Category Archives: NATURE

Scotland – hidden secret was discovered

In 1850, A farmer found a secret door in the sand.
History can be a bit dry and boring at times.
It seems to exist solely between the musty pages of old books. But once in awhile, you come across a bit of history that appears to come alive the moment you discover it.
 
That’s how I felt when I heard about this place.
In a small bay in Scotland, a well-kept secret is hidden among the green hills.
 
At first glance, it might not seem particularly impressive, but step inside and you’ll be amazed at what you see.
 
Thousands of years ago, it was a bustling society.
But time and weather buried it under the sand.
For millennia, no one knew that this place ever existed, but when a terrible storm swept over the Orkney Islands in 1850, an incredible secret was revealed…Nestled in the mossy, green hills on the Orkney Islands off Scotland is a secret older than the great pyramids of Egypt.

At first, it might not look like much, but the fact is, this is a unique and magical place.

Because within this rolling hillside is a perfectly preserved prehistoric village called Skara Brae.

The winter of 1850 hit Orkney hard. A severe storm caused great devastation and resulted in more than 200 deaths.

But it also revealed something long forgotten. When the storm abated, villagers discovered a settlement under the sand.

The settlement consists of eight stone houses and was inhabited between roughly 3180 and 2500 B.C., making Skara Brae one of the oldest agriculture villages in the UK

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Skara Brae has been called the “Scottish Pompeii” because the ancient monument is so well preserved.
Since the surrounding sand and the buildings’ architecture were well protected against the cold, both the buildings and their contents have been remarkably preserved throughout the millennia.

Archaeologists estimate that 50-100 people lived in the village. When the settlement was built, the houses were 1,500 meters from the sea.
Now, the sea has dug closer to the village and the view from the settlement has changed from pastures to the sea.

The settlement’s seven or eight houses were connected to each other by tunnels.
Each residence could be closed off with a stone door.

In every room, one bed was always bigger than the other, but no one knows why.
Each room also contains cabinets, dressers, seats, and storage boxes.
These boxes were built to be waterproof, suggesting that they might have stored live seafood for later consumption.

One house is distinct from the other, however.
Archaeologists didn’t found any beds or other furniture. The house is believed to have functioned as a workshop.

Amazingly, the village also had a sewage system and each house had its own toilet.

Skara Brae was a society which centered around families. The dwellings are all quite similar, which led archaeologists to conclude that this society was a fairly equal one, without any authoritative leadership.

Some believe that the villagers were Picts, a people of unknown origin who settled in eastern and northern Scotland near the end of the British Iron Age.
But archaeological findings have shown that the people who lived here could have lived been much earlier than that.

A number of mysterious discoveries have been made at the site, including this carved stone ball, though no one really knows what it was used for.

And no one knows why the village was abandoned. But around 2500 B.C., the Orkney Islands became cooler and wetter.
Many theories speculate about how the people of Skara Brae met their fate; the most popular ones involve a violent storm.

What’s the future look like for Skara Brae?
Although the settlement was built nearly two kilometres from the beach, in recent centuries, it has been increasingly threatened by the sea.
Since 1926, the houses have been protected from the approaching sea and harsh autumn winds by a concrete wall.

There has been talk about building an artificial beach with boulders and breakwater to preserve Skara Brae and several other ancient monuments at risk of being destroyed.
But nothing has happened yet. Until further notice, tourists continue to visit this fascinating place, but the question is for how long?

I personally hope that the Scottish Government will do all they can to preserve this amazing place.

Please share this with others so that more people get the chance to discover the wonder that is history!

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Iceland – Another Planet

1. This is what the sunset looks like in Iceland

1. This is what the sunset looks like in Iceland

2. Seriously, this is an actual thing you can see on this planet.

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3. so the question is…

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4. Why do we all not live here already?

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5. Iceland has some of the most incredible views in the world.

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6.  Like this.

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7.  And obviously this.

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8.  It has insanely colorful geothermal hot springs

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9.  And so many waterfalls

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10. They are ALL beautiful.

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11. Like, whoa

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12. There are also the geysers.

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13.  Which look even cooler before they erupt,

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14. This is a real thing you can actually see.

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15. When Iceland isn’t busy being a winter wonderland…

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16. It could probably pass for a tropical island.

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17. There are some wicked volcanoes.

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18. Don’t be fooled, this is not Mordor

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19. It is an actual place on this earth.

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20. Even the non-volcanic peaks are completely out of this world.

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21. And that SYMMETRY

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22. Honestly

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23. This country is pretty much perfect.

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24. Not to mention it has ice caves.

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25.  ICE CAVES

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26. Perfect frozen hideaways just waiting to be explored.

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27. So unreal, so beautiful.

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28. Reykjavik, the capital, is basically the cutest.

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29. And has the best view.

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30. But the countryside is even more picturesque.

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31. I mean, so perfect.

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32. Iceland also has the Blue Lagoon.

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33. Which is basically like swimming in a warm cloud.

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34. The Jokulsarlon lagoon isn’t too shabby either.

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35. There are completely amazing natural landforms all over the country.

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36. Like these smoking fields in Kerlingafjoll.

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37. Or this basalt column beach.

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38. Or steaming fumaroles, which are incredible, no matter how bad they smell.

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39. You can visit a lake inside a volcanic crater.

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40. Or bathe in a thermal cave

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41. Icelandic glacier formations are some of the strangest and most beautiful things you’ll ever see

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42. Frozen perfection.

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43.  How can some dirty ice be so completely stunning?

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44. And let’s not forget that puffins are the squirrels of Iceland

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45. And that black sand beaches  white sand.

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46.  And that everything about the whole country is just completely unreal and gorgeous.

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47. Stop showing off, Iceland

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48. let’s all move there.

JK, let's all move there.)

life’s beautiful

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Stop Putting Your Health In !

Wn we sit in our car and turn on the engine, we often, without thinking, turn on the A/C.  Every time we do this, we put our health, and the health of the people around us, in danger.

This occurs because when we leave our car outside, we always close the windows.  But even when we leave the car in the shade, it can accumulate 400-800 mg of benzene.

If you park the car in the sun, in a temperature higher than 16 degrees Celsius, the level of benzene can reach 2000-4000 mg, which is 40 times more than the permitted level.

By sitting in a car that had closed windows, people inhale the benzene, not knowing that this toxin affects the kidneys, the liver and the bone tissue.  Furthermore, it takes a lot of time and effort for our organisms to eliminate it.

The cars’ manuals state that we should open the car’s windows before turning on the A/C, but they don’t explain why, except that it is good for the performance of the car.

Medical Explanation:

The results of the research show that before it starts to cool the air, the air conditioner ejects all the heated air out, and with it – the benzene, a toxin that causes cancer.

Therefore, when you sit in your car, even if you don’t notice any smell of a heated plastic, open the windows for a few minutes and then turn on the A/C.  And when you turn on the car, leave the windows open for a few more minutes.

Continue practicing this habit while you are in your car in order to protect your organism from toxins, because the consequences can be extremely tragic.

Asparagus…

 Asparagus

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When I met him, He was a retired biochemist This elderly gent told me the man should have eaten more asparagus, and he wouldn’t have that problem.
why?
 you notice how your urine stinks after eating asparagus? I said well I never thought it was what I ate but yes it does have a pungent odor. He said, It is because it is detoxifying your body of harmful chemicals!!! This was back in 1986 when I was stationed there and to read this email again I had to share this story…Eat more asparagus, my friends.
Asparagus — Who knew?
My Mom had been taking the full-stalk canned style asparagus, pureed it and took 4 tablespoons in the morning and 4 tablespoons later in the day. She did this for over a month. She is on chemo pills for Stage 3 lung cancer in the pleural area and her cancer cell count went from 386 down to 125 as of this past week. Her oncologist said she will not need to see him for 3 months.
THE ARTICLE:
Several years ago I met a man seeking asparagus for a friend who had cancer. He gave me a copy of an article, entitled “Asparagus For Cancer” printed in the Cancer News Journal, December 1979. I will share it here, just as it was shared with me: I am a biochemist, and have specialized in the relation of diet to health for over 50 years. Several years ago, I learned of the discovery of Richard R. Vensal, D.D.S. that asparagus might cure cancer. Since then, I have worked with him on his project. We have accumulated a number of favorable case histories. Here are a few examples:

Case No. 1, A man with an almost hopeless case of Hodgkin’s disease (cancer of the lymph glands) who was completely incapacitated. Within 1 year of starting the asparagus therapy, his doctors were unable to detect any signs of cancer, and he was back on a schedule of strenuous exercise

Case No. 2, A successful businessman, 68 years old, suffered from cancer of the bladder for 16 years. After years of medical treatments, including radiation without improvement, he began taking asparagus. Within 3 months, examinations revealed that his bladder tumor had disappeared and that his kidneys were normal.

Case No. 3, On March 5th 1971, a man who had lung cancer was put on the operating table where they found lung cancer so widely spread that it was inoperable. The surgeon sewed him up and declared his case hopeless. On April 5th he heard about the Asparagus therapy and immediately started taking it. By August, x-ray pictures revealed that all signs of the cancer had disappeared. He is now back at his regular business routine.

Case No. 4, A woman had been troubled for a number of years with skin cancer. She developed different skin cancers which were diagnosed by the acting specialist as advanced. Within 3 months after beginning asparagus therapy, the skin specialist said her skin looked fine with no more skin lesions. This woman reported that the asparagus therapy also cured her kidney disease, which had started in 1949. She had over 10 operations for kidney stones, and was receiving government disability payments for an inoperable, terminal, kidney condition. She attributes the cure of this kidney trouble entirely to the asparagus treatment.

I was not surprised at this result as `The elements of materia medica’, edited in 1854 by a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, stated that asparagus was used as a popular remedy for kidney stones. He even referred to experiments, in 1739, on the power of asparagus in dissolving stones. Note the dates! —We would have other case histories but the medical establishment has interfered with our obtaining some of the records. I am therefore appealing to readers to spread this good news and help us to gather a large number of case histories that will overwhelm the medical skeptics about this unbelievably simple and natural remedy.

 

For the treatment, asparagus should be cooked before using. Fresh or canned asparagus can be used. I have corresponded with the two leading canners of asparagus, Giant and Stokely, and I am satisfied that these brands contain no pesticides or preservatives. Place the cooked asparagus in a blender and liquefy to make a puree. Store in the refrigerator. Give the patient 4 full tablespoons twice daily, morning and evening. Patients usually show some improvement in 2-4 weeks. It can be diluted with water and used as a cold or hot drink. This suggested dosage is based on present experience, but certainly larger amounts can do no harm and may be needed in some cases.
As a biochemist I am convinced of the old saying that `what cures can prevent.’ Based on this theory, my wife and I have been using asparagus puree as a beverage with our meals. We take 2 tablespoons diluted in water to suit our taste with breakfast and with dinner. I take mine hot and my wife prefers hers cold. For years we have made it a practice to have blood surveys taken as part of our regular checkups. The last blood survey, taken by a medical doctor who specializes in the nutritional approach to health, showed substantial improvements in all categories over the last one, and we can attribute these improvements to nothing but the asparagus drink. As a biochemist, I have made an extensive study of all aspects of cancer, and all of the proposed cures. As a result, I am convinced that asparagus fits in better with the latest theories about cancer.
Asparagus contains a good supply of protein called histones, which are believed to be active in controlling cell growth. For that reason, I believe asparagus can be said to contain a substance that I call cell growth normalizer. That accounts for its action on cancer and in acting as a general body tonic. In any event, regardless of theory, asparagus used as we suggest, is a harmless substance. The FDA cannot prevent you from using it and it may do you much good. It has been reported by the US National Cancer Institute, that asparagus is the highest tested food containing glutathione, which is considered one of the body’s most potent anticarcinogens and antioxidants.
Just a side note… In case you are wondering why this has not been made public, there is no profit in curing cancer.

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A Fantastic Collection of Photographs

 some nice sights to brighten your day !

[] A cool looking Volcano in Ethiopia has blue lava apparently due to a high sulphur content.

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An innovative playground in Copenhagen that has trampolines built into the street for the kids to jump on.

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This photo could just be the perfect mountain sunrise you’ll ever see

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Running in Florida doesn’t look that appealing.  (Whoa!!  This HAS TO BE the Tamiami Trail in the Everglades.)

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Photo of a baby deer taken on Memorial Day 2013 at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis.

My grandparents, married 71 years.

After being married for 71 years if all you are left with is the love of your life and a couch in the woods I think you did OK

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Keyhole Rock at Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur California provides a beautiful ocean cave sunset photograph.

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Some cool beach art on a beach in New Zealand. I can imagine how difficult it is to make 3D Beach Artwork.

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A look at Bavaria with lots of color in this photograph.

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The Swedish Air Force likes to camouflage it’s aircraft hangers like this jet cave hiding a fighter jet

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This Oceanside path in Spain looks like a cool place to take a hike.

Towing an iceberg offshore Newfoundland

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A beautiful photo of the San Juan Mountains in Colorado. Chimney Rock is on the left and Courthouse Mountain is on the right.

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Apparently these beach boulders are located at Moeraki, New Zealand and occur naturally.

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It appears that this group of Gibbons are singing together. Perhaps they’re singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight“.

Buddy Hayman, Billy O’Neill, Ward Vaughn, Jimmy Hearn, Jimmy Ball, and Burton Fitch

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A cool picture of a Kingfisher with the catch of the day. The colors of this bird are just beautiful.

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If you like adventure and aren’t afraid of heights then this Extreme Mountain Bike Trail is for you to ride.

Gelada baboon

The Gelada Baboon in this photo taken in Ethiopia looks so thoughtful and wise as he sits on his mountain perch.

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Stunning Photos of Animals

 

  Stunning Photos of Animals you’ve probably never seen before

1 – Frilled shark
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This is a frilled shark. Frilled sharks are found throughout deep waters in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is often described as a “living fossil” because of its resemblance to extinct, Paleozoic sharks. They’re rarely seen alive because of their preference for deep water. A dying one was captured near the surface in Japan in 2007.
2 – Red cap goldfish
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A red cap goldfish, or “oranda”. These are characterized by a prominent hood that covers the head — which let’s face it, looks like their brains are on show.
Originally from China, they are popular aquarium pets today.
3 – Promachoteuthis sulcus
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Meet Promachoteuthis sulcus, a bizarre creature straight out of your nightmares. As you can see, this thing looks like it has freakishly human looking teeth. They’re actually just flaps of skin, but they’re still pretty unnerving! It’s a species of promachoteuthid squid and only one specimen has been found to date. It was captured in the Southern Atlantic Ocean at a depth of 2,000m in 2007.
4 – Crocodile Fish
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This is a white-blooded ice fish, or “crocodile fish” (Chaenocephalus aceratus). They lack both red blood cells and hemoglobin, and so have white blood. They have translucent bodies, and absorb oxygen directly from the water around them.
5 – Amber phantom butterfly
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The amber phantom butterfly (Haetera piera), found in the Guianas, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Venezuela.
6 – The Pistol Shrimp
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The pistol shrimp is the NOISIEST creature in the ocean. Colonies of them make a distinct snapping noise that overshadows nearly all other sounds throughout the world’s oceans, including the calls of some whales. In fact, they are so loud, their snapping sounds interfere with military and scientific sonar (so much so, that hostile submarines have used large colonies of pistol shrimps to hide).
7 – Lion’s Mane Jellyfish
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The Lions Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. They have been swimming in arctic waters since before the dinosaurs (over 650 million years ago) and are among some of the oldest surviving species in the world. The bell can grow up to 8 feet in diameter with hundreds of tentacles up to 120 feet long. Remarkably, only 6% of the jellyfish is solid matter; the rest is water.
8 – Blue footed booby
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Meet the blue footed booby, found from the Gulf of California down along the western coasts of Central and South America to Peru. Their bright blue feet are a sexually selected trait. The brighter a males feet, the more attractive he is to a female. To attract a female, they have an elaborate dancing ritual to display their feet, first lifting one foot and then the other.
9 – The Cardinal Gynandromorph
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No, this isn’t photoshopped. This is a cardinal “gynandromorph” – an animal that exhibits both female and male sexual characteristics. As different sexes are differently coloured, each half of the bird is a different shade.
10 – The Mexican walking fish.
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“Walking fish” is a pretty general term used to describe any fish that is able to travel over land. Ironically, the Mexican walking fish isn’t a fish at all, but an amphibian. It’s official name is axolotl and as the name suggests, it’s found in Mexico.
11 – Amazon milk frog
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The Amazon milk frog, a large species of arboreal frog native to the Amazon Rainforest in South America.
12 – Glass frogs
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Glass frogs, a group of South and Central American frogs with translucent skin. Their internal viscera, including the heart, liver, and gastrointestinal tract are all completely visible.
13 – Yeti crab
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This is the yeti crab (Kiwa hirsuta). Only discovered in 2005, the yeti crab lives in the South Pacific Ocean and grows to around 15cm long. Discovered at a depth of 2,200 metres (7,200 ft), it lives on hydrothermal vents. Based on both morphology and molecular data, the organism was deemed to form a new biological family, which was named Kiwaidae. A second species in the family was described in 2011. The “hairy” claws of the yeti crab contain filamentous bacteria, which the creature may use to convert carbon molecules emitted by the hydrothermal vents into nutrients. This is a process known as chemosynthesis. It may also consume bacteria.
14 – Alarm jellyfish
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This is the alarm jellyfish (Atolla Wyvillei) – and it has a rather unique defence mechanism. When the alarm jellyfish is attacked, it flashes brightly using bioluminescence in an attempt to attract other animals. The idea is to encourage confusion and fights between predators, while the jellyfish can swim away.
15 – Nembrotha cristata
http://talesmaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Nembrotha-cristata.jpgThis is Nembrotha cristata, a colourful sea-slug found in the tropical Indo-West Pacific Ocean. They grow to about 50mm in length and have black bodies with a strange luminous green “trim”. Like most nudibranchs, they deliver a painful sting. They do not produce the stinging cells themselves but incorporate them into their own tissues from their prey, stinging jellyfish.
16 – Leatherback Sea Turtle
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The Leatherback Sea Turtle is the largest turtle in the world, weighing approximately 900kg. Contrary to appearance, the leatherback doesn’t actually have a shell. What looks like a shell is in fact a leathery skin supported by small bones. This gives it a flexibility that a solid shell would not provide, allowing it to dive to astonishing depths.
17 -Pink Bottlenose Dolphin
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18 – Hermit Crab
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19 – Purple frogs
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20 – Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko
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21 – Rare Albino Alligator
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22 – One of the few albino whales on earth
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23 – Stunning Albino Bengal Tiger
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24 – Incredibly rare albino giraffe
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25 – Pink fairy armadillo!
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26 – Tube-nosed fruit bat
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This creature was found just a few years ago, and doesn’t even have an official name yet. Supposedly well-known for being the animal that most looks like Yoda…
27 – King of Saxony bird of paradise
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28 – Indian Bull Frog
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Found in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan and of course India.The Indian bullfrog is renowned for its large size (some can be up to 15cm in length!) and dramatic coloring.
29 – Albino Lion
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30 – Friendly Albino Gorilla
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31 – Theridion grallator – the happy faced spider.
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32 – Red-Lipped Batfish!
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Beautiful in Autumn

Peak Fall Foliage Dates for 48 States

America the beautiful in autumn. Here are the predicted peak fall foliage dates for the 48 contiguous states

 

Flowers that even Darwin can’t explain – Mother Nature

 

 
​This is  Not Photoshoped​
Hooker’s Lips (PsychotriaElata) 
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Dancing Girls (ImpatiensBequaertii)
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Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid (Ophrysbbomyblifora)
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Swaddled
 
Babies (AnguloaUniflora)
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Parrot Flower (ImpatiensPsittacina)
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Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana
 
Major)
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An orchid that looks remarkably like a
 
tiger
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Happy Alien (CalceolariaUniflora)
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And his friends…
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Angel Orchid (HabenariaGrandifloriformis)
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Dove Orchid Or Holy Ghost Orchid
 
(PeristeriaElata)
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White Egret Orchid
 
(HabenariaRadiata)
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The DarthVader (AristolochiaSalvadorensis)
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An Orchid That Looks Like A Ballerina
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Monkey Face Orchid (DraculaSimia)
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Moth Orchid
 
(Phalaenopsis)
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 What a wonderful world!
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The world’s largest flower garden

 

Rainbow-colored oasis with 45 MILLION flowers is

in the middle of a desert 

 
Dubai Miracle Garden is world's biggest flower garden. It is situated in the North West Quadrant of Arabian Ranches interchange
 

Dubai Miracle Garden is world’s biggest flower garden. It is situated in the North West Quadrant of Arabian Ranches interchange

 
 
This amazing tourist attraction is a Guinness Record Holder for the Largest Vertical Garden. Also popular is the heart shaped flower beds at the Alley of Hearts
 

This amazing tourist attraction is a Guinness Record Holder for the Largest Vertical Garden.

Also popular is the heart shaped flower beds at the Alley of Hearts

 
 
Dubai Miracle Garden has more than 45 million blooming flowers with stunning colour combinations achieved through 45 different flower varieties and colour
 

Dubai Miracle Garden has more than 45 million blooming flowers with

stunning color combinations achieved through 45 different species

 
 
Bordered by windmills, this area provides parking, sitting areas, a prayer room and shops for visitors to Dubai Miracle Garden
 

      Bordered by windmills, this area provides parking, sitting areas, 

a prayer room and shops for visitors to Dubai Miracle Garden

 
 
The Dubai Miracle Garden features a sensational 45 million flowers over a 18-acre site, from breathtaking flowerbeds to heart-shaped archways and adorned castles
 

The Dubai Miracle Garden features a sensational 45 million flowers

over a 18-acre site,

from breathtaking flowerbeds to heart-shaped archways and adorned castles

 
 
The spectacular bonanza provides a colourful oasis for the eyes of city workers, who can escape to the natural splendour
 

The spectacular bonanza provides a colorful oasis for the eyes of city workers,

who can escape to the natural splendor

 
 
In order to create a fresh experience for guests visiting the rainbow gardens, the displays are changed seasonally
 

In order to create a fresh experience for guests visiting the

rainbow gardens, the displays are changed seasonally

 
 
These have included millions of flowers in the shape of the UAE's flag, floral clock, a Ferrari car with driver decorated by flowers, a vertical buried car zone, flower apple structures, artificial animals, flower boats and an Islamic Arch Design
 

These have included millions of flowers in the shape of the UAE’s flag, floral clock, a Ferrari car with driver decorated by flowers,

a vertical buried car zone, flower apple structures, artificial animals, flower boats and an Islamic Arch Design

 
 
At the moment, there are 45 species of flowers in the garden, which are imported in from all around the world
 

At the moment, there are 45 species of flowers in the garden, which are imported in from all around the world

 

 
If the natural landscape was not incredible enough, what makes this attraction particularly impressive is the unique sub-surface irrigation system that recycles waste water via drip irrigation while avoiding evaporation and saving up to 75 per cent of water and energy
 

If the natural landscape was not incredible enough, what makes this attraction particularly impressive is the unique sub-surface

irrigation system that recycles waste water via drip irrigation while avoiding evaporation and saving up to 75 percent of water and energy

 
 
A fantasy flower house at the Miracle Garden, which has plants growing over its turrets, doors, walls and towers
 

A fantasy flower house at the Miracle Garden, which has plants growing over its turrets, doors, walls and towers

 
 
A pathway shaded by umbrellas at the Miracle Garden, provides a colourful walkway for visiting guests
 

A pathway shaded by umbrellas at the Miracle Garden, provides a

  colorful walkway for visiting guests

 
 

Peacock topiary covered in an array of colourful flowers at the largest natural flower garden in the world

 

Peacock topiary covered in an array of colorful flowers

 
 
There is no limit to the imagination gone into the design of the gardens, which include flowers streaming like hair from a giant human
 

There is no limit to the imagination gone into the design of the gardens,

which include flowers streaming like hair from a giant statue

 
 
Barrels tipping streams of flowers, and peacocks with colourful plumages are featured in the creative attraction

 

Barrels tipping streams of flowers, and peacocks with colorful

plumages are featured in the creative attraction  

 
 
Even Disney characters such as Mater from Cars can be seen at the Dubai oasis, of course decorated with flowerbeds
 

Even Disney characters such as Mater from the movie Cars can be

seen at the Dubai oasis, of course decorated with flowerbeds

 
 
Giant structures can be viewed in the park, covered from top to bottom in an array of flowers
 

Giant structures can be viewed in the park, covered from top to bottom in an array of flowers


  If you’re considering a visit to these gardens, this is their official website:  http://www.dubaimiraclegarden.com/
 
The Dubai Miracle Garden features over 45 flower species imported from all over the world
A multitude of shaped archways, flowerbeds and structures can be seen at the 18-acre site.

The colorful array is watered by a system that recycles waste water while avoiding evaporation.

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TEXAS

 it is beautiful, some of them I didn’t even know they existed!
 
 
To all the people that assume Texas is a desert   wasteland. How many deserts look like this?
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Seguin, TX
2. Or have natural pools like this?
Or have natural pools like this?j
Dripping Springs, Texas
3. As for being dry? Much of Texas is the opposite of that.
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Uncertain, Texas
4. It has everything from flowing streams…
It has everything from flowing streams...
Gruene, Texas
5. To scenic rivers…
To scenic rivers...
San Marcos, TX
6. To captivating waterfalls…
To captivating waterfalls...
McKinney State Park
Austin, TX
7. And massive city lakes.
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Austin,TX
8. Even the swamps are pretty.
Even  the swamps are pretty.
Uncertain, TX
9. Nothing beats a sunrise in the bayou.
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Needville, TX
10. Or the wildlife.
Or the wildlife.
Damon, TX
11. Contrary to popular belief Texas is not flat either: It has enormous rocks.
Contrary to popular belief  Texas is not flat either: It has enormous rocks.
Enchanted Rock, TX
12. Along with deep cutting canyons.
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Big Bend, TX
13. Photo worthy mountaintop sunsets.
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Big Bend, TX
14. The views are worth the climb.
The views are worth the climb.
Big Bend, TX
15. Only in Texas will you find amazing colonies of bats aboveground.
Only in Texas will you find amazing colonies of bats aboveground.
Ausitn, TX
16. And vast beauty below.
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San Antonio,TX
17. People say the state doesn’t have seasons. They couldn’t be more wrong.
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Vanderpool, TX
18. It has colorful foliage in fall.
It has colorful foliage in fall.
Wichita Falls, TX
19. Long covered walking trails in the spring.
Long covered walking trails in the spring.
Needville, TX
20. Beautiful swimming holes to cool yourself off in the summer.
Beautiful swimming holes to cool yourself off in the  summer.
Wimberley, TX
21. And every once in a while a mysterious white powder falls from the skies in the winter.
And every once in a while a mysterious white powder falls from the skies in the winter.
North Richland Hills, TX
22. Fog is not just something you see in London — Texas has its fair share of mystic haze.
Fog is not just  something you see in London    Texas has its fair share of mystic haze.
Austin, TX
23. Along with epic storms.
Along with epic storms.
Dallas, TX
24. REALLY EPIC STORMS.
REALLY EPIC  STORMS.
Vega, TX
25. Don’t forget about the 367 miles of coastline.
Don't forget about the 367 miles of coastline.
Port Aransas, TX
26. You can catch an amazing sunset.
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Seabrook, TX
27. Have a light house show you the way.
Have a light house show you the way.
Point Bolivar, Texas
28. Remember, nothing comes close to the beauty of the coast.
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Galveston, TX
29. Oh, Texas has deserts too, and they’re awesome.
Oh, Texas has deserts too, and they're awesome.
Chihuahuan Desert, Texas
30. They have their own version of wildlife.
They have their own version of wildlife.
31. And select pieces of high end art.
And select pieces of high end art.
Marfa, TX
32. The Lone Star State is known for its rolling plains.
The Lone Star State is known for its rolling plains.
Silverton, TX
33. With amber waves of grain.
With amber waves of grain.
Vega, Texas
34. Where nothing goes to waste.
Where nothing goes to waste.
Amarillo, TX
35. Few things match the beauty of a Texas evening.
Few things match the beauty of a Texas evening.
Lago Vista, TX
36. The stars at night truly are big and bright.
The stars at night truly are big and bright.
Gillispie, TX
So wherever your travels may take you.
So wherever your travels may take you.
Mason County, TX
Hopefully, one day they’ll lead you here.
Hopefully, one day they'll lead you here.
Austin, TX
 
God Bless Texas!
God Bless Texas!

 

the Polar Bear, then Koala

 

First, the Polar Bear. .  
Polar Bear: I come in Peace  

Norbert Rosing’s striking images of a wild polar bear coming upon
tethered sled dogs in the
 wilds of
Canada ‘s Hudson Bay .

The photographer was sure that he was going to see
the end of his dogs when the polar bear wandered in.

It’s hard to believe that this polar bear only needed
to hug someone!

The Polar Bear returned every night that week to play with the dogs.

Now the Koala. . .

AT 120 DEGREES IN AUSTRALIA , IT WAS SO HOT FOR A WEEK
THAT KOALAS WERE ASKING PEOPLE FOR WATER. IT’S
NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE.


ONE WENT TO A HOUSE TO TRY TO HIDE FROM THE HEAT AND TO
GET A BIT OF SHADE AND HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED WHEN
THE OWNER GAVE HIM SOMETHING TO DRINK. IT’S
REALLY CUTE.

“Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened.”

Winter-show

Winter is the coldest season of the year, between autumn and spring. It is caused by the axis of the Earth in the respective hemisphere being oriented away from the Sun. Different cultures define different dates as the start of winter, and some use a definition based on weather. In many regions, winter is associated with snow and freezing temperatures.In winter the days are shortest and the nights are longest, with days lengthening as the season progresses after the solstice.

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Winter

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Unique Places Around the World

 

The Astonishing Annual Red Crab Migration
Each year millions of bright red land crabs leave their burrow homes on Australia’s Christmas Island and start a long, laborious trek
toward the sea. They descend cliffs, climb banks and maneuver around obstacles to reach the shoreline and lay their eggs, eventually returning to the island’s central plateau with their offspring in tow. The synchronized migration resembles a crimson-colored river
undulating across the island and can last up to 18 days. The event typically takes place in November or December (the crabs will only
move when it’s raining) and coincides with the turning of high tide and the arrival of the waning moon.

  
The Inhabited Volcanic Island of Aogashima, Japan.

Guelta d’Archei Oasis, Sahara Desert

The Victoria water lily is native to the Amazon river

Gudvangen, Norway

The Tibetan Bridge in Claviere, Piedmont, Italy.

Awesome Lighted Cherry Blossom Lake (Sakura, Japan)

Prskalo Waterfall, Serbia

Perspective, The Redwoods, California (The Redwood Forest)

Zachariasbryggen – Bergen, Norway

Cave Hotel in Cederberg Mountains, South Africa.

Vanishing Underwater Roller Coaster in Japan !!

Off the Amalfi Coast in  Italy

A Bougainvilla Patio Garden

Gorgeous reflection

  
Voringfossen is the 83rd highest waterfall in Norway on the basis of total fall.

  
Preikestolen, Norway

The Great Artificial Elephant, Nantes, France,

AND FINALLY – Creative bathroom design! – Do you want this comfort room
 

Somewhere in Vietnam . .
Canal River through a paddyfield

  
Beautiful New Zealand!!

Facing a ray through a Giant Aquarium

Enchanted River is found in Philippines. It is called enchanted because no one has ever reached its bottom. Many people, including
scuba divers, have tried reaching for the bottom but have failed, hence the legend of its bottomless pit. Moreover, locals share that
NOBODY has been successful in catching the fish in this river, whether by hand or by spear. They say its bluish color is a result of its
depth and the water clarity changes throughout the
day. At around 12:00 PM, the water becomes clearer and even more majestic.

Under the clear blue water of Lake Huron in Ontario,

3D Street Art , Rennes, France.
 

 Tree house, Philippines

 
A stone path across a lake in Poland

Ausangate mountain, Andes, Peru. Want to go on a trek

The water spirals of Elakala Waterfalls ~ Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia

Zhangjiaje Stone Forest in Hunan, China. It is the inspiration for the floating mountains in the movie “Avatar.”
Hong Kong.

Purple and Orange Starfish on the Beach

Greenland

Poland has a forest full of bent pine trees (Crooked Forest)

Christ the Redeemer Statue overlooking the whole of Rio was pretty special. You could see it from everywhere you went. I also have to
say that the majority of the people who lived there, including the ‘natives’ (especially in the favelas) knew exactly who it was and
respected it and what it stands for.

  
Every home should have this! – The staircase slider

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Dubai Miracle Garden

 

The most beautiful and biggest natural flower garden in the world, Dubai Miracle Garden

The Miracle Garden contains special vertical and horizontal landscaping designs; each area has special design.

The Miracle Garden contains different types of flowers; some flowers are planted for the first time in the Gulf Region. 

The garden contains more than 45 million flowers.

Garden Instructions:

1.  Please keep the area clean.
2.  Children are the responsibility of accompanied adults.
3.  Ball playing, cycling and barbecues are not allowed.
4.  The pets are not allowed.
5.  Management shall not be held responsible for personal accidents.
6.  Sitting is allowed only in the designated areas.
7.  Flower picking is not allowed.
8.  Any damages arising due to negligence or non–compliance with the mentioned instructions shall be sole responsibility of the visitor and their companions.
9.  Please use proper passages, walkways, and exits allocated for such use.

 

Photos–BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE

Mother Nature will have her way —
GOD IS WATCHING YOU
WHO UNDERSTANDS THE FORCE OF NATURE ?
THE BEAUTY OF NATURE
NATURE IS COLOR PERFECT
NATURE IS DELICATE
NATURE CAN TAME THE BEAST
NATURE’S HEART IS EVERYWHERE
NATURE IS POWERFUL
NATURE LOVES PINK
NATURE DOESN’T NEED A BEAUTY SHOP
Cloud spiral in the sky. An Iridescent (Rainbow) Cloud in Himalaya.
The phenomenon was observed early am October 18, 2009.
NATURE IS PERFECT
NATURE IS LOVE
NATURE’S JEWELERY
NATURE’S BATH
AND THERE IS BEAUTY WITHOUT COLOR
I’M WATCHING YOU
NATURE KNOWS CUTENESS
NATURE SURPRISES US

NATURE IS AWESOME

NATURE IN THE SEA

THE HEART OF NATUREHeart River: loc Western North Dakota

NATURE’S COLOR IS EVERYWHERELAKE HILLIER: LOC WEST AUSTRALIA
lake hillier pink lake in australia (1)

NATURE’S NIGHT PERFORMANCE
NATURE IS A MYSTERY

NATURE IS AWESOME

SOMETIMES NATURE IS OVERLY GENEROUS

NATURE UNDERGROUND

NATURE CAN BE VIOLENT

NATURE PROVIDES ALL THINGS NEEDED

NATURE CAN BE SCARRY

CUMULONIMBUS INCUS…..GREECE
REFLECTION

NO WORDS NEEDED

Animal shots

Taken with high precision but most of the time just lucky shots.                                  Animal photography at it’s best, at least in a fun way..

RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME !!!  ENJOY !
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Guess what this is…

 

Guess…
Description:
Oh no it’s not.
It’’s not I tell you!
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It’s a Vietnamese gourd or pumpkin.
Oh yes it is!
Look at the photos below.
    
   
  
Vietnamese Gourd Or Pumpkin related alternative medicine supplements and vitamins. Also explore information on treatment, health benefits & side effects with Vietnamese Gourd Or Pumpkin products. Many of the sources come from our Encyclopedia of Natural Health and include relevant health topics. Uses vary, but may include , Strengthen Immune System, and 100% Vegan / Wheat & Gluten Free and are non-FDA reviewed or approved, natural alternatives, to use for , Weakened Immune System, and Chronic Fatigue.
They would certainly brighten up my kitchen.
Although they do look as though they’re trophies from some remote Amazonian tribe !

Epcot Flowers-Garden

Epcot Flower-Garden. One of the most welcome signs of spring is Epcot’s annual.

International Flower & Garden Festival. While the grounds at Epcotare always beautiful, the Flower and Garden Festival takes them to the next level.Throughout Epcot over 100 topiaries on display. The Flower Power Concert Serieswill return as well as special kids’ activities and gardening workshops.Throughout the event, Disney horticulturists and garden experts conduct seminars, sharing tips and secrets for you to try at home.

click here: Epcot Flower-Garden.pps

for more info. visit here:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/guides/epcot/events/ep-flower-garden.htm

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