formed by volcanic activity over 50 million years ago, the Giants Causeway is Irelands first World Heritage Site. In Irish folklore, epic hero Finn McCool was said to have built the causeway in order to challenge a neighbouring giant.
Went on a 5-day, 1400-mile road trip all over parts of Oregon and Northern California for the first time with my buddy Shaun. We slept in the car, woke up at sunrise to photograph, and stayed up until 3 in the morning to see the Milky Way. In the end, were exhausted and badly in need of a shower, but I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
Various state/national parks in Oregon and California. July 2016. (Instagram)
This collection of images demonstrates how amazing Mother Nature really is. The images, taken by photographers around the globe, show off the best the planet had to offer. From a stunning supermoon rising over the Statue of Liberty to a phoenix shape among the dancing northern lights, a breathtaking ice cave or a colorful volcanic eruption, these pictures prove our planet is truly beautiful. (Caters News)
Photo credits: Martin Heck/Caters News, Julia Sundukova/Caters News, Chad Weisser/Caters News
Johan Christian Dahl (1788-1857)
“Eruption of Vesuvius” (1826)
Mount Vesuvius is a volcano located on the Gulf of Naples in Campania, Italy, about 9 km (5.6 mi) east of Naples. It is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the burying and destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and several other settlements.
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg shot this amazing picture of these volcanic islands, along with Von Karman vortices in the clouds flowing around them. These form as masses of air split around protruding objects such as islands sticking out of the sea. Only four of the seven main islands are visible.
The Giants Causeway was given UNESCO heritage listing in 1986, and is the only UNESCO heritage site in Northern Ireland. The unique natural phenomenon is assumed to have been created 50-60million years ago, as a result of volcanic activity in the area. There are over 40,000 columns in total, all hexagonal in shape, and locking together like a jigsaw.