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The Birth of a Twisted End... (8 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 22 Dec 2012   / 4861 views

Photographer Parrish Ruiz de Velasco was driving and witnessed one of the tornadoes first hand as it developed.

 

The Birth of a Twisted End...

Breath-taking Tourist Destination in Oman (16 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 8 Nov 2012   / 6112 views

This majestic cave with natural waterfalls can be found in Wadi Shab and is a must-see destination for all who visit Oman.

 

Breath-taking Tourist Destination in Oman

Colourful Salt Ponds Are Nature’s Own Art (11 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 22 Oct 2012   / 4221 views

This unusual sight can be seen in the San Francisco Bay where artificial pond water evaporates and leaves only crystallized salt, coloured algae and micro-organisms. Ponds with low or medium salinity have a green or pink colour and as the salinity increases, the water takes on a more reddish pigment. In addition, the weather also influences the colour of the body of water as more rain makes the water more transparent.

 

Colourful Salt Ponds Are Nature’s Own Art

Tides Transform These Landscapes (26 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 17 Oct 2012   / 9257 views

Photographer, Michael Marten, captures England’s shores in pictures; showing the stark difference between high and low tides.

 

Tides Transform These Landscapes

Remarkable Ounianga Desert Lakes (14 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 10 Oct 2012   / 4167 views

Consisting of 18 lakes, the Ounianga is located in the Northern Chad region of the Sahara Desert. Here, average annual rainfall is no more than 2mm and the lakes depend on the underground supply of ‘fossil’ water left over from ancient times when the climate was much wetter.

 

Remarkable Ounianga Desert Lakes

Enormous Sequoia Trees Are Hard to Miss! (22 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 9 Oct 2012   / 6977 views

These giant redwood trees grow to an average height of 60 meters but can actually reach heights of over 100 meters.

 

Enormous Sequoia Trees Are Hard to Miss!

Sua Ocean Trench Is a Sight to Behold (9 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 4 Oct 2012   / 6350 views

Located on the island of Upolu, Samoa, this unique oceanic trough is a marvel of nature.

 

Sua Ocean Trench Is a Sight to Behold

Explosive Mud Volcano Bledug Kuwu (8 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 3 Oct 2012   / 7424 views

A popular tourist attraction in Indonesia, this muddy pond erupts with an explosion of mud and a plume of white steam every two minutes and these eruptions also shift positions from time to time. Bledug Kuwu, is the local name for something that burst in a pool and visitors can watch the geyser from a distance of 10-20 meters away.

 

Explosive Mud Volcano Bledug Kuwu

Amazing Tree Tunnel in the Northern Ireland (18 pics)

Posted by Xaniel in Lifestyle » Nature 10 Sep 2012   / 22805 views

The Dark Hedges is a beech alley planted in County Antrim in the eighteenth century. The ancient gnarly trees form a natural arched tunnel which is now one of the most famous local landmarks.

 

Amazing Tree Tunnel in the Northern Ireland

Typhoon Bolaven in China (12 pics)

Posted by Xaniel in Lifestyle » Nature 30 Aug 2012   / 4512 views

People in northeast China gathered to watch the waves brought by Typhoon Bolaven, the devastating storm that left at least dozen people dead in South Korea. The "show" appeared not that harmless...

 

Typhoon Bolaven in China

Awe-Inspiring Cloud Formations (60 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 27 Jul 2012   / 7332 views

Amazing photographs of impressive-looking and very rare cloud phenomena that occurred in various places around the globe.

 

Awe-Inspiring Cloud Formations

Mighty Dust Storm in Arizona (25 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 25 Jul 2012   / 4376 views

These pictures of dark clouds of dust were taken in Arizona this weekend.

 

Mighty Dust Storm in Arizona

What a Wonderful World! (59 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 24 Jul 2012   / 8770 views

Beautiful photographs of amazing landscapes from all around our planet.

 

What a Wonderful World!

Dust Wind of Calima (14 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 19 Jul 2012   / 4532 views

Sandstorms in Sahara lift fine sand particles up in the air. Mighty winds then drive them over the ocean forming the giant clouds of dust that can be seen from satellites. This phenomenon is called Calima.

 

Dust Wind of Calima

When Lightning Strikes (97 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 19 Jul 2012   / 7533 views

Amazing photographs of bolts of lightning flashing in the stormy skies all over the world.

 

When Lightning Strikes

When Soil Acts Like Water (24 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 17 Jul 2012   / 9238 views

A stress from the earthquake may cause a phenomenon called soil liquefaction.

 

When Soil Acts Like Water
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