Lochan na h-Achlaise Reflections Panoramic #2 crop
Spectacular dramatic weather creates an amazing light show over the Mountains of Loch na h-Achlaise. The tranquil water of the loch reflects the distant mountains, islands of trees, and foreground rocks in perfect symmetry. 'nLochan na h-Achlaise is a lake in Rannoch Moor - Scottish Highlands and is nearby to Black Mount, Achallader, and Stob a' Choire Odhair. Near Glencoe, it'u2019s the gateway to the Scottish Highlands and not only produces some of the most dramatic scenery in the world, but also some of the most changeable weather. 'n'nThe four main peaks in this photo: 'nLeft: Meall Beag (475metres)'nMiddle Left: Clac Leathad (1098 metres)'nMiddle Right: Meall a Bhuiridh (1108 metres)'nFar Right in the Distance: Mamores Range
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Flamingos congregate by Laguna Colorada, Bolivia 2
Sucre, Bolivia - 21 May 2018 Laguna Colorada (red lagoon) is aptly named. Its startling red colors derive from both dissolved red mineral deposits and algae; these contrast with blinding white white borax deposits. Located in the Bolivian altiplano, close to Chile, this is one of South America's most beautiful salt lakes. Its flamingo and llama visitors also add to its charms. Viewed in glowing late afternoon light, the lagoon and its fauna present an Eden-like vision of paradise on Earth.
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Whitefish Point Lighthouse by Moonlight
The Whitefish Point Lighthouse illumintated by moonlight. , Whitefish Point is located at the extreme southeastern end of Lake Superior. It is a critical turning point for all vessel traffic entering and leaving this largest of all the Great Lakes. The Whitefish Point Light Station was established by Congress in 1849; since then, a life-saving beacon has illuminated these dangerous waters for mariners continuously. Today, the Whitefish Point Light is the oldest operating lighthouse on Lake Superior. The present light tower was constructed in 1861 during Abraham Lincoln's administration.'n'nWhitefish Point marks the eastern end of a notorious 80-mile stretch of shoreline from here west to Munising, Michigan, known ominously as Lake Superior's Shipwreck Coast. Of the 550 known major shipwrecks lying on the bottom of the lake, at least 200 of them are in the vicinity of Whitefish Point. The primary causes of shipwreck here are stress of weather and collision; the 1975 loss of the steamer Edmund Fitzgerald with her entire crew of 29 has become a world-wide legend. The wreck of the Fitzgerald lies just 15 miles northwest of Whitefish Point.
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