Friday, 25 January 2013

Wild Animals That Love The Beach

Wild animals rarely seen in their natural environment where they feel the best, but the beach with their charms not only attracts a large number of tourists but also many wild animals that have the same feeling. With whom would you like to share a beach while soaking up the sun?

Wild Horse in the Beach

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Although Florida has the THIRD largest horse population in the country many Floridians do not know all that Miami-Dade has to offer horse and rider.  There are even beach dwellers and urban residents who live in Miami-Dade and do not know we have horses here.  

Wild horses on the beachlink

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Whether your interest in horses is professional or your passion, you will find the variety and unique opportunities Dade has for the equestrian refreshing.  Take a stroll with me through county and you might just be surprised.

Wolf on Beach

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Wolf is basking on the beaches this is a very rare sight.

Kangaroo on Beach, Wester Australia

Kangaroo on Beachlink

Twilight Bay | Esperance, Western Australia. We know that Australia is the land of kangaroos, but they would love to come to the beach and it's already a novelty for tourists.

Kangaroo in the Beachlink

SHARE A BEACH WITH A KANGAROO

Kangaroos may often be seen on the white sand beaches located near Esperance on the Southern Ocean coastline in Golden Outback

Phuket Elephant on the Beach

Phuket Elephant on the Beachlink

Playful little fella...as the storm gathers in the background

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It seems that elephants in Phuket really love to play and hang out on the beach. Remember this one?

Deer Lounging at Inlet Beach

Deer at Camp Helenlink

After bathing young buck was quickly attracted the audience on a beach in Florida, some were worried because the deer was shivering and did not want to move.

Deer Relaxes in the Gulf Surf

Deer Lounging at Inlet Beachlink

Contact the park ranger at Camp Helen who said that the deer had been swimming in the gulf on and off all day and in between swims would lie on the beach to rest.

Grizzly Bear on the Beach in Katmai

Grizzly Bear on the Beach in Katmailink

Grizzly bear in search of food and visiting Long Beach in Katmailink

Grizzly bear in search of food and visiting Long Beach in Katmai

Camel on the Beach

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Cows of Costarica Beach

The Cows of Corsicalink

Rhino at the Beach

Rhino at the beach

Rhino at the beach, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

Friday, 18 January 2013

Incredible Frozen Waterfalls Around the World

Usually we see waterfalls in its natural state, and what happens when the winter is too cold. Do they change they appearance? Believe it or not, running waterfalls can actually freeze, and when they do they form weird and wonderful shapes.

Frozen waterfall Öxarárfoss at Þingvellir, Iceland

Frozen Öxarárfoss waterfall, Þingvellir, Icelandlink

Öxarárfoss is a small waterfall in Þingvellir National Park, Iceland. It flows from the river Öxará. The base of the waterfall is filled with rocks and is often very icy in winter. The waterfall is one of the main attractions of Þingvellir National Park and there is a path from the nearby car park leading up to it.

Frozen waterfall Öxarárfoss at Þingvellir, Iceland.link

Frozen waterfall Öxarárfoss at Þingvellir, Icelandlink

Iceland has its fair share of frozen waterfalls including this one which cascades directly into the mid atlantic ridge which passes through the country. Standing in front of the waterfall you are actually between the North American Plate on one side and the Eurasion Plate on the other.

Plitvice - Frozen Falls, Croatia

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The protected area extends over 296.85 square kilometres (73,350 acres). About 90 percent of this area are part of Lika-Senj County, while the remaining 10 percent are part of Karlovac County. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register among the first natural sites worldwide. Each year, more than 1,200,000 visitors are recorded.

Plitvice - Frozen Falls, Croatialink

Plitvice - Frozen Falls, Croatialink

The frozen waterfalls of the upper lakes in Plitvice National Park. In winter they aren't very easily accessible. If you visit this place in autumn you will have no problems of course. For wildlife photographers - you might encounter lynxs, wolves or bears if you're lucky.

Behind Minnehaha Frozen Falls, USA

Behind Minnehaha Frozen Fallslink

Minnehaha Creek is a tributary of the Mississippi River located in Hennepin County, Minnesota that extends from Lake Minnetonka in the west and flows east for 22 miles (35 km) through several suburbs west of Minneapolis and then through south Minneapolis. Including Lake Minnetonka, the watershed for the creek covers 181 square miles (470 km2).

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Frozen Minnehaha Falls-Minneapolislink

The creek might have been unremarkable except for the 53-foot (16 m) Minnehaha Falls located near the creek's confluence with the Mississippi. The site is not far from Fort Snelling, one of the earliest white settlements in the region. The falls are now located in Minnehaha Park.

St Louis Canyon Frozen Waterfall

St Louis Canyon Frozen Waterfalllink

Undulating waves and nodules of ice give this waterfall in Starved Rock State Park, Illinois such wonderful texture. It almost looks like marshmallow! The temperature was in the mid 30's so the water fall was dripping.

St Louis Canyon Frozen Waterfall 01link

St Louis Canyon Frozen Waterfall 02link

Starved Rock State Park is best known for its fascinating rock formations, primarily St. Peter sandstone, laid down in a huge shallow inland sea more than 425 million years ago and later brought to the surface.

Frozen Niagara Falls, NY, USA

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Mighty Niagara Falls, pouring over the Niagara Escarpment to the sound of rolling thunder… most of the time, yes, but not always. Bitterly cold winter weather has been known to freeze the Falls in its tracks, so to speak, though this hasn’t happened to its fullest extent since the nineteenth century.

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Niagara Falls once have been Frozen in 1911, during an extended winter cold snap, it naturally formed ice sculpture, the phenomenon has been known as "Ice Bridge".

In winter of 1934 the "ice bridge" phenomenon was expected to happen again but only half of the waterfall was frozen.

Frozen Akhlamad Waterfall in Khorasan, Iran

Frozen Akhlamad Waterfall in Khorasan, Iranlink

The Akhlamad Waterfall is located in the province of Razavi Khorasan in northeastern Iran and is a popular tourist excursion. It is 2 kilometers from the Akhlamad village and 84 kilometers from Mashhad. The waterfall itself is approximately 40 meters tall and is located at the bottom of a valley, surrounded by vertical rocky cliffs measuring up to 300 meters at some points )which in turn has consistently attracts rock climbing enthusiasts).

Frozen Akhlamad Waterfall in Khorasan, Iran 01link

Akhlamad Waterfall Frozen Iranlink

The mineral nature of the surrounding rocky terrain has caused the creation of large circular plunge pool directly under the base of the waterfall. The fossils discovered within the mineral deposits dates the area back to the Jurassic Period.

Gulfoss Frozen Waterfall, Iceland

Gulfoss Frozen Waterfall, Icelandlink

Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. The wide Hvítá rushes southward. About a kilometer above the falls it turns sharply to the right and flows down into a wide curved three-step "staircase" and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 m and 21 m) into a crevice 32 m (105 ft) deep. The crevice, about 20 m (60 ft) wide, and 2.5 km in length, extends perpendicular to the flow of the river.

Gullfoss, Iceland frozenlink

frozen_waterfalls Gullfoss, Iceland

Gullfoss (or “Golden Falls”, in English) is one of Iceland’s most popular tourist attractions in all seasons but when the mighty Hvítá river freezes up, Gullfoss becomes an icy, otherworldly landscape.

Frozen Waterfall South of Anchorage, Alaska

Frozen Waterfall South of Anchorage, Alaskalink

This frozen waterfall near Turnagain Arm, Alaska looks like something straight out of Narnia. It may not be very large in size, but it's certainly one of the most magical places in our selection.

Frozen Waterfall South of Anchorage, Alaskalink

Ice climbers ready to climb this waterfall south of Anchoragelink

Frozen Waterfall at Piedra River Trail, Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Frozen Waterfall at Piedra River Trail, Pagosa Springs, Colorado.link

Treasure Falls - Due to its location on Highway 160 at the base of Wolf Creek Pass, Treasure Falls trail is probably the most popular hike in Pagosa. To get there from town travel 14 miles east on Highway 160.

Frozen Waterfall at Piedra River Traillink

The parking area is just off the highway on the right. It is a short quarter-mile trail to the bridge and another quarter mile to the base of the falls. Standing on the bridge, the falls pour a refreshing spray as they rush down the cliff in front of you. During the winter these falls create a frozen sculpture.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Big Catch In The Spider Web

Lurking everywhere dangerous spider web. We think it's meaningless and in fact is very efficient trap for various animals. They lurk around every corner, waiting for someone's carelessness happens after that horror for everyone. Even people have a phobia of these insects, with good reason, because their venom has an awesome effect. See what you care able to make a spider and its web.

Australian Red Back Spider Caught Lizard

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A Redback spider having caught a lizard, Rockingham, Western Australia. The lizard was still alive at the time. An Australian Red Back spider with a small lizard it has trapped and bitten. It is called the Redback spider, and this creature loves to live in dark and dusty places such as underneath dunny seats.

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Red Back Spider caught lizardlink

It is very unlikely you will find one in your house unless you do not house clean regularly and remove spider webs from dark or little-used corners of the rooms. The bite of a Redback spider will make you feel ill for several days but, even without treatment, it is not likely to kill anyone unless they happen to be very weak; or if they are a young child or a frail old person.

Spider Feeding Green Tree Frog

Spider Feeding Green Tree Froglink

Night falls as a black and yellow garden spider feeds on a small Pacific tree frog in its web strung in a blackberry thicket along a seasonal creek near Roseburg.

Caught in the Weblink

Black and yellow garden spiders mostly feed on insects, but are also know to feed on small lizards and amphibians when available. I feel sorry for the frog, but a spider has got to eat.

Spider Catches Snake

Spider Catches Snake 01link

If you suffer from arachnophobia, you might want to steer clear of applying for a job with this South African company.For the spiders here are so tough they wolf down snakes for breakfast.

Spider Catches Snake in Australialink

An office receptionist was met with this horrifying sight when she arrived for work. Astonishingly the snake was off the ground and tangled in the web. And the spider was making short work of tucking in to possibly its biggest meal ever.

Spider Catches Snakelink

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Witnesses say the spider spend two days weaving a web around its kill lifting it higher off the ground and continually snacking on it. At one point the spider reacted aggressively to a fly that accidentally landed on the web, chasing it away from its kill.

Bird Caught in Web Spider Approaching

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A large spider found throughout coastal and inland Australia, especially Western Australia. Body length of females up to 40mm, males much smaller, about 7mm. Overall greyish with silvery cephalothorax and black brushes on the legs. Little or no yellow on the legs unlike the very similar Nephila plumipes which also has a raised yellow sternum.

Bird Caught in Web Spider Approaching 01link

Bird Caught in Web Spider Approaching 03link

The female constructs a large, persistent web with strong strands of golden silk strung between tree branches or other structures. The strong web can trap large prey, sometimes even small birds. Small males tend to occupy the edge of the female's web, sometimes more than one. Rather timid, the female normally flees to the top of the web when alarmed, sometimes it shakes the web in defence when disturbed. There are often strings of spent food parcels or food caches in the web.

Queen Wasp and Spider

Shock and awe - spider vs wasplink

Was a real shock seeing a spider taking on a wasp that had flown into its web. I always assumed that wasps were pretty much the meanest, hardest creepy crawlies, but this one was no match for the spider. At this stage the wasp hadn't long flown into the web and was making an effort to get away.

Spider vs wasplink

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The wasp had given up and the spider was preparing it for storage - quite a difficult shot to get as they were swinging around in the wind. And here's the last shot, taken just before the spider dragged his new food parcel into the undergrowth.

Mouse Caught in Spider Web

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Mouse Caught in Spider Weblink

Watch out for spiders in Ohio! This spider has what looks like, a small gray House Mouse caught in its web. It was not possible to identify the spider at the time this photograph was taken.
There are probably some more plausible explainations how this mouse managed to get caught in this web rather than the spider catching and attacking the mouse.

Spider Caught Bat

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