Natural Landmarks

Swirly Sands

Here’s an absolutely fantastic image of what can only be described as swirly sands on Core Sound at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It seems that we’re looking at sand ridges under the water and the channels running through them. Wonderful…

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Friday, 17th June 2005

Barringer Meteor Crater

This is the Barringer Meteor Crater, outside Flagstaff, Arizona. It’s the result of a 300,000 ton meteor coliding with the Earth around 50,000 years ago. The crater is about 1.5 kilometers in diameter and 170 metres deep. It was the…

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Wednesday, 8th June 2005

Yellowstone National Park

Lots of things to see here in Yellowstone National Park, it’s just a pity we can’t see any of the grizzly bears, wolves, or free-ranging herds of bison and elk! First up is the world famous Old Faithful Geyser, it’s…

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Saturday, 4th June 2005

New Quebec Crater

Formely known as Chubb crater, the New Quebec Crater has a rim diameter of 3.4 kilometers and is estimated to be about 1.4 million years old. It’s also filled with a 250-meter-deep lake. That’s a big old hole. There’s a…

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Friday, 27th May 2005

Trees

Well here’s something I didn’t expect to see. Thousands of trees floating in the water as part of a logging operation on Vancouver Island. I think it’s actually a strangely beautiful image (thumbnail #1). However, the whole thing becomes a…

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Tuesday, 26th April 2005

Forest Fires

It’s pretty obvious where the fire has been and where it is heading in the first forest fire in Louisiana (thumbnail #1) and there is an immense amount of smoke from this other fire in Louisiana. You can see a…

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Monday, 25th April 2005
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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