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Hjørundfjord swing in Norway

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Hjørundfjord is known as one of the longest fjords in Norway. The swing sits by the fjord in the garden at Christian Gaard Bygdetun, in the remote village of Trandal, which is accessible mainly by boat. The best place for incredible views of the picturesque fjord surrounded by mountains? This swing!
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Beautifully trimmed trees and hedges at Schönbrunn Garden

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Schönbrunn Palace, one of Europe’s most impressive Baroque palaces, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the top tourist attractions in Vienna.  The park at Schönbrunn Palace was opened to the public around 1779 and since then has provided a popular recreational amenity for the Viennese population as well as being a focus of great cultural and historical interest for international visitors. Especially the long walkways between artfully trimmedtrees  and hedges are really impressive.
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A unique perspective of the milky way – from above and below water

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IT consultant, Johannes Holzer,  braved the cold to capture breath-taking shots of the milky way from a whole new perspective. They were taken from above and below the water’s surface along the Isar, a river in Southern Germany.

Johannes said: “I was fascinated that you can see the milky way but I had absolutely no idea how to take a picture of it. After studying how to record the milky way I bought a star tracker and started in Spring 2016. You can catch the milky way best when there’s a new moon and it’s really dark which makes it a little bit creepy in most cases. If you stay there for more than three or four hours you get cold and you feel creepy because there are voices from the forest which you can not categorize.
At the end I was not able to manage my camera because I couldn’t feel my fingers in the cold water. In general I do the foreground with a long exposure which is a minimum of 300 seconds and for the Sky, I use a star tracker which makes it possible to record for the same amount of time. For the underwater shot I use a water-case for my Sony A7r and place a light in the water.
The Milky Way underwater was a real challenge because it took the whole night to find the correct lighting and position.”

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The Rugged Napali Coastline of Kauai Hawaii

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Napali Coast, Kauai’s famous coastline is truly majestic, featuring emerald green pinnacles towering along the shoreline for 17-miles. The pali, or cliffs, provide a rugged grandeur of deep, narrow valleys ending at the sea. Waterfalls and flowing streams continue to cut these narrow valleys while the sea carves cliffs. Much of Na Pali Coast is inaccessible due to its characteristic sheer cliffs that drop straight down into the ocean. Sailing, rafting and hiking are the best ways to experience Na Pali’s myriad of natural wonders.

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Jellyfish

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Jellyfish or jellies are soft bodied, free-swimming aquatic animals with a gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell and trailing tentacles. The bell can pulsate to acquire propulsion and locomotion. The tentacles may be utilized to capture prey or defend against predators by emitting toxins in a painful sting. Jellyfish are found in every ocean, from the surface to the deep sea. Large, often colorful, jellyfish are common in coastal zones worldwide. Jellyfish have roamed the seas for at least 500 million years, and possibly 700 million years or more, making them the oldest multi-organ animal. (wikipedia)

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