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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. [Read more…]

Natural Beauty of Burney Falls

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 “the Eighth Wonder of the World” by President Theodore Roosevelt, and were declared a National Natural Landmark in December 1984. Burney Falls are quite easy to get to. No need for force rail lines, climb slippery rocks. Just park your car, walk a few feet and there they are in all their splendor.
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16 Gorgeous Sunsets You Need To See In Your Lifetime

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. [Read more…]

Springtime Views of a Bluebell Wood

Bluebell woods may be found in all parts of Great Britain and Ireland, as well as elsewhere in Europe. Carpets of Bluebells are a magnificent sight in the springtime especially in Britain. They are often associated with ancient woodlands. Bluebells are well adapted to life in woodlands. In the spring they flower before the surrounding trees come out in full leaf. This means that they complete their life cycle while light levels are high. Bluebells are able to grow quickly in the spring because they have an energy store in the form of a bulb.

We hope you will enjoy in this unique and beautiful collection of Bluebell views in ancient Woodland during springtime. [Read more…]

Remarkable Views of Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore is a 71,028-acre (287.44 km2) park preserve located on the Point Reyes Peninsula in Marin County, California, USA. The Point Reyes peninsula is a well defined area, geologically separated from the rest of Marin County and almost all of the continental United States by a rift zone of the San Andreas Fault, about half of which is sunk below sea level and forms Tomales Bay. The fact that the peninsula is on a different tectonic plate than the east shore of Tomales Bay produces a difference in soils and therefore to some extent a noticeable difference in vegetation. [Read more…]

Beautiful Antelope Valley in California

Millions upon millions of bright blooming poppies populate California’s Antelope Valley, making it appear right out of an impressionist painting–or, if you would, an HD desktop wallpaper. Located in west of the Mojave Desert in northern Los Angeles, Antelope Valley is dry and barren throughout the year. But from mid-February to late May, the meadows spring into life, coloring the fields in a medley of orange, yellow, pink, and green. It has the most consistent blooms of California poppies in the USA, thanks to state protection, which excluded even grazers like sheep and antelopes from roaming the buttes. Apart from poppies, other wildflowers like owl’s clover, lupine, goldfield, cream cups, and coreopsis add color to the countryside. In order to maintain the park’s natural state, the flower fields are not watered nor stimulated by the park service.Hikers are welcome to explore the reserve. There are 11 km of trails, traversing through the poppy fields. Benches are scattered all over the trails for more laid-back visitors. Picking flowers is, without question, strictly prohibited. [Read more…]

Råbjerg Mile – Beautiful Migrating Dune

A traveling pile of sand? Absurd but true.
The Råbjerg Mile is what geologists call a migrating coastal dune that travels wherever the wind may take it, which is in a north-easterly direction across Northern Europe. A massive pile, the dune carries 4 million  m³ of sand, occupying an area of around 1 km² and a height of 40 meters. Originally hailing from Skagerrak, Denmark where it was formed 300 years ago, it has thus far moved to an area between Skagen and Frederikshavn, crawling at about 18 meters per year. And if you look closely, you’ll find a trail of sand leading back to its original position.
In the 16 and 17th centuries, these moving sand dunes were a threat to northern Jutland. Back then, colossal dunes spanning up to 7 kilometers drove populations from the coastal areas, a problem that was addressed by the government only in the 19th century through the Sand Drift Act of 1857, which allows the state to “own” and appropriate the sand dune as well as its surrounding areas.To hamper the dune’s movements, dune grasses and conifers were planted around the massive sand pile. It was only in the 1950s, that the dune drifts were finally under control.
Over 250,000 tourists visit the Råbjerg Mile every year.

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Town with so Perfect Views

Étretat, France is a small coastal town with views so perfect, it’s hard to believe they’re real. Étretat’s population is just a little less than 2,000 people, which means you might be the only one on the roads and hiking paths above the ocean. There, you’ll find picture-perfect natural arches staggered along the coastline for your snapshot-ing pleasure. They’ve served as muses for legendary writers and artists, including Claude Monet.

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15 Photos of Beautiful Mornings from Around The World

Rise and shine. Mornings are great to take pictures, mainly because of the awesome mood. There’s a whole new way to start your day. [Read more…]

Hawksbill Crag – Place Between Heaven and Earth

The Hawksbill Crag, also known as Whitaker Point, is located along the northern edge of the Upper Buffalo Wilderness in the Ozark National Forest, just south of the Buffalo National River. It is easily one of the most photograped and recognizable features in Arkansas, and is often seen on publications depicting the outdoors in Arkansas. The hike to it is an easy 3.0 mile round trip, and offers scenic vistas, huge boulders, beautiful waterfalls and colorful wildflowers.

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