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33 places to swim in the world’s clearest water

Scărişoara Glacier, Romania This glacier is contained within a cave of the same name in the Carpathian Mountains, with changes in temperature creating ice stalagmites. Photo: Sergiu Bacioiu

50 stunning ice formations from around the world [pics]

Scărişoara Glacier, Romania This glacier is contained within a cave of the same name in the Carpathian Mountains, with changes in temperature creating ice stalagmites.

Puente Nuevo, Spain Three impressive bridges span the gorge that cuts through the southern Spanish town of Ronda. The "new bridge" is the most dramatic.Photo: papalars Read more at http://matadornetwork.com/trips/photo-essay-worlds-most-impressive-bridges-vol-1/#svTM2yhxt4y2quqe.99

World’s most impressive bridges, vol. 1

Standing at the edge of the Darvaza Crater in Turkmenistan. Known as the Door to Hell, this flaming crater has been burning for decades, fueled by the rich natural gas reserves found below the surface.   Read more at http://matadornetwork.com/notebook/13-arresting-travel-photos-from-nat-geos-2013-contest/#jtDfieh64MIVQOZs.99

13 arresting travel photos from Nat Geo’s 2013 contest

Door to Hell: Standing at the edge of the Darvaza Crater in Turkmenistan. Known as the Door to Hell, this flaming crater has been burning for decades, fueled by the rich natural gas reserves found below the surface. Photo and caption by Priscilla Locke

Kárahnjúkar tunnel, Iceland Just as the continual dripping of mineral-reach water can lead to the formation of stone stalagmites, the same happens with ice. Here, a disused manmade tunnel has been taken over by the pillars, some growing as tall as three feet. Photo: Tom Olliver Read more at http://matadornetwork.com/bnt/50-stunning-ice-formations-from-around-the-world-pics/#hu0mkrOZIqFgIZlZ.99

50 stunning ice formations from around the world [pics]

30 of the most picturesque glaciers around the globe - Matador Network

I was walking around Lake Baikal at sunset and spotted this ice. I laid on the cold, frozen surface with my zoom lens and took this picture.

13 arresting travel photos from Nat Geo’s 2013 contest

Credit: Edward Graham/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Ice on the lake: I was walking around Lake Baikal, Siberia, at sunset and spotted this ice. I laid on the cold, frozen surface with my zoom lens and took this picture

Eagle Hunting is a Kazakh tradition that dates back 2000 years. Around 350 Kazakh Eagle Hunters are keeping the tradition alive in the Altai Mountains, Mongolia.   Read more at http://matadornetwork.com/notebook/13-arresting-travel-photos-from-nat-geos-2013-contest/#jtDfieh64MIVQOZs.99

13 arresting travel photos from Nat Geo’s 2013 contest

Kazakh Eagle Hunters: Eagle Hunting is a Kazakh tradition that dates back 2000 years. Around 350 Kazakh Eagle Hunters are keeping the tradition alive in the Altai Mountains, Mongolia. Photo and caption by Tariq Sawyer

Taken at Booth Island in Antarctica.

13 arresting travel photos from Nat Geo’s 2013 contest

King of the penguins. Taken at Booth Island in Antartica (Photo and caption by Nancy Dowling/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)


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