Sargasso Sea: The only sea without a land boundary

The Sargasso Sea is a region of the North Atlantic Ocean bounded by four currents that swirl around the Bermuda forming a vast whirlpool called the North Atlantic gyre. Unlike all other regions called seas, it has no land boundaries. It is distinguished from other parts of the Atlantic Ocean by its characteristic brown Sargassum seaweed and often calm blue water. The sargassum originates in the nutrient-rich zones close to the coast of the Americas, particularly in the Gulf of Mexico. All of the currents deposit the marine plants which they are carrying into this sea, yet the ocean water in the Sargasso Sea is distinctive for its deep blue color and exceptional clarity. It is also a body of water that has captured the public imagination, and so is seen in a wide variety of literary and artistic works and in popular culture. The Sargasso Sea is frequently (but erroneously) depicted in fiction as a dangerous area where ships are mired in weed for centuries, unable to escape.
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Cinematic Photos of Rural Indonesia

Jakarta based photographer Rarindra Prakarsa captures stunning photos of daily activities in rural Indonesia.

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After 5 times visiting Russia and 2 times in Ukraine for workshop, finally I became their host here in Indonesia. Famous Russian photographer @karinakiel brought some photographers from the countries here for 10 memorable days in Bali. Not only photographers, they came with talents ! Lovely children of @alena.happy.ru . Спасибо большое for all of you. And special thanks for @elena_enjoying_life for connecting us during trip. See you again next year! Also thanks for Made for providing local talents and assisting. #bali #russia #ukraine #moscow #фотосессия #фотосессия #kintamani #ubud #sanur #canon5dmarkiii #happy #childrenphotography #peoplephotography #instagram

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Elephant Foot Glacier

Romer is a land-locked freshwater fjord at the northern end of King Frederick VIII Land, near Greenland’s northeastern coast. The Lake is famous for its impressive Elephant Foot Glacier, a wide piedmont glacier with a strikingly shaped 5.4 kilometers (3 mi) wide terminal lobe flowing into the lake from the SE in its central part.
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Hamilton Pool Preserve

Hamilton Pool Preserve is a natural pool that was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion thousands of years ago. The pool is located about 23 miles (37 km) west of Austin, Texas. The pool is surrounded by large slabs of limestone that rest by the water’s edge. Large stalactites grow from the ceiling high above. The ceiling and surrounding cliffs of the grotto are home to moss, maidenhair fern and cliff swallows. The Ashe juniper (cedar) uplands of the preserve are home to the endangered golden-cheeked warbler.
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A tree with incredible roots in Costa Rica

This fascinating tree, located at a place called Hacienda Baru, has giant buttress roots. Typically, this kind of trees are found in nutrient-poor tropical forest soils that may not be very deep. They prevent the tree from falling over while also gathering more nutrients.

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Ηauntingly beautiful shots of trees shrouded in thick fog

Michael Schlegel, in his Fanal series, captures the Laurel trees of Madeira, a volcanic region of Portugal.

I loved walking alone in this timeless atmosphere where I only saw that the fog let me see. Through my photos I did not wish to actively express an artistic message, but rather to transcribe my vision and my experience from this place.
– Michael Schlegel.

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The White Cliffs of Iturup Island

Iturup is the largest island in Russia’s southern Kurils, located directly to the north of Hokkaido, Japan. Iturup consists of volcanic massifs and mountain ridges. The mountains are covered with birch and Siberian Dwarf Pine scrub, herbaceous flowers or bare rocks. The shores of the island are high and abrupt and is marked by white pumice cliffs and black hexagonal pillars.

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