The artificial Abraham Lake in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies has become know, especially among photogs, for a rare phenomenon where bubbles get frozen right underneath its surface.
Photographer Fikret Onal says:
"The plants on the lake bed release methane gas and methane gets frozen once coming close enough to much colder lake surface and they keep stacking up below once the weather gets colder and colder during [the] winter season."
"Even though I've walked on a frozen lake before, Abraham Lake made me feel completely uneasy since the lake was not covered with snow." "Even though the icy surface was around 8-9 inches thick, it still scared the hell out of me, not only because of the fact that I could see all the cracks...and the darkness of the lake bottom through the glassy surface, but also [because of] the deep boomy, cracking sounds coming from underneath the lake's surface."
When time and distance are suddenly jumped, when something as far off and long ago as Paris on the eve of World War I, when people then and there look a lot like people here and now. Yeah. Love it.
En parellel with his incredible series Children– more than 20 years of work – journalist Steve McCurry has worked to capture the atmosphere and ambiance of the world's far flung corners, here, the fascinatingly vibrant Indian railway system.
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Adventure photographer David Heath created this gorgeous photo series of his 5 years of travel in and around Burma.
“From the moment I first set foot in this magical land, I fell under its spell. I found it to be one of the most enthralling and visually captivating countries I have had the privilege to explore – truly a photographer’s paradise,” explains Heath, “I aspired to convey the soul of the beautiful Burmese people, their mystical culture and mysterious customs, in the most artistic way possible”.
The book “BURMA: An Enchanted Spirit” has even more unforgettable photographs.
Jointed basalt columns, unusual columns predominantly hexagonal in cross-section, but polygons with three to twelve or more sides can be found from inches to meter in diameter.
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Surfing has such a place in our national imagination, and rightly so, if you ask me. It is addictive and simple. It is relaxing and exciting. It is showy and low-key.
With that in mind, we've asked our surfer-cum-writer friend, Ashton Goggans to pick 5 things to get anyone aspiring to a wet life.
The Aboriginal Cherry Blossom Festival brings together a large number of visitors to the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village to see their 2,000 cherry blossom trees.
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Kummakivi means "strange rock." It's an extremely rare natural phenomenon in Valtola Savoni, Finland. One enormous rock balanced on another, in the middle of the forest? Yeah, "strange".
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Lake Baikal is the world's oldest lake, at 25 million years. Located in the south of the Russian region of Siberia, between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast, it is the most voluminous freshwater lake in the world, containing roughly 20% of the world's unfrozen surface fresh water.
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Harvest time is here for places all around the Northern Hemisphere. It is amazing how different it can look and how similar.
The most elaborate Thai lantern celebration is in Chiang Mai, thousands of hot-air lanterns launched into the night sky every year in November.