The beauty of the world a view from above
“Beautiful is seen at a distance.” A proverb.
The Lena Delta in Russia covers 61,000 square kilometers of land, with the delta about 30,000 square kilometers – one of the largest in the world.
If someone manages to not notice how beautiful our planet is, this selection of photos will persuade him, and anyone else that we all live in a wonderful world. It is necessary to look closely sometimes to the fact that around, and try not to spoil such beauty.
Category Archive: Nature
The beauty of the world a view from above
Peter van de Werken’s Rainbow roses
Ideal in their beauty, roses still make humans do their best in improving the perfection. In fact, the original Rainbow Rose has the 7 colors of the rainbow and this is the most popular rose in this category. Other color combinations are also possible, though black and white are impossible to make.
In 2005 the Dutch grower Peter van de Werken succeeded in using this complicated process with a special color combination, using a rose, in a way that the outcome showed as a Rainbow Rose. And the result, presented as Breaking News, became a worl sensation. Since then Peter van de Werken became well known as the inventor of the Rainbow Rose.
The sand dune cat Felis margarita
According to scientists, sand dune cat, or Felis margarita is the only felid found primarily in true desert. However, it has a wide but apparently disjunctive distribution through the deserts of northern Africa and southwest and central Asia. The color of the fur is a pale sandy yellow over most of the body, with pallid bars which are sometimes hardly visible. In addition, it is white on the chin and underside. Besides, the mucosa of their eyelids is a striking black. Meanwhile, accompanying the large ears, the auditory bullae are also unusually large, giving the cat an enhanced sense of hearing. And this probably helps it pick up vibrations in the sand.
Noteworthy, in 2002 this small cat entered the list of Near Threatened animals, according IUCN. In particular, due to concern over potential low population size and decline.
The Rainbow Eucalyptus evergreen natural wonder
Eucalyptus deglupta is a beautiful tall tree, commonly known as the Rainbow Eucalyptus, the Mindanao Gum, or the Rainbow Gum. In fact, the tree is the only Eucalyptus species found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere. Meanwhile, its natural distribution spans New Britain, New Guinea, Ceram, Sulawesi and Mindanao. The almost luminescent bark then matures and this means the color gives away to the rainbow effect. First, it turns blue and then goes though orange, purple and maroon. Altogether the tree gives the impression of a painted tree – or, perhaps, turned this way by some mischievous woodland fauna.
Weekend’s supermoon May 5-2012
These stunning pictures show this weekend’s supermoon, a phenomenon which causes the moon to appear bigger and brighter than usual. The spectacle captured at landmarks across the globe, including the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, the Statue of Liberty in New York, and the Temple of Poseidon near Athens. The illusion, known as a perigee full moon, caused by the moon traveling closer to the Earth than usual on its elliptical orbit. When the moon appears at its biggest it will be 221,457 miles away, compared with its usual distance of 238,606 miles.
Starfish ocean wonder
According to science, starfish or sea stars are echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea. In fact, there are about 1,800 living species of starfish that occur in all the world’s oceans. In particular, in the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Indian, as well as in the Arctic and the Southern Ocean, including 150 species in Russia. However, you can’t find a starfish in freshwater environments. Starfish and other echinoderms pump water directly into their bodies, via the water vascular system, as they find it. This makes them vulnerable to all forms of water pollution, as they have little ability to filter the water of toxins and contaminants. Oil spills and similar events often take a toll on echinoderm populations that carry consequences for the ecosystem.
Jabuticaba amazing tree
A fruit-bearing tree growing in southeastern Brazil is famous for the purple, grape-like fruits it produces. Other related species in the genus Myrciaria, often referred to by the same common name, are native to Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia. Eaten raw or used for jellies and drinks (plain juice or wine), the fruit is purplish black, with a white pulp. Its flowers are white and grow directly from its trunk in a cauliflorous habit. Naturally the tree may flower and fruit only once or twice a year. However, when continuously irrigated it flowers frequently, and fresh fruit is available year round in tropical regions.