Category: Beauty


This savage reef break in Western Australia was dubbed Cyclops by the bodyboarders who first discovered it. ‘For shooting empties it doesn’t get any better,’ says WA photographer Russell Ord, ‘but it’s a deadly place to surf. Photos don’t really portray how dangerous it is’. With a 10ft thick lip it’s one of the heaviest breaks in Australia.

Source: The Guardian, picture Google.

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Swarming

Scalloped hammerhead sharks at Punta Maria site, Cocos Island.

Source: Alexander Safonov

Tethered

International freedive and spearfishing champion, Cameron Kirkconnell.

Source: Facebook

Sunrise captured from Bribie Island, QLD by P. Sparrow.

Source: BoM Facebook

Sunset over Geographe Bay, Western Australia.

Source: Instagram

Full moon captured at sunrise over Nightcliff Jetty, Northern Territory  by L Denton.

Source: BoM Facebook

 

Right, whack this place on the bucket list post-haste!

Source: Being Indonesian

 

Source: unknown (I’m pretty sure it’s nearly as old as the internet)

The Fort of São João Baptista das Berlengas is located off western coast of Portugal, on the largest island of the archipelago of the Berlengas. Built from 1502 onwards, the fortification belonged to a group of defensive military structures meant to protect the municipality located on the coast.

Looks like something from Myst…

Source: Wikipedia

The tip of a spiral shell has broken off and become a grain of sand. It is opalescent from the repeated tumbling action of the surf. Surrounding the shell fragment are five other sand grains, from top middle clockwise, (1) a pink shell fragment, (2) a foram, (3) a microscopic shell, (4) a volcanic melt, and (5) a bit of coral.

Source: Geology.com (Link has a bunch of different sands and their compositions, really interesting and beautiful!

One afternoon, while on the top deck of the boat, I turned to see a complete rainbow in front of me.

Source: Matador

Photo by Viktor Lyagushkin.

Someone needs to get Carsten Peter down there asap for some more speccy shots!

Source: NatGeo

The Emerald Spirit

“This photograph I call ‘Emerald Spirit’ was taken on the most intimidating and most surf-heavy spot on the western coast of Ireland. Local surfer Fergal Smith was paddling and scoring a few deep tube rides inside the waves. Each time he started to paddle into the wave, I dove down underneath the water, held my breath, and waited for the moment when he would swish through a silver barrel close enough to my lens. Water visibility is always very limited in Ireland, and I was very lucky to get a shot like this.” — Nature’s Best Photographer, George Karbus

Source: Ocean Views 2012 Competition (Smithsonian)

Winter In A Picture!

Photo and story by Sophie Carr

“This is a one-second exposure of the trails left by a crashing wave over small icebergs on Jökulsárlón beach (Iceland); I think it looks a bit like an octopus.”

As submitted to NatGeo’s Traveller Photo Contest 2013. Downloadable wallpaper available at the source.

 

Source: NatGeo

 

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