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New on 500px : Bokeh love for Kimber by P-ANilsson by P-ANilsson

What to say, the beauty in nature is as beautiful as a women in her bloom….;) Here is some mountains poppies for you in a lovely bokeh play. Cheers and be well all of you!! Hugs P-A

Ps. This one is payback for services during the year just for you kimber my light giver, even bigger hugs for you Ds via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1JjSLHu

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New on 500px : The Wall by KellyHeadrick by KellyHeadrick

A giant 40 foot wall on the north shore of Oahu via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1IVcK4C
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New on 500px : White Giant by KellyHeadrick by KellyHeadrick

Waves this big make big noise and shake the ground. North shore Oahu via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1NlaH9Q
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New on 500px : Elements by samards by samards

This kind of weather was expected already in the early afternoon, and wind was just stronger and stronger as sunset was coming. In the end it was almost not possible to stand still… Big waves crushing on curved stone pier, Saint Malo, France. via Tumblr http://bit.ly/1koRsRx
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New on 500px : Granitic Island by blackchallenge by blackchallenge

Curieuse Island is a small granitic island 1.78 sq mi (4.6 km2) in the Seychelles close to the north coast of the island of Praslin. Curieuse is notable for its bare red earth intermingled with the unique coco de mer palms, one of the cultural icons of the Seychelles, only growing on the two neighboring islands.
Originally named “Ile Rouge” due to its red colored soil. In 1768 the French claimed possession of the island, naming it after the schooner “La Curieuse”, a ship that was under the command of explorer Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne. Like a number of islands in the Seychelles, there was a native giant tortoise population that was quickly extirpated.
In 1771 sailors set fire to the island, intending to make harvesting of the coco de mer nuts easier. The fire destroyed many of the islands’ native trees, and indications of the fire can still be seen today, nearly 250 years later. In 1829, Curieuse was first used as a leper colony, and it functioned in this capacity until 1965. This helped protect the ecosystem from human influence. Today, ruins of the leprosarium remain, as well as the former physician’s residence at Anse St. Joseph (now an educational center and museum). via Tumblr http://bit.ly/1G3FhDY