Beautiful photographs, part two.

Sent to me by long-term friend Dan Gomez. Enjoy.

This second set carries on from yesterday’s selection.  You will see from one of the comments from yesterday that blogger Pedantry noticed there was a problem with” the height description on the second through fifth images in this set“.  Feedback from others who had this problem would be helpful as I can pass the details back to WordPress.

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The Grand Canyon Skywalk

The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a transparent horseshoe-shaped cantilever bridge and tourist attraction in Arizona near the Colorado River on the edge of a side canyon west of the main canyon. USGS topographic maps show the elevation at the Skywalk’s location as 4,770 ft (1,450 m) and the elevation of the Colorado River in the base of the canyon as 1,160 ft (350 m).

In other words, the height of the vertical drop directly under the skywalk is between 500 ft (150 m) and 800 ft (240 m).

Commissioned and owned by the Hualapai Indian tribe, it was unveiled March 20, 2007, and opened to the general public on March 28, 2007.  It is accessed via the Grand Canyon West Airport terminal or a 120-mile (190 km) drive from Las Vegas, which includes a 10-mile (16 km) stretch of dirt road which is currently under development.

The Skywalk is east of Meadview and north of Peach Springs with Kingman being the closest major city.

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Palawan Underground River or St. Paul Subterranean River.

The longest navigable underground river in the world.

This is the most famous cave in the Philippines. The longest underground river was discovered a few years back in Mexico somewhere in the Yucatan.

The St. Paul underground river in Palawan, Philippines may not be the longest underground river in the world anymore, but it is still the world’s longest navigable underground river. The navigable part of the river inside the 4000-acre cave of the  St. Paul subterranean river stretches 15 kilometers in length (9.3 miles). St. Paul Cave is the third deepest cave in the country.

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The Seven Sisters waterfall in Norway.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park in the Lika region of Croatia.

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A hotel window view in the United Arab Emirates!

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Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, Alberta, Canada

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Villas Vista Hermosa, Costa Rica

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Norway!

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Sea caves near Benagil Beach, Algarve, Portugal.

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Barcelona, Spain.

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The village of Hallstatt in Austria.

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Victoria Falls, in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Beautiful display of nature’s balance: Predators and Prey.

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8 thoughts on “Beautiful photographs, part two.

  1. No problem with rendering these in my browser (Firefox), nor, having just checked, with yesterday’s either. My best guess is that I had a temporary network glitch while those images were loading; though if that’s the case I’m surprised that Firefox didn’t ‘recognise’* that and correct the problem after the network glitch went away. Bloomin’ technology, eh? The Internet: facilitating miscommunication at the speed of light since the mid-twentieth century…

    * Yes, I’m aware I shouldn’t anthropomorphise machines. — You know why? Because they don’t like it 😉

    P.S. It’s ‘pendantry‘, not ‘pedantry’ 😛

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