nature of earth

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Amazing overlook view of islands and fringing coral reefs in the Maldives

So, sure, I know I’m naive, but I’ve been really thinking about this. We are the only Earth we have ever found (and may ever find). Isn’t kind of short-sighted that war still exists? We are all we have, and what do we fight over? Religion and territory? Really? We are one human body, and I think that is forgotten completely. We’re all on this one blue spinning sphere in the middle of the universe. So next time someone says something bad about you, just remember they’re your earth co-pilot, too. They probably didn’t mean to. Keep a bigger perspective.

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Milky way pivots above mudcracked surface at the mines of Mazarron, with structures that date back to roman times, Spain.

Daily Bible Verse; July 21, 2017

Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights!
Praise Him, all His angels;
Praise Him, all His hosts!
Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all stars of light!
Praise Him, highest heavens,
And the waters that are above the heavens!
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For He commanded and they were created.
He has also established them forever and ever;
He has made a decree which will not pass away.

(Psalm 148:1-6)

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natgeotravel Video by @paulnicklen// Humpback whales lunge feed for herring and breach along the coast of British Columbia.

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Combining timelapse and long exposure shots to create a combination of star trails and aurora borealis, over Alaska.

There are some things in this world that everyone deserves to experience with their own eyes. I headed to Alaska in February with the hope of catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights with mine. That glimpse turned into an extravaganza…a party in the sky, and I was an onlooker, a face in the crowd…awestruck, mesmerized, feeling like the luckiest girl in the world. Night after night I was captivated by bright and colorful lights dancing wistfully above me; a graceful representation of the light in my soul. These were enchanted nights like I’ve never experienced. And while my camera captured a play-by-play of the spectacle, I could be found dog sledding through snow-covered forests, relaxing by the fire in a toasty cabin, or simply laying down in the snow and drifting into the dance.

This was the most amazing trip of my life so far…and here it is, summarized in under 3 minutes. This is my first time time lapse film, so it means a lot that you’re here, reading this, stepping into a very special piece of my past.

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