We hang around

Snapshot from the Botanical gardens in Copenhagen.

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We found another planet

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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).

 

Photographs by Ryan Deboodt, John Spies, Patrick Murray, Dinh Anh Cuong Nguyen, and Mike Rowbottom

We go big

mount blanc

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.

Flower Power

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We feel a breeze

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From the series ‘Storms and Weather’ by Ben Messina

We have had too much

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.

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We have a long way to go

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Peru – unknown photographer