Thursday, 26 June 2014

Mind-blowing Railway Photos show South American Trains Teetering on Cliff Edges and Tunneling through Mountains



56 Year old French photographer Jean Marc Frybourg went to great lengths to capture these unbelievable pictures of some of South America's most scenic rail routes in Peru and Chile. The Paris based photographer whose job is in the pharmaceutical industry, has an obsession with travel and photography, in particular immortalizing his favorites railways.
The photos feature trains mainly servicing mines as they weave through incredible landscapes which are made accessible due to just as impressive engineering feats that make the viewer wonder how on earth they got a track there in the first place. You can well see in one shot, two trains are flawlessly aligned on a mountain side, which was taken with the cooperation of the railway company while another is transporting tanks of sulphuric. 

Frybourg says; I was very keen in travelling photos, when I was boy. I have always taken photographs. I have started to learn photography and using serious cameras in 1972 when I was 11 or 12-years-old. His love of trains started with model roads and went from there. I wanted to travel and see the trains. Since then, I’ve always preferred taking pictures of trains.

Iceland has become a favorites filming destination for Hollywood and these spectacular images definitely show why.



Known as the 'Land of Fire and Ice', with stunning scenery and otherworldly vistas, a photographer's dream place, says Peter Rolf Hammer, who captured these remarkable pictures on a five-week journey across the country. Peter Rolf belongs to Melbourne Australia actually inspired by Iceland's varied landscape from geysers and waterfalls to volcanoes and mountains. It is not surprise for me at all that Hollywood movies are filming in Iceland. The scenery is truly spectacular. The 69 years old photographer travelled around Iceland in a bid to capture its beauty on film and the results are an awe-inspiring set of snaps, filled with rugged landscapes and dramatic scenes.  I’ve always liked to travel those places which are not average tourist destination and where you can view the stunning landscapes. The nature beauty in Iceland is so amazing and varied from thermal areas to glaciers, mountains, waterfalls, glacial lagoons and seascapes. Peter Rolf travelled over 4,000 miles across Iceland, photographing the majority of the country.Source: Charismatic Planet

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Lilac Breasted Roller is Considered The Most Attractive Birds



The colorful Lilac-breasted Roller or Coracias caudatus is a member of the roller family of birds. It is widely found in sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula, preferring open woodland and savanna; it is mostly absent from treeless places. Lilac Breasted Roller normally found alone or in pairs, it perches conspicuously at the high vantage points, like tops of trees and  poles where it can spot insects, scorpions, lizards, snails, small birds and rodents moving about at ground level. The bird nesting habit is taking place in a natural hole in a tree where a clutch of 2–4 eggs is laid, and incubated by both parents, who are exceptionally aggressive in defense of their nest, taking on raptors and other birds. However; during the breeding season the male birds will rise to great heights, descending in swoops and dives, while uttering harsh, discordant cries.

The bird’s sexes are same in coloration. Juveniles do not have the long tail feathers that adults do. Lilac Breasted Roller is the national bird of Botswana and Kenya, which is often considered one of the most attractive birds in the world with its pastel plumage, striking field marks and long tail streamers. You can found birds in these colors Buff, white, purple, blue, turquoise, green, black, and tan. These birds are having raspy call, the pitch does not vary and tone has a rattling quality. Although they’re mostly in silent but more vocal during the breading season or when they sensed about their territory is in danger. 

These rollers are not considered threatened or endangered, though habitat preservation can assist to keep them their population numbers at a stable level. Poaching for the pet trade is a minor threat. The birds have exclusively adapted to one natural disaster while brush fires can be devastating to numerous animals and birds, these rollers will purposely hunt near the edges of fires where prey is fleeing and less wary of predators. These’re similar kind of birds, Racket-Tailed Roller (Coracias spatulatus), Abyssinian Roller (Coracias abyssinicus), Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis), Purple Roller (Coracias naevius), and    European Roller (Coracias garrulus).Source: Charismatic Planet

Friday, 20 June 2014

Boabab "Tree of Life"

Boabab: Also known as the "tree of life", Baobab trees, found in Africa and India, can live for several thousand years. They have little wood fiber, but can store large quantities of water.

Indeed a hypnotic sight of Methoka Water Falls in Mehdiabaad Sakrdu, Pakistan.

Indeed a hypnotic sight of Methoka Water Falls in Mehdiabaad Sakrdu, Pakistan.