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Flags in nature

Flags in nature. Russian flag in nature

Flags in nature. The nature landscape resembling three stripes of Russian flag – white, blue, and red

Flags in nature
The colors live a remarkable life of their own after they have been applied to the canvas, said the great artist Edvard Munch. These amazing pictures of nature with its fantastic landscapes mimic the national flags of different countries – Turkey, Poland, Peru, France, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Estonia, and Russia (image above). The flag of the Russian Federation is a tricolor flag consisting of three equal horizontal fields; white on the top, blue in the middle and red on the bottom. The flag was first used as an ensign for Russian merchant ships and only became official in 1896. The flag continued to be used by the Russian Provisional Government after the Tsar was toppled in the February Revolution and was not replaced until the October Revolution which established the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic – the world’s first constitutionally socialist state. The modern era flag underwent a proportion change in 1993 and has been official since 2000.
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Too shy bear

Too shy bear. Photography by 33 year-old photographer Yuri Sorokin, Kamchatka peninsula, Russia

Picture taken by Yuri Sorokin, 33 year-old photographer, Kamchatka peninsula, Russia. Too shy bear

Too shy bear
This funny picture of a shy bear was taken with Canon EOS 50D, at a distance of 150 meters, on Kamchatka peninsula, Russia, on 19th August 2012. 33-year-old wildlife photographer Yuri Sorokin enjoys traveling and photographing beautiful nature, landscapes, mountains and fields of Siberia, Eastern regions of Russia.
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Ghost in the mountains

Ghost in the mountains, photography by Mikhail Baevsky

Ghost in the mountains, photography by Mikhail Baevsky

Ghost in the mountains. This ghost-like figure over a mountain range is a rare natural phenomenon known as a Broken Specter. Ukrainian photographer Mikhail Baevsky was part of the group which came across the unusual spectacle at Chatyr-Dag mountain region, in Crimea, Southern Ukraine. The ghostly figure Mikhail photographed is actually his own shadow magnified hundreds of times as it is cast upon the surface of clouds opposite the sun. The stunning illusions are created when a low sun shines behind someone looking down into fog from a ridge. The ghostly figures can sometimes appear to move, often very suddenly, due to the drifting clouds.
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Ice Age flower

Ice Age flower

Silene stenophylla Ice Age flower

Ice Age flower – Silene stenophylla is the oldest plant to be regenerated, according to scientists, which is fertile and able to produce viable white flowers and seeds. “The squirrels dug the frozen ground to build their burrows, which are about the size of a soccer ball. They first put in hay and then animal fur for a perfect storage chamber,” said Stanislav Gubin, one of the authors of the study, who spent years rummaging through the area for squirrel burrows. “It’s a natural cryobank.” The tissue can be preserved in ice for thousands of years, paving the way for a possible resurrection of the Ice Age mammals.
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Rainbow over waterfall Victoria

Rainbow over waterfall Victoria

Rainbow over waterfall Victoria. Victoria Falls, the largest and most beautiful and famous waterfalls in the world

Rainbow over waterfall Victoria
Victoria Falls are the largest and most beautiful and famous waterfalls in the world. They are located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa. Its width is nearly 1800 meters, and height – 108m, for a minute from the top of the waterfall falls down 87 tons of water. For many travelers, the beautiful Victoria Falls is the place must visit. The font of the devil is located here. Due to the splashing water on sunny days appear rainbows, incredible in their colors and beauty. Victoria Falls is one of the main attractions of South Africa, and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Hairless alone baboon

Hairless alone baboon

Hairless alone baboon. Rejected Bald female baboon in Kariba, Zimbabwe. Photograph by Ann Warner

Hairless alone baboon
It’s not easy to detect at once what creature is featured in the photograph. This totally bold female baboon was found in Kariba, Zimbabwe, Africa. British housewife 65-year-old Ann Warner spotted this pitiful hairless baboon, all alone hiding in the bush, after being rejected by her troop. The poor animal doesn’t have any friends, she has to survive alone, searching for food. Apes lose their hair in rare cases of alopecia, like humans, but the cause of her baldness is unknown.
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Deep-sea creatures by Alexander Semenov

Anemone Metridium senile. Deep-sea creatures by Russian photographer Alexander Semenov

Anemone Metridium senile looks like a dandelion. Deep-sea creatures by Alexander Semenov, Russian marine biologist and photographer

Deep-sea creatures by Alexander Semenov. These underwater alien like sea creatures were captured by a Russian photographer Alexander Semenov. The photographer and marine biologist Semenov graduated from the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Moscow State University named after Mikhail Lomonosov in 2007. Shortly thereafter began working at the White Sea Biological Station of Moscow State University. He is currently involved in the organization of marine scientific research of the BBC, and dives himself with pleasure with his camera.
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