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Peaks of Enchantment

While on a four-day road trip through the Scottish Highlands, on what began as a rainy day, Your Shot member Joana Bochecha took advantage of a break in the weather and snapped this image of a shaft of sunlight illuminating the hollow between peaks in the Glencoe Mountains. “It had rained all morning, and just before reaching this spot the sun had broken through the clouds,” she writes, “highlighting not only the vibrant green of the grass … but also creating a mist between the top of the mountains that gives a mystical appearance to this photo.”

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New on 500px : Forest autumn colors by robisava by robisava

The colors in this time of the year are simply amazing. Inside of the forest we can discover a different world. A peaceful world. via Tumblr
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The Slow Creep of Time Reveals a Skull Emerging from the Earth

Over millennia, wind and water have carved this 100-million-year-old granite into an eerie skull
to glare at daring hikers in Joshua Tree National Park. The iconic Skull Rock is the perfect way to welcome the growing gloom of dusk on this All Hallows’ Eve.

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New on 500px : Moon Sunset by blackchallenge by blackchallenge

Beautiful sky just before the sunset in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Beautiful colors and the moon looks amazing. via Tumblr