Stars over Western Kazakhstan

Amazingly, he eyeballed it using his hand to partially block the lens! http://worldphoto.org/featured-artists/shortlists-exposed/shortlists-exposed-elmar-akhmetov/ > Can you describe what went into creating your shortlisted image? > To be honest my luck is the main part of the image, as I happened to be at the

Nature Park Telašćica, (1106×1080)

This one time when it was my Freshman year of college I went to this really delicious taco joint. It was Taco Tuesday with all you can eat tacos all night for $5.99. It was a steal! Anyhow, that’s beside the point. So my

Mount Kilimanjaro viewed from Masai Mara, Kenya

I’ll just chime in because I climbed too, in 2010. How hard it is really depends on what route you take (and your acclimatization needs). The Marangu and Machame routes are the most popular, Marangu being the shortest (5-6 days) and most “walkup”, but

Kogel bay, South Africa

That’s one of the many things about Cape Town (or die Boland, die Weskus, etc) that is so great. Every beautiful, amazing, stunning – insert own choice here – thing is just around the corner. I studied in Wellington, and on any given day

Near the city of Morondava on the west coast of Madagascar lies an ancient forest of baobab trees. Unique to Madagascar, the endemic species is sacred to the Malagasy people, and rightly so. Some of the trees here are over a thousand years old. It is a spiritual place, almost magical.

You’re right, and as many others have pointed out, baobabs, while found elsewhere, have the most species on Madagascar. The title might be misleading, but baobabs and (parts of) Madagascar are intricately linked. First, given that most species are found only in Madagascar and

Natural Bridge State Park, KY

The Red River Gorge is known by rock climbers around the world. Locally, the issue is with oil companies who have purchased mineral rights in some areas, and flat out purchased the land in others, and see climbers as a nuisance. The reality for

Rapa River Delta in Sarek National Park, northern Sweden (photo by Sven Zacek)

It’s not a braided river but an excellent example of an [anastomosing river](http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d3/Delta_in_Rapadalen.jpg). Pretty easy to distinguish, cause a [braided river](http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/ba/Braided_river,_Denali_NP.jpg) has not really much vegetation on these gravel bars between the channels, cause these channels change their course pretty fast. The braided river

Slieve League Cliffs, Donegal, Ireland

This is a beautiful place. When I was 18 my best friend took me there to visit his family. They live right behind this hill you see in this picture. Every day we would wake up and hike up to the old barracks that