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26

Jul

30 most beautiful places in the world: See them all up close here.

24

Jul

Photo of the day: Moose at Denali National Park munches on a snack
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Abandoned car cemetery spends years rusting in spooky Belgian forest
Despite the resemblance to a grim doomsday traffic jam, these abandoned cars are in reality parked in an old junkyard on the west side of Chatillon, a small village near Ardennes, Belgium. The rusty retro vehicles have been sitting there for 70 years, plenty of time for the surrounding wilderness to almost overtake them.

Where the wild things aren’t: 8 abandoned zoos and animal parksEerie and unsettling perhaps, but deserted zoos also make for some excellent urban exploration.

Where the wild things aren’t: 8 abandoned zoos and animal parks
Eerie and unsettling perhaps, but deserted zoos also make for some excellent urban exploration.

22

Jul

Photo of the day: A red fox enjoys the sunset from a path at Katmai National Park

African lake turns animals into statues
Tanzania’s Lake Natron calcifies the animals that die in its waters, and Nick Brandt captures them with eerie photographs.

21

Jul

With Lifelines, photographer shines a light on homeless folks and their pets
In this heartwarming photo series, Austin-based photographer Norah Levine documents the chronically misunderstood relationship between homeless people and the pets they love.

18

Jul

'Luminous Sea' offers glimpse of colorful marine life
As a professional photographer, avid diver and marine life advocate, Richard Salas has spent the last decade immersing himself in and documenting the underwater habitats of western North America. The product of his journey is the “Sea of Light” trilogy, a fascinating series of photo books that highlights the vibrant colors and textures of these mysterious aquatic worlds.

17

Jul

12 magnificent views of travertine terraces around the world
Travertine terraces are some of the most bizarre-looking geological formations on Earth. The rock that makes up these unique formations is a type of limestone commonly deposited by mineral springs through a process of rapid precipitation of carbonate minerals.

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Exploring Eilat’s beautiful Coral Reef Nature Reserve
This protected marine ecosystem in the Red Sea teems with vibrant life.