Outstanding Travel Photos

February 18, 2007

Balloon Race


Balloon Race, originally uploaded by Heaven`s Gate (John).

Multicoloured hot air balloons take off into a cloudless blue sky, over the English countryside.

January 18, 2007

Sweeping away the past.jpg

Sweeping away the past.jpg, originally uploaded by Kevin Day.


January 7, 2007

Old and wise


Old and wise, originally uploaded by Ferdinand Reus.


January 1, 2007

Sun Break over the Alhambra


Sun Break over the Alhambra, originally uploaded by bgladman.


December 31, 2006

Meter for the Shadows


Meter for the Shadows, originally uploaded by Trevor Haldenby.

Collingwood, Ontario.
September 2006

September 6, 2006


Geger, originally uploaded by Farl.

Geger Beach, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia

The photographer writes about this photo: “My memories of Geger go way back to my first trip about 13 years ago. We were trying to promote seaweed mariculture and ground zero was Geger. Strolling by the beach once again and surveying the now-thriving industry make me proud.

I will never tire of revisiting Indonesia. Couldn’t wait for next week…”

August 23, 2006

Olden, Costa Atlantica HDR

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Olden, Costa Atlantica HDR, originally uploaded by R.Duran.

Olden - Nordfjord - Sogn og Fjordane - Norway - July 2006

High Dynamic Range (HDR) image created with Photomatix Pro and Photoshop (levels, unsharp mask and noise reduction). Three bracketed JPG shots with 1 exposure stop - Nikon D70s Lens Sigma 18-200mm (3,5-6,6) at f:14 1/125 sec. - 26 mm - ISO 200 - WB Auto -3

July 30, 2006

… after the rain …

… after the rain …, originally uploaded by idogu.

the photographer:
“.. I’m back from rush-hour on 5th Avenue …”

June 6, 2006

Rome and his churches

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Rome and his churches, originally uploaded by Giampaolo Macorig.

View from the “Altare della Patria” monument, Rome

June 4, 2006

Colorful Basket

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Colorful Basket, originally uploaded by BoazImages.

The photographer: “A young Mursi Girl with a beautiful basket on her head.”
Lower Omo valley

May 25, 2006


enlightened, originally uploaded by idogu.

Chrysler Building, New York City

May 22, 2006

Ruins in the wind…

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Ruins in the wind…, originally uploaded by Giampaolo Macorig.

the beginning of Via Appia Antica, Rome

May 20, 2006

Take a walk

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Take a walk, originally uploaded by wmchu.

The photographer: “Somewhere in Kyoto…”

May 10, 2006

Eland - Masai Mara sunset

Eland - Masai Mara sunset, originally uploaded by markeveleigh.


May 6, 2006

Morning Has Broken

Morning Has Broken, originally uploaded by Kenny Maths.

The photographer: “was tired and weary, mostly through not having slept very well as a result of my first few days at the altitude of the Tibetan plateau. However, given the chance to see sunrise over the Potala Palace (the former home of the Dalai Lama), you just have to book that early morning call.

When I took this, I was the sole European representative, surrounded by about a dozen Japanese photographers, all of us with carefully interlocked tripods (the rock we were standing on to get this vantage point wasn’t that big!). At one point while we were waiting for interesting light, we started taking shots of the group. Ahhh…memories! :-)

April 24, 2006

color landscape

color landscape, originally uploaded by phitar.

the photographer: from the train between yangon and moulmein, just before sunrise
better in color or in bland and white ?

April 22, 2006


damgo, originally uploaded by Farl.

at the Good Friday procession in Bantayan town, Bantayan island, Cebu, the Philippines

April 17, 2006

The Rose Red City

The Rose Red City, originally uploaded by Kenny Maths.

the photographer: “A spot of precarious climbing and clambering was called for to get this shot. This is the building known as ‘The Treasury’ from Petra, Jordan. It featured in ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’. Mind you, I didn’t find any death traps inside! ;-)

March 14, 2006


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Crazed????, originally uploaded by mboogiedown.

The photographer: “The finale of kabuki performance by the geiko (geisha) of Miyagawa-cho, Kyoto. Kabuki roles, even those of women, are played by men, but this selection was performed entirely by the most accomplished geiko of Miyagawa.”

March 13, 2006

sufi dancer in cairo

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sufi dancer in cairo, originally uploaded by romsrini.

the author: “this looks better in the large size.”

March 12, 2006

Plitvice Lakes - Turquoise Pool


Plitvice Lakes - Turquoise Pool, originally uploaded by acastellano.

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

March 11, 2006

S A D H U . Sri Sailam

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S A D H U . Sri Sailam, originally uploaded by Claude Renault.

A portrait of the sadhu Nara Simha, from Sri Sailam.

February 27, 2006

Flying Girl

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Flying Girl, originally uploaded by maciekda.

Tonle Sap rver, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

February 19, 2006

Gisimba Memorial Center

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Gisimba Memorial Center, originally uploaded by camera_rwanda.

Gisimba Memorial Center

She asked me to take this photograph…the gesture feels like a little offering…like a little Valentine…

Gisimba Memorial Center.
Kigali, Rwanda. Afrika.
June, 2005.

The orphanage currently houses over 150 children. Ten years ago almost all were genocide victims, but many of the newer arrivals have been orphaned by AIDS. Because their parents were HIV+, a number of them are also infected.”

more on the orphanage

January 15, 2006

A stairway to Andalucia


A stairway to Andalucia, originally uploaded by cuellar.

Staircase in Mojacar, Almeria.

January 3, 2006


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Contrast, originally uploaded by brianchapman.


January 2, 2006

Memories of Vltava

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Memories of Vltava, originally uploaded by cuellar.

Vltava river through Prague.

December 29, 2005

beach of kvalvika - Lofoten islands

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beach of kvalvika - lofoten islands (another “perfect” place that stays in my memory),
originally uploaded by Reinhard.Pantke.

The photographer: this beach is north of the arctic circle, on the west side of lofoten. You reach the place after a hike, the water temperature is here around 12-14 degrees celsius (well in summer). Next stop to the west is greenland!!! But its a great place!”

December 25, 2005


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Convergence…, originally uploaded by lapidim.

Cuzco - Peru

The photographer: “This is one of my own favorites - look at these facial expressions and tell me something…”

December 4, 2005

Magic Morning

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Magic Morning

Magic Morning, originally uploaded by T Glow.

November 29, 2005

a place i remember

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a place i remember, originally uploaded by Lorrie McClanahan.

November 18, 2005

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, originally uploaded by _desertsky.

the Narrows — Zion, US

a few hundred meters downstream of Orderville Canyon junction

November 13, 2005

Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, originally uploaded by wmchu.

Huntington Beach

November 11, 2005


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papageitaucher/puffin, originally uploaded by Reinhard.Pantke.

Puffin in Norway.

November 5, 2005


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woman morocco, originally uploaded by davidcharding.

Woman in Morocco

November 4, 2005

The Ideal of Beauty

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The Ideal of Beauty, originally uploaded by lapidim.

The Photographer: “Under the last beams of a setting sun, the Parthenon looks just incredible, a monument 25 centuries old, the Ideal of Beauty, the peak of the esthetical achievements of a great civilization.”

Parthenon - Athens, Greece

October 29, 2005

Beauty ??

Beauty ??
The photographer: “Two tourists, dressed as maiko (apprentice geisha) explore Kiyomizudera, the Temple of Pure Waters, in Kyoto. I usually don’t take pictures of tourists playing dress-up, but they were so beautiful! ”
originally posted by mboogiedown.

October 26, 2005

Eyes. Madurai

Filed under: — alteredNate @ 11:27 pm

Eyes. Madurai, originally uploaded by Claude Renault.

The Photographer: “Another one of those old people I met in Madurai. This one was near another temple outside the city.”

October 25, 2005

Point Montara

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Point Montara, originally uploaded by wmchu.

California, USA

October 23, 2005

Gateway to hell

Gateway to hell, originally uploaded by hkvam “Námaskarð has very active solfataras (sulphurous mud springs) and fumaroles (steam springs), none of which contain pure water. The mud craters are uncommonly large and are well worthy of the travelers attention, whereas many of the steam craters are drilling holes that have been covered with rocks. There is no vegetation in this high temperature area and the ground is sterile and very acidic due to the effects of the fumes from the mud springs.”
Námaskarð geothermal area, Mývatn, N-Iceland
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm at 10mm.
ISO 100, f5.6, 1/50

October 22, 2005

Sunset at Sossusvlei

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Sunset at Sossusvlei, originally uploaded by S*W*Q.

October 21, 2005

arches pools

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arches pools, originally uploaded by Lorrie McClanahan.

Arches National Park, Utah

The photographer: “the scene was real; the effect is manipulated.
To achieve this effect I simply duplicated the layer and added a gaussian blur filter, then used a soft eraser in the center to reveal the lower layer. I also used the burn tool around the edges.”

October 19, 2005

Annecy 1

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Annecy 1, originally uploaded by solilos.

Annecy, France

October 15, 2005

Jerusalem of Gold

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Jerusalem of Gold, originally uploaded by lapidim.

Tower of David – Old City of Jerusalem – Israel
Torre de David – Ciudad Vieja de Jerusalén - Israel

To the Jewish People and the Land of Israel best wishes for a Happy New Year of 5766 (starts tomorrow night).
Para el Pueblo Judío y la Tierra de Israel, los mejores votos para un Feliz Año de 5766 (que empieza mañana por la noche).

October 14, 2005

Fall in the Eastern Sierra

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Fall in the Eastern Sierra, originally uploaded by mlog.

Near Lake Sabrina

October 13, 2005

The colors of autumn

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The colors of autumn, originally uploaded by 1_ralf.

Mirror images at the Lago di Braies / Pragser Wildsee, South Tyrol.

October 10, 2005

I am NOT the Tourism Board.

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I am NOT the Tourism Board., originally uploaded by ahmedzahid.

The photographer: When I was working at Sun Island ( www.villahotels.com/sun/index.htm )
this used to be a favourite spot.
Off limits for the tourists, (because of unloading and other back-house activities) this jetty is bypassed by many, as uninteresting and Ugly.

I find many photo opportunities, of both action and scenery, here.

Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder.”

Ramadan ,The month of fasting

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Ramadan ,The month of fasting, originally uploaded by s3ood.

“Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. For more than a billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a “month of blessing” marked by prayer, fasting, and charity. Muslims believe that during the month of Ramadan, Allah revealed the first verses of the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam. Muslims practice sawm, or fasting, for the entire month of Ramadan. This means that they may eat or drink nothing, including water, while the sun shines. Fasting is one of the Five Pillars (duties) of Islam. As with other Islamic duties, all able Muslims take part in sawm from about age twelve. Fasting serves many purposes. While they are hungry and thirsty, Muslims are reminded of the suffering of the poor. Fasting is also an opportunity to practice self-control and to cleanse the body and mind. And in this most sacred month, fasting helps Muslims feel the peace that comes from spiritual devotion as well as kinship with fellow believers.”

October 5, 2005

my purple-blue world

my purple-blue world, originally uploaded by josef.stuefer.

“Sort of dreamy
Sort of dizzy
People get silly
Back to my childish
Search for fantasy”

[text & title by cllover]
Nijmegen, Netherlands

October 2, 2005

Tadrart Acacus, Libya

, originally uploaded by _desertsky.

A sandstone formation in the South-West corner of Fezzan, close to the border Libya-Algerie. A place of stunning rock paintings, similar for abundance and quality to the nearby Tassili n’Adjjer.

(Nikon FM2 on Fuji Provia F100, Mar 2002)

September 30, 2005

An African sunset

Filed under: — laurenz @ 7:56 pm

An African sunset, originally uploaded by BoazR.

Elephants playing as the sun goes down…
Chobe National park
Botswana 2002

September 28, 2005

celebrating freedom

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celebrating freedom, originally uploaded by Tatiana Cardeal.

This ceremony is an old religious afro-dance to honour the catholics São Benedito (St Benedict, the Moor), who is the patron saint of the black people and the saint Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos (Our Lady of Rosary of the Blacks), who is the protector from the slaves.
The slaves used the public space of the churchs to be reorganized and to create ways to resist and preserve their native traditions, as their dances, the drums, African melodies, dresses, that could somehow keep their African cultural heritage alive.
Today, the Congada ritual is a elebration of freedom of the slaves libertation, and a expression of their devotion.
There is a “Terno de Moçambique” group dancing, with their symbolic sticks, the weapon to defend the saints. They use it to beat as a percussion and to the coreography. We were at the Festival of the Traditional São Paulo Culture, realized by Abaçaí Cultura e Arte - Social Organization Of Culture.

September 26, 2005


Twilight, originally uploaded by lapidim.

Santa Luzia - Algarve - Portugal
A truly magical moment just before sunrise

A petition by the photographer:
there is a new Humanitarian Pool to help our friends in the Gulf Coast in this horrible moment they are in.
Please join and help in this auction. I’ll print this image and sent it anywhere in the Globe to the best bidder.
Together we can make a difference. Again.”

Hay un nuevo Grupo de carácter humanitario para ayudar nuestros amigos que están sufriendo con el pasaje del terrible huracán Katarina.
Se trata de una subasta de fotos cuya recaudación será donada a OGNs que trabajan en esta emergencia.
Imprimiré y enviaré esta imagen al mejor postor, aunque viva en el otro lado del globo
¡Una vez más, juntos podemos hacer la diferencia!”

September 23, 2005

cadillac ranch

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cadillac ranch, originally uploaded by Lorrie McClanahan.

Amarillo, Texas
Taken with a Canon EOS 20D.

September 21, 2005

Lake of Tranquillity

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Lake of Tranquillity, originally uploaded by T Glow.


London Shines

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London Shines, originally uploaded by MykReeve.

“05:57 - As sunrise approached, the morning sky continued to brighten, and the view east from the top of London’s City Hall was absolutely stunning.”

September 20, 2005

Great Salt Lake Yacht Tour

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Great Salt Lake Yacht Tour, originally uploaded by cuibel.

“Coming in after a tour of the lake. Why do they throw bottles at me?”

September 18, 2005

Fanning out

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Fanning out, originally uploaded by Rob Millenaar.

The photographer: “An awesome cloud to keep me company.”

September 17, 2005

Spine of Taiwan III

Spine of Taiwan III, originally uploaded by zargag.

the photographer: “Retouched sky to eliminate some annoying ice crystals on the airplane window”.

September 16, 2005


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Behold, originally uploaded by Number Six.

The Munster, Ulm, Germany

September 15, 2005

St. Nicholas’ Cathedral #2

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Galway, Ireland.

September 13, 2005

Anchurus, son of Midas.

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Anchurus, son of Midas., originally uploaded by nepenthes.

For details on the boy’s expression, check the original size on Flickr.

September 11, 2005

Caño del Guadiamar

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Caño del Guadiamar, originally uploaded by rashuli.

Translation: “An excursion to the “centro de Visitantes Jose Antonio Valverde” belonging to the village Hinojos and near Aznalcazar in the North of the Doñana National Park.
Birdwatching in Caño del Guadiamar is a real luxury.”

Original Post:
“Excursión al centro de Visitantes Jose Antonio Valverde, localizado en el sector norte del Parque Nacional de Doñana y perteneciente a la localidad de Hinojos , por muy poco a la de Aznalcazar. Caño del Guadiamar, zona de avistamiento de aves, un verdadero lujo.”

September 10, 2005

Girl & Water Buffalo

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Girl & Water Buffalo, originally uploaded by Rob Millenaar.

a photo from China.

September 8, 2005

Feria arch, Queretaro

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Feria arch, Queretaro, originally uploaded by Mexicanwave.

Feria arch, Queretaro
The arch is actually huge.

September 7, 2005

Sunset in Milan

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Sunset in Milan, originally uploaded by *Ivan*.

“Taken with the old HP120″

September 6, 2005

Petronas Twin Towers 4

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Petronas Twin Towers 4, originally uploaded by lil.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2004


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Malawi, originally uploaded by babasteve.

“9-10 year old boys of the Yao tribe in Malawi participating in circumcision and initiation rites.

Nikon FM2 / 85mm Nikon lens”

September 5, 2005


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pyramids, originally uploaded by BoazR.

“The Amazing pyramids of Giza.
Egypt 1998″

September 4, 2005

Caspe Místico

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Caspe Místico, originally uploaded by Lou Rouge.

Zaragoza, Spain.

Devils Tower

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Devils Tower, originally uploaded by richpix.

An approaching thunderstorm adds a dramatic feel to Devils Tower near sunset.

September 3, 2005


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borgarnes, originally uploaded by hkvam.

View of Baula, Borgarfjörður, West Iceland

September 2, 2005

Sydney Harbour at night

Sydney Harbour at night, originally uploaded by Patrick Houlihan.

shot from Milson’s Point (Luna Park)

Sydney, Australia
June 2005

September 1, 2005

Through the ice

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Through the ice, originally uploaded by tednmiki.

Ridge of the Southern Alps as seen through a hole in the ice at Fox Glacier, New Zealand


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Lentils, originally uploaded by Monster..

phtographed in India.

August 31, 2005

St Giles Dawn

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St Giles Dawn, originally uploaded by Kevin Day.

“Early morning in the graveyard of St Giles Church, Stoke Poges, Slough, just a lovely church and beautiful grounds and memorial garden. A place of peace and tranquility in Slough.

A link to points of interest
www.stokepogeschurch.org/tour_of_st_giles.htm ”

stormy weather

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stormy weather, originally uploaded by BoazR.

Andaman Islands 2001!
It was sunny and hot that day but in the late afternoon in a very short period of time this storm Hit the small Island! I had 60 seconds to take some pictures and run!
I was late…45 seconds later I was all wet!

August 30, 2005


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jellyfishclouds, originally uploaded by hkvam.

and the clouds started melting.
Skagaströnd, North Iceland

August 27, 2005

Traditionally clad

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Traditionally clad, originally uploaded by lil.

A model posed in the garden of Kinkakuji Shrine (Golden Pavilion). After I took this photo, someone told me she wasn’t a maiko (a young geisha-in-training), but just a young woman posing in traditional formal Japanese wear for a commercial.

Kyoto, Japan, 2004

August 26, 2005

heaven and hell

heaven and hell, originally uploaded by awfulsara.

The photographer: “This is one of my all time favorites, the first photo I took that blew me away, opened my eyes to the possibilities before me.

Taken in February of last year in Yellowstone National Park. The scene was even more surreal than a still photo can do justice, with steam rolling over the rise, creating backlit shifting patterns and shrouding the trees from view completely. Then for a moment, just a tiny moment, it would clear and the scene would split in half - all color and light and pristine snow on one side and twisted, tortured trees & steaming algae covered rock on the other.

I was a newbie to my 10D, and SLR photography in general, and had goofy settings - 800 ISO among other ridiculousness - which makes this shot one I would desperately desire to “redo” although I doubt I could recreate this if I tried. I will say this: if you ever get the opportunity to visit Yellowstone in the winter, for the love of Pete take that opportunity and run with it. Algae & Ice was taken the same morning…

Uploaded by awfulsara on 12 Apr ‘05, 7.25pm CEST.”

August 24, 2005

leffe blond

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leffe blond, originally uploaded by josef.stuefer.

leffe blond

August 23, 2005

My Africa

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My Africa, originally uploaded by *Ivan*.

May 17, 2005, Milan

August 22, 2005

Golden Chicago Morning

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Golden Chicago Morning, originally uploaded by jeffclow.

“Sometime it pays to get up a bit early…..this was from my hotel room around 6:00 a.m. on a golden morning in Chicago this week…

Best viewed at the original size”

August 21, 2005

last witnesses

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last witnesses, originally uploaded by Tatiana Cardeal.

… of some human possibilits to live really connected with nature.
Indigenous Meeting at Betioga city.
They are many ethnics groups living at the
Indigenous Park of the Xingu , on Mato Grosso State, from Brazil.
I met the Kuikuro and the Yawalapiti People.
Yawalapiti’s population were about only 208 people,
and Kuikuros were about 394, in 1999.

August 20, 2005

Kashmir dusk

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Kashmir dusk, originally uploaded by Tampen.

The photographer: “A scene of rare Himalayan peace. Taken with Nikon F3, Tamron 300mm f2.8 lens. Kashmir”

August 19, 2005


Témpanos, originally uploaded by Lou Rouge.

Lago Argentino. Esculturas de hielo
(”Ice Sculptures”)

August 18, 2005

Last Light

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Last Light, originally uploaded by jeffclow.

The photographer: “I was fortunate to be standing at this spot when the sun painted these low hanging clouds with several different colors just before it dropped below the horizon….

Just west of Krum, Texas, U.S.A…..”

August 17, 2005

Langley Arboretum

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Langley Arboretum, originally uploaded by Kevin Day.

“Langley Country Park Arboretum. The early morning light gets filtered through the trees and takes a while to burn the mist off the has been left from the night before.
I just love this time of day.”

August 12, 2005

Sapa School Girl’s Curious Mind

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Sapa School Girl’s Curious Mind, originally uploaded by HRKVC.

The author: “Although Sapa means “sand village” in Chinese, Sapa is located within Vietnam and is home to a wealth of colorful, diverse hill tribes, who have steadfastly resisted integration into Vietnamese society and modern life. In fact, the hill tribes, including the Hmong, the Dao, and the Dai, comprise the majority of inhabitants in the area, outnumbering the Vietnamese who prefer the low lands. Sapa’s central market is a main gathering place for hill tribes from the surrounding villages. They congregate there not only to sell handicrafts, jewelry, orchids, mushrooms, and honey, but to also cultivate relations with other groups, play games, and perhaps find a sweetheart.”

August 10, 2005

NYC Sunset

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NYC sunset 0397, originally uploaded by asawaa.

The Photographer: “Photo taken from NYC on the Hudson looking at New Jersey at sunset.”

August 6, 2005

Pont de Bercy

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Pont de Bercy, originally uploaded by alterednate.

Pont de Bercy, Paris

August 5, 2005

Receding water

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Receding water, originally uploaded by laurenz.

The Photographer says: “Picture taken at the Great Salt Lake near Tozeur, Tunisia.
This was not too far away from the place where I took my ‘Sunrise over the Great Salt lake’ shot.”

August 4, 2005

midnight sun

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midnight sun, originally uploaded by josef.stuefer.

Kevo, Finland
“Cross the line
Around the sky
Never sleep
No more goodbye
Keep nice dreams at night”

August 3, 2005

Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland

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Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland

August 1, 2005

Sunset in the desert

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Sunset in the desert, originally uploaded by Sanzen.

Sam sand dunes in Rajasthan, India

Camera Used : Nikon D-70

The life is elsewhere (Milan)

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The life is elsewhere (Milan), originally uploaded by *Ivan*.

Milan (Italy).

July 31, 2005

Sunset Fishing

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Sunset Fishing, originally uploaded by irishman_lost_in.

shot in Brazil

July 30, 2005

Young Woman

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Young Woman, originally uploaded by Zzilazz.

The photographer writes on Flickr:
“This is what she wears if shes gonna marry
The Himba of Namibia
The Himba are semi-nomadic pastoralists who inhabit the Kunene Region in northwestern Namibia. Unlike many indigenous groups in Africa, the Himba have managed to maintain much of their traditional lifestyle, perhaps owing to the fact that the land they occupy is so harsh and unyielding that that it has been rarely coveted by the colonialists and commercial farmers that have affected so many other regions of the continent.
The Himba (together with the Herero) moved into present-day Namibia and Botswana as part of a larger migration of Bantu-speaking peoples from east Africa several hundred years ago. About 150 years ago, the group began to split and a large group that we know today as the Herero moved southward, while the ancestors of the present-day Himba remained.
Today, the Himba live as they have for centuries and manage to eke out an existence by following their herds of goats and cattle to new grazing areas and waterholes as existing areas become depleted. They live in small villages or family groups throughout the Kunene Region (the area known as Kaokoland while Namibia was under South African control prior to independence in 1990). The village had been in place for about three years because those years had brought higher than usual amounts of rain and allowed the nearby land to support growing herds of livestock without moving. During 1980’s, however, this same area experienced a severe drought and many livestock were lost and people went hungry. The fortunes of the Himba are still very much tied to the earth and its weather.
Himba women have a particularly distinctive appearance. Each morning, they cover themselves with a mixture of butter fat, red ochre and local herbs that both gives their body the smooth, reddish appearance the Himba find attractive, plus offers some protection against the desert sun. Married women wear a small headpiece made of soft skin on top of their braided and ochred hair. In addition, they often wear a heavy ornament around their necks that includes a conch shell that hangs between their breasts in the front and a metal-studded leather plate that hangs down the center of their back. They also wear heavy metal rings around their ankles as well as other jewelry made of copper, ostrich shells or woven reeds.
The men of the village were less distinctive in their dress and some had taken to wearing western-style trousers and T-shirts. Some men leave the village to find work in other areas of the country and thus become more exposed to outside influences.”

Bagan - sunrise temples

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Bagan - sunrise temples, originally uploaded by awfulsara.

The photographer: “I could get drunk on these. Bagan is a fairytale from above, and sometimes painfully real down below.”

July 29, 2005

Tourist silhouettes

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Tourist silhouettes, originally uploaded by lil.

Tourists give directions to each other as they pose in front of Tanah Lot temple (while others wait for their turn to pose in the prized phototaking spot)

Angkor - Parallax Shot

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Angkor - Parallax Shot, originally uploaded by HRKVC.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

July 28, 2005

Morning on the beach

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Morning on the beach, originally uploaded by craig_352.

A beach in Huatulco, Mexico.

July 27, 2005

Rakiura and Foveaux Strait from Bluff Hill

The photographer: “Rakiura is the Maori name for Stewart Island, the ‘third island’ of New Zealand. This summer view is taken from the summit of Bluff Hill, on the far southern tip of the South Island. Foveaux Strait is right in the middle of the Roaring Forties, and is very rarely this calm.”

July 26, 2005

Zimbabwe Sunset

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Zimbabwe Sunset, originally uploaded by babasteve.

Zimbabwe Sunset

Low tide

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Low tide, originally uploaded by lil.

The Photographer: “A young boy plays with his own shadow as he bathes in the glow of a magnificent sunset at a small beach north of Sengiggi.
Lombok, Indonesia, 2004″

July 25, 2005

dayly talk

dayly talk, originally uploaded by Koffiemetkoek.

“Lady’s on the way home, in Morocco”

Stony Creek Town Dock, #1 [Large version]

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The photographer: No Photoshopping: This (as well as the other Stony Creek night photos, and ‘Getty’ and ‘Ghost Parking Lot’) was shot with Fuji Provia 100F (35mm). With the smoothed water that comes with a long exposure and the presence of a mix of artificial light types (each with a distinct color cast), the effect is amazing. The slides I got back look exactly like these posted images!”

July 24, 2005

Charles de Gaulle, Terminal E

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charles de gaulle terminal e, originally uploaded by razorbern.

This architecture certianly makes the wait a bit more pleasent…


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veiled, originally uploaded by tamjpn.


July 23, 2005

Lisboa, Portugal, March 2005

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Lisbao, Portugal, March 2005, originally uploaded by MagicWorld.

Lisbon, Portugal, March 2005

Istlikal Cad. Istanbul, Turkey

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Istlikal Cad. Istanbul, Turkey, originally uploaded by Damiel.

The photographer: “The story behind the picture is that in this street there is an old tram running. On this tram there were always small boys trying to get a free ride. I was standing on the rear platform and watched this boy fall off the tram, which runs in just walking speed, and the picture was taken while he were trying to catch up on the tram. Nothing is planned on the picture, just point and click, and try to avoid the direct sun. But it is one of my own favourites…”

Bridge mesh

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Bridge mesh, originally uploaded by Tampen.

The photographer: “Golden Gate, California, Day 7. My favourite bridge shot.”

July 22, 2005

Bangladesh Water Lily

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Bangladesh Water Lily, originally uploaded by babasteve.

“Outside of the hustle and bustle of Dakha - Bangladesh lies a quiet park were people can walk, sit, and reflect on the beauty of creation around them. One afternoon as I was sitting in the grass, I was struck by the awesome beauty of these water-lilies floating in the lake beside me. A perfect moment to capture…!

Nikon FM2 / 200mm Nikon lens”


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Misty-Morning-9, originally uploaded by Kevin Day.

“The early morning mist, glowing in the sunlight, moves across the lake at Langley Country Park, Slough”

July 21, 2005

Mont St. Michel - Reflecting Tides

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The photographer: “The tides roll in here like thunder - it’s quite magical.”

eiffel tower 2

eiffel tower 2, originally uploaded by John Gusky.

An unusual perspective for Paris’ most famous monument.

July 20, 2005

Yarra River at night, Melbourne

The photographer: “The Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia. Shot from Princes Bridge. Flinders Street Station is on the right; Southgate and the Southbank Promenade are to the immediate left.”

July 19, 2005

Malawi n5

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Malawi n5, originally uploaded by babasteve.

Photographer’s comment: “It was before sunrise on Lake Malawi, Africa’s third largest freshwater lake. It runs deep - part of the Rift Vally fault. The pre-sunrise sky reflected blood red on the crystal waters of the lake. Villagers were already up, starting their daily chores. Here one woman helps her friend raise a bucket of water drawn from the lake. What a photogrpaher’s dream come true!”

July 18, 2005

Two women, Sam Sand Dunes

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Two women, Sam Sand Dunes, originally uploaded by since1968.

The photographer writes:
“Women walking on Sam sand dunes outside Jaisalmer, India.
You never know when you’ll get a good picture. We were tired: tired of the sand, tired of the sun, tired of riding camels, and I was tired of taking pictures. Walking back to our tent I wanted to get one last look at a big sand dune. I turned around and these women were beautifully framed in the sky and the sand.
Part of the work is already done for you when you travel to Sam. People tend to walk along the ridges of the sand dunes because the sand is more tightly packed there than on the sides.”

July 17, 2005

Infinity pool and beyond (only 3)

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Infinity pool and beyond (only 3), originally uploaded by lil.

Tokyo Sea Life Park, Tokyo, 2004

Bagan - foggy sunrise through palms

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The photographer: “My favorite morning in Bagan, eery foggy light for just a few minutes before the sun broke through. Alone with my bicycle, it was a good day.”

July 16, 2005

Lotus Leaf

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Lotus Leaf, originally uploaded by laurenz.

This photo was taken at the Summer Palace in Beijing, China on a rainy day.

Elements of Nature

Elements of Nature, originally uploaded by jeffclow.

Jeff says: “Grand Tetons, Wyoming, U.S.A. - Moulton Barn - July, 2003…the clouds parted just as I snapped the shot and I was pleasantly surprised to see the end result. Cloud movement is all luck….and I got lucky.
The “most favorited” photo in my Flickr photostream….and yes - those are bison.”

July 15, 2005

Parque de la España industrial 2

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Parque de la España industrial 2, originally uploaded by xip.

Park of industrial Spain.
Near the station of train of Sants.Barcelona).

Yale University

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, originally uploaded by bokeh.

Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut)

Paddle (reprise)

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Paddle (reprise), originally uploaded by Tampen.

Indian idyll. Kashmir.

July 14, 2005

Highway 101 Oregon

Highway 101 Oregon, originally uploaded by reddirtrose.

Red state

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Red state, originally uploaded by chishikilauren.

Garden umbrella outside Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island. Hiroshima. Japan.

Lost Icon

Lost Icon, originally uploaded by alteredNate.

There had been a religious icon at the end of this columnade… however it was removed for unknown reasons.

This was taken in the Cathedral of Chartres, about an hour west of Paris.

July 13, 2005

Ethiopian Priest

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Ethiopia 4, originally uploaded by babasteve.

Ethiopian Orthodox priest.
Nikon FM2 / 85mm Nikon lens

Bodie sunrise

Bodie sunrise, originally uploaded by awfulsara.

The photographer comments: “Ahhh Bodie. What a PLAYGROUND! Amazing sunrise, blended exposure. Yum.”

July 12, 2005


Misty-Morning-5, originally uploaded by Kevin Day.

2 dead trees reflecting in Langley Park lake Slough at sunrise


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