We are planning another hiking trip. This photo is from our last one in the beautiful Peak District, northern England.
A cute couple of sheep at lunch. Photographed at ‘Stannage Edge’ in England’s beautiful Peak District. Get a print here
Photographed in England’s Peak District
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This little guy is part of a magnificent rock formation at ‘Meteora’ in central Greece. For more, visit tomradenz.com
Hang Son Doong in Vietnam is the largest cave on Earth. Located near the border between Laos and Vietnam, this behemoth is approximately 9km (5.6 miles) long and contains its own large, flowing river.
The largest chamber in this single cave runs for 5km (3.1 miles), is 200m (656ft) high and 150m (492ft) wide, and contains some of the tallest stalagmites in the world – up to 70m tall (229ft).
Meet the biggest photograph ever taken – capturing Mount Blanc at a height of 3500m, by Italian photographer Filippo Blengini who stitched 70.000 individual photographs into a single 365 Gigapixel image, 46 Terabytes in file size. View the image HERE and zoom in to explore the incredible detail.
Luoping Rape Flower Fields, Yunnan Province, China / photographed by +Lanzi These sparkling images, that look more like a golden ocean, are of yellow rapeseed flowers, also known as canola, attract thousands of tourists every year (during the blossoming season) to Luoping, a small county in eastern China.
From the series ‘Storms and Weather’ by Ben Messina
Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER) contains powerful and evocative images showing the ecological and social tragedies of humanity’s ballooning numbers and consumption. It retails for $50, but as part of Speak Out you can request free books to use raising awareness about these important and urgent issues.
India by Josef Hoflehner
Fantastic ‘Stickwork’ sculptures by American artist Patrick Dougherty
From his photography project ‘Vedema’ – a selection of enchanting photographs portraying the famous Greek island of Santorini from a different point of view, by Petros Koublis.
Words from the photographer:
The concept of this project was to bring into surface and reveal a different face of Santorini, its hidden aspects and less known parts. The idea was to turn our eyes away from the famous caldera of the island, one of the most breathtaking and photographed parts of the world, and investigate the peculiarities, the secrets and the mysteries of the landscape that spreads towards the eastern part of the island.The project was realized in the April of 2014. We approached Santorini as the equivalent of a dream.The island of Santorini rises like an enchanting secret, both hidden and revealed, both real and mythical, wrapped in the captivating drama of its prehistoric volcanic creation. The Spirit of fire still wanders among the black rocks of the island, reciting an ancient, hypnotic poem, vigorously narrating the story of its origin through the hieroglyphics that the lava ecstatically engraved in the untamed land. A strange, murmured voice that enchants like a Siren’s song echoes from the steep cliffs of the Caldera; this song is the sound of the muddled, common memory of our very own origin. It is the sound of a whispering that escapes the crater, the deep blue sea, the irregular cracks in the scattered stones, the dark lunar soil, the carved caves, the breathing of the grazing horses as they dream of their mythological ancestors; Eos, Aethon, Pyrois and Phlegon, the horses that carried the chariot of god Helios, the ancient personification of the Sun.For in this island everything is somehow linked to a dream; like that of Euphemus, who dreamt one night that he made love to a nymph, the daughter of Triton. In his dream, the nymph who got pregnant and feared the wrath of her father, asked Euphemus to get a clod of earth from Anaphe, the island they were at, and throw it to the sea, so she could hide there and safely give birth to their child; even if it was a dream, he followed the nymph’s request and the new island appeared.Dreams are a part of a subconscious that the island itself seems to project on our thoughts, this primitive seduction that connects us with a forgotten Hysiodic theogony, ritually offering to our senses the sacred philosophy of imagination.
Beautiful landscape photography series ‘East/West’ by Jonathan Smith
“Sand comes alive and creatures are born in frozen moments of weightlessness…”
from her series ‘Sand Creatures’ – beautiful photographs by Claire Droppert
Wandering in the Woods, photography art by ‘Oer-Wout‘
Ocean of Flowers in Luoping, China / unknown photographer(s)
Underwater Photography by Maltese photographer Kurt Arrigo
Beautiful photographs from the series ‘Limbo’ by South African photographer Dillon Marsh. Words from his website:
Limbo is a series of photographs showing trees that have died, but not yet fallen. All these trees were photographed in various suburbs of the Cape Flats area of Cape Town, including Bridgetown, Bonteheuwel, Ruyterwacht, Windermere, and The Hague.
Hello Everyone…. We are off for a one week break, holidaying in Athens, Greece. Have a great Easter! See you soon…
/ Nature’s jetpacks. Beautiful macro photography by Nordin Seruyan
Fantastic minimalist hydroponic terrariums from Japan, designed by 10¹² Terra
Majestic black and white Matterhorn portraits by Nenad Saljic. The Matterhorn, also known as Monte Cervino or Mont Cervin, is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4,478 metres high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps.
From the series ‘Atmosphere’ by Andreas Minge – “the power of mother nature reminds us how little we are. feel the atmosphere…”
Tosua Ocean Trench – Lotofaga, Samoa
Tosua actually means a “Gigantic Swimming Hole”. It is believed that lava field blow holes making thees tide pools and walking paths along the shore and near the ocean’s edge. it is about 30 meters down from the ground level, one must climb down a long ladder to the natural pool. The pool is situated close to Lotofaga, which is a village on the south coast of Upolu island in Samoa. For more info about the village, visit Lotofaga on Wikipedia (via amazingplacesonearth.com)
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Iceland
Vettisfossen Waterfall, Norway
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Iceland
Skogafoss Waterfall, Iceland
Absolutely beautiful, stark black and white photographs of Waterfalls by award-winning Italian photographer Massimo Margagnoni who has been published in National Geographic and recently published a book of his work, Fotografia dell’essere.
Beautiful and almost surreal photographs of a frozen forest in Isosyötte, Finland captured by photographer Terry Gibbins
Monochromatic Alps by Polish photographer Jakub Polomski
Jellyfish Lake on Eil Malk island in Palau. This Micronesian island is home to five marine lakes that contain Mastigias papua, the golden jellyfish. It’s thought that these jellyfish have lost their ability to sting, but they do – it’s just rarely strongly enough to be felt by humans. See a video here
Photographs by David Kirkland, David Doubilet, Jody Macdonald and Chean Chong Lim
Photographer Alexander Semenov (previously) who is well known for his documentation of oceanic wildlife, recently turned his camera upward and captured some fascinating photographs of jellyfish against the clouds and various sunsets. In some instances the water was so clear appears as if the animals are practically hovering in the sky. See much more over on Flickr. (via colossal)
‘Silence’ photographed by Hengki Koentjoro in Ciwidey, West Java, Indonesia
Beautiful miniature landscapes created within these bespoke terrariums by New York based Jeffrey James Modern
words from the artist:
I hope to provide the truest representation of nature using the Taoist principles of proportion and scale… taking into consideration the shape, texture and size of plants against the earth and the sky… staying true to elements that one would find in nature. These miniature landscapes are enhanced within complementary containers. More like miniature landscape design, I hope you enjoy these self-contained environments. Each represents a place you have seen or somewhere you have yet to visit… the floor of a forest in the northwest, a Zen garden in Japan, a South American tropical forest, or a wetland bog.
The living root bridges of Cherrapunji, Shillong, India – century old bridges grown by the Meghalaya villagers who train the roots to create a solid latticework structure strong enough to be used as a bridge. / photographs courtesy of Rex Features
Remarkable and mysterious photographs of volcanic lightning, captured by German volcano enthusiast and photographer Martin Rietze, who shot these images of lightning bolts blasting out of the Japanese Sakurajima Volcano.
The volcano was part of the Osumi Peninsula until 1914. Today, it’s one of the most active volcanos in Asia. Rietze captured lighting erupting from the billowing smoke and ash–an unlikely phenomenon that NASA says is not yet fully understood.
A fascinating capture of a partly submerged roller coaster at the Seaside Heights Boardwalk in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy on November 4th 2012 – photographed by Stephen Wilkes
There are moments in journalism when the media captures the visual details of a disaster, yet sometimes misses the true scale of devastation. It was with that in mind that on Sunday, November 4th, I flew in a helicopter over a number of the most devastated areas hit by Superstorm Sandy. Specifically, the devastation in and around Seaside Heights, NJ, and in particular The Star Jet roller coaster at Casino Pier, which was now resting in the Atlantic Ocean.
As I flew over the area, the ocean appeared dead calm; there were no waves, the water looked as if I was in the Caribbean, not the Atlantic. That contrast in itself was surreal to experience, yet as we left the devastation below, I was reminded of the iconic image in the film Planet of The Apes. Charlton Heston, riding horseback along a deserted shoreline, suddenly sees a charred structure rising out of the water, the torch of the Statue of Liberty. In a strange way this image shares a parallel universe, perhaps a warning from post-apocalyptic Earth. – Stephen Wilkes
Inspired by the music of Sigur Rós, Greek photographer Peter Zéglis travels to the ends of the world to capture natures fascinating contrasts. /
Photos of the amazing green box house, by ActRomegialli Architects
The ‘Green box’ project rises as a renovation of a small disused garage, accessory to a weekend house situated on the slopes of the Raethian Alps.A structure realized with lightweight metal galvanized profiles and steel wires wraps the existent volume and transforms it into a tridimensional support for the climbing vegetation.(via act romegialli)
The Zion National Park, captured by Justin Brauner.
/// Zion National Park is located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile (590 km2) park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles (24 km) long and up to half a mile (800 m) deep, cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River.
‘Rock Islands of Palau’ – The Republic of Palau consists of eight principal islands and more than 250 smaller ones lying roughly 500 miles southeast of the Philippines. Photographed by Mark Kenworthy
‘Cappadocia‘ – This rocky landscape is honeycombed with networks of ancient underground settlements and outstanding examples of Byzantine art as well as its troglodyte dwellings carved out of the rock and cities dug out into underground, in the region of Central Anatolia, largely in Nevşehir Province, Turkey / Photos found here
A transformation of an exterior wall in a small house outside Sao Paolo, by Rosenbaum architects. The wall has changed into a small vertical garden where a series of cascading plastic bottles are hanging from strings. The plastic containers have been reused as planters filled with soil for different kinds of flowers, and medicinal herbs.