Monday, July 24, 2017

Waterton Glacier International Peace Park (Canada)

In 1932 Waterton Lakes National Park (Alberta, Canada) was combined with the Glacier National Park (Montana, United States) to form the world's first International Peace Park. 
Situated on the border between the two countries and offering outstanding scenery, the park is exceptionally rich in plant and mammal species as well as prairie, forest, and alpine and glacial features.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Waterton Glacier.







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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Pantanal Conservation Area (Brazil)

The Pantanal Conservation Complex consists of a cluster of four protected areas with a total area of 187,818 ha. 
Located in western central Brazil at the south-west corner of the State of Mato Grosso, the site represents 1.3% of Brazil's Pantanal region, one of the world's largest freshwater wetland ecosystems. 
The headwaters of the region's two major river systems, the Cuiabá and the Paraguay rivers, are located here, and the abundance and diversity of its vegetation and animal life are spectacular.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the Pantanal.







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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Golden Pheasant

The gold pheasant is a bird belonging to the genus of the crab fairies in the family of the pheasant.
The original habitat of the gold faire is the mountainous west of China.

5 pictures and wallpapers of the gold fairy.







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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Macquarie Island (Australia)

Macquarie Island (34 km long x 5 km wide) is an oceanic island in the Southern Ocean, lying 1,500 km south-east of Tasmania and approximately halfway between Australia and the Antarctic continent. 
The island is the exposed crest of the undersea Macquarie Ridge, raised to its present position where the Indo-Australian tectonic plate meets the Pacific plate. 
It is a site of major geoconservation significance, being the only place on earth where rocks from the earth’s mantle (6 km below the ocean floor) are being actively exposed above sea-level. 
These unique exposures include excellent examples of pillow basalts and other extrusive rocks.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Macquarie Island.







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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cahokia Mounds (United States)

Cahokia Mounds, some 13 km north-east of St Louis, Missouri, is the largest pre-Columbian settlement north of Mexico. 
It was occupied primarily during the Mississippian period (800–1400), when it covered nearly 1,600 ha and included some 120 mounds. 
It is a striking example of a complex chiefdom society, with many satellite mound centres and numerous outlying hamlets and villages. 
This agricultural society may have had a population of 10–20,000 at its peak between 1050 and 1150. 
Primary features at the site include Monks Mound, the largest prehistoric earthwork in the Americas, covering over 5 ha and standing 30 m high.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Cahokia Mounds.







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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bursa and Cumalıkızık: the Birth of the Ottoman Empire (Turkey)

This property is a serial nomination of eight component sites in the City of Bursa and the nearby village of Cumalıkızık, in the southern Marmara region. 
The site illustrates the creation of an urban and rural system establishing the Ottoman Empire in the early 14th century. 
The property embodies the key functions of the social and economic organization of the new capital which evolved around a civic centre. 
These include commercial districts of khans, kulliyes (religious institutions) integrating mosques, religious schools, public baths and a kitchen for the poor, as well as the tomb of Orhan Ghazi, founder of the Ottoman dynasty. 
One component outside the historic centre of Bursa is the village of Cumalıkızık, the only rural village of this system to show the provision of hinterland support for the capital.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (Switzerland)

The Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona in the north-eastern part of the country covers a mountainous area of 32,850 ha which features seven peaks that rise above 3,000 m. 
The area displays an exceptional example of mountain building through continental collision and features .excellent geological sections through tectonic thrust, i.e. the process whereby older, deeper rocks are carried onto younger, shallower rocks. 
The site is distinguished by the clear three-dimensional exposure of the structures and processes that characterize this phenomenon and has been a key site for the geological sciences since the 18th century. 
The Glarus Alps are glaciated mountains rising dramatically above narrow river valleys and are the site of the largest post-glacial landslide in the Central Alpine region.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Sardona.







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