Apr. 27, 2012
Fantastic horse photos. What gorgeous animals!
Urban installations by street artist Filthy Luker. His art attacks are a huge collection of anthropomorphic objects called Street Life. posted about 19 hours ago
Apr. 27, 2012
Bears love to hug each other almost as much as I wish I could hug them. Almost. posted about 5 hours ago
I don't think they're "hugging" in number 2.
Apr. 29, 2012
Some of the most beautiful and awe inspiring places in the world are the most difficult and the most dangerous to get to. To those who dare make the trek, the experience of completing these dangerous trails is very rewarding. Could you make it across these 10 treacherous terrains? It takes a real guy (or girl) to take the first leap! postedabout a day ago
Mt. Huashan in Huayin City, China, is one of the most well-known mountains in China, and one of the most dangerous to climb. It has breath-taking cliffs and a very dangerous 12-kilometer-long path to the top.
Here is where the path gets scary - just wooden planks and metal to hang on.
Annapurna is a section of the Himalayas in Nepal with an elevation of 8,000 meters. The mountain has been climbed by over 153 people, but 58 have died trying. Due to this high fatality rate, Annapurna is one of the most dangerous mountains in the world.
K2 is the 2nd highest mountain in the world, after Mount Everest and is located between Pakistan and China. Ascending up the mountain is very dangerous, and for every 4 people who have reached the summit, 1 has died trying. Due to the treacherous terrain, nobody has ever climbed K2 in the Winter.
Many consider Baintha Brakk the most difficult mountain to climb in the world. It is located in the Karakorak mountain range in Pakistan. It is notable for it's combination of altitude, height above local terrain, and steepness. Doug Scott was one of the first people to climb to the summit. On the decent down, he broke both of his legs, but still managed to crawl through a storm to his team's basecamp.
Cliffs of Moher is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland. The trails are one of the most dangerous places to mountain bike. The cliffs are around 214 meters at the highest point. One moment in the wrong direction, and you're gone.
Yungas Road is a 69 kilometer road in Bolivia and is widely considered the world's most dangerous road. The width is only 10 feet wide, and an estimate of 300 travelers have been killed there.
Tanaya Canyon is a dangerous canyon in the Yosemite National Park in California. The canyon has no foot trail, which makes hiking and navigating extremely difficult. The National Park's Service maps of Yosemite "strongly discourage" hiking through the canyon. To hike through, one must swim, navigate around waterfalls, and walk across slippery granite.
El Caminito del Rey is a walkway along the steep walls of El Chorro, a gorge in Spain. The walkway is 1 meter wide and over 100 meters above the river. Many spots on the walkway have collapsed and cannot be repaired.
The Guoliang Tunnel, located in China, is a pathway carved through the side of the Taihang Mountain. It is a terribly frightening road with no hand railings to hold onto. Many photos mistakenly identify the tunnel as the "Death Road" in Bolivia.
Nanga Parbat is the 9th highest mountain in the world and is located in Pakistan. The difficulty of climbing Nanga Parbat is about the same as K2. The southern side of the mountain is the largest mountain face in the world. The mountain is sometimes nicknamed "The Man Eater."
May. 1, 2012
Whoa, those wooden planks are scary!
A hundred years ago, photographs depicted the truth, but now with the advent of Photoshop, anything can be fabricated with a click of a mouse. You may not believe it, but the following photos have not been altered in Photoshop and depict the real deal. Sometimes you just have to see things to believe them, like Pepsi NEXT. You've got to taste it to believe it. posted about a day ago
The Southern Sky Columnis located in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China. It's nickname is Avatar Hallelujah Mountain after the floating mountains in the sci-fi movie.
These wave rock formations are located near the Utah-Arizona state lines.
Sinkholes are real and terrifying! This particular sinkhole was found in Guatemala City in 2010. It was 18m (60ft) wide, and 60m (200ft) deep.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are actually playing tennis on a water court.
If you are rich, you can inscribe your name on anything! Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan is a billionaire and part of the Abu Dhabi royal family. He decided to inscribe his name permanently onto his private island. You can see for yourself on Google Maps.
Railroad track damage from the Canterbury Earthquake in 2010.
Spanish photographer Chema Madoz uses film in all of his projects. None of his photos are altered with Photoshop.
For some reason, these sports spectators decided to put watermelons on their heads.
Just a fluffy sheep dog jumping over a hurdle.
This Baird’s Tapir is just showing the flexibility of his nose.
Nobody knows the reason why this squirrel is purple, but it was found in a Pennsylvania backyard in February of 2012.
And now for a real two-faced cat! Frank and Louie just turned 12 years old and is the world's oldest two-faced cat.
It really is a fish with human-like teeth. HORRIFYING!
Lurch is a Watusi Bull and the proud owner of the world's largest horns.
Angles are everything!
This beekeeper is actually covered in 331,000 bees. Bee-lieve it!
Sheep ambushes can really happen to you.
Here are some birds huddling together because it is, as usual, that kind of a day. posted about an hour ago