Sunday, 30 August 2015

Karijini National Park Australia

Karijini National Park is a National Park centred in the Hamersley Ranges of the Pilbara region in northwestern Western Australia (Australia). It is just north of the Tropic of Capricorn, approximately 1,055 kilometres (656 mi) from the State's capital city, Perth. Formerly known as Hamersley National Park, it was renamed in 1991. Well, at 627,442 hectares (1,550,440 acres), it is the second largest national park in Western Australia (Karlamilyi National Park is larger). The park is physically split into a northern and a southern half by a corridor containing the Hamersley & Robe River railway and the Marandoo iron ore mine. The park is served by the Solomon Airport, located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) westwards.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Worlds Most Beautiful Roads You Should Drive In Your Lifetime

The scenic roads around the world that is absolutely sure to drive you to distraction, but these unbelievable photographs show that when it comes to scenic drives, there's a lot on offer. From glittering glaciers to African reserves, here are we’d like to share with you some of the most spectacular drives that should be high on any road trip list. The route winds through the heart of Rocky Mountains, parks, glaciers, lakes, cliffs, fields, offers spellbinding natural views. There’re number of routes in world, if you’re looking for animals who call the World Heritage site. We know, driving Highway one is an experience that lives long in the memory treated to intriguing sights caused by the micro-climates. There are a number of shorter scenic drives that loop off from the main journey providing an ever changing tapestry of colors and landscape. This majestic planet is home to a range of vast road expanse combined with dramatic scenery, making for an incredible road trip, from shining lakes and caves, to alpine highways and rocky formations, magical island has natural phenomena as far as the eye can see, from enchanting fjords, geothermal pools, black-sand beaches to volcanoes and pastel-colored villages. There is lots of invigorating than exploring a new road alongside a beautiful landscape. Our world has many roads to travel on, but below mentioned roads that rank among the most amazing in terms of beauty, navigation and pure experience.
US Highway 1 snakes along the dramatic coast through a wild wilderness. This picture was taken 100 miles from San Francisco
Trollstigen is a serpentine mountain road in Rauma, Norway, part of Norwegian National Road 63 connecting Åndalsnes in Rauma and Valldal in Norddal.
Transfagarasan also known as Ceausescu’s Folly is the second highest and most dramatic paved road in Romania and connects the Wallachia and Transylvania and the cities of Pitesti and Sibiu.
Tianmen Mountain Road, China – Located within Tianmen Mountain National Park, in Hunan Province. This 11 km (6.8 mi) road takes you to the top of the Tianmen mountain and to Tianmen cave.
The Valley of Fire Road in Nevada passes through beautiful red sandstone formations that look like they are on fire when reflecting the sun.
The route runs from Jasper to Lake Louise and features over 100 ancient glaciers, cascading waterfalls and sweeping valleys. The Valley of the Ten Peaks and glacial Moraine Lake in Banff National Park
The roads around the Amalfi Coast are not the easiest of drives as they are typically narrow and fairly windy. But the spectacular views make it one of the best driving experiences
The Road Leading To The Mountain Of Fitz Roy
The Pacific Coast Highway One is mile upon mile of scenic, ocean-side enchantment, with drivers treated to memorable views for most of the journey
The North Yungas Road in Bolivia is beautiful but also known as the world's most dangerous road because of its single lanes, tight turns, and steep drop-offs.
The Interstate 70, which runs through Utah, is most beautiful in winter, especially when it winds its way through the snow-covered Spotted Wolf Canyon.
The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243-kilometre (151 mi) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Warrnambool.
The Garden Route boasts some of the most beautiful stretches of coastline, jam-packed with exotic activities to enjoy along the way
The eroded coastline of the Twelve Apostles at dusk, Port Campbell National Park in Australia
The Col de Turini (el. 1607 m) is a high mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Alpes-Maritimes in France.
The Blue Ridge Parkway runs from North Carolina to Virginia and is known for its views of rugged mountains and the Appalachian Highlands.
Stelvio Pass, Italy – This mountain pass in northern Italy is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps at an altitude of 2,757 m (9,045 ft).
Seven Mile Bridge, Florida, United States – This famous bridge is located in the Florida Keys and was constructed between 1909 and 1912.
See trains chug their way along the Outeniqua Choo Choo Garden Route as you drive
Scotland's NC500 has been named among the top six road coastal road trips in the world - after only being officially launched two months ago
Scenic Byway 163 stretches from the Arizona border through Monument Valley in Utah. During the 45-mile drive, you'll be able to admire the beautiful red rocks and desert.
Scenic Byway 12 also named as Highway 12 is a state highway that is located in Utah, USA. This highway is at an elevation of around 5,000 to over 9,000 feet above sea level
Perhaps one of the most famous road trips in the world, Route 66 has been the driving force behind many wanting to hit the road for their holidays
Norway’s picturesque Atlantic Ocean Road includes the iconic Storseisundet Bridge
Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road, United Arab Emirates
Iceland's Ring Road encapsulates some of the most stunning landscapes in the world. Pictured are the slopes of Iceland's highest mountain, Hvannadalshnukur - part of the Oraefajokull glacier
he North Coast 500 route in Scotland covers over 500 miles of spectacular Scottish scenery, including the stunning Kylesku Bridge
Going-to-the-Sun Road was completed in 1932 and is a spectacular 50 mile, paved two-lane highway that bisects Glacier National Park east and west.
Furka Pass, Switzerland – Another breathtaking mountain pass in the Alps, this time on the Swiss side. The pass is at an elevation of 2,429 meters (7,969 ft).
For those wishing to experience the spectacular Chilean Andes, why not get in the car and experience it on the road along the Trans-Andean Highway
Experience some of Canada's treasures along this 144-mile winding ribbon in the heart of two national parks. Pictured is the Icefields Parkway, Alberta
Drivers along the route are treated to breathtaking views of the valley as well as the river and nearby villages
Drive on a highway through snow-capped mountains, which is particularly captivating in autumn with the striking golden colours
Dadès Gorges, High Atlas, Morocco
Col de Turini, France
Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia is one of the most scenic drives in Canada, winding around the greater part of Cape Breton Island and offering views of both the woods and the ocean.
Be enchanted by the incredible blue Muncho Lake along Alaska Highway in British Columbia
Australia is home to a range of vast road expanse combined with dramatic scenery, making for an incredible road trip, especially along The Great Ocean Road, winding its way round the coastline
Atlantic Ocean Road is unsheltered from the North Atlantic Ocean, putting it at the mercy of the elements
Another point of interest for fans of the TV show is Ballintoy Harbour, used in the show for The Iron Islands
Along the way drivers can stop off at Antrim and see the regularly photographed natural phenomena, the Dark Hedges, which were used in Game of Thrones
A stunning new route opened in Hubei province, central China, on August 9 called Overwater Highway

A mix of tourists and transport use the Guoliang Tunnel, which is admired for its craftmanship

Friday, 14 August 2015

Atlantic Seaboard fall line in Eastern United States

The Atlantic Seaboard Fall Line or ”Fall Zone”, is a 1,400 kilometers escarpment where the “Piedmont” and “Atlantic coastal” plain meet in the eastern United States. Much of the Atlantic Seaboard fall line passes across the areas where no evidence of faulting is available now. Moreover, the fall line marks the geologic boundary of hard metamorphosed terrain “the product of the Taconic orogeny” and the sandy, relatively flat outwash plain of the upper continental shelf, created of unconsolidated Cretaceous and Cenozoic sediments. The main examples of the Fall Zone comprise the “Potomac River's Great Falls” and the rapids in Richmond, Virginia, where the James River falls across a series of rapids down to its own tidal estuary.

Before navigation improvements such as locks, the fall line was normally the head of navigation on rivers due to their fast-moving water or waterfalls, and the essential portage around them. The Great Falls of the Potomac River is one example. Due to the commercial traffic, requisite labor and accessibility of water power to operate mills; several cities were founded at the intersection of rivers and the fall line. United States Route 1 connects several of the fall line cities. In 1808, Treasury Secretary “Albert Gallatin” noticed the importance of the fall line as a hindrance to improved national communication and commerce among the Atlantic seaboard and the western river systems.   

The most well-known, though not maybe the most challenging obstruction in the navigation of the Atlantic rivers, comprises in their lower falls, which are ascribed to a presumed incessant granite ridge, rising about 130 feet above tide water. Although, the ridge from New York to James River inclusively arrests the ascent of the tide; the falls of every river within that space being specifically at the head of the tide; following thence southwardly a direction almost parallel to the mountains, it recedes from the sea, leaving in each southern river a coverage of good navigation between the tide and the falls. Other falls of less magnitude are found at the gaps of the Blue Ridge, from side to side which the rivers have forced their passage.Source:
500-million-year-old (Cambrian Period) crystalline bedrock outcrops are buried beneath younger Coastal Plain sediments and artificial fill east of Teddy Roosevelt Island and Rock Creek Park
Africa and North America collided, the sediments in the Iapetus Ocean were compressed and metamorphosed to become part of the bedrock in the Piedmont physiographic province

Great Falls, on the Potomac River, reveals the hard metamorphic rock of the Piedmont - and how rivers in flood stage carve channels

the Fall Line zone (black line) separates the Coastal Plain of eastern Virginia (yellow) from the hard bedrock of the Piedmont

Map showing part of the Eastern Seaboard Fall Line where the pale colored coastal plain meets the brightly colored Piedmont.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Lifetime Photo, Rainbow and Lightning Captured Together

Different people have different approach, likes, mindset, etc., they’d love to do something different in his approach. Just like in photography Greg McCown had been trying to photograph a lightning bolt and rainbow in one shot. He’s trying from last seven years, but unable to fulfil his effort. The 42 years old photographer finally took the spectacular image when driving to work in Arizona left such an impression that he knew he had to shoot it someday. 
He’s doing real estate salesperson job, and one day he finally succeeded with a basic DSLR camera. However, it’s not easy quest as you have to guess where the lightning will strike. You know, when you want to take special picture, you’ve to be ready any time, because your reaction time to see lightning and hit the trigger in time to catch it just are not fast enough. Therefore, i used a lightning trigger, this is a small device that sits on top of the camera, senses the lightning and fires the trigger.”