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Kansas SkylineShortgrass prairie south of the "great bend" of the Arkansas River.
After the StormSilhouette view of mountains in Glacier NP.
Glacier National Park AfterglowForest and mountains in Glacier NP, shortly after a thunderstorm passed.
Glacier National Park 1Forest and a cirque glacier in Glacier NP.
Glacier National Park 2Notice how this valley's sides have been scoured by past glaciers, making them curved into a U-shape.
Glacier National Park 3Glacial valley and forest in Glacier NP.
Glacier National Park 4Wildflowers overlooking a glacial valley.
Glacier National Park 5Vegetation on steep slopes.
Glacier National Park 6Hillsides of a glacial valley.
Glacier National Park Goat 1The white coat and beard of the mountain goat protects them from the cold and strong mountain winds. Trivia fact: the mountain goat is the official symbol of Glacier National Park.
Glacier National Park Goat 2Another mountain goat in Glacier NP. Another trivia fact: mountain goats can jump vertically about 3.5 meters.
Montana SunsetSunset over Flathead Lake in Montana.
Hayfield on the North Hungarian MountainsUse of the less steep highlands for hayfields and rangelands is a common cultural practice in Europe.
North Hungarian Mountains 1These mountains are a separate geomorphologic area within the Western Carpathians.
North Hungarian Mountains 2Most of the mountains in this area are of volcanic origin. Here, amethyst (a form of quartz) crystals can be found.
Hungarian PoppiesPatch of wild poppies.
Hungarian WildflowersField of flowers in western Hungary.
Balaton WetlandLakeshore wetland on Lake Balaton, Hungary. The reeds shown here were traditionally harvested and used for thatch roofs.
Balaton SailboatsSail boats on Lake Balaton, Hungary. This is the largest freshwater lake in Central Europe.
Golden Gate BridgeThe Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California is 2.7 km (1.7 mi) long. However, what really makes it impressive is that the main span of this suspension bridge is 1,300 m.
Mackinac BridgeThe Mackinac Bridge is 8 km long, joining the Upper Peninsula with the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.
Sunrise in the UP 1Sunrise on an Upper Peninsula, Michigan wetland.
Sunrise in the UP 2Sunrise on an Upper Peninsula, Michigan wetland.
Good Morning UP!Beautiful morning on an Upper Peninsula, Michigan wetland.
Peatland in the UPA peat bog in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Michigan UP ForestForest in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Fall Colors in the UPTrees showing their fall colors in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Upper Tahquamenon FallsUpper Tahquamenon Falls on the northern side of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Tahquamenon RiverView down river from the Upper Tahquamenon Falls on the northern side of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Oak Cross-sectionCross-section of a cut Oak tree that was more than 100 years old. Found in a forest west of Vienna, Austria.
Hungarian Forest FrogA Moor frog (Rana arvalis) found in a forest in the Northern Hungarian Mountains.
Cartusian SnailI thought this snail (Monacha cartusiana) was neat because how translucent it was. Because snails like to climb like this, they have the potential of getting into freight and becoming invasive species.
Blue SlugA Carpathian blue slug (Bielzia coerulans) found in the Northern Hungarian Mountains.
Burgundy SnailThis snail, also known as a Roman snail (Helix pomatia), is the species usually served as escargot.
Müncheberg RainbowThe reflection and refraction of light in water droplets in rural Brandenburg, Germany. Trivia fact: rainbows appear on the opposite side of the sky from the sun.
Crepuscular Rays Northeast of WrocławSun rays coming through the gaps between clouds. They appear to diverge because of the effects from perspective. Dust and other aerosols make the rays visible.
Yellowstone National Park 1Elk grazing in the morning remnants of radiation fog in Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone National Park 2A slightly different view of the same elk, just because it was such a beautiful morning.
Yellowstone National Park 3Although it is tempting to think that the water's color is caused by dissolved minerals (there is some calcium carbonate precipitating at the edges), most of the colors are attributed to bacteria.
Yellowstone National Park 4Wetlands at Yellowstone NP.
Pair of Buffalo Roaming in Yellowstone NPCow and calf saunter across an open plain.
Yellowstone BuffaloNice view at Yellowstone NP with a grazing buffalo.
Artist Point - Yellowstone NPStratigraphy exposed by the Yellowstone River below the Lower Yellowstone Falls.
Yellowstone ForestA tranquil scene inside the forest of Yellowstone National Park.
Mammoth Hot Springs 1 - Yellowstone NPProfile view of Mammoth Hot Springs.
Mammoth Hot Springs 2 - Yellowstone NPMammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone NP.
Mammoth Hot Springs 3 - Yellowstone NPMammoth Hot Springs at Yellowstone NP.
Mammoth Hot Springs 4 - Yellowstone NPMammoth Hot Springs at Yellowstone NP.
Old Faithful Geyser 1 - Yellowstone NPOld Faithful geyser, discharging pressurized water at predictable intervals. Beginning of the eruption.
Old Faithful Geyser 2 - Yellowstone NPOld Faithful geyser, discharging pressurized water at predictable intervals. Near the peak of an eruption.
Blue Ridge MountainsBlue Ridge Mountains west of Asheville, North Carolina.
Black Hills BuffaloA herd of buffalo grazing on a foggy evening near Mt. Rushmore.
Iowa PondSteam fog on a lake in Iowa.
After an Iowa StormSunset after a thunderstorm in Iowa.
Minnesota MorningForest in Minnesota.
Lake Michigan from IndianaView of Chicago from Indiana Dunes.
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