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The Beauty of the Fern Presented in 50 Quality Photos

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A fern is a very special plant. Ferns have stems, leaves, and roots, but they do not have seeds or flowers. They reproduce via spores. Ferns first appear in the fossil record 360 million years ago. Fern species live in a wide variety of habitats, from remote mountain elevations, to dry desert rock faces, to […]

Photography: Barcelona in 50 Pictures

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Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain. It’s one of the world’s leading tourist and cultural centers and one of Europe’s principal Mediterranean ports. Catalan Art Nouveau architecture left an important legacy in Barcelona. A great number of these buildings are World Heritage Sites. Especially remarkable is the work […]

Photography: 50 Adorable Squirrels

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Squirrels are rodents, related to mice and gerbils. Rodents have two upper and two lower teeth that keep growing, and they have to gnaw so they won’t grow too big. They cut wood with them, or use them to bite through the hard skin of fruit, and they also use them for defense. Squirrels come […]

King of the Jungle: 50 of the Best Examples of Lion Photography

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The lion is one of the four big cats, and is also known as the king of all animals. Wild lions currently exist in Africa and Asia. They typically inhabit savanna and grassland, sometimes they may be found in the bush and the forest. Lions are unusually social compared to other cats. A pride of […]

The Beauty of Typical Australian Fauna in 50 Pictures

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Down Under, we find a great range of different species. Due to the continent’s long geographic isolation, and tectonic stability, most animals living in Australia are found nowhere else in the world. Best-known are the marsupials. They are the group of mammals commonly thought of as pouched mammals. They stay in the pouch till they […]

Photography: Paris in 50 Pictures

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Paris, the capital of France is located near the river Seine. It’s the most visited city in the world. Not only for its shopping, the thousands of historical monument, the arts and cuisine, but also because it’s known as the City of Love. The most romantic city, but also the most expensive city to live […]

The Beauty of the World Seen Through Image Distorting Objects

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The world looks so much different if you look at it through a magnifying glass, or a lens. We discover details we never saw before, or new structures. Even looking through ice or water gives an object a whole new form. And a window view only shows us part of reality. Looking at something, letting […]

The 50 Most Impressive Mountains in the World

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A mountain is a landform that stretches above the surrounding land, in the form of a peak. Mount Everest is the largest Mountain on earth, it’s located in the Himalaya mountain region, with a height of 8850 meter. (29035 feet) Mountains and mountain ranges are stunning, as you can see in the following photos. We […]

Frog Photography: 50 Frogs from Every Corner of the World

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Frogs are amphibian. Their hind legs are typically longer than their front legs and they have a short body. Frogs come in a variety of colors, from simple green to more exotic bright colors. Culturally, frogs are featured in fairy tales and popular culture. Sadly enough, populations of certain frog species are significantly declining. This […]

50 of the Most Famous Rivers in the World

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Rivers usually flow towards an ocean, a lake, a sea, or another river. Some run peacefully through the landscape, others run wildly. We need them for our fresh water supply, food and transportation. Many settlements started along a river. Rivers inspired many poets and painters in the past, and now photographers capture their beauty. In […]