The Top 75 Pictures of 2013


December 17, 2013 

Following on from our very successful blog “100 of the Best Street Art Images of 2013″ (see HERE), we’ve widened the net and thanks to the guys over at Sifter, we bring you the Top 75 Pictures of 2013. All credit goes to the individual photographers and their inspiring visions of our beautiful planet. What’s your favorite? Continue reading

The 35 Most Beautiful Abandoned Cabins


We would live in some of these easily…a little restoration…would equal paradise.SOURCE:  PERFECT Nature on StumbleUponThese amazing cabins are so sad and beautiful at the same time. They are waiting for their owners and when they come, cabins will be very happy. These places are perfect for weekend trip, because few days in nature is something amazing, which will give energy to all us and we feel really happy. These 35 abandoned cabins will be happy very soon.

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21 Most Beautiful Nature Photos On Stumbleupon


These are the 21 most beautiful nature photos on Stumbleupon. Stumbleupon is big society where you can spend all your day and all you life with smile on your face. On that site you can find lots of things, like photos, animals, home stuff and many more, nature photos like these one below. These nature photos are really beautiful and very amazing and that is the proof just how much our Earth is beautiful place.

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Can you find the hidden animals in these 20 wildlife photos?


OK…these are some amazing photos but in some of them I can not find the wildlife…can you?????  If you can zoom in it might help.

As a wildlife photographer, Art Wolfe of course takes pictures of animals. But not just any pictures. He finds and captures scenes that include animals so at home in their environment that you can hardly tell they’re there…

Giraffe

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Spirit of the Great Bear Rainforest


They say if you are lucky enough to see a Spirit Bear you have Luck for LIFE!

Please read this…you will learn a lot about our area of the globe. 

SOURCE:  The Canadian Nature Photographer

Spirit Bear by Steve Williamson ©

Spirit of the rainforest – Nikon D700 200-400mm VR F4 Lens

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Baby Hummingbird Nest


SOURCE: KOMAR.ORG

If you go to this site you can see the larger versions of all pictures!  Highly recommend

These are the most AMAZING photos of a mother Hummingbird and her babies I have ever seen!  Fantastic! The videos are even better!!!!

After having nesting house finches with 5 babies on my front door, a neighbor who enjoyed that saga Email’ed me about a hummingbird nest at a nearby golf course. I have some old pictures of colorado hummingbirds, but had never seen a nest.
It’s amazing how well camouflaged it is – would have never seen it if it hadn’t been pointed out to me – thanks Brian!
Be sure to scroll down as the pictures get better … and check out the Hi-Def videos at the bottomwant prints?

July 24th, 2010: Momma feeding the baby hummingbirds two days before fledging
Videos: Image Sequence   –   Feeding in HiDef   –   in 5X SloMo!

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A fly lands near the nest that shows how small the baby Broad-Tailed Hummingbirds are!

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Lady Bug Swarm


Never knew Lady Bugs swarmed!

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I shot this during the annual lady bug swarm here in the mountains above Boulder Colorado. Mostly meant to be a chance to play with new cameras while spending time with my son.

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Song is Dandelion Wine by Gregory Alan Isakov from the album This Empty Northern Hemisphere. Copyright 2008: Gregory Alan Isakov, used with permission.

You can buy his music here:

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SALMON TIME!


Which means almost Bald Eagle season by the spawning stream, called Kanaka Creek by our house.  Salmon are here and shortly after usually about 20-30 eagles hang out to feed on the dying salmon.  A small spawning stream runs by our house. 

Not too far away is a place called Chehalis-Harrison Estuary. This is where at times you can see over 7000 Bald Eagles at a time enjoying a free meal of Salmon between end of Oct through Dec.  We are known for our Bald Eagles this time of year and it truly is an amazing sight to see.  I hope to get out there this year with camera in hand.

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SCENES FROM ANTARCTICA


These are just stunning….Scenes from Antarctica!  Just amazing! CLICK the first picture and it will take you to the LARGE hi resolution images!

SOURCE: THE ATLANTIC

Summer is returning to Antarctica and researcher teams from around the world are heading south for the (relatively) warm season. Among them are members of a Russian team that drilled into Lake Vostok last February. Vostok is a subglacial lake some 4,000 meters below the surface of the ice, and the plan is to send a robot down there this summer to collect water samples and sediments from the bottom. Research also continues at the South Pole Telescope, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, and dozens of other locations around Antarctica. Gathered here are recent images of Antarctica, its environment, and some of the scientific work taking place there. [37 photos]

Halos and sundogs appear around the sun, in the icy air over the geographic south pole, on December 30, 2011. (National Science Foundation/Deven Stross) Continue reading