Thursday, December 22, 2011

Our Amazing World In Pictures - Breathtaking!

My good ol' mate, Ralphie, in Melbourne has done it again. He always seems to get his hands on some of the most remarkable stuff and never fails to share with me on email.

In this edition, some of the most amazing pictures that you will ever see... ENJOY!!

ASIDE: Wishing a Blessed and Merry Christmas and a Safe and Prosperous New Year to Ralph and his family... have a beer for me mate.

The world's highest chained carousel, located in Vienna, the height of 117 metres:

Thor's Well - "the gates of the dungeon." CapePerpetua, Oregon. At moderate tide and strong surf, flowing water creates a fantastic landscape:

Emerald Lake in the crater of an extinct volcano. Tongariro National Park - NewZealand:

Restaurant on a cliff on the east coast of Zanzibar. Depending on the tide the restaurant can be reached both on foot and by boat:

Office of Selgas Cano in Madrid:

Desert with Phacelia (Scorpion Weed). Flowering once in several years:

Balloons in Cappadocia:

Dubai. The view from the skyscraper BurjKhalifa. The height of buildings is 828m (163 floors):

And this is the view down:

These trees grow in the forest near Gryfino, Poland. The cause of the curvature is unknown:

The border between Belgium and the Netherlands in a cafe:

Twice a year in the Gulf of Mexico rays migrate. About 10 thousand stingrays swim from the Yucatan Peninsula to Florida in the spring and back in the fall:

In the resort town of Skagen you can watch an amazing natural phenomenon. This city is the northernmost point of Denmark, where the Baltic and North Seas meet. The two opposing tides in this place can not merge because they have different densities:

In the Chinese province of Shandong is a bridge across the Gulf of Jiaozhou. The bridge length over 36 km is calculated for eight car lanes, and is the longest sea bridge in the world:

Day and night. The monument in Kaunas, Lithuania:

An unusual tunnel in California's Sequoia National Park:

This statue, created by Bruno Catalano, is located in France:

Family Photo:

The longest traffic jam in the world recorded in China. Its length is 260 kilometres:

Paris computer games store. In fact, the floor is absolutely flat:

Marcus Levine - slaughtering an artist in the literal sense. He creates his paintings by nailing a white wooden panel. At his latest series of paintings exhibited in a gallery in London, Marcus has spent more than 50,000 pieces of iron:

In the city of Buford (USA) lives just one person. He works as a janitor and as a Mayor:

Autumn Camouflage:

Haus Rizzi - Germany:

Lena Pillars. Russia, the Lena River:

Banpo Bridge in Seoul, South Korea:

Favelas of Brazil. The boundary between wealth and poverty:

Lost paradise in the Indian Ocean. Isle of Lamu:

Balcony of floor 103 in Chicago

From the outside it looks like:

View of the sunset from inside the wave:

This is a unique geological phenomenon known as Danxia landform. These phenomena can be observed in several places in China. This example is located in Zhangye, Province of Gansu. The color is the result of an accumulation for millions of years of red sandstone and other rocks:

In northwestern Montana, USA. The water is so transparent that it seems that this is a quite shallow lake. In fact, it’s very deep:

Airport in the Maldives is located on an artificial island in the middle of the Indian Ocean:

Lighthouse guard in Mare, France must be one of the most courageous people on the planet! Not everyone will have a smoke in such weather, and in such a place!:

Photo of storm in Montana, USA, 2010:

Skyscraper-Crescent Crescent Moon Tower (Dubai):

Heavy fog in Sydney, which enveloped the whole city:

The river above the river: Magdeburg Water Bridge, Germany:

Morning Glory - kind of clouds observed in the Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia:

Gibraltar Airport is one of the most extraordinary airports in the world:


Christine said...

Spectacular photos, Pete. Indeed breathtaking, especially the photos of Thor's Well and Lighthouse Guard in Mare. I like the 'View of Sunset from Inside the Wave' too. Thanks for sharing.

Jen in Silver Springs NV said...

Outstanding sensational views of our planet world. What is even more astounding, there are a million more one could find! Thank you for sharing these visions of nature and humankind!

Simple Person said...

Amazing pictures..
It really open my eyes...

suresh said...

Simply fabulous. Awesome creations of nature and man! Extrordinary captures. Hats off!

Anonymous said...

Amazing photos ~ you have quite an eye for the unusual. Thanks for sharing these views of the world, we might not have seen otherwise!

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Kent Smith said...

I thought I would clarify the image of the Merging Seas, in fact it is my image I posted on Flickr a few years ago and it has gone viral a few times. I call it “Merging Oceans”. It was taken on a cruise in Alaska in the Alaskan Gulf, not in the North Baltic sea. You can see my original image here http://www.flickr.com/photos/kentsmith9/4955772693/in/set-72157622762300631 . Also from that link you can see other images I took moments before and after the shot you see here just to prove to people it was my shot and it was in the Alaskan Gulf.

Chris said...

Really very awesome collection of nature. Thanks for the sharing these pics with us. There are many peoples they does not have seen these pics. Please share more that people can see this awesome nature. you can also share pics of Malta from blow link
Malta Tours. Keep it up.

Jeniferdiocares said...

Can't speak a word..I'm still at awe...

Unknown said...

Lovely photos, really makes me want to get out and see the world more! Hopefully one day in person! Just breath taking! Can only imagine what God's creations look like in real life!

Unknown said...

Great places and one become shooked to see such Stunning images.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Pete... Outstanding! Superv!

Anonymous said...

it,s all great i don,t have comment for this