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Jewelry created by nature. Insects trapped in amber

Jewelry created by nature-insects trapped in amber. Fossil ant (Formicidae) in Baltic amber.

Fossil ant (Formicidae) in Baltic amber. Jewelry created by nature. Insects trapped in amber

Jewelry created by nature – insects trapped in amber
First of all, about 90% of the world’s extractable amber, in fact, is in the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia on the Baltic Sea. Meanwhile, numerous extinct species of plants and animals inhabit the Baltic amber. Indeed the Baltic amber includes the largest species diversity of fossil insect fauna. Noteworthy, the age of fossil insects – mosquitoes, flies, ants, spiders in this Baltic amber is between 40 and 60 million years old. A fossilized tree resin, amber has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Used as an ingredient in perfumes, and a healing agent in folk medicine, craftsmen also use it in jewelry.
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Flock of Caribbean flamingos shaped heart

Flock of Caribbean flamingos shaped heart

Beautiful flamingos captured by German photographer Klaus Nigge. Flock of Caribbean flamingos shaped heart

Flock of Caribbean flamingos flamingos shaped heart
Love was in the air when this flock of beautiful flamingos gathered together to form the shape of a heart. Meanwhile, German photographer Klaus Nigge managed to capture the amazing bird’s eye view of the flock. In particular, he trailed the flock from a chartered plane in Yucatan, Mexico. In fact, for Dortmund based 55 year-old photographer Nigge, the romantic image set his heart aflutter after he had made several trips to photograph the flamingos in just one year.
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Oak forest planted in memory of beloved wife

Oak forest planted in memory of beloved wife

Heart-shaped Oak forest planted by Winston Howes. Oak forest planted in memory of beloved wife

Oak forest planted in memory of beloved wife
When in 1995 a resident of the UK Janet Howes died of heart disease, her husband, Winston Howes planted thousands of oak seedlings in memory of her. In particular, the farmer planted thousands of oak saplings in a six-acre field. In addition, he left a heart-shaped area in the middle, with the point facing towards his wife’s childhood home. Meanwhile, after 17 years in this place there was the oak grove with a symbol of love in the shape of the heart. The couple lived happily married for 33 years. In fact, the farmer’s memorial was revealed in all its glory after keen hot air balloonist Andy Collett, 42, from nearby Wotton-Under-Edge, flew over the wood last week. Besides, according to the transport businessman, he could not believe his eyes when he discovered the symbol of love hidden among the trees below.
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Most spectacular waterfalls

Most spectacular waterfalls. Tad Sae Waterfalls, Laos

Tad Sae Waterfalls, Laos. Most spectacular waterfalls

Most spectacular waterfalls
Noteworthy, tourists can reach Tad Sae Waterfalls, Laos, only by boat and best during rainy season. The waterfall stream divided into 3 limestone steps flows into the Nam Khan river. There are numerous cascades and pools with turquoise water. M eanwhile, this is an ideal place for bathing. On the weekends locals have their picnics here and during weekdays it’s a very quiet place.
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Clearest water on Earth

Linapacan Island, Clearest water on Earth

Beautiful landscape, just a paradise. Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines. Clearest water on Earth

Clearest water on Earth
Almost every day there is another story about pollution of one form or another, and it is awful. It is in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. However, there are rivers, lakes, seas on Earth, where the water is so clear that you can literally see the bottom. And these places are ideal, actually, how they should be. In particular, Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines. Photographer and traveler Scott Sporleder shares this image from Palawan, the Philippines’ most remote province and home to many beaches with super clear water.
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Mariner Valleys the biggest canyon in the Solar System

Mariner Valleys the biggest canyon in the Solar System. Photo by NASA World Wind

Impressive Photo by NASA World Wind. Mariner Valleys the biggest canyon in the Solar System

Mariner Valleys the biggest canyon in the Solar System
Beautiful photographs taken by NASA World Wind show Mariner Valleys, the largest canyon in the solar system, that crosses the disk of Mars with wide strip. This huge valley called Valles Marineris, has a length of more than 3,000 miles, its width reaches 600 kilometers, and the depth – 8 km. Located along the equator of Mars, on the east side of the Tharsis Bulge, Valles Mariner stretches for nearly a quarter of the planet’s circumference.
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Earth Light by Richard Bernabe

Earth Light by Richard Bernabe. Photo by American nature photographer

Impressive Photo by American nature photographer. Earth Light by Richard Bernabe

Earth Light by Richard Bernabe
American photographer Richard Bernabe is from New Jersey. According to him, all his life he has had connection to the natural world. In particular, as a child, he spent his idle time exploring the woods behind the house or the small pond, learning the name of every tree, bird, or bug that he encountered. Richard Bernabe is nature and travel photographer and writer. Meanwhile, thousands of his images appeared world-wide in books, calendars, and magazines. And among his clients – the National Geographic Society, Audubon, and Backpacker Magazine. His work features nature, wildlife, and travel photography from remote, wild areas of North America and the world.
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