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New on 500px : Smoking in the nature by LucaZanon by LucaZanon

Waking up at 3am to be there for this majestic beauty is priceless. Go to Java, go to Bromo, you will be amazed via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1QFmOBI
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New on 500px : __Slumber by A. Eusser__ by RainerKersten by RainerKersten

In the forest near Vaals You can find several ancient graves. At one of them You can find the brass statue of a child. it’s called Slumber and it is made by A. Eusser as far as I know. The grave it self is from between 2000 and 800 bc. via Tumblr http://bit.ly/1Ne1IpF
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New on 500px : The Fort Gate…… by deshpandegauravd by deshpandegauravd

Sinhgad Fort… via Tumblr http://bit.ly/1HT2dXk
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New on 500px : The Fairchild Oak by JoeyCulver1 by JoeyCulver1

The Fairchild Oak, a southern live oak tree (Quercus virginiana), stands about 68 feet in height. Its limbs stretch outward about 300 feet. This tree is somewhere between 300 and 500 years old. Some of these limbs actually grow down into the soil and then remerge elsewhere.
In the elevated limbs, a number of airplants grow upon the Fairchild Oak’s sprawling limb system. One such plant is Spanish moss, Tillandsia usneoides. Spanish moss is not, in fact, a moss. It’s a rootless air plant that dangles from limbs and branches. Another common plant, also seen below, is resurrection fern, Pleopeltis polypodioides, a small evergreen that is also commonly found growing upon the live oak’s branches.

The live oak tree was instrumental in the early days of European settlement as its wood was ideal for hull construction of naval vehicles, specifically with hull planking. The curved nature of the live oak’s enormous, thick, and hard branches lent themselves well to the curved hulls of these ships. It wasn’t until the 20th century, when iron and steel became the dominant hull standard, that the live oak found reprieve.

This particular tree, the Fairchild Oak, survived the live oak industry of yesteryear. It also survived innumerable hurricanes, wildfires, and local battles and was likely growing when the United States Continental Congress published the Declaration of Independence far to its north. Today, it is protected in Bulow Creek State Park and stands as a reminder of Florida’s live oak longevity. via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1l85w29

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New on 500px : Organic Monument by m_jackisch by m_jackisch

When I first happened upon this tree, it literally took my breath away. Said to be 800 years old, the fact that this ancient cedar is still standing is a miracle. This giant has witnessed 800 years of West Coast windstorms, survived the logging industry, and probably braved a tsunami or two. It’s mere existence is a testament to it’s strength and perseverance. I hope to convey it’s power through this image. via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1Y7H3bO
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New on 500px : Ancient Roman Road by AndreasJones by AndreasJones

Autumn on the old Chichester to London Roman road. via Tumblr http://bit.ly/1WqXWk9
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New on 500px : Ancient Life by BachirBadaoui1 by BachirBadaoui1

The continuous drought and the ongoing freshwater diversion from this lake have exposed this ancient lake into its original alien formation. This ancient lake is now 3 times more acidic than the ocean and no fish can survive this harsh environment.
The most unusual feature of Mono Lake are its dramatic tufa towers emerging from the surface. These rock towers form when underwater springs rich in calcium mix with the waters of the lake, which are rich in carbonates. The resulting reaction forms limestone. Over time the buildup of limestone formed towers, and when the water level of the lake dropped the towers became exposed. via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1LsKlRd
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New on 500px : Twilight storytelling by ElisabethSummer by ElisabethSummer

An unforgettable sunset at the incredible Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in California.

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