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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:58 PM

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Frozen warehouse as consequence of the water used to put out a structural fire in Chicago in 2013.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:00 PM

2nd picture. Wow.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:04 PM

Mt Huashan, China, home to one of the world's most dangerous hiking trails. It is said that there are approximately 100 fatal falls every year...

Mt. Huashan has been a place of religious importance since at least the 2nd century BCE, when a Daoist temple was established at its base. Since then, pilgrims, monks and nuns have inhabited the mountain and the surrounding area. A network of dangerous and precipitous trails allows them to access the mountains five summits, each of which has a religious structure like a tea house on the highest southern peak, 2160m or 7087ft up.

Monks, nuns and pilgrims carved a network of stairs and trails leading to the summits, but these trails were only reinforced when the mountain became popular with tourists.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:14 PM

Awesome, I had seen videos of it, in every of them there were clouds that didn’t allow to see the base of the mountain, making it perhaps even more scary.

I don’t know when did they put the safety ropes, I had seen a picture of a group of people, old and young, walking through these platforms without any safety elements... would you dare to do it? :p

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 12:11 AM

f*ck to the hell no on that.. no way would I take that trail.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:52 AM

Wuss :p

But yeah, I won't either.

@RoadRunner - most of the railings and other safety stuff were only added in the late 90s and in 2000 when the place became popular with tourists. Before that monks and pilgrims climbed the mountain without that. Despite all the efforts to make the mountain safer, there are still many fatalities every year. Looking at those pics, it's not surprising. Also, many Chinese people actually climb the mountain and walk the trails at night to reach the East Peak by dawn

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:21 AM Edited by RoadRunner71, 13 January 2014 - 11:27 AM.

"AirPano is a non-commercial project focused on high resolution 3D aerial panoramas. The AirPano team is a group of Russian photographers and panorama enthusiasts. During the next 2-3 years, we plan to shoot a variety of aerial panoramas and create virtual 3D tours of the most interesting places of our planet."

 

 

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You should really check out this site, has some awesome HD 360º landscape pictures from the most diverse places of the world, and even space, where you can navigate in :)

 

http://www.airpano.com/

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#818

Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:32 AM

Merged with awesome pictures thread

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:34 AM Edited by RoadRunner71, 13 January 2014 - 11:39 AM.

Oh, come on, why? this is more than a few pictures...


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:48 AM Edited by Werebot85, 13 January 2014 - 12:00 PM.

Holy crap! Excellent site!!!

Who agrees that South Africa is the most amazingly awesome country on the planet? :p

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Damn, when I click that link it automatically loads airpano.ru, the Russian version. Can I switch the site to english somewhere? Everything's in Russian, can't read a thing.
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#821

Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:25 PM

Try to changing the URL to .com.

 

Damn, I was watching the one of Kamchatka and you could even spot bears!  :blink:


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:37 PM Edited by Werebot85, 14 January 2014 - 09:27 PM.

Try to changing the URL to .com.
 

Oh sorry, I fixed it by clearing my cache

Edit: Meanwhile...

I love this:

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Beautiful image captured by NASA's EO-1 satellite of Marion Island, home to South Africa's only active volcano. The island is the larger of the two Prince Edward Islands and lies in the Indian Ocean, about 1920km or 1190 miles southeast of Cape Town.

No one permanently lives on the island, but there is always a research team working at the research base on the northeastern shores of the island (that tiny white part if I'm not mistaken) as part of South Africa's National Antarctic Program. They live and work on the island for about 13 months until a new relief team arrives.

The volcano has been active for around 18000 years and I think the last eruption worth mentioning happened in 2004, but I may be wrong.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:48 PM Edited by Stinky12, 14 January 2014 - 09:05 PM.

@werebot, here is a video on it

Besides that place, there is another extreme hiking trail call Caminito del Rey, located in Spain

http://en.wikipedia....aminito_del_Rey

 

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More pics here

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:03 PM

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 11:43 AM

So I played around with that panorama site RoadRunner posted, and this is what happened :p

 

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 11:56 AM

Oh man, as much as I would love to experience those trails, the amount of sh*t that could go wrong whether you have a harness or not, just can't be worth it.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:18 PM Edited by Stinky12, 26 January 2014 - 04:03 AM.

This machine save lives. Inside of a CT Scanner

According to someone on the web, the round thing on the upper left is the X-Ray and the scanner is where the 5 cooling fans are..

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:37 PM

Me at the beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:58 AM

Pictures from a fairly recent campsite of mine...

 

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 06:36 AM

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 11:52 AM Edited by Werebot85, 25 January 2014 - 08:14 PM.

Some of the 26 newly discovered photos of the Jan 1986 Challenger disaster showing the whole tragedy from beginning to the end.

At first it looked like a successful launch, but the shuttle broke apart and exploded 73 seconds later, 10 miles over the Atlantic. It was believed to have been caused by a faulty seal in one of the rocket boosters. All 7 crew members were killed and the disaster shut down NASA's space shuttle program for 3 years.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 06:29 PM

Pictures from a fairly recent campsite of mine...

 

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dat wild american nature... i'm personally a big fan of it since i was a child.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 06:48 PM

Phantasmagoric figures of petrified animals, consequence of the elevated salinity levels of the waters of the Natron Lake, Tanzania.

 

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 07:31 PM

^ I've seen those photos before. Beautiful photography! (Even though that's not how the photographer found them. The birds themselves are unaltered, but they were found elsewhere in and around the lake then placed in those positions)
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Posted 25 January 2014 - 07:56 PM Edited by RoadRunner71, 25 January 2014 - 07:56 PM.

Ops, I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for clarifying it  :^:

 

That has reminded me once I coincided in a journey with a professional photographer and how some of the photographs he took were previously set-up, not spontaneously shot.


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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:28 PM

I fell off my friends jetski today. But nobody took a pic of it.. :( 


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:51 AM Edited by RoadRunner71, 31 January 2014 - 11:58 AM.

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More: http://www.mauriziop...llery=portfolio

 

Also, even if they are videos, I think they perfectly fit in this post.

 

 

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 12:23 PM

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 05:41 PM

Sizzlin' bacon.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:08 AM

The Door to Hell, Turkmenistan.

 

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Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, China

 

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Bioluminiscent Plankton.

 

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Salar De Uyuni Salt Flat, Bolivia.

 

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Paul Simonon (The Clash) smashes his bass against the floor, live in the New York Palladium in 1979.

 

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