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The Smithsonian’s finalists for the “Wilderness Forever” photo contest.

The 50 Greatest Wilderness Photos Of The Year, According To The Smithsonian

Mineral Aurora, Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness in New Mexico. “Due to the strong wind, these light holes were quick to move. It evoked an Aurora Borealis effect of moving lights.” Photo and caption by Samuel Feron / Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Contest

Stunning satellite image gives a glimpse INSIDE the 'lagoon of tears' in the heart of a volcano (+video)

Stunning satellite image gives a glimpse INSIDE heart of a volcano

This image from over the Azores island of São Miguel features a volcanic complex called the Sete Cidades Massif.

A Rocket, a Meteor and the Milky Way, All in One Overwhelming Image

A Rocket, a Meteor and the Milky Way, All in One Overwhelming Image

newsweek: “A Rocket, a Meteor and the Milky Way, All in One Overwhelming Image ”

Tribute To Ansel Adams / Peter Essick, 2010

Photographed from Nancy Pass, afternoon clouds form behind the Minarets. "The ansel Adams Wilderness" by Peter Essick

Why Does This Indonesian Volcano Burn Bright Blue? | Science | Smithsonian

Why Does This Indonesian Volcano Burn Bright Blue?

Olivier Grunewald's dramatic photos showcase blue flames—not blue lava—that result from burning sulfur

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Glacial Stream, Tracy Arm-Ford's Terror Wilderness in Alaska. By Irene Owsley

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Years of erosion by vegetation and expanding ice carved Zhangjiajie National Park& narrow, terraced sandstone pillars, some of which climb over 650 feet.

Chestnut Ridge Park in New York

Photo of the Week: Fire and Water

Discover Eternal Flame Falls at Chestnut Ridge County Park in Orchard Park, New York: A natural gas leak provides a flickering flame beneath a waterfall.

The World's Most Amazing Structures Not Built by Humans

The World's Most Amazing Structures Not Built by Humans

This wasp nest measured 6 ft by 5 ft and contained million wasps.

Honorable Mention, Portrait Filip Staes Devil scorpionfish in Lembeh Straight, Indonesia

Red hues often signify danger in nature. This devil scorpionfish seems to be basking in its power, hanging out at Lembeh Strait, Indonesia.

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31 photographies qui nous rappellent à quel point la nature est fabuleuse

Proxy Falls, Three Sisters Wilderness in Oregon. By Thomas Goebel, age Jensen Beach, Florida: “This gem is one that you must see for yourself.” (Thomas Goebel, all rights reserved)

Dustin LeFevre: Artist Website

Dustin LeFevre: Artist Website

Earthshine, Nightglow, and Other Gorgeous Forms of Celestial Light - Atlas Obscura

Earthshine, Nightglow, and Other Gorgeous Forms of Celestial Light

Panoramic shot of the VLT platform - Airglow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite covers an area of 55 by 40 kilometers by 25 miles) over the southwest part of the Malaspina Glacier and Icy Bay in Alaska.

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