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10 Breathtaking Photos of the World’s Greatest Landscapes

Posted in 2016, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 9, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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JASPER NATIONAL PARK, CANADA

The Athabasca River meanders through foliage at the foot of the Canadian Rockies.

PHOTOGRAPH BY MARC ADAMUS, AURORA PHOTOS

National Geographic’s new book,Greatest Landscapes, takes readers on a spectacular visual journey from one majestic view to the next.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/photography/photo-gallery-worlds-greatest-landscapes/

One picture is able to say a thousand words

Posted in 2016 with tags , , on May 20, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Christian Kneidinger catches incredible pictures of orchids that look just like a bird

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , on August 4, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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An eagle-eyed photographer has captured these incredible pictures of an orchid that looks just like a bird.

Photographer Christian Kneidinger, 50, was taking pictures in a botanical garden in Linz, Austria, when he realised he was looking at something special.

Initially the software engineer was trying to focus on the colour of the flowers but after an hour he took a closer look at the pink moth orchid and noticed an optical illusion of a bird in its centre.

Some of the most photogenic places in the World

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , on June 4, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Photographers appreciate the diversity of its grassy plains, and its areas of savannah and forest stand where volcanoes and rocky outcrops (known as ‘kopjes’). The Serengeti National Park is the perfect place if you want to capture in your goal the Big 5 , the five animals of Africa (lions, leopards, elephants, rhino and buffalo) or the great migrations.

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The volcanic island of Santorini in Greece was born during the Minoan eruption, around 1600 BC Its whitewashed houses topped with lime cliffs, its central lagoon, archaeological sites and stunning views of the Aegean Sea are a the main tourist sites in the country … and a treat for photographers.

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446 km long, 1,800 meters: the surreal rock formations of the Grand Canyon , carved by the Colorado River over millions of years, offer a variety of shapes and textures that defies Photoshop. Azure waterfalls are contrasted with the brown cliffs. A fascinating place to rediscover all season: winter snow, sunsets in summer, and in thunderstorms in the spring and fall

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The incredible archaeological site of Angkor , abandoned in the 1400s, where the ruins of one of the capitals of the Khmer Empire. It comes in the form of a maze of walls, terraces, temples and water projects in the heart of the jungle, and offers a breathtaking panorama for photographers and filmmakers. The site has also served as a location in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001.

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Bora Bora is the impression of going on holiday on your screen. This island paradise in the South Pacific has become a major tourist destination, yet offers a myriad of opportunities for photographers, fascinated by the unreal blue lagoons or marine life of coral reefs. The main island is also a former volcano.

 

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Mark Bridger was on safari in Kenya when he took the pictures of this lazy lioness taking a nap in a tree in the Maasai Mara national park in Kenya

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame
British photographer Mark Bridger captured the sleeping cat while on safari in the country

British photographer Mark Bridger captured the sleeping cat while on safari in the country

Mark, 45, was in Kenya for seven days after winning a photography competition and was amazed to get these shots of a the lazy lion.

Mark, from West Malling, Kent said: ‘I was on safari for seven days and I was waking up at 6am every day and staying out for about ten hours in order to take the perfect shots.

‘We were in a safari jeep with no sides when I spotted the lionness up the tree.

‘Maasai Mara is one of the only places on the planet where lions sleep in trees. It just doesn’t really happen outside of Kenya so it was great to see.’

Mr Bridger says he woke up every morning at 6am and stayed up for ten hours in order to get the perfect shots

Mr Bridger says he woke up every morning at 6am and stayed up for ten hours in order to get the perfect shots

Lions sleeping in trees, while not unheard of, is not common. They prefer to sleep in packs on the ground

Lions sleeping in trees, while not unheard of, is not common. They prefer to sleep in packs on the ground

Mark took his photographs of the lazy lionness from the safety of the Jeep, and the docile big cat didn’t even notice.

Mark said: ‘If I had stepped out of the Jeep I am told she would have jumped out of the tree and killed me for sure.

‘It was amazing to see such a power creature looking so lazy, hiding up in the tree. I’m glad I managed to capture the moment.’

Lions are mostly active around dusk, when they hunt, or at night, and spend most of the day time asleep

Lions are mostly active around dusk, when they hunt, or at night, and spend most of the day time asleep

Mr Bridger took the pictures from a Jeep while in the Maasai Mara, one of the few places lions sleep in trees

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2598081/Just-lion-This-lazy-lioness-caught-cat-napping-branches-tree-rare-moment-captured-British-photographer.html

Some of The most impressive pictures

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , on April 5, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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A ship in a coming storm in Australia!

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Go higher” by Martin_Heigan

A giraffe stretches his neck to reach the top of this acacia erioloba also called “giraffe acacia.” I took this photo in Nelspruit in South Africa.

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“Too many stars to count” by Chad Powell

This image was taken through the fields. The sky was so clear in the evening we could see both the Milky Way and the light of the night sky. They draw together a strange shape in the center of the photo while the silhouette of trees reminds us that we are firmly on the ground.

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“Meeting aquatic sub” by nadou6

This photo I took at the zoo of La Palmyre in the Charente-Maritime in France. This bear supposedly a dog: he would ever go back and forth in the water, along the glass. Underwater air bubbles escaping from his nostrils, it gave a singular spectacle. I decided to fit tight to convey the emotion I had that day.

 

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“Meeting aquatic sub” by nadou6

This photo I took at the zoo of La Palmyre in the Charente-Maritime in France. This bear supposedly a dog: he would ever go back and forth in the water, along the glass. Underwater air bubbles escaping from his nostrils, it gave a singular spectacle. I decided to fit tight to convey the emotion I had that day.

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Taking off! Photographer Mike Kelley spent eight hours snapping planes leaving LAX to create the image

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , on April 4, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

Taking off! Photographer Mike Kelley spent eight hours snapping planes leaving LAX to create the image

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