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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:17:17 PM

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As humans rapidly and single handedly destroy this amazing planet we call Earth, lets us appreciate Mother Nature, the disappearing cultures, the amazing places and the creatures, big and small, that we have the privilege of sharing it with.


I'll start with Ololokokwe, known also as Ol Donyo Sabuk, which rises 2000m up above the dry and dusty plains of northern Kenya.




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The Bridge of Immortals, Huanghsan, China


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Leopard sleeping in a tree



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Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:27:02 AM

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My passion

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A Himba woman, from northern Namibia. A humble and peaceful tribe, who are reluctant to be modernised.

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Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. :)

Check out my website The Wandering Squirrel

Working on a new draft of Tomorrow and a first draft of a dystopian-ish novel. We'll see what actually gets written, lol.
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This used to be one of my favourite trees. There was a very heavy storm, and it was knocked over, taking the bench with it. As it is a conker tree (horse chestnut), it is protected, so even although the tree has fallen, the stump remains. There are still roots, and there are now new shoots, too. I went to school not far from that tree, and always liked to study underneath it.



Ghosts, flamingos, guitars and vodka. Don't forget Kitty and Kitten. Eclectic subjects, eccentric stories:

Humorous guide & Recommended Read =^.^= How To Make a Cup of Tea
A flash fiction series :) A Random Moment in Time
A love poem <3 Kitty & Kitten
Editors' Pick! :D I Am The Deep, Dark Woods
And another EP!: The Fragility of Age
=^.^= <3 ^.^

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Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:44:11 AM

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One of my favourite places to be. This is Amboseli, one of the last places where you will find the large herds of Elephants and some of Africa's most iconic big Tuskers. The herds move between the forests of Mount Kilimanjaro, in the background, to the dry dusty plains and the swamps of the Amboseli eco-system. In the early mornings, a sight to behold, is the elies emerging from the forest, kicking up the dust as they head for the swamps, to spend the day feeding, drinking and wallowing.

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Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:18:46 AM

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AriesDragon wrote:
One of my favourite places to be. This is Amboseli, one of the last places where you will find the large herds of Elephants and some of Africa's most iconic big Tuskers. The herds move between the forests of Mount Kilimanjaro, in the background, to the dry dusty plains and the swamps of the Amboseli eco-system. In the early mornings, a sight to behold, is the elies emerging from the forest, kicking up the dust as they head for the swamps, to spend the day feeding, drinking and wallowing.


Lovely image of elephants and thank you for the description.





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Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:34:52 AM

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I give. I'll make a better signature when I finally categorized those billion thoughts.
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:00:14 PM

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Lavender fields near Mont-Ventoux, Provence, France.

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Thank you, AriesDragon, for starting this picturesque thread and reminding us of the beauty to be found on this spec of dust in the cosmos. Through my association with you ... and also seeing some of your artwork ... I'm developing a dper appreciation for nature's beauty. I sincerely thank you for sharing things like this and seeing beauty through your eyes.
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snoop wrote:
Thank you, AriesDragon, for starting this picturesque thread and reminding us of the beauty to be found on this spec of dust in the cosmos. Through my association with you ... and also seeing some of your artwork ... I'm developing a dper appreciation for nature's beauty. I sincerely thank you for sharing things like this and seeing beauty through your eyes.


This one is for you, Rick.


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Uluru - aka Ayers Rock - in Australia. Utterly stunning!


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B.C. orcas' rare beach-rubbing behaviour caught on video
Amateur video taken Wednesday shows an orca family in shallow water rubbing themselves on stones






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If life seems jolly rotten
there's something you've forgotten
and that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing

from Monty Python's "Life of Brian"
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Posted: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 11:33:44 PM

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The Tianzi Mountains in China

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The 12 Apostles in Australia
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Greater Flamingo in Lake Elmenteita, one of several "soda" lakes in the floor of the great Rift Valley in Kenya.

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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 6:53:00 AM

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gypsy wrote:


I saw this picture just last night, and now its here too... such amazing creatures.




This picture was taken by a school friend of mine. The young bulls coming home at the end of the day
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Straddling the equator and rising 5,199 m, Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa and is an ancient extinct volcano.

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The Matthews Range, Northern Frontier, Kenya.

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The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Junius



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Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2015 1:55:47 PM

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When driving, I often find myself zig zaging like a drunk, back and forth across the road, as I avoid running over piles of dung and the beetles heading off on their journey.

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The Dugong
The dugong (Dugong dugon) is a herbivorous marine mammal, often called the “sea cow” for its habit of grazing on seagrass meadows. Its range extends from the shallow tropical and subtropical coastal and island waters of the Indo-Pacific, from East Africa to the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. They are extremely shy and gentle creatures, but populations world-wide have become increasingly fragmented and are listed globally as vulnerable to extinction. Evidence suggests that numbers are declining as a result of the loss and degradation of seagrass meadows, fishing pressures, Indigenous hunting and coastal pollution.

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