Beauty will save

Beauty in everything

Category Archive: Nature

Mystery Circle-a love story in the Deep Sea

Freelance underwater photographer Yoji Ookata spotted something he had never seen. Mystery Circle-a love story in the Deep Sea

Freelance underwater photographer Yoji Ookata spotted something he had never seen. Mystery Circle-a love story in the Deep Sea

Mystery Circle-a love story in the Deep Sea
In fact, the oceans covering 70 percent of Earth are the most mysterious parts of our planet. However, humans haven’t even seen 95 percent of what lies underwater. In other words, people have better knowledge about the surface of Mars than of the bottom of the sea. Meanwhile, freelance underwater photographer Yoji Ookata spotted something he has never seen. Neither have most of us. It was a geometric, circular structure measuring roughly 6.5 ft in diameter, precisely carved from sand on the seabed. In particular, it consisted of multiple ridges, symmetrically jutting out from the center, and appeared to be the work of an underwater artist, carefully working with tools.
More »

How pearls are harvested in the Emirates

How pearls are harvested in the Emirates

Buddhist holy mother of pearl shells on the walls. How pearls are harvested in the Emirates

How pearls are harvested in the Emirates

In fact, UAE residents, before they found oil on their territories, made a living by pearling in waters of the Persian and Oman gulfs. First inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula just dived wild for pearls, to a depth of several meters and collected shellfish in baskets woven from palm leaves. Of course, it was a difficult and dangerous job. And to protect against jellyfish they used special linen suits, and gloves to protect hands and, in addition, put clips on the nose. However, their eyes and ears were open, that’s why, very often professional pearl divers lost sight and hearing of the sudden changes in pressure and a long contact with salt water. But their work was always well rewarded, as pearls in the world market was very expensive.
More »

David Chambon Macro photography Insects in dewdrops

Macro photography by French amateur photographer David Chambon Insects in dewdrops

Fabulous image of a butterfly. Macro photography by French amateur photographer David Chambon. Insects in dewdrops

David Chambon Macro photography Insects in dewdrops
French non professional photographer David Chambon learned the basics of photography on the net. He has been interested in photography for over ten years, and he is truly passionate about nature, specializing in wildlife photography and macro photography. The greatest interest in it cause birds and insects. For just one year, David has created a series of unusual macro shots, which capture insects in dewdrops. Talented amateur photographer David Chambon started with a Panasonic FZ- 30.
More »

Amazing striped icebergs

Amazing striped icebergs

Multiple color bands of amazing striped icebergs

Amazing striped icebergs
The Southern Hemisphere icebergs have blue and green stripes, but may be brown. The phenomenon of striped icebergs with multiple color bands, including yellow, brown, black and blue, is quite common in the cold waters of Antarctica. Icebergs are formed when large chunks of ice break off from the ice shelf and fall into the sea. Because glaciers are composed of snow falling on Antarctica for millennia, the ice is made up of fresh water. Thus it turns out that the floating fresh ice interacts with salt water. Sea water is in contact with supercooled glacier also freezes, as if covering it with a crust. This top layer of ice formed from sea water contains organic matter and minerals. Lapped by the waves, and blown by the wind, icebergs can be painted with amazing color bands of different shapes and textures.
More »

Guinness Book flower water lily Victoria

In the botanical garden of St. Petersburg, Guinness Book flower water lily Victoria

In the botanical garden of St. Petersburg, Russia, Victoria Amazonian has been grown since 1864. Guinness Book flower water lily Victoria

Guinness Book flower water lily Victoria
First of all, Victoria amazonica, or the giant Amazon water lily, known also as Victoria Regia is the largest water lily in the world. Its leaf diameter can be up to 2 meters, and it can weigh to several tens of kg. And of course, with these achievements, Victoria Regia entered the Guinness Book of Records as “the largest flowering plant on earth.” Its modern name Nymphaea the flower received in XIX century, when it was discovered. In 1836, a German traveler, Robert Hermann Schomburgk, in the service of the United Kingdom, examined the forests of South America. It was he who discovered the mysterious plant, and named it in honor of young Queen Victoria. Interestingly, its flower is under water and on the surface appears only once a year – during flowering, which lasts for 2-3 days. At this time, large flower lily appears in all its glory.
More »

Beautiful stalactite cave Avshalom

Beautiful stalactite cave Avshalom

Stunningly beautiful stalactite cave Avshalom

Beautiful stalactite cave Avshalom. Stalactite cave Avshalom is located on the western slopes of the Judean Hills in Israel. Avshalom Cave – a true natural museum, an area of ​​over 5,000 square meters, in which as exhibits to the public “exposed” numerous stalactites and stalagmites. These growths reach about 4 m and remind a huge piece of fabric, coral reefs, or bunches of grapes. Special lighting installed in the cave, further enhances the effect of the sight. Avshalom Cave was discovered by accident in May 1968, during work on the extraction of building rubble. After another explosion workers saw the entrance to the cave. The first experience was fantastic: a cave of all colors of the rainbow, as if littered with mountains of diamonds. Only later, after going down, pioneers saw the sun shining water that ran down the stalactites.
More »

Natural abstract of Icelandic rivers

Icelandic rivers that resemble abstract works. Photographer Andrei Yermolayev

Photographer Andrei Yermolayev. Natural abstract of Icelandic rivers

Natural abstract of Icelandic rivers – a series of pictures that resemble abstract works, in fact, are photographs of real environments. And the author of these alien landscapes filmed over Iceland – Russian photographer Andrei Yermolayev. Andrei noticed unusual panorama from the air. The rivers flowing through volcanic landscapes, have incredible natural forms and can only be seen from a bird’s flight. According to Andrei Yermolayev, Iceland – home of inspiration for any photographer, because the beauty of this country is simply mesmerizing. Andrei Yermolayev took his pictures ​​from an airplane window at a height of 800 m.
More »