Greta Oto – The Transparent Butterfly

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Butterflies of the species Greta Oto are commonly called clearwings or glasswings and come from Central America. The tissues of their wings look like glass thus giving them the transparent wings. Those transparent wings make it difficult for predatory birds to track the butterflies in flight.
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Photographer Transforms Iconic Landmarks with Whimsical Paper Cutouts

Rich McCor (a.k.a. Paperboyo) was trying to find different ways of photographing iconic London landmarks when he came up with the idea. By combining photography with his paper-cutting skills he came up with the idea of turning Big Ben into a wristwatch. After that he started looking at the landmarks and architecture around him in a different way, and he kept on taking photos. Since starting the project, McCor has also taken photos in cities across the world.

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The hidden medieval town of Monemvasia

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Monemvasia is located on a small island off the east coast of the Peloponnese in Greece. The island is linked to the mainland by a short causeway 200m in length. Its area consists mostly of a large plateau some 100 meters above sea level, the site of a powerful medieval fortress. The town walls and many Byzantine churches remain from the medieval period. The medieval buildings have been restored, and many of them converted to hotels.
Monemvasia’s nickname is the Gibraltar of the East or The Rock. The island of Monemvasia was separated from the mainland by an earthquake in 375 AD.

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Bozouls – a French village perched on the edge of tall cliffs

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The Trou de Bozouls is a horseshoe shaped gorge, 400 m in diameter and more than 100 m deep, located on the territory of the commune of Bozouls, in Aveyron, France. This encircled meander has been dug by the erosive action of the current waters of Dourdou in the secondary limestones of Causse Comtal. The unique geography of the area came about 2 million years ago when glaciers advanced and receded. Humans have built settlements in the area for thousands of years, using the limestone rock to create their dwellings.
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Pleasure piers

Piers have been built for several purposes, and because these different purposes have distinct regional variances the term is principally associated with the image of a Victorian cast iron pleasure pier. However, the earliest piers predate the Victorian age and were of wooden construction. Providing a walkway out to sea, pleasure piers often include amusements and theaters as part of the attraction. Such a pier may be open air or partly open, partly closed.

Sellin Pier in the Baltic seaside on the German island of Rügen. The original pier was 500 meters long and was built in 1925.

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