Scenic Vistas from Planet Earth
Before we get started, the crew here wants me to remind everyone that tomorrow is the last day for the Beach Camera Sizzling Summer Sweeps and that the Colors of Summer Photography Contest will end tomorrow as well. So, hurry up and join in if you want to win cool prizes!
Over on Facebook for the past few weeks, we’ve been sharing images from a group called The Earth Story. These photographs are of natural landscapes found on the planet and generally come with an accompanying explanation of the phenomenon and where it can be found. Where possible, the photographer’s name has been included in the description.
Some of these photos are almost surreal in their features and wonder. Several times I’ve looked at them and had to ask History Geek if the pictures were for real or had been altered in Photoshop. He assures me that they’re all legitimate photographs of strange places. Art Geek also swears that they’re not Photoshopped. Something about they’d look even more surreal if they had been.
So, if you haven’t been following us on Facebook, here are a few of the images you might not have seen.
Amazing, isn’t it? It’s almost difficult to believe that something like that could be created solely by water and wind erosion, let alone that dinosaurs were wandering about, fancying themselves the masters of creation when this landmark began to be formed.
Most photos and satellite images of this mountain show it surrounded by clouds. This phenomenon is caused by the thick rainforests near the mountain. The humid heat makes the moisture from the rainforest rise and condense over and around Mount Roraima, forming thick clouds. Mount Roraima is almost always cloaked in clouds and rainfall is a daily occurrence.
Those are just a few of the photos we’ve shared over on our Facebook wall. Drop over there and Like us and you could see something spectacular every day!
– da Bird