Nature

As they batter.

A raging sea dwarfs Seaham Lighthouse in County Durham in England by  by Owen Humphreys

A raging sea dwarfs Seaham Lighthouse in County Durham in England, with 100ft waves after a cold front moved down from the north bringing freezing temperatures to the North of England. Photo by Owen Humphreys, PA. Feb. 6, 2013.

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Into the woods.

Walnut Forest II, Evia, Greece by Vangelis Bagiatis

Walnut Forest II.

At Evia in Greece. Photo by Vangelis Bagiatis.


As trees are cracking.

Storm in the making by Pedro Moura Pinheiro, Kiev Airport 2008

Storm in the making by Pedro Moura Pinheiro, Kiev Airport 2008.


Open to chance.

Behind a Little House, 2008 by Manuel Cosentino

Behind a Little House, 2008 by Manuel Cosentino


We witness beyond atop.

Summer to Winter. Lauterrunnen, Switzerland by Marrkoss, 2011

Summer to Winter.

Photo by Marrkoss. Lauterrunnen, Switzerland, 2011


Valley of the Stars.

The Matterhorn as seen from the Lauterbrunnen valley. Digitally stitched by Dominic Kamp

Digitally stitched photo of the Matterhorn and the Lauterbrunnen / Wengen valley by Dominic Kamp, 2013


What soul, this land.

Time-out at the Tannerhof Hotel in Bayrischzell, Germany. Photo taken using an Apple iPhone 4 by Sabine Butterblume

Time-out at the Tannerhof Hotel in Bayrischzell, Germany.

Photo taken using an Apple iPhone 4 by Sabine Butterblume


Take a hike.

Wakely Mnt summit by Martin, photoMakak

The fire observer’s cabin along Wakely Mountain summit, located in one of the more remote sections of the central Adirondack Mountains, New York State.

Photo by Martin, photoMakak


Wisps of green across.

Between the narrow walls of Claustral Canyon, Australia by Carsten Peter

A canyoneer between the narrow walls of Claustral Canyon, Australia. Photo by Carsten Peter.

(source:  natgeo)


Prominently present in a distance, ever more.

Balls Pyramid, Lord Howe, Australia by Hatty Gottschalk

Ball’s Pyramid, an erosional remnant of a shield volcano and caldera that formed about 7 million years ago. Ball’s Pyramid is 20 km. southeast of Lord Howe Island at Australia in the Pacific Ocean.

Photo by Hatty Gottschalk


Where the Giants fought with stones.

Stone Circle at Avebury, Wiltshire. Photo by Philip Selby

The Stone Circle at Avebury, Wiltshire.

Photo by Philip Selby, 2012


Singh-Ray reverse 2 stop.

Storm approaching at Liguria, Italy. Photo by Chiesi Gian Paolo

Storm approaching at Liguria, Italy.

Photo by Chiesi Gian Paolo


Be present, faithful ones.

Lake Bled, Slovenia by Marko Trebusak

Photo of Lake Bled at dawn, Slovenia by Marko Trebusak/Alamy.

A glacial lake in the Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia and features a small island in the middle which is home to the Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church.


Action, not words.

Operacion retorno, Mallorca by Andres Nieto Porras

Operacion retorno, Mallorca by Andres Nieto Porras


To set forth.

Hohenzollern Castle in the fog by Robin Holler, 2005

Hohenzollern Castle in the fog. Swabian Alb, Germany.

Photo by Robin Holler, 2005


Aut viam inveniam aut faciam.

Cascade Creek Falls, Coast Mountains near Mission by Drew Brayshaw

Cascade Creek Falls, Coast Mountains near Mission.

Capture by Drew Brayshaw


Puig Major.

Nevado, Mallorca by Andres Nieto Porras

The mountains of Mallorca covered in snow. Photo by Andres Nieto Porras.

The building seen on top of Puig Major is a military radar tower, built and installed by the Americans in 1958. There are doubts about the nature of military installations and whether the responsibility lies with the Spanish or American army. Presumably Spanish military use.


We will get there.

The Grotto of Time Lost by Michal Karcz, Karezoid

The Grotto of Time Lost by Michal Karcz, Karezoid.

Tatra Mountains in Poland, sept 2012


Explore.

Nobody there. Zermatt, Switzerland by CoolbieRe, 2012

“Nobody there.”

Beautiful composition photo by CoolbieRe @ Zermatt, Switzerland, 2012


Quiet Calling.

Quiet Calling by Michal Karcz, Karezoid

Landscape photo by Michal Karcz, Karezoid