World’s Largest Rhythmic Spring

A rhythmic spring is a water spring from which the flow of water either varies or starts and stops entirely, over a fairly regular time-scale of minutes or hours. The “Intermittent Spring” located in Swift Creek canyon in Star Valley, near Afton, Wyoming is the largest rhythmic spring in the world. The theory is that as groundwater flows continuously into a cavern, it fills a narrow tube that leads out. As the cavern overflows it creates a siphoning effect and when that happens the hydraulic effect pulls the water out of that cavern and creates a river which runs for about 15 minutes. Eventually this siphon is broken once air reaches the pipe and it breaks off. Then the cavern fills again with water and it starts the process all over again.

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The Infinite Bridge: A bridge that leads to nowhere

Circle shaped bridge located on Varna Beach on the outskirts of Aarhus in Denmark. Originally, The Infinite Bridge (Den Uendelige Bro) was displayed in relation with the Sculpture By The Sea event in 2015. The Municipality of Aarhus contributed to reconstructing the bridge as a permanent piece of art โ€“ and an infinitely beautiful pier. The Infinite Bridge has been created by architect Niels Povlsgaard and Johan Gjรธdes. The circle shaped, wooden construction spans from the surf and out into Aarhus Bay, and it is a popular excursion spot for locals as well as tourists.

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A squishy bog in kathmandu, Nepal

This is called a floating bog. You can tell by the way it moves it’s made of a big mat of moss and other plants growing together floating on-top of standing water.

Beautiful dancing mangrove trees in Sumba island, Indonesia

Mangroves at Walakiri Beach, Sumba Island, Indonesia. At sunset, the waters recede to reveal the roots of the dwarf mangrove trees. Each tree curves and “dances” in its own unique way, and the silhouettes look like dancers jiving at the horizon.

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The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits

For his latest project Levon Biss has turned his attention to botany. His project The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits is on display with 59 beautiful prints showcasing specimens from the carpology collection of the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. Using his bespoke camera system and photo-stacking techniques, Levon set up a studio in the herbarium where the seeds and fruits are stored and produced the photographs over a period of six months. Each picture reveals minute features and textures that are normally invisible to the naked eye, providing the audience with an insight into strange and often bizarre adaptations that have evolved over thousands of years.

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A tree growing out of a white salt island in the heart of the Dead Sea

Dead Sea is one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water โ€“ 9.6 times as salty as the ocean. This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which plants and animals cannot flourish, hence its name. A tree growing out of a white salt island in the heart of the Dead Sea isnโ€™t something youโ€™d expect to see The tree on this unique island off the shores of the Dead Sea was planted there by a local artist. The artist every day puts mud around its base to ensure that it gets all the nutrients needed to survive.

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Japanโ€™s Star Sand Beach

Located on Iriomote Island in southwestern Japan, Hoshizuna-no-hama beach is famous for its star-shaped grains of sand..These unique grains are actually the pointy husks of millions of tiny protists known as Foraminifera.

Nature’s bridge in Finland

Punkaharju is a harju and belongs to Finland’s national landscapes. The narrow ridge section is about seven kilometers long and was created during the Ice age when a glacier basically acted like a giant, uneven scraper on the landscape. Punkaharju became a popular tourist destination at the beginning of the 19th century by Sakari Topelius in his book Maamme and J.L. Runeberg in his poems.


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Metal Butterflies and Flowers Emerging From Golden Frames

Self-taught painter and sculptor Vincent (โ€œVinโ€) Salvo expresses his creative vision in various media. Among his most recognizable works are metal sculptures of butterflies and flowers escaping frames and canvases. His 3D sculptures โ€œcapture the subtleties and interplay of light and shadowโ€ and create a complex visual dialogue for the viewer to engage with.

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Leshan Giant Buddha bridge – One of China’s most beautiful bridges

The Haoshang bridge is part of the Mount Emei Scenic Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the world’s largest Buddha. The elegant bridge links the Giant Buddha of Leshan to temples on a nearby island. Sichuan, China. The pedestrian bridge is a type of moon bridge.

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