Made in Iceland

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by Klara Harden

Official Selection THE NORWEGIAN MOUNTAINFILMFESTIVAL 2012

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2013 National Geographic Photo Contest, Part 1: “Nature”, Weeks 1-3

National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2013 National Geographic Photography Contest. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000 (USD) and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2014.

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“Fox Glance”. During a regular trip through the forest, of which my actual intent was landscapes, I encountered this stunning little Red Fox. The moment came as the light broke through the clouds and trees, he turned with a glance of curiosity and gave me the unusual composition I was after. A scene I’ll never be lucky enough to see again in my life, so was over the moon i’d managed to capture the moment. Photo location: Thetford Forest, England. (Photo and caption by Sam Morris/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China

The Danxia landform refers to various landscapes found in southeast and southwest China that “consist of a red bed characterized by steep cliffs”. It is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology found in China. Danxia landform is formed from red-coloured sandstones and conglomerates of largely Cretaceous age. The landforms look very much like karst topography that forms in areas underlain by limestones, but since the rocks that form danxia are sandstones and conglomerates, they have been called “pseudo-karst” landforms.

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View of colourful rock formations at the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in Gansu Province, China. The Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park is 40km from Zhangye city. The park spans more than 400 square kilometers in Gansu. The unusual terrain is the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits carved over the years by natural forces. A number of boardwalks have been built to encourage visitors to explore the rock formations. (Photo by ImagineChina/The Grosby Group)

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Hydra 52 from Aqua Illumination

Some good news for the aquarists as Hydra 52 will soon be available everywhere. Also, the full spectrum performance of the AI Hydra Fifty Two continues to the Hydra’s legacy of with an output that exceeds the visible light spectrum.

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Dinosaur Shaped Rock

What seems to be a large dinosaur drinking water from a distance, is actually just a large piece rock shaped like one.
This amazing natural wonder is located in Iceland, and you can actually walk to it when the tide is low.
It stands 15 meters high on what seems to be legs and a head, in Iceland they call this the Hvítserkur .

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The hottest wonders of New Zealand

The land around Rotorua, in New Zealand, is home to a highly active geothermal zone. There we can enjoy the beauty of rare phenomena, like geysers, hot springs, incredible pools and other features. They scatter a wide array of colors that emerge from the core of the Earth.

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The hot water algae that live here have adapted to survive temperatures between 35 and 59 °C.

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The same pool on a different day: different colors and shape.  Sources HERE

Acidic Oceans

It is proved in many researches that oceans are becoming acidic at a higher rate that is negatively affecting and harmful for marine life and the hundreds of millions of people who depend on the fishing for their livelihood.

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Icelandic Dinosaur – Hvítserkur

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Hvítserkur is 15 meters high cliff and protrudes out of the sea. The sea erosion has carved holes through its foundations and sculptured it in the unique shape it is today. Some say it is in the shape of a petrified monster.

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Terrific Wallpapers Of Bermuda

Terrific Wallpapers Of Bermuda 81 650x433  Terrific Wallpapers Of Bermuda Mysterious yet serene, the Bermuda islands are that part of the world where the occult nature comes with beauty and magnificence. We present some terrific wallpapers for your curiosity’s sake.

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Observing the Earth – Images from the European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) brings the world images of Earth from space as part of their program, “Observing the Earth.” The ESA is an international organization with 20 member states. It coordinates the financial and intellectual resources of its members to invest in space for the benefit of Europe and the world.

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Yaghi – selections of photos

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Painted Fishes

Have you ever seen the painted fish. I am sure many people have seen the fishes that are painted but actually they don’t know about. Anyways, please have a looks at some painted fishes in the pics and keep the same in mind and hopefully you recognize the painted fish next time.

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The Oceans End And Beginning

Every ocean and sea has a beginning and an end. Here are some amazing photos taken of these places where the come together.

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House of Fins SPLASH Event 2013

House of Fins recently hosted  SPLASH event 2013 on it’s 56th anniversary. This splash event offered huge discounts on livestock and dry goods. House of Fins is a leading source for unique aquariums, expert aquarium maintenance and exotic livestock from the world over.

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Typhoon Haiyan causes devastation in Philippines

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Desperate survivors of the devastating Philippines typhoon told how they had to steal from the dead to eat. In the worst-hit areas, 235mph winds created 20ft waves that are thought to have killed between 10,000 and 15,000 and left 500,000 homeless after their houses were reduced to splinters.

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Super-typhoon Haiyan struck with such force on Friday that entire villages were flattened, ships were swept inland and corpses were left hanging from trees.

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