Breath of the Apocalypse: Heavy Fog Covers NYC Skyline

NYC morning fog. Wednsday, January 15, 2014, morning dense fog creates spectacular views over the East river of lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges as New Yorkers and tourist admire the scenery. View from Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO Brooklyn. (Photo by Paul Martinka/New York Post)

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Spectacular Photographs Show the Moment Niagara Falls Froze in Polar Vortex

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A collection of spectacular photographs have shown the moment the U.S. side of the famous falls froze before they could reach the bottom. The ‘unprecedented’ amounts of ice in the upper Niagara River, caused by the freezing conditions, caused a so-called ice jam and in turn flooding on Grand Island and Cayuga Island in Niagara Falls.

According to historical records, during only one year, 1848, has freezing weather caused the thousands of cubic feet of water per second flowing over the Niagara Falls to run dry, an event thought to have been caused by ice jamming and damming upriver.

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Indonesian Volcano Continues to Disrupt Life with Eruption

1. Sinabung mount spews ash to the air during an eruption near from Karo, North Sumatra on January 7, 2014. An Indonesian volcano that has erupted relentlessly for months shot volcanic ash into the air 30 times on January 4, forcing further evacuations with more than 20,000 people now displaced, an official said. (Photo by Sutanta Aditya/AFP Photo)

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Edge of a Volcano

Taken by photographer, Denis Budkov, 33, the Plosky Tolbachik is one of a cluster of volcanoes located in the Kamchatka Peninsula in the far east of Russia. After taking a lucky group of tourists to the crater of the flat volcano, the Russian photographer managed to get less than 300 metres away from the spurting jets of lava.

1. A group of tourists overlook the huge volcano crater. (Photo by Denis Budkov/Caters News)

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Golden Sea of Canola Flowers in Luoping, China

One side is exhaustively covered with yellow flowers earth Yunnan Rataira County, it becomes a sea of flowers in the spring.This flower garden in full bloom with flowers of rapeseed you have taken this year.

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Polar Vortex Hits US with Cold Weather

1. Commuters make a sub-zero trek, causing glasses to fog up, to offices in the Loop in Chicago. Temperatures in the city dipped to -16 degree Fahrenheit Monday morning on the heals of a polar vortex that has swept into the Midwest bringing with it dangerously cold temperatures not seen in the area in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Frozen in Time

These frozen lighthouses in Michigan could easily be mistaken for a scene from the disaster movie The Day After Tomorrow. Standing in temperatures well below freezing, the 30ft structures have been transformed into giant icicles. These stunning photographs were captured by American photographer Thomas Zakowski, 56, on a trip to two cities in Michigan after a storm battered the state.

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Birthday Canyon in Greenland

This 2009 photo released by Extreme Ice Survey shows Birthday Canyon in Greenland furing the filming of “Chasing Ice.” The film, about climate change, follows National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras designed to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. Birthday Canyon is approximately 150 feet deep. (AP Photo/Extreme Ice Survey, James Balog)

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Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees on Maui, Hawaii

The phenomenon is caused by patches of bark peeling off at various times and the colors are indicators of age. A newly shed outer bark reveals bright greens which darken over time into blues and purples and then orange and red tones.

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Amazing Places on Earth Most People will Never See

Hike the Haiku Stairs in Oahu, Hawaii — also known as “The Stairway to Heaven” — a steep trail with a wooden ladder spiked into the side of a cliff. Technically it’s not open for public use, but people still climb it, and rave about the views from the top.

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Sunland Baobab – A Bar Inside a Hollowed Out Tree

Sunland Baobab is a well-known enormous baobab in South Africa. The tree is located on Sunland Farm, near Modjadjiskloof, Limpopo Province. The Sunland Big Baobab is renowned because in its hollowed trunk there is established a bar and a wine cellar. The tree has been carbon dated and is estimated to be around 1000 years old.

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Shots of Earth from Space

Beautiful Earth – We Are All Together

This is a wonderful short film titled “Overview” where five astronauts describe their experience and emotions of looking at planet Earth from space. The film features beautiful images of Earth taken from space. Very inspiring film.

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Christmas Weather in UK

A woman struggles with an umbrella in the wind and rain while walking in Derby city centre, on December 23, 2013. (Photo by Rui Vieira/PA Wire)

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Beautiful World: The Most Beautiful Places On the Planet

The photos that you’re going to see here are part of a new collection of books published by Lonely Planet called “Perfect World”, which contains 200 pictures the most fascinating places on our planet.

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