This fantastic looking small, dizzyingly high, pedestrian bridge spanning a very narrow and deep sheer divide between two rock faces is the Buxian Bridge, popularly known as Fairy Walking Bridge. Built in 1987 it is part of mountain hiking trail in Xihai Grand Canyon, Huangshan, China aka Mt. Huang
When do cloud bottoms appear like bubbles? Normal cloud bottoms are flat because moist warm air that rises and cools will condense into water droplets at a very specific temperature, which usually corresponds to a very specific height.
After water droplets form that air becomes an opaque cloud. Under some conditions, however, cloud pockets can develop that contain large droplets of water or ice that fall into clear air as they evaporate. Such pockets may occur in turbulent air near a thunderstorm, being seen near the top of an anvil cloud, for example. Resulting mammatus clouds can appear especially dramatic if sunlit from the side.
A circumhorizontal arc is an optical phenomenon - an ice-halo formed by plate shaped ice crystals in high level cirrus clouds.
I've visited some smaller spots in the area around the mountains that I hiked this weekend. This little gorge is called "Lammeröfen" and this particular spot "Dark Gorge". Look at my shutter speed and you know why ...
The Ajanta Caves , Maharashtra, India are 31 rock-cut cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE. The caves include paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of both Buddhist religious art (which depict the Jataka tales) as well as frescos which are reminiscent of the Sigiriya paintings in Sri Lanka. The caves were built in two phases starting around 200 BCE, with the second group of caves built around 600 CE
Originally posted by MissParker
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wow! where is that?! the statues on the bottom of the ocean, absolute coolness!
"Silent Evolution" sculptures (pictured in October) sit in just 30 feet (9 meters) of water, which allows visitors in glass-bottomed boats to also observe the artwork, according to a museum statement.
Boatbound visitors can also see big schools of fish above the statues, Taylor said.
"If there're any sorts of predators or any danger, [the fish] sort of drop below and then hide out in the [statues'] feet area."