Breaking News

Bookmarks 100 : Recent Posts
Δείτε τις τελευταίες Αναρτήσεις απο το  Ιστολόγιό μας!

Latest News in Greek!

Best Bookmarks Load More

Architecture Load More

Top Web News Load More

Photography Load More

Wallpapers Load More

Music and Videos Load More

Saturday, October 11, 2014

20 Most Mysterious Earth Photographs

Photograph by Robert Haas

Salt Piles on Shoreline, Senegal

Salt piles line the shoreline of Lake Retba, Senegal. The high salinity content of the lake provides a livelihood for salt collectors.

Travelling to Europe, USA, Asia and other continents is top on most people’s vacation list. However, outside of the natural elegant places to visit, there are a number of mysterious places, fact or legend, which intrigues scientists to this day. This collection is taken from Patterns in Nature.

Biplane Over Monomoy Shoals, Massachusetts

Photograph by Michael Melford
A biplane flies above Monomoy Island, Massachusetts.

Sand Dunes, Rub al Khali

Photograph by George Steinmetz
The borders of four nations—Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates—blur beneath the shifting sands of the Rub al Khali, or Empty Quarter, desert.

Drying Fronds, Kenya

Photograph by Robert Haas
Fronds dry in neat lines around a tree in Kenya.

Cave Dwellings, Turkey

Photograph by Klaus Nigge
Cavelike dwellings built into soft rock dot the Cappadocia region of Turkey.

Fairy Circles, Namib Desert

Photograph by Michael Fay
Fairy circles, or grassless patches, spot the Namib Desert in Namibia, seen here from an airplane.

Bacteria, New Zealand

Photograph by Peter Essick
Photosynthesizing bacteria in a New Zealand thermal pool absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen.

Sunflower Florets

Photograph by Jozsef Szentpeteri
Beads of dew cling to the florets that spiral inside a sunflower head.


Photograph by Stephen Sharnoff
Lichens grow on a granite gravestone in Lake Champlain, New York.

Banksia Flower

Photograph by Jonathan Blair
The characteristic spikes of a banksia flower are common across Australia. This one was photographed on a farm in Mount Barker.

Water Reflection, Utah

Photograph by Jonathan Blair
Reflecting off water, light paints peacock-feather patterns onto a rock wall in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah.

Giant Clam Mantle

Photograph by Frans Lanting
Iridescent spots surround the mantle of a giant clam in Palau, Micronesia. The mantle is a fleshy outer layer that secretes the clam’s shell.

Cactus, Manzanillo, Mexico

Photograph by Raul Touzon
Bursts of yellow punctuate a cactus in Manzanillo, Mexico.

Curled Millipede

Photograph by George Grall
Exhibiting its main defense mechanism, a millipede curls into a tight spiral. In this fashion it protects its legs—on average between 100 and 300, not the thousand its name suggests—inside its body.

Salmon Scales

Photograph by Paul Nicklen
The scales of an Atlantic salmon, such as these on a fish in Quebec, Canada, can help biologists determine the fish’s age.


Photograph by Darlyne A. Murawski
Seen here 400 times their true size, diatoms are a type of algae found in oceans, fresh water, and soil.

Basket Sea Star, Cuba

Photograph by Brian J. Skerry
The complexly branched arms of the basket sea star, or starfish, catch plankton for the echinoderm.

Cenote, Mexico

Photograph by Stephen Alvarez
Sunlight radiates through the Xpacay cenote in the Mexican Yucatán. Cenotes are freshwater sinkholes usually found on the Yucatán peninsula.

Snapping Turtle Shell

Photograph by Darlyne A. Murawski
The bony plates of a snapping turtle’s carapace protect it from predators. Snappers are freshwater turtles found in much of North America.

Mammatus Clouds

Photograph by Carsten Peter
Mammatus clouds roil in the Nebraska sky, identifiable by their sagging, pouch-like shape. The name comes from the Latin word for “breast.”
Share This

comments powered by Disqus

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Popular Posts

Welcome! Be One of Us!

Welcome! Be One of Us!
Σας καλωσορίζουμε στην διαδικτυακή μας κοινότητα , ένα κόμβο Αδελφοποιημένων Δικτύων (Twinned Networks), πατήστε την εικόνα για περισσότερες πληροφορίες

My Video-clips

My Video-clips
Press on the Image

Bring Them Back!

Top Stories

My Zimbio

Music Slide-Show

Music Slide-Show
Tropical Islands

1001Archives / Galleries

1001Archives / Galleries
press on the image

Google+ Followers

© 1001Archives All rights reserved