Braided glacial rivers are common in Iceland, but seeing them from above is the only way to capture the true beauty that they hold. The colors created within the river are associated with the glacial runoff sediment mixing with the salt water from the ocean.
The #Azadi #Tower (#LibertyTower), formerly known as the #ShahyadTower, is a #monument located at Azadi Square, in Tehran.
It is one of the symbols of Tehran, and marks the west entrance to the city.
Built in 1971 in commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of the #Persian#Empire, this "gateway into #Tehran" was named the Shahyad ("King's Memorial") in honor of the Shah, but was changed to Azadi ("Freedom") after the 1979 Revolution.
eight thousand white marble blocks of stone were used in it's construction.
The architect of this tower is "Hossein Amanat", he won a competition to design the building. He combined elements of the architecture of #Sassanid and #Achaemenid eras with the post-#IslamicIranian architecture.
#hosseinamanat #Iran #gateway
Cité Soleil is a small village within the Port-au-Prince in Haiti. Unlike its name–City of the Sun–however, it seems as though there is only a glimpse of light remaining. The city has become poor as its history of rebellion and conflict extorted its economic power. What is more, because the people were not able to have proper drainage system, their home was crammed with unfiltered waste and sewage. Some predict this was an expected outcome of the earthquake in 2010, but it is also true that their lives were under severe condition even before this tragic natural disaster. Overall, this part of the city today is experiencing extreme poverty and hunger, unemployment, formation of armed gangs, violations under violence, as well as various diseases and, for this reason, the United Nations has announced Cité Soleil as one of the most dangerous villages of the world.
The UN Stabilization Mission (MINUSTAH) has been dispatched since 2004 in order to stabilize the violence but they withdrew since last October.
The City of the Sun is on the brink of losing its light, so as it seems. Ironically, though, the majority portion of the population of Cité Soleil consists of children; that is, 65% of its population is under the age of twenty five. Wherever you turn your eyes, you will see children in this little village–children who are familiar with living amidst trash and pigs. Trash piles are their playground, their place of life. The children in this village are exposed to poverty and violence; they watch and learn from the adults, following their footsteps. They may have not chosen or expected life such as this one. No one does. This is not their choice but what they are born with. They embrace the given and live on within their environment. However, Another finding that surprised me was how passionate these children were about learning. Although many are in critical condition, there are schools here and there all throughout the village and many subjects are taught. Human beings can indeed adjust to their environment but one can nurture the courage to face it through learning. Saying no to their destined environment and learning continuously by dreaming for a better tomorrow, it was their passionate heart for learning that made it possible. This is their story—especially the narratives of the children who prevail in hunger but in sincerity.
There are only a handful of places on Earth like Hot Creek's active geologic setting in California, which makes it a nice addition to your next adventure when you visit Yosemite. Within the shallow gorge, groundwater heated by subsurface bodies of molten rock (magma) reaches the surface and mixes with the cool waters of Hot Creek, creating a picturesque environment with otherworldly features. Like most geothermal springs, the area is constantly changing and evolving. Once-active geysers and springs are now dormant or extinct, and new springs appear annually. Earthquakes can cause sudden geyser eruptions and overnight appearances of new hot springs at Hot Creek. The only negative about this place was that bright light in front of the mountains on the left. That is from a local airport. The rest of the ground is lit by pure unadulterated star light. 22 shots went into this 3 frame vertical panorama.
Cocoon is a body of work inspired by the human body, the human struggle and constant and ongoing transformation to simply be happy. We come into the world complete and in our own nature happy. However, social and cultural norms impose so much that goes agains our very nature that we take on and we make our own. In this project I aim to capture through my lens this perspective and the self-inflicted struggle of humanity such that the viewer sees themsel
The photographer created this image by taking 70 exposures as she walked a full circle around the tree. She then layered all the frames, one on top of the other, with varying degrees of opacity.
As a result, the darker parts of the image represent a high number of pixels - pixels recurring in numerous layers -, whereas the lighter parts of the image represent pixels only occurring in a few frames. The accumulation of pixels thereby becomes a true two-dimensional representation of the three-dimensional oak.
Emerald Lake is located in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest of Yoho's 61 lakes and ponds. The first non-indigenous person to set sight on Emerald Lake was Canadian guide Tom Wilson, who stumbled upon it by accident in 1882."For a few moments I sat on my horse and enjoyed the rare, peaceful beauty of the scene." It was Wilson who gave the lake its name because of its remarkable color, caused by fine particles of glacial sediment, also referred to as rock flour, suspended in the water.
This photo was taken as the first light of morning hit the peaks in Washington's beautiful Cascade mountain range. While exploring this beautiful landscape, I came across this alpine tarn which shared with me its beautiful reflection of the surrounding peaks.
Along sections of America's far NW coast, magical places exist.
This iconic beach provides endless exploration, and the changing tides unveil distinct foregrounds from moment to moment.
Here, a 3-second exposure transforms turbulent Pacific waves into sheets of frosted glass. Rows of algae-laden rocks lead out and converge on giant sea-columns that bask in the twilight glow.
The Baobab trees under the stars exude a glittering light, surrounded by silence, and occasionally can hear the soft whispers of the monkeys. This is a beautiful and peaceful summer night in Madagascar.
This photograph is from one of the barns along Mormon Row outside of Jackson Hole. It was taken just after sunrise after a night of storming. The clouds had cleared up just in time for the sun not to be blocked so it could illuminate the side of the barn and the tips of the Grant Tetons with a stunning orange glow.
This unique rock formation on the border between Utah and Arizona is like nothing else in the world. Mother Nature used erosion as its carving instrument to create a wonder in the desert that resembles the real oceanic waves, somehow made of liquid flame, magically frozen and petrified under the burning sun. You must be really lucky and win the lottery to get the permit to visit this place, but if you get there, you can spend hours in awe enjoying the scenery. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wave,_Arizona
I have been to Jaipur a month back and the trip was so rewarding and I saw the beautiful Jhalana Jungle and its magnificent leopards.It was a lucky day when we just entered the Jungle on the first day morning, we wait at a point, as there were constant calls, after sometimes a leopard just crossed 10feet from our vehicle and it was a magic moment
A big gator slowly drags its prey to the water, after wrestling for more than an hour. The fight happened about 200 feet from the water but it took the winner over 30 more minutes to finally reach the lake. Gators usually get tired very quickly and because of it they can take multiple breaks during a fight. Cannibalism between gators is more common that most people think. It is used to control their own population, but also when food is lacking.
Cross Winds Marsh, Mi
What was farm fields before 1993 is now one of the largest man-made marshes in the country and easily accessible via more than 5 miles of foot trails, including 1.4 miles of boardwalk over ponds and streams. The marsh – and the 1,050-acre park – is a result of a land swap when nearby Metro Airport destroyed 200 acres of wetland to expand its runways.
This mama fox caught her prey several miles away from her beloved pups. The fastest route home was along the busy highway of the Glacier National Park. We followed her for about 30 min respectfully keeping our distance. She wouldn't stop or run away from cars. It was so fascinating and admirable -the dedication of this little brave fox to bring the food to her children.
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