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10 Breathtaking Photos of the World’s Greatest Landscapes

Posted in 2016, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 9, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame




The Athabasca River meanders through foliage at the foot of the Canadian Rockies.


National Geographic’s new book,Greatest Landscapes, takes readers on a spectacular visual journey from one majestic view to the next.

National Geographic – Another Bermuda Triangle The Devil’s Sea Mystery- Full Documentary

Posted in 2016 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

National Geographic – Another Bermuda Triangle The Devil’s Sea Mystery- Full Documentary

So looking for the facts behind the mystery of Bermuda Triangle? More than 1000 ships and planes have disappeared in the triangle area over the past five centuries and continue to do so. And all these happen when apparently there are no human errors, equipment failures or even natural disasters. Strangely, the ships and aircraft just vanish when everything seems to be okay.

Many believe that Devil is at play here and therefore call the area also as Devil’s Triangle. The facts however are quite far from what is generally known or believed to be true. There are many stories and myths created through sheer imagination of writers who have used them rampantly to draw publicity to their books. In many cases, the facts got blurred.

Well, I have been digging deep into the incidents, and analyzing the facts and evidences to bring out the truth. This section is an account of those findings. So where is Bermuda Triangle located and how large is the area? Is there a map? And do you get to know when exactly you cross the line and enter the area?

By the simplest of all definitions, Bermuda Triangle is located off the South-Eastern coast of the United States and in the Atlantic Ocean. The three corners of the triangle are: Miami (Florida); San Juan (Puerto Rico); and Bermuda (a north-Atlantic island).


A Year of Images in 30 Seconds: Photo of the Day

Posted in 2014 with tags , on December 26, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

Photo of the Day is where National Geographic features the most striking images. We scour the photos that are used in the magazine, uploaded to our Your Shot community, and submitted to our photography contests in order to find the photos that speak volumes and stand on their own. We wanted to re-cap the beauty and power of the photos we featured in 2014 in this short video.


National Geographic: Most Bizarre Events Paranormal Supernatural

Posted in 2014 with tags , on December 25, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

The idea of “paranormal” offers persisted inside the British words since a minimum of 1920. The saying is made of a couple of components: para as well as usual. In lots of definitions, “paranormal” is termed most things that is outside of or perhaps unlike what on earth is regarded medically achievable Madness signifies that the methodical reason from the earth around people is ‘normal’ as well as most things that is preceding, outside of, or perhaps unlike that’s ‘para’.national geographic

August issue of National Geographic: The first Stonehenge: Breathtaking photos capture the stark beauty of the standing stones of Orkney

Posted in 2014 with tags , , on August 9, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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These stunning images show standing stones of Orkney off northern tip of Scotland, built around 5,000 years ago, thousands of years before England’s most famous neolithic monument

Workers quarried thousands of tons of fine-grained sandstone, trimmed it, dressed it, then took it to grassy area

Walls they built would have done credit to Roman centurions who later erected Hadrian’s Wall in another part of UK

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National Geographic: Extreme Photo of the Week:Climbing Monserrat, Catalonia, Spain

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , on May 22, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame


Climbing Monserrat, Catalonia, Spain

Photograph by Sam Bié

Getting the Shot

“The fog adds another dimension—a mountain in the sky,” says photographer Sam Bié of getting this shot of climber José Agustí on La Joya de la Corona on Montserrat in Catalonia, Spain. “Montserrat is an iconic mountain that inspired many Spanish artists, including Gaudí—it’s a fantastic world. The main challenge is to observe and see the characteristics of the place.”

This route was actually Bié’s alternative plan. “The weather was too bad to go on a long and high route. And by chance, the fog came in at the right time and disappeared very quickly after,” he recalls. The swiftly moving fog became the biggest challenge of the shoot. “The fog was stable for one minute, and one second later the fog surrounded us. I crossed my fingers the sun didn’t appear because the fog would disappear very, very quickly.”

Bié photographed with a Nikon D600 and a Nikon AF-S ED 14-24mm, f/2.8 lens.


National Geographic: Wild Obsession Owners love their pet chimps, tigers, bears. Critics say it’s dangerous and cruel.

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , on April 14, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame


Photograph by Vincent J. Musi

Florida animal trainer Pamela Rosaire Zoppe bought Chance from pet owners who could no longer keep him. He now appears in Hollywood films. “Chimps are so intelligent that they get bored,” she says.


Photograph by Vincent J. Musi

After her first capybara died of liver failure, Melanie Typaldos bought Garibaldi Rous. The Texan was attracted to the giant rodents, which tend to die in captivity, after seeing wild ones in Venezuela


Photograph by Vincent J. Musi

Alison Pascoe Friedman, a zoologist, acquired Amelia in 1980 as a rescue and trained her for a behavioral research project. When the project ended, she brought the capuchin monkey to her home in New York. Amelia, 45, died in her sleep after this photo was taken.


Photograph by Vincent J. Musi

Sasha, a cougar, is “the love of my life,” says Mario Infanti, who underwent more than a thousand hours of training before he acquired his first wild cats. The Florida musician had Sasha declawed when she was a month old, but “she can still bite.”


Photograph by Vincent J. Musi

John Matus bought Boo Boo impulsively as a cub. Last summer the Ohio man gave her to a wildlife sanctuary. “She needs to be with her own kind,” he says. “It’s a lonely life.”


National Geographic: Breathtaking Pictures of New Zealand

Posted in 2014 with tags , , on March 30, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame


New Zealand’s alpine parrot, a feisty, inquisitive bird known by its Maori name, kea, has joined New Zealand’s long list of species threatened by introduced predators


Overrun: Glacier-scoured lowlands north of Jackson Bay are a legacy of the Pleistocene epoch and its ice sheets. Here the Waiatoto River breaks through a gravel bulwark to meet the Tasman Sea


Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand¿s tallest mountain at 12,218 feet, gives its name to a national park bristling with peaks higher than 10,000 feet, the pinnacle of Te Wahipounamu’s sublime offerings


These incredible pictures show the astonishing natural beauty of Te Wahipounamu in the south-west of New Zealand’s South Island.

It is known for its reserves of the decorative stone jade. Indeed, Te Wahipounamu means ‘Place of Jade’ in the Maori language.

The forests and mountains are a time capsule of Gondwana, the supercontinent that fragmented into the landmasses of today’s Southern Hemisphere.

When New Zealand split off from what is now Australia to begin its own journey into the Pacific, it created an ecological separation that endured 80million years.

That long solitude has made New Zealand a showcase of Gondwanan flora and fauna. South West New Zealand is its best window on that ancient world.

Maori maintain a presence here, though their numbers are thin.

A symbolic moment came in 2005, when Mahuika’s people opened a carved meetinghouse, their first ceremonial house in 140 years. It was a statement of survival and of hope but also an acknowledgment of human impermanence, a truth expressed in a Maori proverb: ‘People come and go, but the land endures’.

The images are featured in the March issue of National Geographic magazine.

A Tale of Two Atolls Amorous turtles and young sharks find happiness by a pair of Indian Ocean islands.

Posted in 2014 with tags , on March 20, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame



Photograph by Thomas P. Peschak

The lagoon is likely a haven for Galápagos sharks in their early years, protecting them from predation by adults of their species before they face the challenges of the open sea.



Photograph by Thomas P. Peschak

The bumps and bites of turtle courtship precede a mating that may last several hours. Promiscuity is rampant, and hormone-juiced males will attempt to dislodge rival males from their partners.


National Geographic: Intimate Portraits of Bees

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , on February 2, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame



Sam Droege and colleagues at the U.S. Geological Survey began to inventory all the bee species in North America in 2001. This was partly because the insects are so important to the agriculture industry. “Almost all the fruits and nuts, and a lot of the vegetable varieties, that we eat require some insect—usually bees—for pollination,” he explains.

Most of the natives are overlooked because “a lot of them are super tiny,” Droege says. “The bulk of the bees in the area are about half the size of a honeybee.” They also go unnoticed because they don’t sting, he adds. They quietly go about their business gathering pollen from flowers in gardens, near sand dunes, or on the edges of parks.


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