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2 Women Lost in the gabric of a fishing net

This young seal fully accepted my presence and allowed me to come very close. After a while it became quite windy and we both got caught in this sandstorm.
Big female Tiger Shark off the Bahamas
Marcio Cardoso balancing on the slackline 200m above the beautiful landscape of Rio De Janeiro.
It was one of those days, great for landscape photography as rain clouds raced across the sky leaving gaps for shafts of sunlight in between. It was then I saw the church. The church and the mountainside were bathed in that gorgeous soft late autumn light.
Tuscany hills at sunrise, every time It's something special that give us new emotions.
The village of Sandur on the small island of Sandoy in the Faroe Islands.
I took this photo from our balloon as we were drifting over this remarkable landscape of rock formations in Cappadocia, Turkey. The sky was filled with colorful hot air balloons and in this moment all the balloons seemed to align perfectly to allow me to capture this shot. It was s…

Kyk hierdie asb - al is dit laaste ding wat jul doen

This is one of the most inspiring videos I have ever seen. Please take a minute to view it. He speaks English even though the sub-titles are in Nederlands! I guarantee that you will never forget it.

Horizontal Lightning

Horizontal Lightning

According to Nasa, horizontal lightning, also known as intracloud, usually occurs within clouds high in the atmosphere.

Photography by Carsten Peter

Guided by the laptop weather map reflected in his window, Tim Samaras rushes to catch up to a dying thunderstorm.
He hopes to be the first to photograph the split-second event that triggers a lightning strike.

Photography by Carsten Peter

Horizontal, cloud-to-cloud lightning bolts—called anvil crawlers, for their tendency to “crawl” along the
bottom of anvil-shaped storm clouds—light up the sky near Greensburg, Kansas.

Photography by Carsten Peter

A ground fire ignited by a lightning storm near Elephant Butte, New Mexico, paints the horizon with brown smoke.
At right, another cloud-to-ground strike flashes through a shaft of rain.

Photography by Carsten Peter

Back on the highway with the Kahuna in tow, Samaras hunts for the elusive shot.
This summer he's on the chase again, with new, nimbler equipment.

Cloud f…

8 Richest South Africans

8 Richest South Africans

1. Nicky Oppenheimer – R93.7 Billion ($6.8 Billion / €6.21 Billion)

Born Nicholas Oppenheimer is a the wealthiest man in South Africa.
Born the son of wealthy mining tycoon Harry Oppenheimer, Nicky (Nicholas) Oppenheimer would go on to continue
the family business with an emphasis on education and multiply his family's billions.

Nicky Oppenheimer joined the London based Anglo American (worlds largest platinum mining coming and a company his father was
Chairman of the Board of Directors) in 1968 and was quickly promoted to director in 1974.

Like his grandfather and father before him Nicholas Oppenheimer would become Chairman of De Beers Group
(once the worlds largest diamond producer) in 1985.
His family fortune controlled a 40% stake in the company. According to Bloomberg Oppenheimer, in what some might consider a conflict of interest,
sold his 40% interest in De Beers to Anglo American (a company in which he was on the board of directors) for $5.1 billion.


My new Bicycle .

My doctor says to drink lots when doing sports!
And you must always follow the doctor's advice.

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Margate Shell Grotto

Buried deep underground in small English town of Margate, Kent; is a grotto shrouded in complete mystery.  Adorned with 4.6 million shells and 70ft of winding underground passages leading to a rectangular chamber, this shell grotto is undoubtedly a remarkable site to behold. Story has it that in 1835, a laborer was going about his usual field work, but when he struck the soil with his spade, it sank into the earth. The farmer realized that he was standing on something hollow, but was unable to see anything from the surface. Word spread around town, and a local school teacher volunteered his young son, Joshua, to be lowered into the hole with a candle. Upon emerging from the mysterious cavern, Joshua described rooms filled with hundreds of thousands of carefully arranged shells.  
The Shell Grotto is adorned with symbols mosaiced in millions of shells, symbols that celebrate life as well as reminders of death.  The Shell Grotto hosts a passage, a rotunda and an altar chamber.  The shells in…

God created color

Kindness is in our power even when fondness is not.~Henry James~

Compassionis language the deaf can hearand the blind can see.~Mark Twain~

Carry a heart that never hates,a smile that never fadesanda touch that never hurts.

Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret,for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.~Robert Brault~