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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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Light Pillars atmospheric beauty

Light Pillars atmospheric beauty

Natural phenomenon. Light Pillars atmospheric beauty

Light Pillars atmospheric beauty
Pillars of light, as it turns out, are not only at the time of rapture of the saints in heaven. When the streets are very, very cold, the ground is subtle, Light Pillars decorate the Earth with its magic beauty. And this amazing atmospheric phenomenon inspires thousands of photographers to uncover the lens. Meet the result of joint creative work of atmosphere, light, and the camera man. The legend says pillar light brings happiness to those who see it. From a physical point of view, these pillars – the result of light refraction in the thinnest ice dust that swirls in the air in frosty weather. Moreover, even in very dim light – from the moon, or from a garden lantern – can ignite an amazing sparkle. And every time the pillars look different: they are like the columns of a heavenly temple, on the disco lights, the light on the rain of light.
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Beautiful Royal Flycatcher

Beautiful Royal Flycatcher

Known as the Amazonian, Royal Flycatcher

Royal Flycatcher
These stunningly beautiful birds, in fact, include four species. In particular, Amazonian (Onychorhynchus (coronatus), Northern (Onychorhynchus mexicanus), Pacific (coronatus occidentalis), and Atlantic (Onychorhynchus swainsoni) Flycatcher.
Noteworthy, the striking, colorful crest in the bird plays an important role in reproduction and courtship. First, the male displays its crest. Next, both birds keep their crests spread and quivering, eliciting fan-like movements for a while. Traditionally, without any head or neck movement, just their crests.
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Anza-Borrego Desert in California

Anza-Borrego Desert in California

Flowering Anza-Borrego Desert in California

Anza-Borrego Desert in California
Every year in March and April people from all over America come to watch the desert blooming different colors. The strength of flowering depends on the number of rain in the winter months. If it rained a lot, the desert is covered with meadows of flowers. If there was not enough rain, the bloom is sluggish, and in some places, the desert does not bloom at all. Desert can be divided into three parts – the top (the one that lies in the mountains), medium (rocky foothills) and lower (sandy valley). In the lower desert mostly desert lily and verbena bloom, evening Primrose and other plants. In the middle of the desert, on the rocky foothills and high mountains, you can find many flowering cactus, and choyi okotiyo. If you climb higher into the mountains, the yucca and agave appear.
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