can’t be found anywhere else in the world hence making it a tourist attraction that you would love to visit. The island is very isolated and through the process of speciation, a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. It has been described as the most alien-looking place on Earth. The island measures 132 kilometres (82 mi) in length and 49.7 kilometres (30.9 mi) in width.

The main island has three geographical terrains: the narrow coastal plains, a limestone plateau permeated with karstic caves, and the Haghier Mountains. The mountains rise to 1,503 metres (4,931 ft).[17] The island is about 125 kilometres (78 mi) long and 45 kilometres (28 mi) north to south.

The following set of pictures are by professional photographer Michail Vorobyev.

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New Year Times Square Ball Drop 2013

The New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Times Square is perhaps the most famous New Year’s Eve celebration in the world. Each year, people from all over the world are focused on the sparkling Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball. At 11:59 p.m. EST on December 31, the ball is lowered 77 feet (23 m) down a specially designed flagpole, resting on the midnight to signal the start of the New Year.  Here are some collected images of New Year Times Square Ball Drop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eiffel Tower Construction Pictures

Eiffel Tower, Hundred and fifteen years back, France was preparing for the world exposition in Paris to be held in 1889 to celebrate 100th anniversary of French Revolution. Gustave Eiffel, the project incharge wanted to project his country as a leader in Industrial revolution; the only way was construction. His concept was greatly supported by Industry Minister Edouard Lockroy. Here are some Eiffel Tower construction pictures

 

 

Fifty engineers and designers produced 5,300 drawings, and over 100 workers built more than 18,000 different parts of the tower in a workshop. Another 132 workers assembed them on site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The  four  pillars  of  the  Eiffel Tower  stand  in  a  square  that measures  125 meters  on  each  side. They  are  oriented  in  line with the 4 cardinal points.
• The metal structure weighs 7,300 tons.
• Total weight: 10,100 tons.
• Number of rivets used: 2,500,000.
• Number of iron parts: 18,038.
• Cost of construction: 7,799,401.31 French gold francs of 1889.

The monument was inaugurated on March 31, 1889. On that day, Gustave Eiffel climbed the 1,710 steps of the Tower to  plant the French lag at its peak. He was followed by the members of the Council of Paris, including Emile Chautemps, President of the Paris City Council. The Eiffel Tower was the highest building in the world until 1929, when the Chrysler Building in New York topped it at 319 metres.