Nature Beauties

The word nature is derived from the Latin word natura, or "essential qualities, innate disposition", and in ancient times, literally meant "birth". Natura was a Latin translation of the Greek word physis (φύσις), which originally related to the intrinsic characteristics that plants, animals, and other features of the world develop of their own accord. The concept of nature as a whole, the physical universe, is one of several expansions of the original notion; it began with certain core applications of the word φύσις by pre-Socratic philosophers, and has steadily gained currency ever since. This usage continued during the advent of modern scientific method in the last several centuries.

Within the various uses of the word today, "nature" often refers to geology and wildlife. Nature may refer to the general realm of various types of living plants and animals, and in some cases to the processes associated with inanimate objects – the way that particular types of things exist and change of their own accord, such as the weather and geology of the Earth, and the matter and energy of which all these things are composed. It is often taken to mean the "natural environment" or wilderness–wild animals, rocks, forest, beaches, and in general those things that have not been substantially altered by human intervention, or which persist despite human intervention. (Wikipedia)


 

Where nature ends

Where nature ends

#1: Where nature ends

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Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin

Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin

#2: Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin

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The Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis shines above Bear Lake, Alaska

#3: The Aurora Borealis shines above Bear Lake, Alaska

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Colourful nature

Colourful nature

#4: Colourful nature

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Sunrise

sunrise at bryce canyon national park

#5: Sunrise at bryce canyon national park

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Waterfalls

Waterfalls

#6: Waterfalls

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Grand canyons Arizona

Grand canyons Arizona

#7: Grand canyons Arizona

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Zabriskie point death valley deserts

Zabriskie point death valley deserts

#8: Zabriskie point death valley deserts

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Base of the bonsai

Base of the bonsai

#9: Closer view of the base of the bonsai.

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Sand Drifting Trees

Sand Drifting Trees

#10: Sand Drifting Trees

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Montreux heaven

Montreux heaven

#11: Montreux heaven

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Bayon Angkor, Cambodia

Bayon Angkor, Cambodia

#12: Bayon Angkor, Cambodia, built in early 13th century

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Oil Painted Sunset

Oil Painted Sunset

#13: Oil Painted Sunset

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In a wild corner

in a wild corner

#14: In a wild corner

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Always amazed at the beauty of nature

Always amazed at the beauty of nature

#15: Always amazed at the beauty of nature

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Reflecting beauty...

Reflecting beauty...

#16: Reflecting beauty...

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Fallstreak hole (Cloud hole)

A fallstreak hole, also known as a hole punch cloud, punch hole cloud, skypunch, canal cloud or cloud hole, is a large circular or elliptical gap that can appear in cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds.

Video: Fallstreak hole over Moscow Russia ,September 05,2012

Fallstreak hole over Moscow Russia ,September 05,2012

Click to view the video: Fallstreak hole over Moscow Russia ,September 05,2012

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Hole Punch Cloud

Hole Punch Cloud

Hole Punch Cloud
Fallstreak hole over Austria, August 17, 2008

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Additional images

Hole-punch clouds

Hole-punch clouds

Rare hole-punch clouds
The heavens open: Rare hole-punch clouds cause spectacle in the sky over Washington and British Columbia. A resident in Spokane, Washington captured this jaw-dropping picture of a fallstreak cloud that appeared in the sky the morning of February 18, 2015

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Punch Hole Clouds; Layer of Supercooled Clouds

Punch Hole Clouds

Punch Hole Clouds (Link: forum.xcitefun.net)

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Lenticular cloud

Lenticular clouds (Altocumulus lenticularis) are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form in the troposphere, normally in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction. Lenticular clouds can be separated into altocumulus standing lenticularis (ACSL), stratocumulus standing lenticular (SCSL), and cirrocumulus standing lenticular (CCSL). Because of their shape, they have been offered as an explanation for some Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) sightings.

Lenticular Cloud

Lenticular Cloud

Lenticular Cloud
Lenticular Cloud over Harold's Cross Dublin Ireland 30-6-15

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Lenticular Cloud

Lenticular Cloud

Lenticular Cloud
Lenticular Cloud Rings covering Mt. Jefferson, near Detroit Lake, Oregon, United States.

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Lenticular Clouds over Mount Fuji, Japan.

Lenticular Clouds over Mount Fuji, Japan

Lenticular Cloud
Lenticular Clouds over Mount Fuji, Japan.

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Lenticular Cloud

Lenticular Cloud   Lenticular Cloud

Left: Lenticular Cloud (Link: www.crystalinks.com) Photo by Mark J. Madigan - Walsenburg, Colorado - May 20, 2003.
Right: Lenticular Cloud (Link: www.crystalinks.com) Photo by Rasa at Mount Shasta - August 12, 2009.

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Volcano eruption video

Volcano eruption video

#29: Sarychev Peak Volcano eruption
Eruption video as seen from the International Space Station, June 12, 2009

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Volcano

Volcano

#30: Volcano

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Calbuco Volcano Eruption

Calbuco Volcano Eruption

#31: Calbuco Volcano Eruption

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Waterfall and Red Trees

Waterfall and Red Trees

#32: Waterfall and Red Trees

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River Rocks

River Rocks

#33: River Rocks

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Mountain Lake Scenery

Mountain Lake Scenery

#34: Mountain Lake Scenery

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Waterfall Forest

Waterfall Forest

#35: Waterfall Forest

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Barmsee

Barmsee

#36: Barmsee (Barmsee is a lake in Oberbayern, Bavaria, Germany.)

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Northern Lights

Northern Lights

#37: Northern Lights

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Sebastopol Lagoon

Sebastopol Lagoon

#38: Sebastopol Lagoon

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Leithfield Beach Sunrise

Leithfield Beach Sunrise

#39: Leithfield Beach Sunrise

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Lake Misurina Reflections

Lake Misurina Reflections

#40: Lake Misurina Reflections

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Sunset In St. Augustine, Florida

Sunset In St. Augustine, Florida

Sunset In St. Augustine, Florida

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Fanes Sennes Braies Natural Park

Fanes Sennes Braies Natural Park

Fanes Sennes Braies Natural Park

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Nature Sail

Nature Sail

Nature Sail

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Beautiful Sunset

Beautiful Sunset

Beautiful Sunset

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Beach Sunset

Beach Sunset

Beach Sunset

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Arctic Sunset

Arctic Sunset

Arctic Sunset

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Beach Sunset

Beach Sunset

Beach Sunset

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Creativity+

Creativity+

Creativity+
1. The Kiss, 2. Chihuly's inspiration - anemone, 3. Blue Mandarin, 4. Magical Monarch moment, 5. Waterlily & dragonfly, 6. Sunrise, Fort Sumter, 7. Fading Summer, 8. Anemone Mum,
9. Grand Canyon, mid November, 2004, 10. Frozen Fire, 11. Alexis Bittar - bracelets, 12. blue morpho, 13. Louie, Louie, Whoa, Whoa, 14. Morning at Frozen Head park, TN, 15. Sunset cloud - Northern Arizona, 16. Plum Blossoms,
17. Cyrano de Birdgerac #2, 18. Sunset condensed pano, 19. St. Louis 4th of July, 20. Did you hear what happened to Fred?, 21. Sparrow Afterlife, 22. Found an old photo I had of Mimbrava!!, 23. Water Lily - cornflower shade, 24. Chihuly Glass Reflections,
25. Beginnings. . ., 26. Yellow Waterlilies, 27. Dairy sign, 28. Flutter by, 29. White waterlily (with a surprise guest), 30. Walk On By. . ., 31. Icy fire, 32. Yukon Territory,
33. Ahhhhhh!, 34. Windy City Twilight, 35. Sam Stang glass, 36. Chevy, 37. Marooned, 38. Pink Curls, 39. Frozen Head Waterfall, 40. Monument Valley from visitor ctr 4flickr,
41. NOT the real McKoi, 42. Dinnertime, 43. From my backyard, 44. Crowned Lily, 45. Flower Fireworks, 46. King Louie, 47. Green Mean Squeezin' Machine, 48. Tic-Tac-Toe Clouds,
49. Ok, ok, I'll just have to cuddle up to myself. . ., 50. Grand Canyon - Winter, 51. Last Light, 52. Remembering Ling Wah, 53. Abstract Zoobras, 54. small blue dragonfly - waterlily perch, 55. 1k-San Francisco, CA favorite, 56. luna moth,
57. Cathedral Rock Sedona AZ, 58. Fireworks - St. Louis, 59. hot air balloon, 60. Red & Yellow Tulip, 61. A Storm Brewing, 62. Orchid Orchid, 63. EXTRA!! Giant Anemone Attacks Chicago!!, 64. A Rose - for Tawfique,
65. Rap Artist - St. Louis, 66. Private Chamber, 67. Backyard Sunset - from the Just ONE sunset set, 68. A "Wild and Crazy" Alien, 69. Lava Tube, Big Island, Hawaii, 70. Great Mormon, 71. St. Louis, 72. Native American dance

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