MORE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOS
Added on: 3rd Jan 2015
LIGHTNING STRIKING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
Photo – Jay Fine: With the New Jersey shoreline in the background
the Statue of Liberty is lit up by a lightning strike. Although this bolt
didn’t directly strike Lady Liberty it is estimated that she does
get hit a couple times a year.
THE STONE WALLS OF ISLA GUAÑAPE NORTE
Photo – Tomas Monita: The stone walls of Guañape Norte keep bird
droppings, also known as guano, from falling into the ocean.
This allows farmers to harvest them by hand and use the guano for
fertilizer. In this picture you see a worker returning bones and
feathers that were sifted out.
WHERE EAST MEETS WEST
Photo – Bruno Morandi: Wearing traditional dress this teenager
shoots a basketball at a makeshift rim near Batsumber village on
the Mongolian steppe. Little courts like the one you see here are
springing up in rural villages around the country as the games
starts to catch on with the younger generation.
HARBIN INTERNATIONAL ICE AND SNOW FESTIVAL
Photo – Zhang Dawei: Every year in the capital of China’s northernmost
province one of the largest ice and snow festivals in the world is held.
The colourful monuments showcasing palaces, pagodas, and
sculptures will stand for nearly a month in the cold Siberian air.
Jung Yeon-Je: During a military exercise near the Korean demilitarized
zone a South Korean tank, slightly camouflaged with tree branches,
fires smoke shells while passing man made dirt mounds.
HARVEST MOUSE IN A WHEAT FIELD
Photo – J. L. Klein and M. L. Hubert: On a bright sunny morning in
eastern France, this harvest mouse is caught balancing
precariously in an Alsace wheat field. As the smallest rodent
in Europe they use their tail as a third appendage and build
nests that slightly resemble those of a bird.
DOG LEAPING ACROSS BEACH WALL
Photo – Alvaro Sanchez-Montañes: In the coastal town of Essaouira,
Morocco this dog clears a gap in the beach wall with the African
coastline looming in the distance.
THE SAWTOOTH ALPS
Photo – Kevin Kunstadt: On these sawtooth peaks in the eastern
Alps of Italy hikers rest on a well kept field sloping down
one side of the mountain.