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Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #23

Changing Planet<p><b>“Life in us is like the water in a river.”</b> <i>Henry David Thoreau</i><p>The Okavango is the beating heart of Africa, home to an estimated 50% of the world’s elephants, most of the world’s hippo, and crucial populations of many other keystone species. There is no wilder place on earth: this is …

17 majestic mountains that will have you packing your bags

As the refrain goes, there are two types of people in the world: those who like mountains and those who prefer beaches.<p>Beach people are extroverts, …

Indonesia

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

Assignment of a Lifetime: Riding in a U-2 Spy Plane at the Edge of Space

Back in 2010, San Francisco-based photographer Christopher Michel received a once-in-a-lifetime photo assignment from the US Navel Institute: to ride …

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One Photographer’s Epic Self-Portraits in Front of Vast Landscapes

Nicholas Roemmelt is a landscape and wildlife photographer based in Austria who regularly puts on a backpack and takes his camera deep into the …

The world's 20 best countries to visit

Earth - Ten giant animals that are long since dead

Today Earth is home to the heaviest animal that has ever lived: the blue whale. As far as we know, no past animal has ever weighed more. But some have been longer.<p>While the large dinosaurs tend to grab more than their fair share of attention, there have been many other giant animals that we will …

How Injured Birds Get New Feathers—It May Surprise You

Wildlife rehabilitators help wild raptors wing it by implanting new feathers—sometimes from other bird species.<p>Birds are famous for strutting their stuff—"proud as a peacock" isn't an empty saying, after all—but sometimes birds need some help getting back in fine feather.<p>So for this Saturday's …

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Exquisite Fine Line and Dot-Filled Tattoos of Nature by Bicem Sinik

One can't help but be reminded of Dr. Woo's style, when viewing these tattoos by Bicem Sinik. Similar to Woo, the Istanbul, Turkey-based artist infuses geometric shapes into her works and her monochromatic fine lines stand out for their minimalistic quality.<p>While geometric animals seems to be her …

If it flew 100 years ago, it will fly again: the 1916 warplane built from drawings

In a ramshackle air hangar in a windswept field on the east coast of Scotland, Bernard Ginty, 83, is frowning in concentration at an intricate wooden carving.<p>“They were an absolute devil to get right,” he says. “But everything has to be exact. We can’t afford any mistakes.”<p>The tiny carving is …

Aviation

Double-Exposure Animal Portraits By Norwegian Photographer

Andreas Lie, a visual artist based in Bergen Norway, has found a beautiful way to blur the boundary between the beautiful Norwegian wilderness …

Habitats

10 of the best festivals in Europe ... that you’ve probably never heard of

Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria<p>With a wild camping vibe – bonfires, small stages and bunting in the trees – Meadows in the Mountains has built a reputation over the past five years for offering a uniquely magical experience. Set in the lush environment of the Rhodope Mountains, mornings are …

European Travel

National Parks of Svalbard, Norway

<b>Name:</b> National Parks of Svalbard <b><br>Location:</b> Norway <b><br>Date Established:</b> Beginning in 1973 <b><br>Size:</b> Over 60 percent of Svalbard is protected land.<p>Did You Know?<p><b>• Seven Parks</b> The Svalbard Islands, an Arctic Ocean archipelago halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, are home to seven Norwegian …

National Parks

The best of Photocrowd.com: 16 incredible award-winning travel images from 2015 - Telegraph

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Liberland, the world’s newest micro-nation, is already a leader in nation branding

Not a single state has officially recognized the Free Republic of Liberland, the world’s newest self-declared country. But with a bright yellow flag in the ground, the Czech politician and former financial analyst Vít Jedlička staked his claim on a 7-square-kilometer (2.7-square-mile) patch of …

Old Mill in UK Transformed into a Lovely Modern Holiday Home

Surrounded by lush green hills, beautiful valleys and a captivating landscape that takes you away from the big city rush is indeed the perfect way to …

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

Costa Rica

Residential Design Innovation in Downtown Kirkland / Medici Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A Skillful Fusion of Sustainable Features & Reclaimed Materials<p>Dwell Development LLC, a Seattle-based …

Calls of the Wild—Why Do Animals (Including Your Dog) Howl?

Some canines, monkeys, and yes, even mice communicate and defend their territories by howling, experts say.<p>When someone asked me recently "Why do wolves howl?" my first thought was, "Wouldn't you, if you could?"<p>As far as calls of the wild go, howling is among the most mesmerizing—but not many …

Stunning images for the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

THE 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest has kicked off and there are already some amazing entries from around the world.

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Stunning Sea Life Captured by the University of Miami's 2015 Underwater Photo Contest Winners

The winners of the 2015 Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have just been announced! Since the contest's inception in 2005, each year the school invites amateur photographers from around the world to submit their …

Great days out in the Lake District

After a long, icy winter, spring brings new life into the <b>Lake District</b>. Snow melts from the hillsides, lambs frolic in the fields and wildflowers carpet the lakeshores – most notably Ullswater’s celebrated springtime display of daffodils, which inspired Wordsworth’s most famous poem.<p><b>For …

10 of the best beaches … that you’ve probably never heard of

Vault Beach, Cornwall, UK<p>Around nine miles from St Austell, which has plenty of its own beautiful bays and beaches that can be reached by the coastal footpath, you’ll find Vault Beach. A 20-minute cliff-top walk from Gorran Haven, near Dodman Point, the wild beach consists of a long strip of clean …

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RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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Hubble at 25: the best images from the space telescope - in pictures

As the Hubble space telescope gets ready to celebrate 25 years since its launch, we look back at some of the iconic images it has produced

Hubble Space Telescope

2015 Tours of a Lifetime

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Life at the Limits: Amazing Species Gallery

Animals have some amazing abilities, from a Hercules beetle that can lift 80 times its weight to the microscopic water bear (or tardigrade) that can …

‘Hypernatural’:Architecture’s New Relationship with Nature

Dune City, a prototype in the Sahara Desert in 2008 by Ordinary Vis. Ordinary ltd/Magnus Larsson & Alex Kaiser<p>In their new book, authors <b>Blaine</b> …