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Is this the most beautiful river in the world? Multicoloured plants turn Colombian waterfall into a 'liquid rainbow'

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It's clear to see why the Caño Cristales in Columbia is regarding by many as the most beautiful river in the world. Known as the 'liquid rainbow,' the waters become an amazing palette of reds, yellows and greens thanks to the freshwater plants macarenia clavigera which flourish between July and November in the mountainous Sierra de la Macarena region.

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Happily ever after: Lonely Planet reveals the world's most Instagram-worthy honeymoon locations and romantic road trips

How to organise the perfect honeymoon

NEW From the mountains of Japan to the bustle of New York, the travel experts at Lonely Planet have curated a selection of honeymoon trips to suit every pair of newlyweds The team has shared their favourite romantic road trips around the world and the top five Instagram-worthy honeymoon locations, as well as tips for mastering 'the art of compromise' and how to organise the big trip in advance. Pictured clockwise from left: The Pacific Coast Highway, the Italian town of Positano and the Namibian Desert

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The log that has everyone stumped: Mysterious piece of tree trunk has been floating UPRIGHT for 100 years baffling scientists and attracting tourists

Mysterious piece of tree trunk has been floating UPRIGHT for 100 years in Oregon

A 30ft log has been defying physics by floating upright in an Oregon lake (pictured) for 100 years. It even travels far and fast but yet never loses its balance. The 30ft long piece of ancient hemlock tree has become so much of a celebrity in the area over the decades it's known as The Old Man of the Lake. Splintered and sun-bleached it is 2ft wide in diameter and floats 4ft above the water of the lake. Legend has it that the much-revered log even controls the weather.

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Stunning photographs capture a lone kayaker in the Canadian Rockies

Bathed in the eerie glow of the Northern Lights, a stunning series of pictures show photographer and kayaker Paul Zizka paddling through calm waters against the beautiful backdrop of the Canadian Rockies. Zizka, from Alberta, Canada, said: 'It was an incredibly still, clear night - the stars danced across the surface of Goat Pond in Kananaskis, making it seem like I was paddling through the night sky.'

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The winner of the Photographer of the Year title will be announced on 21 April before an exhibition of the photographs is held from 22 April-8 May. 

The 'Cuernos del Paine' mountain range in Chile reflected over the glacial waters of lake Nordenskj in 'Torres del Paine' National Park

The 'Cuernos del Paine' mountain range in Chile reflected over the glacial waters of lake Nordenskj in 'Torres del Paine' National Park


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3459626/Mirror-image-Amazing-picture-Chilean-mountain-range-reflecting-glacier-nominees-2016-World-Photography-Awards.html#ixzz410BbI02K
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Ash-tonishing! Massive volcanic eruption in Mexico blankets villages 15 miles away

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The aptly named Volcano of Fire in the western state of Colima erupted this week, sending volcanic matter 29,000ft into the air and the entire episode was caught on webcam. The active volcano belched an ash column more than 2.5 miles above the summit, creating a dramatic video.

Chilean volcano sends huge plume of ash into the sky in amazing photo

Calbuco, in the south of Chile, has sent a huge plume of volcanic ash into the sky, just months after it erupted for the first time in 40 years forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. Calbuco is considered to be among the three most dangerous of Chile's 90 active volcanoes. The latest eruption was described as 'one of the most incredible things I have ever seen,' by photographer Eduardo Minte.

The Earth erupts! Spectacular pictures show THREE volcanoes ablaze in Mexico, Chile and Indonesia while a fourth rumbles away

Volcanoes erupt in Mexico, Chile and Indonesia while a fourth rumbles

Hundreds of people have been forced to flee from their villages located at the foot of the Colima Volcano in western Mexico(top left), following an eruption this weekend. In Chile, the Villarrica Volcano(bottom left), around 460 miles south of the capital Santiago, has been erupting overnight. Mount Raung on Indonesia's main island of Java(top left) has been erupting for weeks, and on Sunday a cloud of drifting ash forced the closure of Bali airport for the second time in a week. Also in Indonesia, Mount Sinabung in Sumatra (bottom right), has been erupting for two months, forcing the evacuation of more than 10,000 people.

Is this the apocalypse? Hundreds evacuated as Chilean volcano erupts for the first time in 40 years and sends huge plume of ash into the sky

 

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts for first time in 40 years with hundreds evacuated

 

The moment a hiker gets the shock of his life when the volcano he is filming erupts before his eyes

 

The moment a hiker gets the shock of his life when the volcano he was filming erupts

A hiker exploring Chile's natural wonders got the shock of his life on Wednesday afternoon when the Calbuco volcano erupted (pictured) before his eyes. 'There aren't many people here,' the hiker says in Spanish in the video. 'Beautiful, the volcano there...'he says just before the volcano begins to blow.



The world's hidden volcanoes: Stunning images reveal underwater lava flows in mesmerising detail

Stunning images reveal underwater volanoes in mesmerising detail

NEW The researchers visited lava flows in a section of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge north of Iceland called the North Kolbeinsey Ridge, using a deep-sea torpedo robot. A new digital still camera system, mounted on a sea robot allowed them to look at these lava flows for the first time. The researchers observed evidence of hydrothermal activity, where fluids heated by volcanic activity escape the crust.

American beauty: From baby owls to erupting volcanoes, U.S. Department of the Interior releases the best pictures from its national parks in 2015

PIC BY NATIONAL PARK SERVICE / U.S. DEPT OF THE INTERIOR / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.) These stunning images look to highlight the amazing natural beauty that can be found across the United States. The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) recently released their Best of 2015 list, featuring a variety of animals, weather conditions and landmarks. Included in the list are gleaming auroras, adorable groups of otters and owls, and breath-taking shots across the likes of the Grand Canyon and national parks. Each of the spectacular shots, all of which were taken during 2015, featured on the Department of the Interiors Instagram account throughout the year, taken by both members of staff and members of the public. - SEE CATERS COPY
Hot and cold: Among the entries were this atmospheric snap of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island in Hawaii
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Photographer Julien Grondin travels the world to capture images at sunrise and sunset

Julien Grondin, 35, set off in 2013 to exercise his love of travel photography, and said he soon realised that shooting with the sun directly in the frame yielded his favourite final result. Starting his trip in the US, the France native explored both the east and west coast before setting off around Europe and Asia.

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2 Chronicles 7:14                

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
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Anything Photoshop can do... From fiery waterfalls to UFO clouds, Mother Nature's most bizarre optical illusions revealed

Try not to double-take planet earth's most bizarre natural optical illusions

It's possible to produce amazing eye-tricking image on Photoshop, but Mother Nature can also rustle up incredible optical illusions, too - as these incredible images show. In fact, the planet is brimming with mind-boggling natural phenomena. One of the most baffling is the 'underwater vortex' in the Indian Ocean, where water appears to be flowing into a gigantic hole in the seabed. Then there's Blood Falls in Antarctica, which appears to be the horrific aftermath of a violent battle, with a red liquid cascading over the white Taylor Glacier. There is also a startling cloud formation that looks just like a UFO.

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2 Chronicles 7:14                

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
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When rain falls on the world's driest desert this is the jaw-dropping result (and this year's display is the most spectacular in 18 years)

The Atacama desert in Chile pictured after rainfall with pink flowers

Bursting with vibrant colour the Atacama desert in Chile has been transformed from arid (inset) and lifeless to become adorned by a stunning pink carpet (pictured.) The explosion of colour takes place during the spring season every five to seven years. This year the mesmerising display is said to the most extraordinary blossoming of the past 18 years, and is expected to draw 20,000 tourists to the area.

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Three for the price of one! Northern Lights, Milky Way and an erupting VOLCANO 

 

Three for one: A Scottish photographer captured the Northern Lights, the Milky Way AND an erupting volcano in one shot

Three for one: A Scottish photographer captured the Northern Lights, the Milky Way AND an erupting volcano in one shot


 

 

 


 Chasing the sky: Maciej shot his first aurora picture in January 2012 from Wick in Scotland, and has been chasing them ever since

Explosive: The current Bardarbunga volcano  eruption is Iceland's largest in over 200 years

Explosive: The current Bardarbunga volcano eruption is Iceland's largest in over 200 years
Mesmerising: Spotting aurora corona, a converging spectrum of colours, is a rare event

Mesmerising: Spotting aurora corona, a converging spectrum of colours, is a rare event

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2825374/Photographer-captures-Northern-Lights-Milky-Way-erupting-VOLCANO-one-Iceland-photo.html#ixzz3IU5NYirC 


Greatest light show on Earth: Stunning real-time video takes viewers inside mesmeric phenomenon of an aurora substorm

The color of the aurora depends on which atom is struck, and the altitude of the meeting. The common green hue is caused by colliding oxygen molecules at altitudes of up to 150 miles.

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Magic in moonlight: Auroras occur when highly charged electrons from the solar wind collide with atoms of oxygen and nitrogen in the earth's atmosphere

Magic in moonlight: Auroras occur when highly charged electrons from the solar wind collide with atoms of oxygen and nitrogen in the earth's atmosphere



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2770310/Greatest-light-Earth-Stunning-real-time-video-takes-viewers-inside-mesmeric-phenomenon-aurora-substorm.html#ixzz3EQ8qIwiI 



 

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Grand Canyon at its grandest: Stunning photos reveal secret waterfalls and hidden corners in Arizona's famous natural landmark

Grand Canyon waterfalls

The Grand Canyon is one of the planet's best-known natural wonders. But these images show a less-known side of the great geological scar, waterfalls splashing in corners of the chasm that are only seen by the intrepid.

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