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This is a picture of the Männlichen in Switzerland, with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau wall in the background and Wengen below to the right. The valley that Wengen sits in must be one of the most beautiful places on earth.

My wife and I once went parapenting off the Männlichen in winter (each dual-seat with a pilot), starting a little out of shot to the right, descending eventually to Wengen below - an exhilarating experience that we shall never forget.

The photo comes from a site that looks really great if you like mountain walking - click it if you would like to visit.



“Last 2016 sunrise”

“Moonrise over Mt Baker

Some great photography by Rakan Alduaij (worth seeing full size, as is his other work)



“A warm Farewell” by Scott Ruthven - from the fine pages of Jerzee55sst



“The Innermost House Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to exploring the transcendental dimension of American life expressed by Thomas Jefferson in his writings, preached by Ralph Waldo Emerson, practiced by Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond and lived by Diana Lorence at Innermost House.”

What started out for me as the discovery of a pretty picture led me to an unexpected wealth of information (and a whole lot of other beautiful images, e.g. these) that I had never come across before. If you follow the links (as I know most people won't have time to do) you can spend hours here...

Yet another great share by overthetrail - thanks, Sandy!



“Surrounded by the Italian Alps, Funes is blanketed by a layer of crystal white snow every winter.”    —photographer: ewitsoe (exceptionally recommended)


Shirakawa-go is a small, traditional village known for its incredibly steep roofs that were made to withstand some of the heaviest snowfall in the world.”    —photographer: Miyamoto Y


Vyborg lies on the border between Russia and Finland and is surrounded by the Saimaa Canal, which freezes over in winter. From the castle tower, the entire town is visible in its snow-capped beauty.”    —photographer: EGRA

This page is unusual in crediting, and linking to, the sources of all of its photos, including the three shown here - sources that are well worth following up!

Many thanks (again) to Renaissance2007 (Julian) for this find.




This spectacular HD video was filmed over the course of 7 days at El Teide (El Pico del Teide), Spain’s highest mountain, located in Tenerife in the Canary Islands, one of the best places in the world to photograph stars.

This video is by Terje Sørgjerd, whose other work (such as this collection of his time lapse photography) is well worth checking out.

If you like this...

[Try the time lapse photography tag!]



Maligne Lake (I learn from Wikipedia) is a lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. It is famed for the colour of its water, the surrounding peaks, the three glaciers visible from the lake and Spirit Island, one of the most photographed locations in the world.

I've just added it to my bucket list!

Click the photo (donated to Wikimedia Commons by Christian Abend) for a desktop wallpaper sized image.



Nice desktop wallpaper (author unknown) found for me by batchbatcharak

BTW:

If you haven't met the very useful "site:" option in Google search before, which restricts your search to a particular site, try this link for fun (it produces a lot of good photos):

[All images from big-photography.com (paged!)]

(you can refine the search by adding further keywords in the Google search box like animals or landscape, or playing with Google's Search tools)



"Jurassic View - The Quiraing, Skye, Scotland" © by Ian Cameron

Thanks, johnshaven (Alison)!


[ If you like this, you might like some of the tags at the top of this post... ]



"Beinn a' Bheithir" by the superb landscape photographer John Parminter (needs to be seen full size)

Thanks to Lexlu4 (Lex) (who has some great landscapes on his pages) for this one.





One of many breathtaking (and sometimes beautiful) sports compilations put together with "epic music" by derDon1234

Thanks to my friend Louvain95 (Lou) for this one!




"The Great Marquess" 61994 Heads South by Ian Charters

Ian is well worth visiting if you like the outdoors - don't miss his beautiful photos of the English Lake District, Scotland and the Canadian Rockies


"The Devil's Point" © by John Parminter, one of the finest photographers of the Scottish Highlands and English Lake District, who writes:

[This is] The Devil's Point seen over erratic boulders left after the last ice age. This prominent mountain is a landmark when entering the Cairngorms from the south via the Lairig Ghru (more...)

Thanks again to aldchronicle56 (Allan) for this one!


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[My posts on the English Lake District]