Stunning photographs that Inspire

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Stunning photographs from around the world. Pictures of sailfish attacking a shoal of sardines to the pinnacle of Sgurr Dearg on Scotland’s Isle of Skye, this gallery has them all. The picture of a Hindu festival was mainly included because I am enraptured by the stunning sublime colours produced by the commingled light and smoke.

 Main picture: Light and smoke commingle to cast a misty glow over devotees during Rakher Upobash, a Hindu fasting festival, in Bangladesh

The fastest fish in the ocean—the sailfish—hunting fish shoals

The fastest fish in the ocean—the sailfish—hunting fish shoals

The summit of Sgurr Dearg, the Inaccessible Pinnacle, a famous feature of the Cuillin Ridge on Scotland’s Isle of Skye

The summit of Sgurr Dearg, the Inaccessible Pinnacle, a famous feature of the Cuillin Ridge on Scotland’s Isle of Skye

Nazca Lines

The Nazca Lines in the Atacama Desert taken from a Cessna aircraft. The mystery of these lines which are only visible from above still mystifies

The mangroves of the Cayapas Mataje Mangrove Reserve in northwestern Ecuador are the tallest in the world

The mangroves of the Cayapas Mataje Mangrove Reserve in northwestern Ecuador are the tallest in the world

 

Walking between the mountain village of Kalaw and Inle Lake in Myanmar

Walking between the mountain village of Kalaw and Inle Lake in Myanmar

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A double rainbow captured in Vancouver Canada

Using the sun and an Arizona landscape a photographer creates this self-portrait

Using the sun and an Arizona landscape a photographer creates this self-portrait

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Lion cubs tussling in a play fight

This polar bear with its catch of the day in Kaktovik, Alaska

This polar bear with its catch of the day in Kaktovik, Alaska

The fanged carniverous pitcher plant and the carpenter ant have a symbiotic relationship

The fanged carniverous pitcher plant and the carpenter ant have a symbiotic relationship

Woodgate Frogmouths

Woodgate Frogmouths

Stormy weather sweeping the Arizona’s Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park landscape

Stormy weather sweeping the Arizona’s Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park landscape

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Springboks pronking in delight in the Karoo, South Africa

Predawn sunlight strikes the South Rim of Arizona’s Grand Canyon

Predawn sunlight strikes the Southern Rim of Arizona’s Grand Canyon

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A panda climbs a leafless tree in the dead of winter

Moonlight floods snow-covered peaks in this high-altitude shot captured in the Tyrolean Alps

Moonlight floods snow-covered peaks in this high-altitude shot captured in the Tyrolean Alps

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Buddha statues along the River Yi in China

Bushfire season

Bushfire season in Australia

Late winter snow cascades down the rocky slopes of Valsavarenche valley in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park

Late winter snow cascades down the rocky slopes of Valsavarenche valley in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park

In the Bolivian salt desert turned into an almost perfect mirror due to a thin layer of water that accumulated on it overnight

In the Bolivian salt desert turned into an almost perfect mirror due to a thin layer of water that accumulated on it overnight

High-foraging chamois in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park

High-foraging chamois in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park

Volcano Fuego Guatemala

Fuego, a highly active volcano in Guatemala

Fireflies flash and streak through a Tennessee summer night

Fireflies flash and streak through a Tennessee summer night

Evening snowfall at the Blue Pond in Biei in Hokkaido, Japan

Evening snowfall at the Blue Pond in Biei in Hokkaido, Japan

Ermines in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Parkshown here wearing its white winter coat

Ermines in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park shown here wearing its white winter coat

During the winter season some manatees find sanctuary from the chilly Gulf of Mexico by migrating to the freshwater springs of Kings Bay in Crystal River, Florida

During the winter season some manatees find sanctuary from the chilly Gulf of Mexico by migrating to the freshwater springs of Kings Bay in Crystal River, Florida

Dispersing fog and a moment of sunshine bring the falls and foliage of Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park into view on an early autumn morning

Dispersing fog and a moment of sunshine bring the falls and foliage of Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park into view on an early autumn morning

Cubs in India’s Ranthambore Tiger Reserve the cubs engage in several bouts of play-fighting

Cubs in India’s Ranthambore Tiger Reserve the cubs engage in several bouts of play-fighting

Cotote on a NY City Roof

Coyote on a NY City Roof, now a resident

Cincinnati Fire Department recruits participate in a morning drill

Cincinnati Fire Department recruits participate in a morning drill

Cabo Pulmo, a marine park off Mexico’s Baja California peninsula

Cabo Pulmo, a marine park off Mexico’s Baja California peninsula

Belén Cruz's feathered costume represents the nandu, or rhea, sacred bird of the Suris in Argentina

Belén Cruz’s feathered costume represents the nandu, or rhea, sacred bird of the Suris in Argentina

An aurora photographed at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon Iceland

An aurora photographed at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon Iceland

A Northern Flicker along the Bow River in Fish Creek Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

A Northern Flicker along the Bow River in Fish Creek Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

A bright-red Sally Lightfoot crab climbing onto an iguana

A bright-red Sally Lightfoot crab climbing onto an iguana

A doe moving through the dried up sunflowers, trying to hide

A doe moving through the dried up sunflowers, trying to hide

A fox in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park navigating confidently among the rocks, moving small ones with its paws and picking up food scraps

A fox in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park navigating confidently among the rocks, moving small ones with its paws and picking up food scraps

A grizzly bear stealing whitebark pine nuts from a squirrel’s cache

A grizzly bear stealing whitebark pine nuts from a squirrel’s cache

 

 

The wetlands of Gujarat, India, are thronged by millions of birds including flamingoes migrating south in winter

The wetlands of Gujarat, India, are thronged by millions of birds including flamingoes migrating south in winter

 


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