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Giant Waves in Lituya Bay, Alaska

Giant Waves in Lituya Bay, Alaska

Almost immediately, the earthquake of July 9, 1958, was followed by a massive wave that splashed to a maximum height of 1,720 feet on the southeast spur of Gilbert Inlet at the headland of Lituya Bay, then by a wave that wiped everything in its path over an area of about 4 square miles (10.4 sq. kms) on either side of the Bay.

There were three fishing boats anchored near the ent...
Rating of 3.207/19/20062,294Google Earth Logo
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Amazonian wonder

Amazonian wonder

Plateau giant sinkholes called "Simas" in Venezuela
Rating of 3.66666666607/17/2006892Google Earth Logo
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Fraser Island, Australia

Fraser Island, Australia

Fresh water lakes on a sandy island.... There are more than 40 lakes on the island.The are giant rainwater puddles held in sand dune hollows by a layer of sand rendered impermeable by reed humus rotting into it over centuries.
Rating of 507/03/2006735Google Earth Logo
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Portland Heritage Trees

Portland Heritage Trees

Locations of 244 Heritage Trees in Portland, Oregon. These are beautiful trees, and I wanted this file so I could plan a bike tour of them, so other people might want it, too.
Rating of 406/26/2006627Google Earth Logo
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Angel Glacier, Jasper Canada

Angel Glacier, Jasper Canada

The Angel Glacier is a Cirque Glacier on Mount Edith Cavell. It is so called because its appearance is that of an angel with outstretched wings.
Rating of 3.206/20/2006870Google Earth Logo
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Strelley Pool Chert rock formation

Strelley Pool Chert rock formation

The Strelley Pool Chert rock formation in in the Pilbara region of Western Australia preserve an environment that existed 3.43 billion years ago, including several kinds of stromatolites.
Stromatolites have traditionally been defined as remains of ancient life forms—microbial mats that mixed with mud and built up rock-like structures.
Palaeontologists and geologists conclude that...
Rating of 506/20/2006609Google Earth Logo
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Icebergs field

Icebergs field

Iceberb field near Hearn island, Canada
Rating of 3.206/19/2006704Google Earth Logo
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Pamukkale

Pamukkale

Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site and attraction in south-western Turkey.
Rating of 406/19/2006859Google Earth Logo
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Trou de fer (Beautiful canyon in Reunion Island)

Trou de fer (Beautiful canyon in Reunion Island)

The Trou de Fer is a difficult canyon with huge unforgiving walls that require considerable technical to descend. It also has an unpredictable nature that makes it quite dangerous.**
Rating of 3.64285714206/15/2006709Google Earth Logo
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Sandbars look like ghosts

Sandbars look like ghosts

Located next to one of the largest lod river systems I have ever seen, sandbars look like abstract paintings of ghosts
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Bridge between 2 Continents

Bridge between 2 Continents

Meeting place of the North American and European (the southern one) tectonic plates. Each year they drift away from eachother about 2 centimeters.
Rating of 3.33333333305/10/20061,053Google Earth Logo
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Nice dunes near Swarkopmund,Namibia

Nice dunes near Swarkopmund,Namibia

Nice dunes in Kalahari desert.
Rating of 4.505/10/2006706Google Earth Logo
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Giant Rock

Giant Rock

The fabled Giant Rock had attracted the first native nomads hundreds of years before settlements rose from the dusty ground. The granite stone and surrounding ground had been held as holy ground by the Native Americans. It is reported that the Hopi knew of this rock and joined other tribes across the desert to convene and celebrate the coming seasons. Shaman drew spiritual strength for the trib...
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Lorelei Rock

Lorelei Rock

The Lorelei is a 132 meters slate rock that marks the narrowest part of the river Rhine between Switzerland and the North Sea.
Rating of 3.505/03/2006787Google Earth Logo
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Wave Interference Patterns

Wave Interference Patterns

A pretty clear shot of multiple interference patterns created by ocean waves moving through breakwaters. Latvia.
Rating of 4.505/01/2006861Google Earth Logo
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Waypoint

Waypoint

Streams that resemble twins joined at head
Rating of 504/26/2006291Google Earth Logo
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The fastest glacier in the world

The fastest glacier in the world

The fastest-moving major glacier is the Columbia glacier, between Anchorage and Valdez, in Alaska, USA. In 1999 it was measured to be flowing at an average rate of 35 m (115 ft) per day. The glacier has almost doubled its previously recorded speed of 20 m (65 ft) per day, possibly due to global warming. Glaciers are large moving masses if ice formed in (usually mountainous) regions where the ra...
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beautiful stonepark in Niger

beautiful stonepark in Niger

No Idea what this beatiful stones are good for, but they are extremely beautiful in shape and colours and it is a brilliant Hi-Res Picture.
Rating of 3.22222222204/03/2006989Google Earth Logo
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Iceland popular places

Iceland popular places

A few popular places in Iceland (incl. overlay Jokulsarlon).
Rating of 3.33333333304/03/20061,102Google Earth Logo
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Meeting the rivers Missouri and Mississippi

Meeting the rivers Missouri and Mississippi

Meeting the rivers Missouri and Mississippi
Rating of 3.62503/28/2006577Google Earth Logo
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Star Dune, Grand Erg Oriental, Sahara

Star Dune, Grand Erg Oriental, Sahara

Star Dune, Grand Erg Oriental, Sahara //Kreuz- oder Sterndünen in der Sahara
Rating of 4.08928571403/28/20064,039Google Earth Logo
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El Mandara oasis

El Mandara oasis

An oasis in Libyan Sahara.
Rating of 3.203/21/2006986Google Earth Logo
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Gaberoun Oasis - Sahara

Gaberoun Oasis - Sahara

Gaberoun is an oasis with a large lake located in the municipality Sabha in the Libyan Sahara.

The old bedouin settlement by the western shore of the lake has been abandoned, and now lays in ruins. A rudimentary tourist camp is located on the northeastern shore, including an open tea patio, sleeping huts, and a souvenir shop (attended by a touareg in full costume) in the winter.<...
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Maelstrom

Maelstrom

The original Maelstrom is the Moskstraumen, a powerful tidal current between the Lofoten Point (Lofotodden) and the island Vaero/y south west of the main chain of the Lofoten Islands, off the Norwegian coast. It has its name from the small island Mosken in the middle of the sound.
The Maelstrom is one of the strongest in the world.
The shallow strait, some 4-5 kilometres wide, l...
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Coastal Erosion - Isle of Wight - UK

Coastal Erosion - Isle of Wight - UK

One of several points along the Military Road where the cliff edge is just getting too close to the road. Combined tidal and weather erosion has already caused this road to be re-routed several times. The road was originally a straight Roman road, the foundations of which can be seen in places in the cliff face.
Rating of 3.503/04/2006759Google Earth Logo
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