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

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 22 Oct 2012   / 4314 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   / 9391 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   / 4288 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   / 7124 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   / 6472 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   / 7629 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   / 24062 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   / 4560 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   / 7565 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   / 4450 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   / 9091 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   / 4628 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   / 7914 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   / 9333 views

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

 

When Soil Acts Like Water

Spectacular Transit of Venus in Photos (40 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 7 Jun 2012   / 6771 views

Amazing pictures capture the historical celestial event of Venus sailing across the Sun’s face. A transit of Venus is one of the rarest astronomical phenomena, occurring in a cycle that repeats every 243 years.

 

Spectacular Transit of Venus in Photos

Amazing Pictures of Lava (23 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 6 Jun 2012   / 4770 views

Torrents of molten rock expelled by volcanic eruptions are a fascinating sight that shows us how mighty the processes that go beyond the crust of our planet are.

 

Amazing Pictures of Lava

Trees That Devour Everything (20 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 2 May 2012   / 4745 views

Beware of the trees, because sometimes these green giants are ravenous. The pictures here show how they gobble up whatever gets close to them.

 

Trees That Devour Everything

Incredibly Clear Waters of the Verzasca River (12 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 23 Apr 2012   / 25733 views

Cool turquoise waters of the mountain river Verzasca in Switzerland are crystal clear. From the depth of 10 m (33 ft.) one can easily see the bridge across its valley.

 

Incredibly Clear Waters of the Verzasca River

Gorgeous Iranian Nature Photos (50 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 14 Apr 2012   / 21284 views

No matter what the political struggles are in a country nature is still going to be as beautiful as ever, and Iran is no exception.

 

Gorgeous Iranian Nature Photos

Two Rivers Cross Each Other Without Mixing (4 pics)

Posted by Xaniel in Lifestyle » Nature 11 Apr 2012   / 15023 views

The unique hydrological phenomenon takes place near the Polish town Wągrowiec. Two rivers – Wełna and Nielba – cross each other without having their waters mixed and continue to flow in separate beds. The researchers have once colored the water of the rivers in different colors and the paint didn’t mix.

 

Two Rivers Cross Each Other Without Mixing

Terrifying Lightning Strikes over Albuquerque (37 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 9 Apr 2012   / 5984 views

Megavolt electric charges are flashing in the sky during the storm over Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Terrifying Lightning Strikes over Albuquerque

Great Pictures of Iguazu Falls (15 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature 16 Mar 2012   / 6376 views

This gorgeous waterfall complex located on the boarder of Brazil and Argentina is 80 m (262 ft.) high and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) wide. Looks fantastic.

 

Great Pictures of Iguazu Falls

The Frozen City (23 pics)

Posted by Xaniel in Lifestyle » Nature 18 Feb 2012   / 8495 views

A fascinating view - ice covered the lake and the quay in Versoix, in the Swiss Canton of Geneva.

 

The Frozen City

Florida's Unbelievable Meteorological Event (5 pics)

Posted by Xaniel in Lifestyle » Nature 8 Feb 2012   / 13968 views

At a first sight this may look as a storm surge, but let's take a closer look.

 

Florida
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