Nothing like the rest

Nothing like the rest

Southern Alps, New Zealand.


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So much more

So much more

Southern Alps, New Zealand.

The Southern Alps (Māori: Kā Tiritiri o te Moana) are a mountain range extending along much of the length of New Zealand’s South Island, reaching its greatest elevations near the island’s western side.
The range runs 500 km north to south. The tallest peak is Aoraki / Mount Cook, the highest point in New Zealand at 3,724 metres (12,218 ft) and there are sixteen other points that exceed 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) in height. The mountains are cut through with glacial valleys and lakes.
The Southern Alps lie along a geological plate boundary, part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, with the Pacific Plate to the southeast pushing westward and colliding with the northward-moving Indo-Australian Plate to the northwest.


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Deep Time

Deep Time

Road 70. Borðoy, Faroe Islands.

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Faroe Islands: Eysturoy & Kalsoy

Eysturoy, Road 662. Kalsoy in the distance. Fantastic wild nature: scenery of mountains and ocean. Faroe Islands.

Music:
Hans Zimmer – Coward (Interstellar Soundtrack)

Pictures from Faroe Islands:
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East Iceland – Fjords and Deserts

East Iceland – Fjords and Deserts

Along the Ring Road, exploring Austurland, also known as Austfirðir (Eastfjords), the eastern region of Iceland characterized by enchanting fjords and desertic landscapes. The biggest town in the region is Egilsstaðir, with a population of about 2300.

[07:53] Petra’s Stone Museum is a massive collection of stones placed in a beautiful garden. It is not only the stones that make this museum unique but also birds and plants. Petra started to collect stones when she was a child and she collected them for over 80 years. The museum was once home to Petra and her family but now it is home of her stones.

[08:59] Hallormsstaðarskogur, The biggest forest in Iceland, is found on the banks of the lake Lagarfljót.
Lagarfljót (also called Lögurinn) is a large lake situated near Egilsstaðir. Its surface measures 53 square kilometres and it is 25 kilometres long. The River Lagarfljót flows through this lake.
As with the Scottish lake Loch Ness, a cryptid serpent, called Lagarfljótsormurinn by locals, is believed to live in the depths of Lagarfljót.

[10:59] Ódáðahraun, the Desert of Misdeeds, with its  6000 km², is the vastest lava desert in the world, forged by ten millennia of volcanic eruptions.
It could be easily understood why the area was used for training by the Apollo 11 crew as Earth’s nearest approximation to the moon.

Musics:
Hans Zimmer – Drink Up Me Hearties Yo Ho (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Era – Hymne

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Unknown

Unknown

Road 594, Streymoy. Faroe Islands.

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And there was light

And there was light

Road 662, Eysturoy. Faroe Islands.

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