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Stonehenge, Salisbury, United Kingdom
Photo and caption by Kieran Doherty
A Perseid meteor streaks past stars over the neolithic monument of Stonehenge in Salisbury, wiltshire, southern England. The annual meteor shower takes place every August and the meteors are so named as they appear to emanate from the constellation Perseus. Picture taken on a seven minute exposure.
Great Ocean Road, Australia
Photo and caption by Marlon Delai
In the South Australia, in Queensland State. This is part of a wonderful place, the Great Ocean Road.
Photo and caption by Tung Tran
Convict Lake offers to many visitors a feel of tranquility, peacefulness and at sunrise, a hope for a new beginning, a promise for a life cycle ready to start over anew. Morning sunrise is observed with rays of light spread over the top of the mountains and gradually running down lightening the area. The cold snowy atmosphere gives a sense of solitude and deep and misty quietness but then the ray of sunlight warms up the environment with joy and hope as a new day is about to begin.
Photo and caption by Nimrod Carmi
Cyclamen in a sunny Israeli winter day
Photo and caption by Ellert Grétarsson
This horse seems to be reposeful despite for this threat from the eruption in Eyjafjallafökull in April 2010.
Bear Rocks Preserve, West Virginia
Photo and caption by Paul M. Provencher
Bear Rocks Preserve is a heathland at 4000 feet, 477 acres that features sandstone and quartz rocks arranged and eroded in various ways. This area has been altered by logging and fires. It was an artillery training area during World War II. Groves of stunted red spruce, huckleberry, blueberry, mountain laurel, mountain holly, speckled alder, and cranberry bogs, show combinations of colors throughout the year. Located in West Virginia, the cool climate and prevailing winds greatly influenced the “flagged” shape of the red spruce trees found here.
California Sand Art
Photo and caption by Rhia Roberts
A California beach, two-toned sand, ample wave-tossed seaweed, and a receding tide turned my walk on the beach into an exciting visit to an art gallery. Although curious passers-by were unable to see the art I was seeing in the plethora of tidal patterns left on the seashore, with the use of my zoom lens I was able to capture the masterpieces. To me, this scene is Mother Nature's version of Van Gogh's Sunflowers.
Larnaca Salt Lake, Cyprus
Photo and caption by George Stavrinos
This photo was taken during a sunset at the Larnaca saltlake, Cyprus. I used the HDR technique by taking 3 photos with different exposure (-1, 0, 1) and stacked them together in a software. This was done to better show the holes in the ground which made the whole scape look like from another planet. The lake dries up during summer and autumn and this photo was take right before raining season. These circles were not dry though, they had water trapped inside them. Try and step on them and your foot will start sinking like in a quicksand..
Pyramid Mountain, Iceland
Photo and caption by Sukru Mehmet Omur
Maelifellssandur volcanic dust desert in Iceland
Cordoba, Argentina Storm
Photo and caption by Marcos Furer
Driving back home from a photo shoot in northern Cordoba-Argentina, I encounter a big storm on the road.I stopped my car a shoot several photos with my canon 5d mark 2 and a 17-40mm canon lens. I got this shot at ISO 320 hand holding the camera. This storm was the first of a series of big rains that created floods in the area. A few months later a similar storm destroyed a bridge at one of the main roads.
Photo and caption by Cyril Bays
Lake "Capo D'acqua" in Italy. An artificial lake where divers can come and discover the remains of a mill dating from medieval times.
Photo and caption by Sean Heavey
A supercell thunderstorm rolls across the Montana prairie at sunset.
Photo and caption by Joyce True
As soon as I saw these four little orchids together they remind me of a family and their similar looks yet different, having their own individuality.
Tree, Cordoba, Argentina
Photo and caption by Marcos Furer
A lonely tree. Landscape of Northern Cordoba, Argentina. Very few trees are left in an extended area where soybean crops and farming are destroying the natural habitat of the ALGARROBOS ( argentine name for the tree)
Photo and caption by Alex Cherney
Far away from man-made lights the Port Campbell National Park (Victoria, Australia) is very dark on a moonless night. The stars in centre our Milky Way Galaxy are the most significant source of light which helped to create dark reflections on the water in the middle of the frame. To render the dark scene close to what I saw I took 7 consecutive 15-second exposures in under 2 minutes interval. The sky in the exposures was de-rotated to compensate for the rotation of Earth, then images were stacked together producing an image identical to a single exposure but with less digital noise.