Tag Archive: eco

The Ubari lakes

The Ubari Lakes are a group of about 20 lakes, set amidst magnificent sand dunes and palm fringed oases in the Fezzan region of southwestern Libya. The lakes were once one big lake… Continue reading

Flower Turns Transparent in the Rain

Diphylleia grayi also known as the skeleton flower. native to moist wooded mountainsides in colder regions of China and Japan, has petals that turn transparent with the rain. Blooming from mid-spring to early-summer,… Continue reading

Toxic beauty – Stunning photos of village flooded by a toxic lake

Photo credit Geamana is an abandoned village in Romania. The place makes for some intriguing pictures but it has a very sad story. In 1978 the communist regime forced the inhabitants of Geamana… Continue reading

World’s biggest bird nests

Photo: Jofie Lamprecht The nests of social weaver birds are believed to be the largest birds’ nests in the world. Other than providing a hiding place from predators, the gigantic communal nests are… Continue reading

Rainbow Eucalyptus

Photo: Allpe Engineering and Environment Eucalyptus deglupta, commonly known as the rainbow eucalyptus, is cultivated as an ornamental tree, for planting in tropical and subtropical climate gardens and parks. The unique multi-hued bark… Continue reading

Ghoramara – On The Shore of a Vanishing Island

The island of Ghoramara is located on a delta region in West Bengal, India. A rise in sea levels has washed away more than 50% of Ghoramara island since the 1980s, prompting two-thirds… Continue reading

The Monkey Orchid

Image: Columbus GV Team These rare primate-esque flowers are formally known as Dracula simia. They ¬†only grow in the cloud forests of southeastern Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1,000-2,000 meters on the… Continue reading

The Bizzare Landscape of Socotra Island

Photo: Mark W. Moffett An island off the coast of Yemen in the Indian Ocean, Socotra is home to hundreds of plants found nowhere else on earth like the Dragon’s Blood Tree and… Continue reading

The Floating Forest

Photo:¬†Bruce Hood The SS Ayrfield (originally launched as SS Corrimal) was built in 1911. During World War II was used to transport supplies to American troops in the Pacific. It was sold in… Continue reading