Tag Archive: places

The Golden Ginkgo Tree

The gingko tree—also known as maidenhair tree— receives its name from the gorgeous golden yellow of the autumn leaf color. Native only to certain parts of China, gingko’s  leaves fall since mid-November creating the… Continue reading

Lake Superior’s Incredible Ice Caves

image source Thousands of years ago glaciers sculpted the sandstone into amazing cliffs towering over Lake Superior, Apostle Islands. During summer, the caves are inaccessible and can be viewed only from the water.… Continue reading


Underwater Waterfall in Mauritius – Stunning illusion of an underwater waterfall. The reason for the island’s famous waterfall illusion has to do with local sand and silt deposits that flow through the area… Continue reading

Satellite Images get an Aesthetic Makeover

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania After working as an expert for satellite images, Claudius Diemer has now entirely devoted himself to the aesthetic aspect of earth portraits. The geographer has studied tens of thousands of free… Continue reading

Hunting Lodge that blends in with the Norwegian Landscape

The Hunting Lodge designed by Snohetta is a miniature hunting cabin that is fully integrated into the natural landscape. The lodge is beautifully situated, alone beside a lake in the untouched mountain areas close… Continue reading

Oregon’s ‘Lost Lake’ disappearing through lava tubes

Image source Oregon is home to the towering Cascades, a range of mountains and active volcanoes. The Lost Lake likely formed about 3,000 years ago, when lava flowing from a volcanic vent blocked a… Continue reading

The Cleft Island

Photo credit Cleft Island – locally known as Skull Rock – sits five kilometres off the coast of Victoria, Australia. A huge cavern with a grassy floor on its western  side , takes up the sheer cliff.  The… Continue reading

Mesmerizing Tuscan and Moravian hills

Polish photographer Marcin Sobas  specializes in landscape photography. Soba’s favorite themes are rolling green hills and foggy mornings in the mountains.  In these photos of Tuscany, Italy and the Czech Republic he uses the… Continue reading

Tufa Towers

With the snow-draped Sierra Nevada as a backdrop, unique erosion formations called sand tufa stand like giant cauliflower stalks in a dry Arizona lake bed. Before this alkaline lake went dry, tufa formed… Continue reading