North Carolina’s Abandoned ‘Wizard of Oz’ Theme Park Will Haunt You

Written as a novel by L. Frank Baum in 1900, the Wizard of Oz became an acclaimed Technicolor film in 1939. The success of that film led to the exploration of prequels and sequels desperately seeking the fame and recognition that the orignal musical film garnered. Perhaps the boldest iteration was the recreation of the Land of Oz as a theme park in North Carolina’s Beech Mountains. Photographer Johnny Joo visited the site and photographed the ruins, full of wild roots and thick fog. His eerie portaits capture a magical place that has gradually become the perfect setting for your worst nightmares. Continue »

Step Inside The Apocalyptic Landscapes Of Nevada Ghost Town


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Images of an American ghost town that was home to gold mines and features a plane which crashed during the filming of 3000 Miles to Graceland starring Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell reveal the remnants of the once thriving location. Continue »

Deadly Lake Waters Turn Birds to Stone

Tanzania’s Lake Natron takes its name from the naturally occurring mix of chemicals it contains: mainly sodium carbonate decahydrate (soda ash) and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). The lake is fed by mineral hot springs and a river, but no water flows out except through evaporation. Continue »

First Sahara Desert Snow Miracle In 40 Years Captured In Stunning Photographs

Incredible photos capture freak snowfall in the Sahara Desert, believed to be first time it has fallen on the unforgiving red dunes in almost 40 years. The largest hot desert on the planet, spanning 3,600,000 sq. mi. and many North Africa countries, is not the first place many would associate with a snow during the festive period, with the rare occurrence leaving the man who captured the event stunned. Continue »

This Thai Resort Is Surrounded By Trees And Was Inspired By Four Fictitous Clans

Tucked into a sloping hillside on the island of Phuket, Thailand sits Keemala, a resort getaway designed by Space Architects and Pisud Design Company. Rather than tear down the existing vegetation to create the resort, the design focused on complimenting nature and making the most of the landscape that was there. Vibrant colors, earthy fabrics, and natural materials used throughout the resort are all meant to show appreciation of both the land and the culture of the local people. Continue »

Navigate The Snowy Landscapes Of Mongolia With Reindeer Herding Family


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Purev’s reflection is perfectly captured in the icy water in Altai Mountains, Mongolia, September 2016. Navigate the snowy wilds of Mongolia with this nomadic reindeer herding family. Photographer Joel Santos dived 1000km into the depths of Northern Mongolia to visit the Ganbaa family near Khovsgol Lake. Despite only being able to spend three days in the Tsaatan familyÌs camp, Santos travelled for four days to reach them – three driving and one on horseback – before repeating the epic journey to return home. Travelling with an interpreter and a fellow photographer from Màràn, Mongolia, the photographer met the Ganbaa family, led by matriarch Purev who lives with Buyantogtokh, a widowed reindeer herder. Continue »

Parts Of Hawaii Are Covered In Snow

The summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the big island in Hawaii were recently closed after snow created icy and unsafe conditions. When people think of Hawaii they normally think of sun and sandy beaches, but according to meteorologists around the world, more snow is on the way for Hawaii. Continue »

Incredible Pictures Of A Girl Who Spent The First 10 Years Of Her Life Growing Up In The African Bush


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Tippi, aged 6 busy with two meerkats in Namibia, 1996. Incredible pictures of the real life Mowgli, a girl who spent the first ten years of her life growing up in the African bush, have been released for the first time. The magical images chronicle the life of Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degré, who was brought up with wild animals, just like Rudyard Kipling’s hero did in The Jungle Book. The images – in the relaunched book – “Tippi: My Book of Africa” – show the young girl making friends with an elephant, who she calls her brother, and a leopard, her best friend. Living with her French parents, wildlife photographers Sylvie Robert and Alain Degré, the three of them travelled extensively through Africa on a unique and incredible trip. Continue »

Breathtaking Views Of The World That Will Make You Dizzy With Wonder

There are places in this world which are so incredible that all you can do is stare open-mouthed. Here are places which are nothing short of breathtaking. We’re determined to visit them all one day. Quite simply, fantastic!

Melissani Cave, Kefalonia, Greece

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According to Greek mythology, this cave was inhabited by nymphs, who tempted passing sailors towards them with their incredible beauty. But nowadays, there’s no need to force anyone to go there. Most visitors are more than willing to catch a glimpse of the astonishing blue water with their own eyes. Continue »

The Angel Oak Tree In South Carolina Is Infernally Beautiful

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The Angel Oak Tree is a Southern live oak located in Angel Oak Park on Johns Island near Charleston, South Carolina. The Angel Oak Tree is estimated to be at least 400 years old[citation needed]. It stands 66.5 ft (20 m) tall, measures 28 ft (8.5 m) in circumference, and produces shade that covers 17,200 square feet (1,600 m2). Its longest branch distance is 187 ft. in length. Angel Oak was the 210th tree to be registered with the Live Oak Society. Continue »

Frozen Beauty: The Look Inside Europe’s Largest Glacier

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Stunning images have revealed ice-cool British tourists chilling out inside Europe’s largest glacier – despite being at risk of flooding. The spectacular collection of images show the explorers braving the freezing temperatures to climb, photograph and even abseil down the inside of the icy cliff sides. Another image shows one visitor on his knees appearing to pray next to a water fall of melted ice. Other glistening shots show an adventurer trying to keep warm by a fire whose flames dance beautifully against the glossy roof. Continue »

Buddhist Novices Transform Into Princes In Initiation Ceremony

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A young boy shows off his dance moves as the group parades through the town in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 2016. Monk initiates ditch normal clothes for princely tunics, full make up and heaps of golden jewels for their ordination into Buddhist monkhood. Continue »

Sleep In A Bookshelf With 5000 Books In Kyoto’s New Bookstore-Themed Hostel

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Book And Bed is “an accommodation bookshop”. The perfect setting for a good nights sleep is something you will not find here. There are no comfortable mattresses, fluffy pillows nor lightweight and warm down duvets. What we do offer is an experience while reading a book (or comic book). An experience shared by everyone at least once: the blissful “instant of falling asleep”. It is already 2 am but you think just a little more… with heavy drooping eye lids you continue reading only to realize you have fallen asleep. Continue »

Enchanting Photos From Disneyland’s Opening Day

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Back in 1955, this is what Disneyland’s opening day looked like. Continue »

Surfers Tackle Deadly Waves At Portugal City Of Praia Do Norte

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The Portuguese coast around Nazaré is famous for its big waves and conditions today tempted a number of surfers and body boarders to pit their wits and skills against the deep blue sea. Continue »