Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dwarfed by Nature - A Humbling Experience

 Uluru, Australia
The massive rock ? a.k.a. Ayers Rock ? is climbed by 250 every day, despite pleas from local indigenous groups to refrain from doing so.
Photo: Chris Harrison

 Diving with whale sharks
The whale shark is the world?s largest fish species and can grow to be longer than 40 feet. This shot was taken off Christmas Island, Australia, in January 2005.
Photo: Rob Hughes
 Cotopaxi, Ecuador
This volcano just south of Quito reaches an elevation of 5,897m (19,347ft) ? often higher than the clouds.
Photo: david_rombaut

 Snowfields, Rocky Mountains
This is no photoshop. It?s Matador senior editor David Miller getting in some late-season turns in Rocky Mountain National Park. Read about it in The Dharma Shack Chronicles.
Photo: David Miller

Travelers to Antarctica report losing all sense of distance ? the geographic scale is so immense and the ice fields so flat and white. This is Lake Fryxell.
Photo: Nicolas Arthur Salava

 Mont Blanc, France
Europe?s tallest mountain tops out at 4,810m (15,782ft) and sits in one of The 6 Best Starter Ranges for Mountaineering.
Photo: Sarah Brigden

 Iguazu Falls, Brazil
The majority of the falls lies in Argentina, but according to the photographer, ?the great thing about the Brazilian side of Iguazu is that there are no limits on taking pictures at any time of day?.(unlike the Argentinian side).?
Photo: SF Brit


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