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Beautiful Cranberry Sea

Beautiful Cranberry Sea in British Columbia, Canada

Bizarre look of the beautiful Cranberry Sea in British Columbia, Canada

Beautiful Cranberry Sea
When Canadian Maple autumn begins, on the surface of the flooded plantations floats cranberry. Thus, amazing red Sea of quite a bizarre look appear. Meanwhile, the bright red sea of floating cranberries signals the start of the six week long harvest season. Sometimes, up to their waists, dastar-turbaned Sikh Canadians roam in the water. And this makes the monitoring of gathering the berries process even more surprising. By the way, Canada – the main center of non-Indian Sikh diaspora. Considered a national treasure of Canada (and the USA), the large-fruited cranberry sea has some peculiarities. In particular, its fruits contain air chambers, allowing the berries float on the surface. When the harvest season begins, the plantations of cranberry bushes became filled with water. Accordingly, berries come off. And it only remains to drive them to the edge of the pond and catch already clean berries out of the water.
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Symbol of India The Great Banyan

The Great Banyan - a tree with the world's largest area of ​​the crown. Botanic Garden in Howrah, India

The Great Banyan – a tree with the world’s largest area of ​​the crown. Botanic Garden in Howrah, India

Symbol of India The Great Banyan – a tree with the world’s largest area of ​​the crown. Located in Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden in Howrah, near Kolkata, India. The Great Banyan, or as it is called, tree-forest, has not one, but thousands of trunks. Great Banyan Ficus is a Bengali, small and inedible fruit when ripe red. In the ancient times banyan tree was called the world tree, it is a symbol of human consciousness. It is quite possible that this tree grew in the Garden of Eden. And it was called the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Tree represents a constantly updated and resurgent world, an inexhaustible source of life. It appears from the seed, grows, creates its own world, its life. It is a symbol of order and harmony as opposed to Chaos.
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Lencois Maranhenses fresh water desert

Lencois Maranhenses unique water desert

Lencois Maranhenses unique fresh water desert

Lencois Maranhenses fresh water desert. Brazil, with its tropical climate, has no real desert, but still, there is an amazing desert, where in the rainy season coming from the Amazon River basin, raise a lot of fresh water lakes. With the end of the rainy season, the lake is almost completely dry. It remains a mystery how in the rainy season there also appear a lot of fish, crabs and other animals in the lakes. There is a hypothesis that roe to this area is brought by birds arriving from the sea. There is an opinion that it remains in the sand and with the arrival of rains from this roe the aquatic inhabitants are born.
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Beautiful tree Albizia julibrissin

beautiful tree Albizia julibrissin

Native to southern Lankaran (Azerbaijan) and in Iran, beautiful pink silk tree Albizia julibrissin

beautiful tree Albizia julibrissin
First of all, this graceful and beautiful tree has different names. In particular, Persian silk tree, pink silk tree, Lankaran acacia, bastard tamarind, and sleeping tree. The tree is native to southern Lankaran (Azerbaijan) and in Iran. Cultivated in the Caucasus, on the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus and the South Coast of Crimea.
Subfamily of Mimosa – ornamental tree (shrub), widely planted as an ornamental plant in parks and gardens. Grown for its leaf texture and flowers it has a broad spreading crown in the shape of an umbrella. Interestingly, leaves of Albizia julibrissin close up at night. Traditionally, Lankaran acacia blooms in July and August.
Noteworthy, people use Albizia julibrissin as a folk remedy, which treats many diseases. Besides, the nectar of silk acacia flowers is the source of bright delicious honey. Also, extracts of Albizia julibrissin have antidepressant effects. In addition, traditional Chinese medicine uses Albizia julibrissin to nourish the heart and calm the spirit.
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Beautiful Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise

The Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise

Found exclusively on the tiny islands of Waigeo and Batanta in West Papua, The Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise

The beautiful Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise
Considered one of the most beautiful birds in the world, it belongs to the family Paradisaeidae. But like an unattainable muse, the stunning Wilson’s bird-of-paradise still remains a mystery. Known also as Cicinnurus respublica, and Diphyllodes Respublica, New Guinea bird is one of the most poorly known species of the family. The Wilson’s bird-of-paradise has a stunningly beautiful plumage. Bright crimson back, yellow cape, shimmering green chest, blue feet, and remarkable turquoise crown. Noteworthy, that turquoise cap doesn’t consist of feathers! Actually, it’s a patch of very brightly colored bald skin. Together with the species’ spiralled twin tail feathers, they play a crucial role in its complex courtship displays.
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Lotus Flower Rafflesia

Lotus Flower Rafflesia

Beautiful Lotus Flower Rafflesia

Beautiful Lotus Flower Rafflesia is a genus of flowering plants, parasites, which includes about 28 species. Its area covers the territory of Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Java and Sumatra. According to unofficial sources, the first Rafflesia was discovered in 1797 on the island of Java, by the French explorer Louis Auguste Deschamps. However, in 1798, when the British captured his ship, all records and illustrations got into the hands of the invaders and were not available to western science until 1954.
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Beautiful Glass Beach in California

Beautiful Glass Beach in California

Since the 1980s, this place has become a very popular tourist destination. Beautiful Glass Beach in California

Beautiful Glass Beach in California
Usually, the throwing trash person affects the environment. Mountains of garbage pollute the air, soil and water, and also cause damage to the natural aesthetic beauty. However, rarely, but still there are some exceptions, when the garbage creates beauty. This happened to Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California, USA. In the first half of the XX century on that territory there was a dump beach. In the 1960s the landfill was closed, and since then the trash had been left to itself. In 1967, the local authorities closed the beach several times and had worked on cleaning it. Mountains of broken glass, plastic and other debris lay on the shore under the warm rays of the sun, polished by waves, blown by sea breezes, and gradually the whole beach covered thousands of multicolored stones.
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