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I just found these weird black spots in google map (doing nerd stuff), it’s huge. I didn’t know it was there and it freaked me out. There are those polemical manmade island that China has been building in the South China Sea. They are old news but I wonder why they look blurred from far. Apparently google labelled them as China territory and people complained about that so it has no label now! nothing! what makes it creepier. I guess it is irrelevant but looks like some conspiracy shit. It is definitely military. What else are they trying to hide from us? @sixpenceee

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natgeo video by @joelsartore | This Malay eagle owl was photographed at Jurong Bird Park, part of Wildlife Reserves Singapore (@wrs.ig). This species can be found in the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia and prey on large insects, birds, small mammals and reptiles. It’s likely that they mate for life and they’ve been known to become very attached to their nesting locations. In many instances the owls will return to their site year after year, and if one mate dies the other will continue to maintain the same territory.
For a portrait of this owl, check out @joelsartore.

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Tour around the world

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Lovely forested, likely limestone mountain, Laos

On July 5, 2016, the moon passed between NOAA’s DSCOVR satellite and Earth. NASA’s EPIC camera aboard DSCOVR snapped these images over a period of about four hours. In this set, the far side of the moon, which is never seen from Earth, passes by. In the backdrop, Earth rotates, starting with the Australia and Pacific and gradually revealing Asia and Africa.

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This stunning Earth image taken by the Expedition 47 crew on May 31, 2016, from the International Space Station looks from northwestern China on the bottom into eastern Kazakhstan. The large lake in Kazakhstan with golden sun glint is the crescent-shaped Lake Balkhash, the second largest lake in Central Asia. Lake Balkhash sits in the Balkhash-Alakol depression in southeastern Kazakhstan and stretches over 7,115 square miles (18,428 sq. km).

Image Credit: NASA

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Time And Space

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  • natgeo Video by @bertiegregory. An Asian elephant calf takes a drink with its mother in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan subspecies of elephant is the largest of the Asian elephant species with the biggest bulls weighing over 5000kg/11000lbs. That said, when born, this little calf would have weighed only 100kg/220lbs! Shot during a leopard project for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. Follow @bertiegregory to see this calf trying to go for a swim!
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natgeowild Video by @alexbraczkowski | I filmed these chital (also known as spotted deer) in Sri-Lanka’s #yala national park with @stevewinterphoto. These females get to about 45 kilograms in size and are easy to spot by their gorgeous white spots and high pitched alarm yelp! They’re also the favorite food of leopards in many parts of India and Sri-Lanka. Yala National Park is one of The Asian sub-continents hidden gems and a place where you can see everything from bears to marine turtles, and just a few meters apart (the jungles meet beach!)

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Japan 19th Century - 13 by Sgt.Steiner

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<br />With traditional waxed paper umbrella.