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Sometimes you gotta stop a enjoy the sunshine🌟

Sometimes you gotta stop a enjoy the sunshine🌟

Brambling

Brambling

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Purple Sandpiper

Purple Sandpiper

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What summer adventures do you have planned? I just booked a camping trip to go back to Glacier National Park - my favourite spot from last summer. Hoping for more great mammal encounters like this Hoary Marmot who appears to be sticking its tongue out at me! 😋

What summer adventures do you have planned? I just booked a camping trip to go back to Glacier National Park - my favourite spot from last summer. Hoping for more great mammal encounters like this Hoary Marmot who appears to be sticking its tongue out at me! 😋

I was just outside filling our bird feeder, when I heard a massive thud above me....then this stunning sparrowhawk landed on the floor right in front of me with a collared dove. Managed to creep back inside and grab my camera for a few shots before it picked up its prey and flew off with it. #sparrowhawk#thebritishwildlife#ukbirds#birdsofprey#ukwildlife#britishbirds#wildlifephotography#rspb_love_nature#featherperfection#world_bestanimal#nature_hippys_#springwatch#nuts_about_wildlife#nuts_about_birds#raw_uk

I was just outside filling our bird feeder, when I heard a massive thud above me....then this stunning sparrowhawk landed on the floor right in front of me with a collared dove. Managed to creep back inside and grab my camera for a few shots before it picked up its prey and flew off with it. #sparrowhawk #thebritishwildlife #ukbirds #birdsofprey #ukwildlife #britishbirds #wildlifephotography #rspb_love_nature #featherperfection #world_bestanimal #nature_hippys_ #springwatch #nuts_about_wildlife #nuts_about_birds #raw_uk

Turtle yoga

Turtle yoga

Gorongosa pygmy chameleon with young
#mental_wildlife

Rhampholeon is a genus of small  chameleons, commonly known as pygmy chameleons or African leaf chameleons, found in central East Africa (extending slightly into adjacent DR Congo). They are found in forests, woodlands, thickets, and savanna, and most species are restricted to highlands. They are brown, grey, or green, and typically seen at low levels in bushes, or on the ground among grasses or leaf litter. Photo: Piotr Naskrecki

#chameleon #tiny #small #africa #african #animalelite #splendid_animals #animal_sultans #animalfanatics #world_bestanimal #ir_animals #kings_animals_love #shots_of_animals #ok_animals #animals_shots_ #reptilelover #reptiles #reptile #reptilesofinstagram  #beautyful #nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #macroworld_tr #exclusive_wildlife #nature_hippys_ #fiftyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature

Gorongosa pygmy chameleon with young
#mental_wildlife

Rhampholeon is a genus of small  chameleons, commonly known as pygmy chameleons or African leaf chameleons, found in central East Africa (extending slightly into adjacent DR Congo). They are found in forests, woodlands, thickets, and savanna, and most species are restricted to highlands. They are brown, grey, or green, and typically seen at low levels in bushes, or on the ground among grasses or leaf litter. Photo: Piotr Naskrecki

#chameleon #tiny #small #africa #african #animalelite #splendid_animals #animal_sultans #animalfanatics #world_bestanimal #ir_animals #kings_animals_love #shots_of_animals #ok_animals #animals_shots_ #reptilelover #reptiles #reptile #reptilesofinstagram #beautyful #nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #macroworld_tr #exclusive_wildlife #nature_hippys_ #fiftyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature

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Peekaboo 👀

Great-spotted Woodpecker

Peekaboo 👀

Great-spotted Woodpecker

Barnacle Goose

Barnacle Goose

Icebergs are a spectacular part of spring in Newfoundland & Labrador. It's hard to deny the beauty reflected in these majestic visitors from the north. May & June are a wonderful time to combine world-class birding and iceberg viewing along our coasts! .
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#BirdTheRock ExploreNL #SpringOnTheRock #nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #macroworld_tr #exclusive_wildlife #nature_hippys_#fifyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature #picturetokeep_nature #bestnatureshots #wildlife_perfection #show_us_nature #ip_connect #wildlife_in_bl #eye_for_earth #inspirenaturenow #efe_nature_or_nothing #addictedto_nature #iceberg

Icebergs are a spectacular part of spring in Newfoundland & Labrador. It's hard to deny the beauty reflected in these majestic visitors from the north. May & June are a wonderful time to combine world-class birding and iceberg viewing along our coasts! .
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#BirdTheRock ExploreNL #SpringOnTheRock #nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #macroworld_tr #exclusive_wildlife #nature_hippys_ #fifyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature #picturetokeep_nature #bestnatureshots #wildlife_perfection #show_us_nature #ip_connect #wildlife_in_bl #eye_for_earth #inspirenaturenow #efe_nature_or_nothing #addictedto_nature #iceberg

Can we call winter over yet? 🔆 #rnrwanderings

Can we call winter over yet? 🔆 #rnrwanderings

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Another shot of this cute girl! She's sweet, but definitely feral! 💚 #rnrwanderings

Another shot of this cute girl! She's sweet, but definitely feral! 💚 #rnrwanderings

Nature framed

Nature framed

Aardwolf cub
#mental_wildlife

The aardwolf (Proteles cristata) is a small, insectivorous mammal, native to East and Southern Africa.

The aardwolf is in the same family as the hyena. Unlike many of its relatives in the order Carnivora, the aardwolf does not hunt large animals. It eats insects  and their larvae, mainly termites; one aardwolf can lap up as many as 250,000 termites during a single night using its long, sticky tongue.

The aardwolf lives in the shrublands of eastern and southern Africa – open lands covered with stunted trees and shrubs. It is nocturnal, resting in burrows during the day and emerging at night to seek food. Photo: unknown

#wolf #wolves #africa #african #cute #cutebabies #cutedogs #cuteanimals
#cutest #cuteness #animalelite #splendid_animals #animal_sultans #animalfanatics #world_bestanimal #ir_animals #kings_animals_love #shots_of_animals #ok_animals #animals_shots_ #nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #macroworld_tr #exclusive_wildlife #nature_hippys_ #fiftyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature

Aardwolf cub
#mental_wildlife

The aardwolf (Proteles cristata) is a small, insectivorous mammal, native to East and Southern Africa.

The aardwolf is in the same family as the hyena. Unlike many of its relatives in the order Carnivora, the aardwolf does not hunt large animals. It eats insects  and their larvae, mainly termites; one aardwolf can lap up as many as 250,000 termites during a single night using its long, sticky tongue.

The aardwolf lives in the shrublands of eastern and southern Africa – open lands covered with stunted trees and shrubs. It is nocturnal, resting in burrows during the day and emerging at night to seek food. Photo: unknown

#wolf #wolves #africa #african #cute #cutebabies #cutedogs #cuteanimals
#cutest #cuteness #animalelite #splendid_animals #animal_sultans #animalfanatics #world_bestanimal #ir_animals #kings_animals_love #shots_of_animals #ok_animals #animals_shots_ #nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #macroworld_tr #exclusive_wildlife #nature_hippys_ #fiftyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature

Icebergs are a spectacular part of spring in Newfoundland & Labrador. It's hard to deny the beauty reflected in these majestic visitors from the north. May & June are a wonderful time to combine world-class birding and iceberg viewing along our coasts! .
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#BirdTheRock ExploreNL #SpringOnTheRock #nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #macroworld_tr #exclusive_wildlife #nature_hippys_#fifyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature #picturetokeep_nature #bestnatureshots #wildlife_perfection #show_us_nature #ip_connect #wildlife_in_bl #eye_for_earth #inspirenaturenow #efe_nature_or_nothing #addictedto_nature #iceberg

Icebergs are a spectacular part of spring in Newfoundland & Labrador. It's hard to deny the beauty reflected in these majestic visitors from the north. May & June are a wonderful time to combine world-class birding and iceberg viewing along our coasts! .
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#BirdTheRock ExploreNL #SpringOnTheRock #nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #macroworld_tr #exclusive_wildlife #nature_hippys_ #fifyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature #picturetokeep_nature #bestnatureshots #wildlife_perfection #show_us_nature #ip_connect #wildlife_in_bl #eye_for_earth #inspirenaturenow #efe_nature_or_nothing #addictedto_nature #iceberg

Glaucous Gull
Something a little different for the Glauc this time.
The harbour wall provided a nice dark background, so I increased the background blacks and took some saturation away from the Gull to create this more isolated portrait.
Little tweaks, but still a true and natural reflection of the subject.

Glaucous Gull
Something a little different for the Glauc this time.
The harbour wall provided a nice dark background, so I increased the background blacks and took some saturation away from the Gull to create this more isolated portrait.
Little tweaks, but still a true and natural reflection of the subject.

It is absurd that 0.1% of the monkeys in this forest control 50% of the figs. - Baby Spider Monkey Bernie Sanders

It is absurd that 0.1% of the monkeys in this forest control 50% of the figs. - Baby Spider Monkey Bernie Sanders

Icebergs are a spectacular part of spring in Newfoundland & Labrador. It's hard to deny the beauty reflected in these majestic visitors from the north. May & June are a wonderful time to combine world-class birding and iceberg viewing along our coasts! .
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#BirdTheRock ExploreNL #SpringOnTheRock #nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #macroworld_tr #exclusive_wildlife #nature_hippys_#fifyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature #picturetokeep_nature #bestnatureshots #wildlife_perfection #show_us_nature #ip_connect #wildlife_in_bl #eye_for_earth #inspirenaturenow #efe_nature_or_nothing #addictedto_nature #iceberg

Icebergs are a spectacular part of spring in Newfoundland & Labrador. It's hard to deny the beauty reflected in these majestic visitors from the north. May & June are a wonderful time to combine world-class birding and iceberg viewing along our coasts! .
.
#BirdTheRock ExploreNL #SpringOnTheRock #nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #macroworld_tr #exclusive_wildlife #nature_hippys_ #fifyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature #picturetokeep_nature #bestnatureshots #wildlife_perfection #show_us_nature #ip_connect #wildlife_in_bl #eye_for_earth #inspirenaturenow #efe_nature_or_nothing #addictedto_nature #iceberg

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Water rail
Rallus aquaticus
Waterral
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This stunning bird is more often heard than seen. It lives well hidden in the reed, and sometimes they let out a pig-like scream. This bird however, came out of the reed, so I could photograph it. It was very calm and even started preening a bit! Unlike a lot of people think, water rails aren’t very shy at all. You can carefully approach them if they are sitting outside of the reed.
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Please correct me if my English isn’t correct, it isn’t my first language so I might make some mistakes🤷🏻‍♂️
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Check out my sister as well 👉🏻 @fonkelaar
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#waterrail #waterral #notsoboringbirds #reed #brownbird
#nature #animals_magic #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #macroworld_tr #exclusive_wildlife #nature_hippys_ #fifyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature #youngnaturephotographers #bestnatureshots #ip_connect #wildlife_in_bl #carpediem_animals #inspirenaturenow #heelholland_fotografeert #hh_f #addictedto_nature #ig_holland #igholland #FeedYourBird #nfnl #hetWestland @bezoekwestland @gemeente_westland @zhlandschap @birdfreaks @animals_from_heaven @animal_hub @animals_magic_ @Dutch_Connextion
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Water rail
Rallus aquaticus
Waterral


This stunning bird is more often heard than seen. It lives well hidden in the reed, and sometimes they let out a pig-like scream. This bird however, came out of the reed, so I could photograph it. It was very calm and even started preening a bit! Unlike a lot of people think, water rails aren’t very shy at all. You can carefully approach them if they are sitting outside of the reed.


Please correct me if my English isn’t correct, it isn’t my first language so I might make some mistakes🤷🏻‍♂️


Check out my sister as well 👉🏻 @fonkelaar


#waterrail #waterral #notsoboringbirds #reed #brownbird
#nature   #animals_magic   #nature_perfection #nature_sultans   #macroworld_tr #exclusive_wildlife #nature_hippys_ #fifyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature #youngnaturephotographers #bestnatureshots #ip_connect #wildlife_in_bl #carpediem_animals #inspirenaturenow #heelholland_fotografeert #hh_f #addictedto_nature #ig_holland #igholland #FeedYourBird #nfnl #hetWestland @bezoekwestland @gemeente_westland @zhlandschap @birdfreaks @animals_from_heaven @animal_hub @animals_magic_ @Dutch_Connextion

I'm forever a daughter of the lakes and prairies region of Texas. ❤️ #rnrwanderings

I'm forever a daughter of the lakes and prairies region of Texas. ❤️ #rnrwanderings

Arctic fox camouflage
#mental_wildlife

The Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus), also known as the white fox, polar fox, or snow fox, is a small fox native to the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and common throughout the Arctic tundra biome.

It is well adapted to living in cold environments, and is best known for its thick, warm fur that is also used as camouflage. Photo: unknown

#camouflage #hide #hideandseek #arctic #snow #snowy #snowfall #animalelite #splendid_animals #animal_sultans #animalfanatics #world_bestanimal #ir_animals #kings_animals_love #shots_of_animals #ok_animals #animals_shots_ #nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #macroworld_tr #exclusive_wildlife #nature_hippys_ #fiftyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature #picturetokeep_nature #bestnatureshots #wildlife_perfection

Arctic fox camouflage
#mental_wildlife

The Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus), also known as the white fox, polar fox, or snow fox, is a small fox native to the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and common throughout the Arctic tundra biome.

It is well adapted to living in cold environments, and is best known for its thick, warm fur that is also used as camouflage. Photo: unknown

#camouflage #hide #hideandseek #arctic #snow #snowy #snowfall #animalelite #splendid_animals #animal_sultans #animalfanatics #world_bestanimal #ir_animals #kings_animals_love #shots_of_animals #ok_animals #animals_shots_ #nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #macroworld_tr #exclusive_wildlife #nature_hippys_ #fiftyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature #picturetokeep_nature #bestnatureshots #wildlife_perfection

Originally, the burden of proof was on physicists to prove that time travel was possible. Now the burden of proof is on physicists to prove there must be a law forbidding time travel. — Michio Kaku

Great moment published by @mental_wildlife
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It's travel time! ⏱️ Follow @stunningnewcaledoniaa for more and use #stunningnewcaledoniaa to share your posts with us, wonderful pic is coming soon.
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Originally, the burden of proof was on physicists to prove that time travel was possible. Now the burden of proof is on physicists to prove there must be a law forbidding time travel. — Michio Kaku

Great moment published by @mental_wildlife
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It's travel time! ⏱️ Follow @stunningnewcaledoniaa for more and use #stunningnewcaledoniaa to share your posts with us, wonderful pic is coming soon.
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Brenthid beetle
#mental_wildlife 
Brentidae is a cosmopolitan family of primarily xylophagous beetles also known as straight-snouted weevils. The concept of this family has been recently expanded with the inclusion of three groups formerly placed in the Curculionidae; the subfamilies Apioninae, Cyladinae, and Nanophyinae, as well as the Ithycerinae, previously considered a separate family. They are most diverse in the tropics, but occur throughout the temperate regions of the world. They are among the families of weevils that have non-elbowed antennae, and tend to be elongate and flattened, though there are numerous exceptions.

The subfamilial classification of the family has been reorganized by several different authors within the last 20 years, and is not yet stable; the most recent, and conservative, classification (Oberprieler et al., 2007) accepts only 6 subfamilies, with many familiar subfamilial taxa (e.g., Antliarhininae, Cyladinae, Cyphagoginae, Myrmacicelinaeand Trachelizinae) now relegated to the corresponding tribal groups, Antliarhinini, Cyladini, Cyphagogini, Myrmacicelini and Trachelizini, primarily within the subfamily Brentinae. Photo : Bruno Alvarez Garcia

#asia #beetle #wood #black #rare #kings_insects #tgif_insects #bns_buginsects #ip_insects #insects_of_our_world #insectguru #pocket_insects #insect #insects #nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #macroworld_tr #exclusive_wildlife #nature_hippys_ #fiftyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature #picturetokeep_nature #bestnatureshots #wildlife_perfection #show_us_nature #ip_connect #wildlife_in_bl

Brenthid beetle
#mental_wildlife
Brentidae is a cosmopolitan family of primarily xylophagous beetles also known as straight-snouted weevils. The concept of this family has been recently expanded with the inclusion of three groups formerly placed in the Curculionidae; the subfamilies Apioninae, Cyladinae, and Nanophyinae, as well as the Ithycerinae, previously considered a separate family. They are most diverse in the tropics, but occur throughout the temperate regions of the world. They are among the families of weevils that have non-elbowed antennae, and tend to be elongate and flattened, though there are numerous exceptions.

The subfamilial classification of the family has been reorganized by several different authors within the last 20 years, and is not yet stable; the most recent, and conservative, classification (Oberprieler et al., 2007) accepts only 6 subfamilies, with many familiar subfamilial taxa (e.g., Antliarhininae, Cyladinae, Cyphagoginae, Myrmacicelinaeand Trachelizinae) now relegated to the corresponding tribal groups, Antliarhinini, Cyladini, Cyphagogini, Myrmacicelini and Trachelizini, primarily within the subfamily Brentinae. Photo : Bruno Alvarez Garcia

#asia #beetle #wood #black #rare #kings_insects #tgif_insects #bns_buginsects #ip_insects #insects_of_our_world #insectguru #pocket_insects #insect #insects #nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #macroworld_tr #exclusive_wildlife #nature_hippys_ #fiftyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature #picturetokeep_nature #bestnatureshots #wildlife_perfection #show_us_nature #ip_connect #wildlife_in_bl

Worth getting a tad rained on, eh? 💙 #rnrwanderings

Worth getting a tad rained on, eh? 💙 #rnrwanderings

Glaucous Gull

Glaucous Gull

Purple Sandpiper, Seaton Sluice

Purple Sandpiper, Seaton Sluice

Common jezebel butterfly
#mental_wildlife 
Delias eucharis, the common Jezebel, is a medium-sized pierid butterfly found in many areas of south and southeast Asia, especially in the non-arid regions of India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand. The common Jezebel is one of the most common of the approximately 225 described species in the genus Delias.

The common Jezebel are nomadic in behaviour and are found in a variety of environment including, but not limited to, temperate hill forests, tropical rainforests, dry open woodlands, and beach hinterlands. They are generally found all over India, except in the desert tracts, and up to an altitude of 7,000 feet (2,100 m) in the hills. The butterfly may be found wherever there are trees, even in towns and cities, flying high among the trees and visiting flowers.
It is also commonly seen in gardens. The females can be seen flying amongst the trees in search of its food plants, while the males are more frequently observed visiting flowers for nectar. It rests with its wings closed exhibiting the brilliantly coloured underside.
The Jezebel often flies high up in the canopy and usually comes lower down only to feed on nectar in flowers. Due to this habit apparently, it has evolved a dull upperside and a brilliant underside so that birds below it recognise it immediately while in flight and at rest. Photo:@tonyflames1985

#asia #butterfly #wood #cambodia #rare #kings_insects #tgif_insects #bns_buginsects #ip_insects #insects_of_our_world #insectguru #pocket_insects #insect #insects #nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #macroworld_tr #exclusive_wildlife #nature_hippys_ #fiftyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature #picturetokeep_nature #bestnatureshots #wildlife_perfection #show_us_nature #ip_connect #wildlife_in_bl

Common jezebel butterfly
#mental_wildlife
Delias eucharis, the common Jezebel, is a medium-sized pierid butterfly found in many areas of south and southeast Asia, especially in the non-arid regions of India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand. The common Jezebel is one of the most common of the approximately 225 described species in the genus Delias.

The common Jezebel are nomadic in behaviour and are found in a variety of environment including, but not limited to, temperate hill forests, tropical rainforests, dry open woodlands, and beach hinterlands. They are generally found all over India, except in the desert tracts, and up to an altitude of 7,000 feet (2,100 m) in the hills. The butterfly may be found wherever there are trees, even in towns and cities, flying high among the trees and visiting flowers.
It is also commonly seen in gardens. The females can be seen flying amongst the trees in search of its food plants, while the males are more frequently observed visiting flowers for nectar. It rests with its wings closed exhibiting the brilliantly coloured underside.
The Jezebel often flies high up in the canopy and usually comes lower down only to feed on nectar in flowers. Due to this habit apparently, it has evolved a dull upperside and a brilliant underside so that birds below it recognise it immediately while in flight and at rest. Photo:@tonyflames1985

#asia #butterfly #wood #cambodia #rare #kings_insects #tgif_insects #bns_buginsects #ip_insects #insects_of_our_world #insectguru #pocket_insects #insect #insects #nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #macroworld_tr #exclusive_wildlife #nature_hippys_ #fiftyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature #picturetokeep_nature #bestnatureshots #wildlife_perfection #show_us_nature #ip_connect #wildlife_in_bl

Mealy Redpoll

Mealy Redpoll

Happy Scenic Sundays! Today’s photograph is a repost of one my favorite photos of sunrise over Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon was designated a national monument by President Warren G. Harding on June 8, 1923, and it officially became a national park in February 25, 1928.  Bryce Canyon is known for its “hoodoos.” Hoodoos are tall skinny spires of rock that protrude from the bottom of arid basins and "broken" lands. At Bryce Canyon, hoodoos range in size from that of an average human to heights exceeding a 10-story building. Formed in sedimentary rock, hoodoo shapes are affected by the erosional patterns of alternating hard and softer rock layers.  The primary weathering force at Bryce Canyon is frost wedging, with its over 200 freeze/thaw cycles each year. In the winter, melting snow, in the form of water, seeps into the cracks and freezes at night. When water freezes it expands by almost 10%, bit by bit prying open cracks, making them ever wider in the same way a pothole forms in a paved road.

I took this sunrise photo in July of 2017 at Sunset Point.  I love how the warm glow of the sun dances magically on the orange and red hoodoos of the valley below as the fog begins to lift.  I vividly remember the air getting colder and colder that morning until the moment when the sun popped over the horizon and began to warm the Canyon.  It was an unforgettable experience, even at 6am!

#BryceCanyonNPS #yesvisitutah #naturalutah #utahisrad #youtah
#nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #nature_hippys_ #fifyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature #picturetokeep_nature #bestnatureshots #ip_connect #eye_for_earth #inspirenaturenow  #addictedto_nature #justgoshoot #peoplescreatives #theoutbound #passionpassport #nationalparkgeek #reallyrightstuff #igsouthwest #westbysouthwest #landscapephotography #naturephotography #instagood 
@nature @theoutbound @addictedto_nature @addict_team @ip_connect @macroworld_tr @natgeoyourshot @natgeo @discoverearth @perfect_places2go @naturalutah @ip_connect @travelandleisure @utahgram @brycecanyonnps @brycecanyonnps_gov @landscape_nightscape @landscapescapture @landscape_features_ @nationalparkgeek

Happy Scenic Sundays! Today’s photograph is a repost of one my favorite photos of sunrise over Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon was designated a national monument by President Warren G. Harding on June 8, 1923, and it officially became a national park in February 25, 1928. Bryce Canyon is known for its “hoodoos.” Hoodoos are tall skinny spires of rock that protrude from the bottom of arid basins and "broken" lands. At Bryce Canyon, hoodoos range in size from that of an average human to heights exceeding a 10-story building. Formed in sedimentary rock, hoodoo shapes are affected by the erosional patterns of alternating hard and softer rock layers. The primary weathering force at Bryce Canyon is frost wedging, with its over 200 freeze/thaw cycles each year. In the winter, melting snow, in the form of water, seeps into the cracks and freezes at night. When water freezes it expands by almost 10%, bit by bit prying open cracks, making them ever wider in the same way a pothole forms in a paved road.

I took this sunrise photo in July of 2017 at Sunset Point. I love how the warm glow of the sun dances magically on the orange and red hoodoos of the valley below as the fog begins to lift. I vividly remember the air getting colder and colder that morning until the moment when the sun popped over the horizon and began to warm the Canyon. It was an unforgettable experience, even at 6am!

#BryceCanyonNPS #yesvisitutah #naturalutah #utahisrad #youtah
#nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #nature_hippys_ #fifyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature #picturetokeep_nature #bestnatureshots #ip_connect #eye_for_earth #inspirenaturenow #addictedto_nature #justgoshoot #peoplescreatives #theoutbound #passionpassport #nationalparkgeek #reallyrightstuff #igsouthwest #westbysouthwest #landscapephotography #naturephotography #instagood
@nature @theoutbound @addictedto_nature @addict_team @ip_connect @macroworld_tr @natgeoyourshot @natgeo @discoverearth @perfect_places2go @naturalutah @ip_connect @travelandleisure @utahgram @brycecanyonnps @brycecanyonnps_gov @landscape_nightscape @landscapescapture @landscape_features_ @nationalparkgeek

Mid squawk Black-headed Gull

Mid squawk Black-headed Gull

Love is not only in the air, it’s in the woods too🌲❤️🧡😉😍
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#norway2day #tree_shotz #tree_brilliance #ig_week_nature #nature_hippys_

Love is not only in the air, it’s in the woods too🌲❤️🧡😉😍
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#norway2day #tree_shotz #tree_brilliance #ig_week_nature #nature_hippys_

Sunset a few days ago.

Sunset a few days ago.

It’s not very often I take a selfie but I needed one to show the scale of this slot canyon that I was in near the Old Calcite Mine in Anza Borrego State Park.  It became much narrower further in until it was impassable. #slotcanyons #anzaborrego #explorecalifornia #selfie #nature #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #macroworld_tr #exclusive_wildlife #nature_hippys_#fifyshades_of_nature #pocket_allnature #picturetokeep_nature #bestnatureshots #wildlife_perfection #show_us_nature #ip_connect #wildlife_in_bl #eye_for_earth #inspirenaturenow #efe_nature_or_nothing #addictedto_nature #sharecangeo #nikonz6
Crater-Sundowners 🌋
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Crater-Sundowners 🌋
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She was super cute but not amused. #rnrwanderings

She was super cute but not amused. #rnrwanderings

maidin mhaith! “May the road rise to meet you, 
may the wind be ever at your back. 
May the sun shine warm upon your face, 
and the rains fall soft upon your fields. 
And until we meet again, 
may God hold you in the palm of his hand. ~ An Irish Blessing ☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️
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#happystpatricksday #gaelic #irishblessing #goodmorning #moonset #landscapephotography #landscape #pennexplore #pacollective #onlyinpennsylvania #keystonemade 
#visitpa #scenicpa #wow_america #theamericancollective #ig_nature_naturally #raw_nature #usa_naturehippys #nature_hippys_  #bcnf #visitbuckscounty

maidin mhaith! “May the road rise to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand. ~ An Irish Blessing ☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️
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#happystpatricksday #gaelic #irishblessing #goodmorning #moonset #landscapephotography #landscape #pennexplore #pacollective #onlyinpennsylvania #keystonemade
#visitpa #scenicpa #wow_america #theamericancollective #ig_nature_naturally #raw_nature #usa_naturehippys #nature_hippys_ #bcnf #visitbuckscounty

Little Egret
A couple of frames after the shot I posted on Friday.

Little Egret
A couple of frames after the shot I posted on Friday.