Friday, 19 October 2012

Some Amazing Photographs from Flickr

In this stunning capture by Ireena Worthy we see a small fir tree (which has become a bonsai) growing atop a dead log in the waters of Fairy Lake, which is near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Fairy Lake is a BC Forest Service campground located 110 km west of Victoria. It has an area of 82.3 acres (33.3 hectares) and it has a maximum depth of 18 feet and an elevation of 30 meters (98.4 ft.) 

Taken at the Motswari Private Game Reserve in South Africa, we see two lionesses having a drink at a watering hole. On the right is a rare white lion from the Xakubasa Pride. The photograph was taken by the park’s ranger Chad Cocking who keeps an amazing blog that you can check out here. If you enjoy amazing animal and nature photography it’s definitely a blog you can spend some time on. 

In this jaw-dropping photograph we see the majestic Mount Fuji soaring above the clouds. The picture, along with two others (that are equally amazing), was posted to the Chinese website news.mydrivers.com. I was unable to find the name of the photographer but this aerial capture was too incredible not to share. 

Visible from space, a smoke plume rises from the Manhattan area after two planes crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center. This photo was taken by NASA on the morning of September 11, 2001. 

In this beautiful and slightly haunting photography we see a lone fisherman out on the water as Tavurvur, an active volcano near Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, releases plumes of ash and pumice into the twilight sky. Mount Tavurvur is the most well known volcano in Rabaul caldera, and has erupted as recently as January 2009. 

The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a transparent horseshoe-shaped cantilever bridge and tourist attraction in Arizona near the Colorado River on the edge of a side canyon in the Grand Canyon West area of the main canyon. USGS topographic maps show the elevation at the Skywalk’s location as 4,770 ft (1,450 m) and the elevation of the Colorado River in the base of the canyon as 1,160 ft (350 m), and they show that the height of the precisely vertical drop directly under the skywalk is between 500 ft (150 m) and 800 ft (240 m). 

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