Bryce Canyon National Park
In fact, American Bryce Canyon is not canyon in the literal sense of the word. Located in southwestern Utah, Bryce – a chain of amphitheaters, stretching for 40 kilometers at an altitude of 2700 meters above sea level. Visiting this place for the first time, you begin to understand the feelings Gulliver experienced, being in the country of the giants. The Paiute Indians, inhabiting these places thousands of years ago, believed that the formed earth pyramids (hoodoos) were the Legend People whom the trickster Coyote turned to stone. It is hard to imagine that the landscape surrounding you is a creation of nature, because it looks like a handmade sculpture.
Ancient Indians who inhabited the canyon gave it a name which can be translated as “The red rocks standing like men in niches, like a vase.” “Bryce” Canyon was named after Ebenezer Bryce Mormon who founded one of the first settlements of white people here in 1874.
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Bryce Canyon National Park
Beautiful cherry tree Sakura in blossom
Finally, the cherry blossom season has come to the suburbs of Tokyo, Kyoto and many other cities in the southern latitudes of Japan. Traditionally, the local people believe the Japanese cherry blossom captures and defines all that is vulnerable about being human. In addition, the sakura season gives us a timely reminder, once a year, that life is fleeting and time is precious. Also, this is a time to take stock and evaluate what you have achieved, and what you are going to do next, on your own life path. In essence, the cherry blossom cycle is seen as a metaphor for life.
The Richat Structure The Eye of the Earth
Located in Oudane, Mauritania, it is not really a structure but a huge circular formation (50 km in diameter – 30 miles). Noteworthy, it resembles an eye when looked upon from space. Originally thought to be a crater, this volcanic dome is most likely a product of erosion, an ancient geological artifact in the middle of featureless Maur Adrar desert, in Africa’s Western Sahara. The earliest space missions used it as a landmark. And the adventurous 4×4 enthusiasts consider it to be their playground, and scientists are still debating its origin. Spectacular formation remains a puzzle.
The Reed Flute Cave in China
The cave is a wonderful landmark and tourist attraction in Guilin, Guangxi, China. It is a natural limestone cave with multicolored lighting and one of Guilin’s most interesting attractions for over 1200 years. Noteworthy, it is over 180 million years old! The cave got its name from the type of reed growing outside, which can be made into melodious flutes. Reed Flute Cave is filled with a large number of stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations in weird and wonderful shapes. Inside, there are more than 70 inscriptions written in ink, which can be dated back as far as 792 AD in the Tang Dynasty.
Beautiful Gardens of the nanowires
According to news, Russian physicists grow delicate nano-and micro-structure of metal. In particular, physicists from the Institute of Solid State Physics. They presented a work in which they studied the process of growing nano-sticks in membranes porous, using the electrochemical method. And a product of this work – beautiful pictures of micro-and nano-structures. Also used in optics, medicine, and electronics, nano-wires have a diameter of about one nanometer, that is one billionth of a meter. Today scientists are able to get a nano-wire thickness of 60 to 30 nanometers. However, to get the nano-wire, the traditional methods of manufacturing are useless. Meanwhile, grown by chemical reactions, this nano-wire will help scientists to create a new generation of computers.
Earth art fantastic photos from space
In the above photo – A marsh-like area borders the Demini River in northwestern Brazil. The Demini eventually joins the Amazon River. Image taken on March 15, 2000. Earth Art Photo: USGS/NASA. These images are actual pictures of the Earth, created by printing visible and infrared data in colors visible to the human eye.
Night sky of Greece by Chris Kotsiopoulos
Solar eclipse, a colorful sunset, a lightning, a majestic rainbow, a sunrise behind an ancient temple – all of them captured by a talented photographer Chris Kotsiopoulos. In particular, his deep-sky astrophotography involves billion year-old photons or the challenge of the members of our solar system. In fact, Kotsiopoulos manages to capture the many wonders and magical moments. Meanwhile, Chris took all these photographs in Greece. According to him, night sky shots is his passion.
As soon as it gets dark the photographer comes out, spending all night hunting for a perfect shot of a starry night in Athens. Of course, Chris Kotsiopoulos hopes you will enjoy the photos on his website. Besides, they can motivate you to take a moment to reflect upon the richness of the overhead sky. The same as Chris Kotsiopoulos, intrigued and fascinated with the universe man.