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Happy Earth Day: mind-blowing pics from above


We must save the Earth in all its beauty for future generations.

35,000 walruses,Point Lay, Alaska

The image shows 35,000 walruses gathered on the shore, five miles north of Point Lay, Alaska. Environmental experts say the photograph is dramatic proof of changing environmental conditions that result from sea ice loss. The accelerating retreat of Alaskan sea ice north into the Arctic Ocean severely impacts the walruses who rely on it for everything from giving birth to diving to hunt for food.
The image shows 35,000 walruses gathered on the shore, five miles north of Point Lay, Alaska. Environmental experts say the photograph is dramatic proof of changing environmental conditions that result from sea ice loss. The accelerating retreat of Alaskan sea ice north into the Arctic Ocean severely impacts the walruses who rely on it for everything from giving birth to diving to hunt for food.

Lover’s Island GaleĆĄnjak, Croatia


Galesnjak - commonly known as “Lover’s Island” - is a naturally occurring, heart-shaped isle off the coast of Croatia.
Galesnjak – commonly known as “Lover’s Island” – is a naturally occurring, heart-shaped isle off the coast of Croatia.

Great Wall of China China


The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications built along the east-to-west line that represents the historical northern border of China.
The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications built along the east-to-west line that represents the historical northern border of China.

Seaweed Farms Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia


Seaweed farms on Nusa Lembongan – a small island located southeast of Bali, Indonesia – have an average harvest of 50,000 pounds per month.
Seaweed farms on Nusa Lembongan – a small island located southeast of Bali, Indonesia – have an average harvest of 50,000 pounds per month.

Pivot irrigation fields Copeland, Kansas, USA

Pivot irrigation fields cover the landscape north of Copeland, Kansas, USA. Powered by electric motors, lines of sprinklers rotate 360 degrees to evenly irrigate crops.
Pivot irrigation fields cover the landscape north of Copeland, Kansas, USA. Powered by electric motors, lines of sprinklers rotate 360 degrees to evenly irrigate crops.

Port Hercules Monaco

Port Hercules, the only deep-water port in Monaco, provides anchorage for up to 700 vessels. Monaco, has an area of 0.78 square miles and a population of 36,371, making it the second smallest and the most densely populated country in the world.
Port Hercules, the only deep-water port in Monaco, provides anchorage for up to 700 vessels. Monaco, has an area of 0.78 square miles and a population of 36,371, making it the second smallest and the most densely populated country in the world.

Roseville Yard, California, USA

Roseville Yard, located north of Sacramento, California is the largest rail facility on the west coast of the United States. Operated by the Union Pacific Railroad, the yard accommodates approximately 98 percent of all rail traffic in the north of the state.
Roseville Yard, located north of Sacramento, California is the largest rail facility on the west coast of the United States. Operated by the Union Pacific Railroad, the yard accommodates approximately 98 percent of all rail traffic in the north of the state.

A guitar-shaped forest,Laboulaye, Argentina

A guitar-shaped forest - more than one kilometer in length - is visible outside the city of Laboulaye, Argentina. For years, a couple by the name of Pedro Ureta and Graciela Yraizoz discussed the idea of creating such a design. However, when Graciela suddenly passed away, Pedro and their four children planted 7,000 cypress (the body of the instrument) and eucalyptus (the strings) trees in her honor. The guitar was her favorite instrument.
A guitar-shaped forest – more than one kilometer in length – is visible outside the city of Laboulaye, Argentina. For years, a couple by the name of Pedro Ureta and Graciela Yraizoz discussed the idea of creating such a design. However, when Graciela suddenly passed away, Pedro and their four children planted 7,000 cypress (the body of the instrument) and eucalyptus (the strings) trees in her honor. The guitar was her favorite instrument.

Australia Day Bondi Beach

One of the city’s most popular destinations, the beach gets its name from the Aboriginal word “Bondi” that means waves breaking over rocks.
One of the city’s most popular destinations, the beach gets its name from the Aboriginal word “Bondi” that means waves breaking over rocks.

Whirlpool exchange Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A whirlpool interchange connects three major roads by the Miracle Garden in Dubai, UAE. When construction of this junction began in 2006, Dubai contained 30,000 industrial cranes - 25% of all cranes on the planet.
A whirlpool interchange connects three major roads by the Miracle Garden in Dubai, UAE. When construction of this junction began in 2006, Dubai contained 30,000 industrial cranes – 25% of all cranes on the planet.

Niagara Falls Border of Ontario, Canada and New York, United States

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the border between Ontario, Canada and the United States. The falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet (50 m). The Maid of the Mist boat, visible here, has carried passengers into the rapids immediately below the falls since 1846.
Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the border between Ontario, Canada and the United States. The falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet (50 m). The Maid of the Mist boat, visible here, has carried passengers into the rapids immediately below the falls since 1846.

Magdeburg Water Bridge Magdeburg, Germany

The Magdeburg Water Bridge is a navigable aqueduct in central Germany. As the largest bridge of its kind in Europe, it spans the Elbe River to directly connect two canals, allowing large commercial ships to pass between the Rhineland and Berlin without having to descend into and then out of the Elbe. The structure was built with 24,000 tons of steel and 68,000 cubic meters of concrete.
The Magdeburg Water Bridge is a navigable aqueduct in central Germany. As the largest bridge of its kind in Europe, it spans the Elbe River to directly connect two canals, allowing large commercial ships to pass between the Rhineland and Berlin without having to descend into and then out of the Elbe. The structure was built with 24,000 tons of steel and 68,000 cubic meters of concrete.

Green Cathedral Almere, Netherlands

The Green Cathedral or De Groene Kathedraal located near Almere, Netherlands, is an artistic planting of 178 Lombardy poplar trees. The “Cathedral” is 150 m (490 ft) long and 75 m (246 ft) wide, which mimics the exact size and shape of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, in Reims, France.
The Green Cathedral or De Groene Kathedraal located near Almere, Netherlands, is an artistic planting of 178 Lombardy poplar trees. The “Cathedral” is 150 m (490 ft) long and 75 m (246 ft) wide, which mimics the exact size and shape of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, in Reims, France.

Jiaozhou Bay Bridge Qingdao / Huangdao, China

The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge — connecting Qingdao and Huangdao, China — is the world’s longest bridge, spanning 41.58 kilometers (25.84 miles).
The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge — connecting Qingdao and Huangdao, China — is the world’s longest bridge, spanning 41.58 kilometers (25.84 miles).

Kufra Basin Agriculture Project Kufra District, Libya

The Kufra Basin in the Sahara Desert of Libya is one of the most heavily irrigated oases in the world.
The Kufra Basin in the Sahara Desert of Libya is one of the most heavily irrigated oases in the world.

Grand Prismatic Spring Yellowstone National Park, Teton County, Wyoming, USA

At the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, visitors can get a close-up view on a series of elevated boardwalks. The hot spring gets its vivid color from pigmented bacteria that grow around the edge of the mineral-rich water.
At the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, visitors can get a close-up view on a series of elevated boardwalks. The hot spring gets its vivid color from pigmented bacteria that grow around the edge of the mineral-rich water.

Tulip Fields Lisse, Netherlands

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Costa Concordia Shipwreck Isola del Giglio, Italy

The Costa Concordia was a Italian cruise ship that wrecked off the coast of Isola del Giglio in Italy on January 13, 2012.
The Costa Concordia was a Italian cruise ship that wrecked off the coast of Isola del Giglio in Italy on January 13, 2012.

Mir Mine Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia

Mir Mine is an inactive, open-pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia.
Mir Mine is an inactive, open-pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia.

Palm Island / Hibiscus Island Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Palm Island and Hibiscus Islands are two man-made islands located in Miami Beach, Florida. While the residential neighborhoods on the islands have some of the highest property values in the city, they are also among the first places ordered to evacuate in advance of a hurricane.
Palm Island and Hibiscus Islands are two man-made islands located in Miami Beach, Florida. While the residential neighborhoods on the islands have some of the highest property values in the city, they are also among the first places ordered to evacuate in advance of a hurricane.

Los Caracoles Pass Los Andes, Chile

Los Caracoles Pass (or “Snails Pass”) is located in a remote section of the Andes Mountains on the Chilean side of the border with Argentina. The twisting road climbs to an elevation of 10,419 feet, has no roadside safety barriers, and is frequented by large trucks.
Los Caracoles Pass (or “Snails Pass”) is located in a remote section of the Andes Mountains on the Chilean side of the border with Argentina. The twisting road climbs to an elevation of 10,419 feet, has no roadside safety barriers, and is frequented by large trucks.

Eixample District Barcelona, Spain

Eixample - a district in the city of Barcelona, Spain - is characterized by its strict grid pattern, octagonal intersections, and apartments with communal courtyards.
Eixample – a district in the city of Barcelona, Spain – is characterized by its strict grid pattern, octagonal intersections, and apartments with communal courtyards.
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