I Call it HOME. by MattiaBonavida

Exploring the awesome Passo san Pellegrino, in Val di Fassa, Trentino alto Adige, northern Italy, with a great friend.

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A new Beginning! by MattiaBonavida

Waiting for the new year’s eve on lake Garda, Trentino alto Adige, Northern Italy.
Fireworks and emotions!

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An Explorer and his world. by MattiaBonavida

Awesome day of exploration at lake Tovel, Trentino, northern Italy.

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Finland – North of the Arctic Circle – Finnish Lapland under Aurora borealis – Northern lights by -lucie-

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It is being said that a picture is worth a thousand words and it is very true statement, however what if you put thousands of pictures together ? – Check out my new video of Frozen world of Arctic Lapland , which also features this photo & Frozen world under Northern Lights

Europe – Finland – Suomi – North of the Arctic Circle – Finnish Lapland – Lappland – Lapponia under fresh cover of snow during winter time – Aurora borealis – Northern light – Produced by solar wind particles guided by Earth’s field lines to the top of the atmosphere

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The Land Of Fire and Ice by Cooldude239

Thingvellir is a favorite stop among travelers along the Golden Circle route. It has been a National Park in Iceland since 1928 and was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2004.
Aside from its historic interest, Thingvellir holds a special appeal for nature lovers. It is the visible site of the mid-Atlantic Ridge where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, and are being pulled apart at a rate of 2 centimeters (nearly an inch) per year. The geology here is not only interesting to learn about but also spectacular to behold.
At Almannagja, on the west side of the plain, you can see the easternmost edge of the North American tectonic plate, which is normally submerged in the Atlantic Ocean. On the east side at the Heidargja Gorge, you are at the westernmost edge of the Eurasian plate.
There is much to explore in the park including the 20 meter (66 ft) Oxara waterfall, and the Nikulasargja Gorge, better known as Peningagja (Money Gorge) because it is customary to toss coins (and sometimes credit cards!) into the icy-cold water and make a wish.

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Travel Photographer Of The Year – III by MarselvanOosten

Three days ago I won the overall title Travel Photographer Of The Year 2015 with two black and white portfolios – a landscape portfolio and a wildlife portfolio. Yesterday I posted the second of four images from the landscape portfolio, today the third one.

All four images were shot on a scouting trip last year in the swamps of Louisiana – off the beaten tracks, and far away from all the usual photographic hot spots. This is surely one of the most magical places on this planet.

If you don’t want to wait for the rest of the series, you can also check out the entire story behind the images on my blog: http://ow.ly/3yzTBj

Two years ago we decided to check out the swamps in Louisiana and Texas to see if we could set up the world’s first Cypress Swamp photo tour there. Last month we returned from our second scouting trip to this amazing place, where we searched for additional locations, finalized the accommodation, and fine tuned the logistics.

Somewhere next week we will officially announce the new trip. As usual, we will first contact our most frequent flyers to give them first choice, but after that we’ll open the tours for the rest of you as well.

Special thanks to Daniella for her help setting up these shots.


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If you would like to join us on one of our photo tours, please have a look on our website. Only a few trips still have some openings left: www.squiver.com

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