Feb 12 2013
Feast your eyes on some reality-defying photos. All of these are real and don't use any drastic post-processing.
Cover Photo: Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt flat that extends 10,582 sq km (4,086 sq mi). It was formed as a result of transformations between prehistoric lakes. Southwest Bolivia.
Beautiful coloured rock formations in the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in the Gansu Province of China. Photo: source.
Space shuttle Columbia over typhoon Owen during STS-62 mission.
The Door to Hell is noted for its natural gas firing which has been burning continuously since 1971, fed by the rich natural gas deposits in the area. It is located in Ahal Province of Turkmenistan.
Chand Baori is a famous stepwell situated in the village of Abhaneri (Rajasthan, India). It is located opposite Harshat Mata Temple and was constructed in 800 CE. Its 3500 narrow steps in 13 stories extend 100 feet into the ground, making it one of the deepest (and largest) step-wells in India. It has also served as a location for films such as The Dark Knight Rises and The Fall.
Lake Retba's unique colour is a result of a type of algae that produces a red pigment to create more energy, turning the water pink. It is located in Senegal, just north east of Dakar. Photo: source.
Chinese Freighliner Shinyo Sawako trying to get hooked up to a large salvage tug boat. This photo was taken shortly after Shinyo Sawako collided with a fishing boat Lurong Yu 2177 (that sank immediately upon collision and only two survived from its crew of 18 members). Reasons for the collision are unknown. Photo & info: source.
Tinted orange by the morning sun, a soaring dune is the backdrop for the hulks of camel thorn trees in Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia. Photo: Frans Lanting.
Son Doong cave currently the largest cave in the world. The biggest chamber of Son Doong is more than five kilometers long, 200 m (656 ft) high, and 150 m (492 ft) wide. It is located in Vietnam. More info + photos.
USS Iowa (BB-61) fires a full broadside of her nine 16"/50 and six 5"/38 guns during a target exercise near Vieques Island, Puerto Rico (21°N 65°W). Note concussion effects on the water surface, and 16-inch gun barrels in varying degrees of recoil.
Green fields of Moravia. More photos here.
Mount Romaria is a 31 sq km (12sq mi) summit area that has 400m tall cliffs on all sides. It is considered to be one of the oldest geological formations on Earth, dating back to some two billion years ago in the Precambrian. The mountain also servs as the triple border point of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. Photo: Uew George.
Night Launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Feb 9, 2010. Photo: source.
Tunnel of Love that is located in Kleven, Ukraine. Photo: Oleg Gordienko.
Portaledge Camping in Yosemite, California, USA.
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Feb 11 2013
9th installment of stunning photos of the most beautiful places from around the world. Enjoy!
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