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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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Naked man orchid

Naked man orchid or Orchis italica, commonly known Italian orchid

Naked man orchid or Orchis italica, commonly known Italian orchid

Mother Nature has created amazing creatures in flora and fauna, where some plants resemble humans. Let’s start with this cute orchid. Naked man orchid or Orchis italica, commonly known as Italian orchid, a species of orchid native to the Mediterranean. They are widely popular for their petals looking like naked men. It prefers partial shade and low nutrient soil and flowers in April. Naked man orchid grows up to 50 centimeters in height, densely clustered flowers, which colors vary from pale to dark and bright pink, the hood has dark pink veins. Naked man orchid is found commonly and widespread in the Mediterranean in often forming dense colonies.
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Siberian Summer by Sergey Stepanov

Siberian summer landscapes by Sergey Stepanov

Siberian summer landscapes by Sergey Stepanov

Siberian Summer by Sergey Stepanov
These beautiful pictures of Siberian landscapes were taken by a talented Russian photographer Sergey Stepanov. The amateur photographer Sergey Stepanov was born 10 May 1954, lives in Krasnoturansk, Krasnoyarsk region. “Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world”. Ada Louise Huxtable
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Creative photography by Christian Plochacki

Creative photography by Christian Plochacki

Creative photography by Christian Plochacki

Creative photography by Christian Plochacki
29 year-old German photographer Christian Plochacki discovers for us the beauty of the surrounding world. Christian Plochacki – professional male photographer from Bottrop, Germany is the author of these beautiful vanilla photographs. Beautiful world by German photographer Christian Plochacki gives us a happy and safe feeling. His favorite subject for shooting – still life and nature, as well as portraits of people. Christian Plochacki himself said in one of his interviews that he began photography not so long ago, thanks to his friend. Everything happened by chance, just 6 years ago, and he admits “and I’ve been hooked ever since”.
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Painting with stones Ilana Shafir

Peacocks. Painting with stones Ilana Shafir

Peacocks stone mosaics. Painting with stones Ilana Shafir (born 1924)

Painting with stones Ilana Shafir
Yugoslavian born 88 year-old artist Ilana Shafir, originally from Sarajevo, now lives in Ashkelon, Israel. Shafir is a self-taught mosaic artist. Her mosaics are truly inspirational, and Shafir is especially known for her “spontaneous mosaic,” working directly on a piece without sketches. Her different organically-shaped materials include: ceramic pieces, glass fragments, natural stones of all kinds and shapes, corals, seashells. The artist paints with stones and composes with the shapes and lines that are inherent in the found materials. Ilana Shafir has received a lifetime achievement award from the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) for her many decades of compelling mosaic works.
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