Stunning Places on this Beautiful Earth

Before you are places that not only draw the eye, but also the soul.
Our planet is filled with magical places, some of them we even created ourselves.

Never forget that this is an incredible world, for all its hardships, and whenever you are feeling low, a
vacation at one of these places will surely pick you up!

Geirangerfijo in Norway

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Hohenzollern Castle, Germany

Duomo Cathedral, Italy

 

Glasgow Cathedral, Scotland

 

Menorca, Spain

 

Sequoia National Park, California.

Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

 

Himalayas, Nepal

Iguazu Falls, Brazil

Horseshoe Bend, United States

Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Bali

Spirit Island, Canada

Shotover River, New Zealand

Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Stone Forest, China

Gullfoss, Iceland

European Beech Trees of Mariemont, Belgium

Skyline Silhouette of Chicago

Spire Cove, Alaska

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Men shopping with their wives: Happens the same the world over

Men shopping with wives

Men shopping with wives

Ready so go!

Ready so go!

Patience

Patience

Not impressed

Not impressed

Teach the boy right. Take a snooze

Teach the boy right. Take a snooze

Relax

Relax

Still waiting!

Still waiting!

Chat with me mates

Chat with me mates

Yep rather wait outside

Yep rather wait outside

No chairs or benches....

No chairs or benches….

He's got the right idea

He’s got the right idea

Sleep.

Sleep.

Do you really need to buy these shoes?

Do you really need to buy these shoes?

Not going to wait anymore.....

Not going to wait anymore…..

Really? Not finished yet?

Really? Not finished yet?

Clever shopping center with these benches

Clever shopping center with these benches

Might as well

Might as well

Yeah yeah they all look nice

Yeah yeah they all look nice

Tired of waiting

Tired of waiting

Ag shame man

Ag shame man

Look after the shopping, but man I am tired

Look after the shopping, but man I am tired-

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Lion versus the Warthog (Leeu en Vlakvark)

Lion vs. Warthog
Posted by Africa Geographic Editorial

The unsuspecting warthog steps into the path of an oncoming lion at the Addo Elephant Park in South Africa

The lion leaps out on to the warthog with brute force and pounces on its prey

The lion leaps out on to the warthog with brute force and pounces on its prey

The warthog tries to make a break for freedom but the lion is hot on its heels trying to recapture it

The warthog tries to make a break for freedom but the lion is hot on its heels trying to recapture it

The stunning images were caught on camera by photographer Dr Trix Jonker, at the Addo Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

The stunning images were caught on camera by photographer Dr Trix Jonker, at the Addo Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Dr Jonker revealed she almost missed the moment as the warthog had a lucky escape first of all after
it accidentally woke a sleeping lioness, but foolishly walked back in front of the lions and this time was not so lucky.
But she managed to capture the action at the perfect minute.
She added: “After the warthog escaped, I thought the action was over.
But the warthog went back in a circle and went back on the same path as before, straight back into the lions.”

She said: “It was getting late and the gates were closing in an hour.
I looked away and when I looked back I saw the warthog coming straight towards some resting lions.
By this time, a male lion had woken up and was sat up straight trying to see what the commotion was.
He saw the warthog coming and went straight into the attack position.
This was when I had my camera poised as I knew this time something was going to happen.
At one stage there was only this big dust cloud and I could not see what was happening.”

The lion wrestles the warthog to the ground sending a dust cloud up in the air

The lion wrestles the warthog to the ground sending a dust cloud up in the air

Dr Jonker said when the dust cleared she saw the lion holding the warthog between his front paws.

Dr Jonker said when the dust cleared she saw the lion holding the warthog between his front paws.

The poor unsuspecting warthog did not spot the lions at all and she disappeared behind a bush where a lion was lying, and it was taken by surprise.

The poor unsuspecting warthog did not spot the lions at all and she disappeared behind a bush where a lion was lying, and it was taken by surprise.

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The lion digs his teeth into the warthog he has just killed as he is joined by a lioness

The lion digs his teeth into the warthog he has just killed as he is joined by a lioness

“He stayed like that for quite a while then lifted the warthog into the air and started dragging it away.
I couldn’t believe how tough the warthog was, and was absolutely stunned by what I saw that afternoon.”

The pictures were captured by Dr Trix Jonker, pictured, who said it was amazing she managed to capture the battle on camera.

The pictures were captured by Dr Trix Jonker, pictured, who said it was amazing she managed to capture the battle on camera.

This is the moment a warthog stepped into the path of a hungry lion and then became its prey.
The incredible pictures show the warthog step into the lion’s den, but it was only ever going to end one way, as the predator then leaps out with brute force to capture the animal.

The lion then goes on to devour the wild pig, proving his status as top of the animal food chain.

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Bonus reasons for having a dog

They will give you a reason to smile everyday.

They will give you a reason to smile everyday.

Make sure you do not eat too much.  They will rather do it for you.

Make sure you do not eat too much. They will rather do it for you.

Cutest alarm ever

Cutest alarm ever

Will watch anything on TV with you

Will watch anything on TV with you

Exercise partner

Exercise partner

Therapists

Therapists

Home Security

Home Security

Warm blanket

Warm blanket

And loads of kisses

And loads of kisses

Best hugs

Best hugs

To hold your hand

To hold your hand

Uncomdition love

Uncomdition love

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100 great pictures – Part 5

THE ROCKY WAVE

THE ROCKY WAVE

YALE’S RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY

YALE’S RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY

YOKOHAMA CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN BLOOM

YOKOHAMA CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN BLOOM

World’s Coolest Subway Entrance

World’s Coolest Subway Entrance

WAVES OF TIME

WAVES OF TIME

THE STAINED GLASS MAPPARIUM, BOSTON

THE STAINED GLASS MAPPARIUM, BOSTON

THE ROMAN POOL AT HEARST CASTLE

THE ROMAN POOL AT HEARST CASTLE

THE TSUNAMI CLOUD

THE TSUNAMI CLOUD

THE TALLEST WATERFALL IN THE WORLD in Angel Falls in Venezuela

THE TALLEST WATERFALL IN THE WORLD in Angel Falls in Venezuela

TRIPPY ICE EFFECT AFTER FLOOD

TRIPPY ICE EFFECT AFTER FLOOD

UFO spotted in Seatle

UFO spotted in Seatle

UNDERWATER PERFECTION

UNDERWATER PERFECTION

THE STUDLEY TOOL CHEST to build Pianos

THE STUDLEY TOOL CHEST to build Pianos

THE WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES

THE WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES

WATERSPOUTS OVER THE ADRIATIC

WATERSPOUTS OVER THE ADRIATIC

WHEN ART MEETS NATURE

WHEN ART MEETS NATURE

THE SKY WHALE

THE SKY WHALE

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100 great pictures – Part 4

The First Untethered Free Flight in Space

The First Untethered Free Flight in Space

THE EYE OF THE MOON

THE EYE OF THE MOON

THE EDGE OF INSANITY

THE EDGE OF INSANITY

SAN FRANCISCO IS STEEP

SAN FRANCISCO IS STEEP

SUNRISE AT EASTER ISLAND

SUNRISE AT EASTER ISLAND

THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR

THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR

SUNSET FIRE OPAL - when illuminated just right, it looks like a sunset above the clouds

SUNSET FIRE OPAL – when illuminated just right, it looks like a sunset above the clouds

STORM’S A-BREWIN’ Cananda

STORM’S A-BREWIN’ Cananda

Starry Night - Mily way Galaxy in the night at Yosemite National Park

Starry Night – Mily way Galaxy in the night at Yosemite National Park

SAN FRANCISCO FOG

SAN FRANCISCO FOG

THE MULTICOLORED ICEBERG

THE MULTICOLORED ICEBERG

THE GORGE AT WATKINS GLEN

THE GORGE AT WATKINS GLEN

THE FULL CIRCLE RAINBOW

THE FULL CIRCLE RAINBOW

PORTLAND’S FAMOUS JAPANESE MAPLE

PORTLAND’S FAMOUS JAPANESE MAPLE

THE FACE OF AN ICEBERG

THE FACE OF AN ICEBERG

THE ANCIENT BANYAN TREE

THE ANCIENT BANYAN TREE

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100 great pictures – Part 3

MOOSE IN THE MIST

MOOSE IN THE MIST

JUST A BIG CAT

JUST A BIG CAT

ONE HAPPY FOX

ONE HAPPY FOX

OPEN WATER ROLL CLOUD

OPEN WATER ROLL CLOUD

MOON JELLY

MOON JELLY

METICULOUSLY DISMANTLED VW GOLF

METICULOUSLY DISMANTLED VW GOLF

PERFECTLY TIMED DOGBIRD (Looks like a flying dog with the being behing the dog)

PERFECTLY TIMED DOGBIRD (Looks like a flying dog with the being behing the dog)

A baby Musk Ox just a few weeks old.

A baby Musk Ox just a few weeks old.

NATURE OVERTAKES THE GREAT WALL

NATURE OVERTAKES THE GREAT WALL

JUST ROOM ENOUGH ISLAND

JUST ROOM ENOUGH ISLAND

LONE CHAMOIS ABOVE THE CLOUDS (like a goat)

LONE CHAMOIS ABOVE THE CLOUDS (like a goat)

MOONRISE TIME-LAPSE OVER LA

MOONRISE TIME-LAPSE OVER LA

KAMCHATKA ICE CAVE, RUSSIA

KAMCHATKA ICE CAVE, RUSSIA

LET THERE BE LIGHT

LET THERE BE LIGHT

PONTHUS’ BEECH

PONTHUS’ BEECH

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100 great pictures – Part 2

FORCES OF NATURE

FORCES OF NATURE

A waterfall cascades to the sea.

A waterfall cascades to the sea.

HOUSE ON FIRE RUIN, MULE CANYON

HOUSE ON FIRE RUIN, MULE CANYON

DOWN THE SPIRAL IN ROME

DOWN THE SPIRAL IN ROME

HONG KONG AT NIGHT

HONG KONG AT NIGHT

HOLD THE SUN

HOLD THE SUN

GRAND CANYON LIGHT SHOW

GRAND CANYON LIGHT SHOW

INVISIBLE REFLECTION

INVISIBLE REFLECTION

IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT Photographer Kawika Singson

IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT Photographer Kawika Singson

IRIDESCENT ANTARCTICA

IRIDESCENT ANTARCTICA

EARTH FROM THE DARK SIDE OF SATURN

EARTH FROM THE DARK SIDE OF SATURN

DOWN THE SPIRAL

DOWN THE SPIRAL

DUCT TAPE LANDSCAPE

DUCT TAPE LANDSCAPE

FACE PLANT

FACE PLANT

FIRST FLIGHT

FIRST FLIGHT

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100 great pictures – Part 1

. SUNSET IN SANTORINI

A bowl of rian. The National Congress of Brazil federel government building

A bowl of rian. The National Congress of Brazil federel government building

A HORIZON RAINBOW IN PARIS

A HORIZON RAINBOW IN PARIS

ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS

ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS

ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS

ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS

ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS

ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS

ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS

ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS

ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS

ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS

ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS

ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS

ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS

ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS

CELL TOWER AFTER EPIC SNOWSTORM

Cloud city Dubai

Cloud city Dubai

COAL TRAIN AT SUNSET

COAL TRAIN AT SUNSET

COLOGNE CATHEDRAL DURING WWII GERMANY

COLOGNE CATHEDRAL DURING WWII GERMANY

CONTRAST IN KRAKOW, pOLAND

CONTRAST IN KRAKOW, pOLAND

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Activities I will not do before I get older

Activities I will not do before I get older

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Activities I will not do before I get older20

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Activities I will not do before I get older16

Activities I will not do before I get older15

Activities I will not do before I get older14

Activities I will not do before I get older13

Activities I will not do before I get older12

Activities I will not do before I get older11

Activities I will not do before I get older10

Activities I will not do before I get older9

Activities I will not do before I get older8

Activities I will not do before I get older7

Activities I will not do before I get older6

Activities I will not do before I get older5

Activities I will not do before I get older4

Fortunately, I am ALREADY old.
I didn’t get this way by being stupid!

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