Stormscapes from Nicolaus Wegner on Vimeo.
The Great Plains of the United States produce the most beautiful thunderstorms, supercells, and unique cloud structures in the world. Nicolaus Wegner spent the summer of 2013 on the northern Great Plains photographing some of these storms.
Shot in Wyoming and South Dakota by Lightalive Photography
Valley of Fire State Park is the oldest state park in Nevada, USA and was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1968. It covers an area of almost 42,000 acres (17,000 ha) and was dedicated in 1935. It derives its name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park’s attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun’s rays.
Valley of Fire is located 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Las Vegas, at an elevation between 2,000–2,600 feet (610–790 m). It abuts the Lake Mead National Recreation Area at the Virgin River confluence. It lies in a 4 by 6 mi (6.4 by 9.7 km) basin.
Complex uplifting and faulting of the region, followed by extensive erosion, have created the present landscape. The rough floor and jagged walls of the park contain brilliant formations of eroded sandstone and sand dunes more than 150 million years old. Other important rock formations include limestones, shales, and conglomerates. [Wikipedia]
Image Credit: © Karen Hutton (CC BY-NC 3.0)
Winter always amuses me and probably it is because I lived and worked in tropical countries most of my life. I thought I would do something different with this post and do a Winter Theme post. So where to look for some amazing winter pictures? Scandinavia!!!
I have several Instagram friends from Scandinavian countries and I’ve been looking at some amazing winter images. So I decided to contact them and get the permission to feature their image in this blog. They were all so happy to give me the permission to feature there Scandinavian Winter Images here.
The winter images are from people who live in the Scandinavian countries; Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. I’m not getting into any political argument if Finland a Scandinavian country or not. I found some beautiful winter pictures from Finland too and I am adding it here.
All the images are from my Instagram friends and they are truly amazing people. If you are on Instagram, take a look at their galleries, connect with them and I’m sure they will be happy to connect with you. They are very active and engaging people in Instagram.
So here is the link to their Instagram profiles:
Anne-Kari Ask – Norway
Anneli – Eastern Norway
Charlotte – Denmark
Ingvor – Sweden
Janne – Finland
Kirsti Sørli – Norway
Lene Wulff – Denmark
Lise Pettersen – Northern Norway
Liv Randi Tørstad – Norway
Maria Anderhell – Sweden
Nina – Norway
Tone Thoresen – Norway
Trine Landsem – Norway
Vigdis Lund – Norway
Enjoy the 28 handpicked Scandinavian Winter pictures!
Walking through the Streets of Kiev this Week
Angels Barceló and Emilio Arellano reporting from the Independence Square
An anti-government protester stands at a now-blocked underground walkway. The tall building behind him, Hotel Ukraine, is said to have snipers on top.