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17 Magical Pics Of Japan’s Cherry Blossom By National Geographic

Few places in the world do spring like Japan does spring. The vibrant and delicate cherry blossom is, after all, one of earth’s most majestic natural wonders, and there’s nothing quite like strolling beneath those ephemeral petals and marveling at how amazing mother nature can be.

To celebrate the arrival of Japan’s most magical season, National Geographic invited community members to send in their best photographs of the country’s famous cherry blossom. Take a look at the pictures below to see for yourself the stunning submissions they received.

The Japanese take their cherry blossom very seriously. The Meteorological Agency even provides a dedicated forecast for cherry blossom season. The blossom moves north in what’s known as a “sakura zensen”, and people keenly track the progress of this cherry blossom front as it makes its way up-country. [Continue reading…]

Go Inside Son Doong, The World’s Largest Cave. It’s Magnificent.

The Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is the biggest cave in the world. It’s over 5.5 miles long, has a jungle and river, and could fit a 40-story skyscraper within its walls.

But nobody knew any of that until about six years ago.

The recently discovered cave has been touted as the largest in the world, although other caves vie for the title of longest (Mammoth Cave in Brownsville, Kentucky nabs that title with about 400 miles of passageways) and deepest (Krubera Cave in the nation of Georgia).

A local man discovered the cave entrance in 1991, but British cavers were the first to explore it in 2009. Tour company Oxalis has been running trial tours of the cave since two summers ago.

The lucky people who have entered Son Doong so far, like photographer John Spies, have emerged with some amazing photos. [Continue reading…]

15 Spilled Flower Pots That Turn Your Flowers Into Streams Of Paint

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Many already consider flowers to be a refreshing splash of color in their backyard or garden, so why not strengthen the impression by making them literally seem like a dash of spilled paint? These creative garden designs will show you how you can make flowers look like spilled streams and mounds of liquid color! There’s […]

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These Eerie Photos Of Abandoned Places Are So Much More Than Ruins

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People love looking at photos of abandoned buildings. The more opulent a structure once was — and the more dilapidated it currently is — the better. Chicago-based photographer Eric Holubow’s new book, Abandoned: America’s Vanishing Landscapes, released this summer, focuses on the product of his explorations inside abandoned properties. Holubow believes there is “a degree […]

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13 Enchanting Tree Tunnels You Need Take A Walk Through

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Take a look at these beautifully enchanting tree tunnels from around the world. Wouldn’t you just love to take a romantic stroll through some of these? Whether they’ve been formed naturally or by talented gardeners, you’re sure to be impressed by the colors and shapes they have to offer. There’s bound to be at least […]

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Natural Beauty of Burney Falls

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Burney Falls is a waterfall on Burney Creek, in McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Shasta County, California.The water comes from underground springs above and at the falls, which are 129 feet high, and provides an almost constant flow rate of 379 million litres per day, even during the dry summer months. The falls were called […]

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These Giant Wall Murals Will Make You Feel Like Your Bed Is In The Middle Of Nature

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Don’t be fooled, that’s not a living room in the middle of a field or atop a mountain. In fact, it’s an ordinary, indoor living room with a visually deceiving wall mural of natural landscapes. By adding PIXERS’ nature-inspired wall murals, these rooms wind up looking a lot bigger than they actually are.

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16 Gorgeous Sunsets You Need To See In Your Lifetime

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The world is a magically beautiful place. Watching the sun go down can be a mesmerising sight. When you’re planning your summer trip, take into account these 16 places with the most stunning sunsets in the world. Here’s our 16 gorgeous places for sunsets.

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Socotra’s Amazing Landscape

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Amazing. Wonderful. Spectacular. Dramatic. Extraordinary. Unique. Exotic. Astonishing. A living museum. These are all words you can use to describe Socotra. Superlatives only. On this Planet, no other place looks as alien and strange as this Archipelago. On this amazing Archipelago, of four islands – for every three animals or plants that you come across, […]

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Ergaki – hidden gems of Siberia

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The national park, founded in 2005, stretches some 75 kilometres from north to south in the Western Sayan and is well-known in Russia – if not yet abroad – for its untouched beauty. It is a great place for outdoor lovers. Its pure mountain steams and lakes are among the least polluted on the planet.One […]

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