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Lake Campotosto, Abruzzi, Italy
Photo and caption by Vincenzo Mazza
This is the lake of Campotosto in Abruzzi, Italy. The mountains in the background are part of the Gran Sasso d'Italia mountain range, the higest mountains in the center of Italy. This image would show the beautiful wilderness that surround the city of l'Aquila, shocked by a dramatic heart quake less than two years ago. The image was captured in a really cold 2010 February sunset with a Canon Eos 5D mKII, EF 16-35L lens, B W polarizer filter and two Lee NDG filters.
Photo and caption by Soumei Baba
Koyoen (甲陽園), Kobe
Tibetan Nun Colony
Photo and caption by Wu Jianjiang
Sprawled across the side of an entire mountainside in the North-Eastern regions of Tibet are the dormitories of Buddhist nuns. As can be seen, some are returning from their daily classes to their living quarters.
South East Queensland, Australia
Photo and caption by Melanie Sinclair
During winter in South East Queensland, Australia, thick fog blankets the country regions. Getting up high to a local weather radar ensures that a view can be sought. It is tranquil and beautiful, especially when the sun pierces through it.
Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska
Photo and caption by Mark Meyer
About the size of Oregon, Alaska's Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta is one of the largest delta systems in the world. An almost entirely roadless area, it provides rich habitat for wildlife and is home to more than 25,000 people.
Photo and caption by Colleen Pins
I stumbled upon this dimly lit street one night in Venice. Everyone was in a hurry to get where they were going, so I pulled out my camera and captured the ghostly essence of that night.
Santa Cruz, Peru
Photo and caption by Zoltan SerfozoI was a member of a trekking group in Peru. We have walked along on the 4 days Santa Cruz trek. This photo taken by the last night of the trek.
Photo and caption by Stuart Gibson
White water reach
Tree in Silo
Photo and caption by Kim Allmand
I stumbled upon this old silo with a tree just peeking out of the top. It seemed to be taking advantage of the protection of the Silo, like a chick inside an egg.
Little Fish, El Gouna Egypt
Photo and caption by Alain Feulvarch
While diving in El Gouna, Egypt I found this little guy.
Husky, Akranes, Iceland
Photo and caption by Ása Birna Viðarsdóttir
This one is taken in february this year outside Akranes, my hometown in Iceland. As you can se the Siberian Huskey haven´t developed that far from it´s wolfs roots. Took a few shots of this fellow in this beautiful weather, found this one the best of them :)
Elephant, Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania
Photo and caption by Daniel Bilsborough
At Ngorogoro Crater in Tanzania this bull Elephant was strolling around this flower bed picking out a bite to eat. The low thick cloud cover and fertile ground provide a perfect envronment for these yellow flowers to thrive.
Photo and caption by Ingrid Vekemans
Female elephants live together in a matriarchal clan, consisting of a mother with her grown-up daughters and all of their offspring. Whenever they sense danger, the adults instinctively protect the young demonstrating solidarity and strength. This photo shows the matriarch of such a group. Her raised head and spread ears told us she was not agitated, but alert and the challenge was to capture the moment of eye contact in a sharp close-up before moving away. This wasn’t straightforward because of her dark skin, so I turned the ISO up to increase the shutter speed. Tsavo East, Kenya. July'09
Piraputanga Fish, Brazil
Photo and caption by Cristiano BurmesterThis is an underwater view of the Sucuri river, located in the center-west region of Brazil. Such a clear water is due to the rocky bottom of the river. Piraputanga is a common species of river fish in this area.
Tibetan Rice Fields
Photo and caption by Victoria Vellopoulou
A small village with his rice fields in Tibet. Behind the village, mountain range of the Himalayas
Tjörvafell, Hnausapollur - Iceland
Photo and caption by Rasmus Hartikainen
Looking down from the top of a hill one can see the harsh, yet surprisingly lush, volcanic landscape of Iceland.
Ship yard, Bangladesh
Photo and caption by Jana Asenbrennerova
Chittagong in Bangladesh is the second biggest ship breaking yard in the world, it is a graveyard where ships are taken in from all around the world for their last voyage, to be taken apart. Known for unsafe work practices and environmental pollution due to the demolition and ship breaking processes, Chittagong presents one of the biggest industry and job opportunities for many Bangladeshis. In this image, ship cut in a half is taken apart by workers, mostly by hand, one piece at a time.