Posts Tagged ‘Volcano’

Comments Off on Inside the Battle Over a Strip-Mine Cemetery

A mine, a family cemetery, and a struggle over heritage and jobs. A bird’s-eye view of the mountaintop-removal mine that emptied Lindytown, West Virginia. Photograph by Ami Vitale Walk to the edge of the Jarrell family cemetery in the mountains of southern West Virginia, a plot of land the size of a tennis court where […]

Comments Off on Take a Look in the Mirror: The Awesome Diversity of Earth Captured for National Geographic Contest

The wonder and beauty of Planet Earth is illustrated perfectly in this years ongoing series of entries submitted for National Geographic Traveler’s Photo Contest Regardless of whether the images were captured by amateur or professional photographers, thousands of pictures flooded into the contest which boasts four categories, including portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place and […]

Comments Off on Space Pictures This Week: Mercury’s Marks, Miracle Delta

1. Wind Shadow Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS/NASA Milky-colored ripples on the Atlantic Ocean trail behind the Canary Islands (map) off the west coast of Africa in this June 15 image snapped by NASA’s Terra satellite. Thanks to a vantage point 450 miles (725 kilometers) above the Earth, strange patterns caused by strong winds on […]

Comments Off on Pictures: 5 New World Heritage Sites

1. Ancient Newcomer Photograph by Cartsten Peter, National Geographic Five wild places have joined the list of 217 natural World Heritage Sites today. They include a foggy desert, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, and a national park sprinkled with gorges and glaciers. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee selects places to inscribe as World Heritage […]