Monday, 30 April 2018

El Tatio, The Third Largest Geyser Field in the World

Head into the Andes Mountains of northern Chile and you’ll find “El Tatio” a geyser field at 4,320 meters above mean sea level. El Tatio is among the highest-elevation geyser fields in the world, and has more than 80 active geysers, making it the largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere and the third largest in the world.

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Where Monkeys Bath in Hot Springs

Jigokudani is a valley surrounded by steep rock walls where steam can be seen rising from natural hot springs. Jigokudani Monkey Park, is famous due to massive population of wild Japanese snow monkeys, using natural spa exclusively by themselves. These are also referred to Japanese macaques “Macaca fuscata”, in Yamanouchi, Shimotakai District, Nagano Prefecture, part of the Joshinetsu Kogen National Park, located in the valley of the Yokoyu-River, in the northern part of the prefecture.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Kerið Crater, A Volcanic Crater Lake in Iceland,

Kerið, is a volcanic crater lake located in the Grimsnes area in South Iceland. It is also known as Kerith or Kerid, a popular tourist attraction due to scenic route Golden Circle. There’re number of crater lakes in the Iceland’s Western Volcanic Zone, which includes Reykjanes Peninsula and The Langjökull Glacier. It is one of several crater lakes in the area, known as Iceland’s Western Volcanic Zone, which includes the Reykjanes peninsula and the created as the land moved over a localized hotspot, but it is the one that has the most visually recognizable caldera still intact.

This is a 55 m deep explosion crater that harbours a small green lake in the Grímsnes region, filled with water; steep circular slopes resemble an ancient Amphitheatre. The crater is nearly 3000 years old, often displaying intense colors. The caldera is well composed of a red and black volcanic rock. The caldera is approximately 180 feet deep, 560 feet wide, and 890 feet across. Kerið’s caldera is one of the three most recognizable volcanic craters. However, the other two surrounding volcanic are Seyðishólar and Kerhóll half the age of this.

Valley of Balls Kazakhstan

The valley of balls or Torysh, as it’s called in Kazakh, is located at the Northern tip of the Western Karatau, close to the town of Shetpe in Western Kazakhstan. The area consists of plentiful ball-like rock formations strewn across a wide range of steppe land. The balls sizes are vary, but most of them are 3 to 4 meters in diameter. So far, the phenomenon is not properly researched, however various geological explanations from mega-spherulites crystalline balls formed in volcanic ash and exposed by weathering to cannonball concretions.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

The Mysterious Bolton Strid, UK

In England somewhere between Barden Tower and Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire, lies one of nature’s most mysterious booby traps. Although it’s a small innocuous-looking mountain stream, around 6 feet across, famous as “Bolton Strid”, or simply the “Strid”. Nonetheless underneath the water’s surface is a deep chasm with commanding undercurrents that pulls anyone that falls into it to sure death. Therefore, it is strongly believed that not a solitary person who has fallen into the “Strid” has ever come out of it alive. Not even their bodies as well. To be sure, it is well believed that the name “Strid comes from the word “stride”.
The human nature assume, they can jump the creek, walk across in the stone, or even wade through it, so most of time, the attempt gets in vain and they lost in Strid. The extravagant attempt means; there are just dozens of corpses down there, pinned to the walls of the underground chasms, waiting for you to join them. It looks all stupid and harmless, but the second your foot touches the surface, you get some bullshit drowning animation and die instantly.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Spruce or Picea

Spruces are tall, fast growing evergreen trees with symmetrical spire shapes. You can distinguish them from firs, which they resemble, in two ways; spruce needles can be rolled between the fingers, whereas the needles of the fir and hemlock feel flat, and spruce cones hang from the branches rtehr than sit on top of them. A spruce is a tree of the genus Picea of about 35 species of coniferous evergreen trees in the family Pinaceae, found in the northern temperate and boreal (taiga) regions of the Earth.
Colorado spruce “Picea pungens” is a popular tree with a classic Christmas tree shapes and smell. On healthy specimens, the branches extend all the way to the ground in dense, graceful layers. Blue spruce “P. p. Glauca” is a very widely grown though the needles of blue spruce have a bluish cast, bu the degree of blueness varies from one tree to another. Spruces are large trees, height varies from 60–200 ft) tall when mature, and can be distinguished by their whorled branches and conical form.  
Kosteer blue spruce is also called Argentea is a more dependable true blue than most varieties. While spruce “P. glauca” likewise forms a tall dense spire with a bluish cast. The variety “Conica” dwarf Alberta spruce is a striking tree, growing slowly to 10 feet in a soft fuzzy, pale green cone and excellent accent plant. Norway spruce whose botanical name is “Picea abies” literally mean spruce fir forms a broad dense dark green pyramid with distinctive upward lifting branches and dropping side branches.
It too is a massive tree that can be out of scale next to a home, but there are several small ornamental varieties of this spruce. However, the “Nidiformis”, (Bird’s Nest Spruce), which grows to a mere 3 feet with a flat top. All the spruces mentioned are hardy to zone 2. Well, if you want to grow spruce, then to counteract their tendency to lose their lower branches, give spruces plenty of sun, and don’t crowd them. Scientists have found a Norway spruce, which reproducing through layering, has reached an age of 9,550 years and is claimed to be the world's oldest known living tree.
Moreover they will tolerate heat or cold and most soils, including dry ones, but the soil should be well drained. Norway spruce likes a bit more fertility and moisture. Norway and Colorado spruce can be planted bare root. Pests include spruce gall aphids, spider mites and scale; dormant oil sprays can be effective against all of them. It is difficult to prune large spruce trees without ruining their shape.
Spruce is useful as a building wood, used for many purposes, ranging from general construction work and crates to highly specialized uses in wooden aircraft, indoor drywall framing. Moreover it’s material also used in soundboards for a lot of musical instruments, including guitars, mandolins, cellos, violins, and the soundboard at the heart of a piano and the harp. Wood used for this purpose is referred to as tonewood.
They can be trained to one leader while young awkward branches can be cut to a side branch if necessary. But for the most part pruning consists only of removing dead branches. DNA analyses have shown that traditional classifications based on the morphology of needle and cones are artificial. Spruce has been found in the fossil record from the early Cretaceous, 136 million years ago. Spruces are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera moth and butterfly species, also used by the larvae of gall adelgids (Adelges species).

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The Magical Spotted Lake, Canada

Spotted Lake is a saline endorheic alkali lake draws countless visitors from around the world located near the city of Osoyoos in British Columbia Canada. The Lake has rich of minerals such as magnesium sulfate, calcium and sodium sulphate and contains extremely high concentrations of minerals such as silver and titanium. In summer, Lake Water evaporates leaving behind colorful mineral deposits. The ameoba-shaped Spotted Lake, changes colors throughout the year and during the summer time divides itself into white, green, blue and yellow pools. It is said that the lake has the highest natural concentration of this mineral in the world.

Monday, 2 April 2018

20 Enchanted Trees in the World

Trees are playing integral part in human life on earth. Everybody loves trees, and nature. The best part is, when you see a rare tree anywhere in the world. Some of trees are majestic to view in. Trees are changing their colors according to seasons. So, Photographers don't miss such opportunities when available. In this video, you will see some of best trees enchanting on planet earth, and you would definitely enjoy the true nature colors.