Matthew Albanese is a fine art photographer from New Jersey who specializes in creating and photographing miniatures from common household objects and materials. “New Life I” (pictured above) was constructed using painted parchment paper, thread, hand dyed ostrich feathers, carved chocolate, wire, raffia, masking tape, coffee, synthetic potting moss and cotton.
A forest, also referred to as a wood or the woods, is an area with a high density of trees. As with cities, depending on various cultural definitions, what is considered a forest may vary significantly in size and have different classifications according to how and of what the forest is composed. A forest is usually an area filled with trees but any tall densely packed area of vegetation may be considered a forest, even underwater vegetation such as kelp forests, or non-vegetation such as fungi, and bacteria. Tree forests cover approximately 9.4 percent of the Earth’s surface, though they once covered much more . They function as habitats for organisms, hydrologic flow modulators, and soil conservers, constituting one of the most important aspects of the biosphere.
Olympic National Forest, Washington, United States – Inside the Olympic National Park, located the Olympic National Forest. It’s a temperate rainforest and one of the largest, if not the largest, temperate rainforests in the world. It is also the wettest place in the continental United States
Here are 20 amazing pictures of equally amazing places that will get your mind wandering, whether you’re sitting at home, at a desk or in traffic.
Staring at this view with a dumb look on your face in Cueva Ventana, Puerto Rico
Positano is a small picturesque town with splendid coastal views, on the famous Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy. The town itself is perched on an enclave on the face of a hill and winds down towards the waters of the Amalfi Coast. Naturally beautiful, Positano attracts thousands of visitors every year. All year long, the town is always full of people, but if you are planning to visit Positano, it would be best to schedule your trip during the spring season. The reward for their efforts are some of the world’s most enchanting bays, lapped by wonderfully warm, crystal clear waters.Those holidaymakers who decide to rent a boat, will be able to reach otherwise inaccessible coves of the Amalfi Coast, and enjoy a little corner of paradise all to themselves, for hours. A tip: try to get up early. The sun leaves almost all of the Amalfi Coast beaches in the early afternoon, and for maximum hours of sunshine, you’ll need to have breakfast on the beach!
These are some of the most unusual and breathtaking rock formations ever. The Earth hides so many secrets…
Rock Formation, Namibia
Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park located in southwestern Utah in the United States. The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon, which despite its name, is not a canyon but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange, and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors. Bryce sits at a much higher elevation than nearby Zion National Park. The rim at Bryce varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet .
Truk Lagoon, known as Chuuk – a group of tropical paradise islands in the Federal States of Micronesia – offers adrenaline-junky scuba divers a cool yet creepy underwater adventure in shark-infested Pacific waters while wreck diving the mysterious Ghost Fleet of Truk Lagoon. Here’s a virtual adventure with wreck divers who explored and photographed the Ghost Fleet of Truk Lagoon. This is underwater awesomeness! We love these pics!
The bow gun of the San Francisco Maru at about 50m depth in Truk Lagoon.
If you like peace and solitude, you are unlikely to choose a metropolis, going on vacation. Especially when there are such places where nature and people’s lives seem to be a continuation of each other, where the city seemed to be imprinted in the majestic scenery and is perceived as a part of it. They are so harmonious that I want right now to exchange our frantic pace of life in the tranquility of one of them. We have compiled a list of 25 cities, which appear in every introvert would have dreamed.
Pucisca – a small village with a harbor on the northern coast of the island of Brac. Its name came from the Latin word puteus – «Well”, which refers to local sources of brackish water for livestock.
There is something sad in any abandoned house I have seen, they are reminder of someone’s past and reminder that someone is gone. Here 27 photos of abandoned village houses. As you can see most of them looked very good in past and most of them are still in good shape but now they’re abandoned.
Abandoned house on the outskirts of Greenfield, Ohio
Summer is coming, and that means beach weekends. I realize there are some people out there who don’t go to the beach every summer, and those people are why we fight mental illness.