Best of Flickr: 20 Icelandic landscapes that will leave you breathless

Twenty incredibly beautiful landscapes form Iceland. Cold, green and glorious! BTW “foss” means waterfall. Enjoy the stunning gallery, click the images for a larger view!

Beautiful Iceland Landscapes
Beach of icebergs. Photo by Moyan Brenn.
Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, Iceland
Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Photo by Moyan Brenn.
Icelandic beautiful landscapes
Lonely rock on a beach. Photo by Henk Verheyen.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall on Iceland
Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. Photo: Wikipedia.
Black Beach Iceland
Black Beach Iceland. Photo by Steve Weston.
Icelandic landscapes
Husavik, Iceland. Photo by Francois Marclay.
Icelandic landscape
Photo by Tiberio Frascari.
Bruarfoss waterfalls
Bruarfoss waterfalls. Photo by Moyan Brenn.
Fagrifoss waterfall on Iceland
Fagrifoss, meaning Beautiful Waterfall. Photo by Sven Broeckx.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Photo by David Martinez Marinero.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Photo by David Martinez Marinero.
Puffins on Heimaey island
Puffins on Heimaey island, Iceland. Photo by Rozanne Hakala.
Heimaey island, Iceland
Green and white pool, Heimaey. Photo by Sophie Carr Photography.
The Elephant rock on Heimaey island
The Elephant rock on Heimaey island. Photo by Wikipedia.
Kirkjufell Mountain and a waterfall
The iconic Kirkjufell Mountain, 463 meters high.
Hvitserkur rock in Hunafloi Bay, Iceland
Hvitserkur rock in Hunafloi Bay.
Icelandic turf houses wallper
Icelandic turf houses.
Hunafloi Bay with Hvitserkur
Hunafloi Bay, Iceland.
Yokulsarlon glacier lagoon, Iceland
Yokulsarlon glacier lagoon.
Kyllingavátn, Iceland
Kyllingavátn, Iceland
Lava Field, Eldhraun, Iceland
Lava Field, Eldhraun, Iceland

15 Incredibly beautiful places on Earth you never knew existed

A small collection of the most amazing places on Earth. Maybe some of them you’ve seen or heard, in which case here’s a reminder, if you’ve never seen this places, then enjoy!

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1. Lofoten Islands, Norway

Lofoten Islands, Norway

Svolvaer Goat, Lofoten Islands, Norway
Svolvaer Goat

Lofoten islands, Norway Svolvaer Mountain, Norway Lofoten Islands are an archipelago in Norway which lies in the Arctic Circles adn provides some of the most amazing views of steep mountains and many small bays.

2. Hang Son Doong, world’s largest cave in Vietnam

Hang Son Doong the world's largest cave in Vietnam Hang Son Doong the world's largest cave in VietnamThe Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam is so large that it even has trees and various vegetation and animal life, thanks to two places where the ceiling has collapsed in the 9km cave, through which the sunlight enters.

3. Jacob’s Well,  Texas

Jacobs Well, Texas Jacob's Well, TexasJacob’s well is an interesting spring which flows through the mouth of a vertical cave. Found in Texas, USA.

3. Chocolate Hills of Bohol, Pilippines

The Chocolate Hills in the PhilippinesThe Chocolate Hills in the PhilippinesThe Chocolate Hills are found in Bohol, a province in the Philippines. There are over 1200 hills that are from 30 to 50 meters high. Covered only in grass which eventually turns brown the landscape resembles, as the names suggests hills made of chocolate.

4. The green hills of Li River, Guangxi, China

The green hills around Li River, China The green hills around Li River, China The green hills around Li River, China

The Li River is located in the Guagxi province in China. It flows through one of the most beautiful landscapes a person can imagine of steep green hills.

4. Devil’s Tower, Vyoming

Devils Tower, Wyoming Devil's Tower, WyomingDevil’s Tower in Wyoming is a geological formation that rises 386 meters above the otherwise flat surroundings. It is the first declared United States National Monument back in 1906.

5. Spotted Lake, Canada

Rich with minerals Spotted Lake Spotted Lake, CanadaThe Spotted Lake is an alkaline lake that is very, very rich in minerals, so during dry season it forms smaller pools which colors vary depending on the mineral in that pool. Located in Similkameen Valley, British Columbia.

6. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes aerial view Plitvice Lakes, CroatiaThe Plitvice Lakes national park is a Croatian UNESCO heritage site that is comprised of several lakes connected through waterfalls. It is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe.

7. Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), Turkey

Pamukkale, Turkey Pamukkale natural pools, TurkeyThe hot springs of Pamukkale have carved beautiful natural terraces of travertine, that are used for bathing ann a major tourism site since ancient times. Located in the Denizli Province in Turkey.

8. Mauritius’ “underwater” waterfall

Mauritius, Indian Ocean Mauritius "underwater waterfall"The “underwater” waterfall is just an illusion created by the flowing sand into a precipice under the sea near the Mauritius Island in the Indian Ocean.

9. Angel Falls, worlds’ highest waterfall in Venezuela

Highest waterfall on Earth, Angel Falls in Venezuela

Salto Angel, or Angel Falls is the highest water fall in the world, falling from 979 meters with a clear free fall of 807 meters. Pretty impressive. It’s name in the Pemon language, Kerepakupai Vena, means “waterfall from the deepest place”.

10. Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand

Moeraki Boulders Moeraki BouldersThe Moreaki Boulders are striking large and spherical rocks found on the Koekohe Beach in New Zealand. The boulders are from 0.5 m to 2.2 meters in diameter.

Koutu Boulders, New ZealandThe Koutu Boulders are less famous version of the Moreaki Boulders and are also found on New Zealand. There are a lot of spherical rocks found around the world, scientifically they are known as concretions.

11. Mount Roraima, Venezuela

Mount Roraima, Venezuela Mount Roraima, Venezuela Mount RoraimaTwo words, Up, Pixar. The stunning views of Mount Roraima are an inspiration for the popular animation “Up”. The mountain has a striking, appearance with sharp edges and vertical walls in rather flat terrain.

12. The Tianzi Mountains, Zhangjiajie National Park, China

The Tianzi Mountians, China The Tianzi Mountians in Zhangjiajie National Park, China Zhnagjia jie National Park, China

The Tianzi mountains on the other hand are an inspiration for a very beloved, albeit fictional place, the Hallelujah Mountains of Pandora in the movie Avatar. More for the mountains and more images here.

13. The Cave of Giant Crystals, Mexico

The Cave of giant crystals in Mexico The Cave of Crystals in MexicoThe Giant Cave of Crystals is found 300meters below the surface in Naica, Mexico. The largest crystal in the cave weighs 55tons, however the extreme conditions in the cave like temperatures up to 60°C makes it hard to be explored. People can only handle spending 10 minutes inside.

14. Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Antelope Canyon, Arizona Antelope Canyon, ArizonaThe Antelope Canyon is a beautiful geological formation created by erosion of sandstone found in Navajo land in Arizona.

15. Lake Hillier, Australia

The pink lake Hillier in Australia

Lake Hillier in Australia is a peculiar little lake that is pink! The color of the lake is the result of a microorganism that lives in the lake and the salt water. The lake is located on the Middle Island of the Recherche Archipelago.

 

Zhangjiajie National Park – Avatar’s Hallelujah Mountains on Earth

The Zhangjiajie National Park is a scenic area in China comprised of precipitous stone pillars some of them as high as 1000 meters, and it all reminds us of Avatar.

Halelujah Mountains on PandoraOne of the pillars is even officially renamed to Avatar Hallelujah Mountain in honor of the film, apparently according to the director James Cameron this place was the original inspiration for the floating mountains on the fictive moon Pandora.

Zhangjiajie National Park - Hallelujah Mountains Zhangjiajie National Park - Hallelujah Mountains Zhangjiajie National Park - Hallelujah Mountains Zhangjiajie National Park - Hallelujah Mountains Zhangjiajie National Park - Hallelujah Mountains Zhangjiajie National Park - Hallelujah MountainsZhangjiajie National Park - Hallelujah MountainsZhangjiajie National Park - Hallelujah MountainsThe Zhangjiajie National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992 and in 2004 is also listed as a UNESCO Global Geopark.

10 mesmerizing HD images of the Milky Way

The stars have always been an inspiration for the human kind and also an object of a constant wondering what are they, when we didn’t know. Today we know what the stars are, but we wonder what worlds they hide billions and billions (light) years away.
Below you will find ten beautiful images of the Milky Way looming over various landscapes all over the world. It has become quite easy to photograph the night sky these days, all you need is a decent enough camera and a bit of knowledge which you cam find it for free on the internet.

Milky Way HD Wallpapers

Milky Way HD Wallpapers
Milky Way over Coral Sea. Photo by Wayne Pinkston
Milky Way HD Wallpapers
The Milky Way over Murphy’s Haystacks, Australia.
Milky Way HD Wallpapers
Stars reflection in a placid lake at night. Photo by Craig Goodwin
Milky Way HD Wallpapers
The nights sky over Bryce Canyon National Park, USA. Photo by Wayne Pinkston
Milky Way HD Wallpapers
In between Two Towers. Photo by Craig Goodwin
Milky Way HD Wallpapers
The Milky Way over Mount Fuji, Japan.
Milky Way HD Wallpapers
The Milky Way with Wat Pa-Phu-Kon, Thailand. Photo by Nanut Boworn.
Milky Way HD Wallpapers
Milky Way above Shenandoah National Park. Photo by William McIntosh

Milky Way HD Wallpapers Take a look at 50 high resolution images from the Hubble Space Telescope.

10 HD wallpapers of Socotra Island, alien world here on Earth

Socotra Island is a small island of the coast of Yemen, mostly an arid desert the island provides an amazing backdrop as if you are on an alien planet, the dragon’s blood and bottle trees making most of the landscape with their weird shape unlike any other on Earth.
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Take a look at 50 high resolution images from the Hubble Space Telescope.