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Beauty of Iceland by photographer Marina Lunkina

Þingvellir National Park (Thing Fields), Beauty of Iceland by photographer Marina Lunkina

Stunning view of Þingvellir National Park (Thing Fields). Beauty of Iceland by photographer Marina Lunkina

Beauty of Iceland by photographer Marina Lunkina
A young Russian photographer, born in Moscow, Marina Lunkina is working in the genre of landscape photography. Marina’s passion for travel and interest in photography create a wonderful symbiosis in her works. Lunkina captures the beauty of nature, and gives us the opportunity to visit the most interesting parts of our planet. Besides, Marina has recently joined the program to draw attention to the preservation of the environment. She has traveled around the Golden Ring of Iceland (Golden Circle), and now introduces us to the waterfalls, geysers, volcanic valleys and asleep volcanoes. Meanwhile, driving alone in ‘Thing Fields’ national park, she has found cosmic landscapes. Fortunately, her best company was her camera, and, according to her, she felt like a director making a science fiction movie.
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Happy Face spider from Hawaiian islands

Happy Face spider from Hawaiian islands

Living in the rainforests Happy Face spider from Hawaiian islands. Photographer Darlyne Murawski

Happy Face spider from Hawaiian islands

Meet the only spider in the world which guaranteed to bring a smile to your face – the Happy Face spider. The tiny creature got the nickname thanks to bizarre markings on its body which resemble a big smiley face. Found in the rainforests of Hawaiian islands, the tiny insect is just a few millimeters big. According to sources, it is harmless to humans. The photographer who was lucky to capture the unusual creature on camera – Darlyne Murawski from Massachusetts, US.
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Bird air shows in Scotland

Flock of thousands of starlings mimicking the appearance of a giant bird to scare off the prowling falcon

Flock of thousands of starlings mimicking the appearance of a giant bird to scare off the prowling falcon

Bird air shows in Scotland. Amazing spectacle took place in the sky above Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve in Somerset. At first glance it looks like a huge bird travelling across the sky. But this is, in fact, a flock of starlings flying in formation at a Somerset nature reserve. The ‘fantastic’, not to mention appropriate, flock of thousands of starlings creates intimidating shapes to scare off prowling falcon. Once the flock had spotted the predator, it quickly grouped together and inadvertently mimicked the appearance of a giant bird to confuse the hunter, whether it be a sparrowhawk, buzzard or Peregrine Falcons.
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Albino squirrels living in the cemetery in Kent

Albino squirrels living in the Margate cemetery in Kent, England

Unusual Albino squirrels living in the Margate cemetery in Kent, England

Albino squirrels living in the cemetery in Kent
A ghostly, white figure has been spotted moving silently between the gravestones in a cemetery in Kent. It could be a scene from a horror film but in actual fact the red eyes, sharp claws and pure white body belongs to an albino squirrel, that has happily set up home in Margate cemetery. Wildlife photographer, Tony Flashman snapped the critter, who is often delighting locals and visitors to the site. However, it seems the rare creature is the only one.
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Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

Islands on Lake Titicaca (Titiqaqa)

Handmade Islands on Lake Titicaca (Titiqaqa)

Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca. Located on the high mountains of the Andes Lake Titicaca is the unique creations of human hands – it’s an amazing invention by the Uros tribe people – floating island. These islands made of reeds are still inhabited by Uros tribe. For many years they have firmly settled on the floating islands, built houses, boats, and even schools for children. Reed is considered to be sufficiently flexible material from which the boats are built, very light, well kept on the surface of the water. Every 3 months the inhabitants of Uros tribe make their repair, and in general, floating islands are able to serve people over 30 years. These islands on Lake Titicaca are about 40. In addition to building materials reeds is used in medicine as a source of iodine, it is also considered an effective analgesic agent.
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Socotra the island of happiness

Socotra the island of happiness

Resembling huge mushrooms, trees. Unique and unearthly Socotra the island of happiness

Socotra the island of happiness
Undoubtedly, on our planet there are such places, that you may receive the impression of visiting another planet. For instance, plants are more similar to extraterrestrial life forms, and nature is so different from what we see every day. In fact, four of the island of Socotra separated from the African continent 6-7 million years ago. Meanwhile, in isolation from the “mainland”, the evolution on these islands went under their own power. Accordingly, on these islands the nature as if played a trick creating beautiful bizarre organisms. The result of evolutionary creativity – 700 extremely rare species of flora and fauna! Noteworthy, one third of them are endemic, ie, found only here and nowhere else on Earth.
By the way, Socotra from Sanskrit – an island of happiness. Indeed, a sense of happiness really embraces all who visited this quiet corner of whimsical botanical paradise.
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Maple Glen gardens in New Zealand

Maple Glen gardens in New Zealand

Stunningly beautiful Maple Glen gardens in New Zealand

Maple Glen gardens in New Zealand
In fact, it is a 25 acre private garden, which is a home to a large population of native and exotic birds including handreared parrots and waterfowl. Open to visitors all year round and there is no set charge for admission (entry by donation). Originaly, the name Maple Glen appeared when they had to officially register the nursery. Meanwhile, at the time there were over 30 varieties of Japanese Maples (Acer sp.) in the property and the garden developed in a curving valley with a water source in the bottom. Such a landform is called a Glen in Bobs native Ireland.
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