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EpicDash: 32 Surreal Places On Earth That Belong In A Dream, Part 2. 

Part 1 here

1: Turquoise Ice, Lake Baikal, Russia. Lake Baikal is the largest and oldest freshwater lake in the world. In the winter, the lake freezes, but the water is so clear that you can see 130 feet below the ice. In March, frost and sun cause cracks in the ice crust, which results in the turquoise ice shards we see at the surface.

2: Pamukkale Hot Springs, Turkey. Over millions of years, the hotsprings in Pamukkale have transformed the landscape. Although it may look like these terraces are made of ice and snow, Turkey has bikini weather all year round. The ground is just coated in white limestone.

3: Sentinels of the Arctic, Finland. These sentinels are actually giant trees covered in snow and ice. This strange sight occurs in winter, when temperatures range from -40 to -15 degrees centigrade.

4: Yuanyang County, China. The farming techniques in Yuanyang County have created a landscape which is truly amazing from the air. These rice fields are located on the slopes of Ailao Mountain, where the terraced levels help create flat surfaces along an uneven landscape.

5: Fly Geyser, Nevada, USA. Fly Geyser was accidentally created when a well was drilled and left uncapped. Minerals and algae started to rise from the geyser and accumulated to form an alien-like mound.

6: Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Wyoming, USA. Grand Prismatic Hot Spring is the largest hot spring in the United States. The vivid colors in the spring are the result of pigmented bacteria, which grow around the edges of the mineral-rich water.

7: Underwater Waterfall, Mauritius Island. Strong ocean currents continually drive sand from the shores of Mauritius into the abyss below, creating this one-of-a-kind underwater waterfall.

8 & 9: Sea of Stars, Vaadhoo Island, Maldives. It may look normal during daylight, but at night, this beach comes to life. The sparkle in the water comes from marine microbes called phytoplankton. The galaxy they paint across the shore is nothing short of breathtaking.

10: Glowworm Caves, Waitomo, New Zealand. Thousands of tiny glowworms hang to the ceiling of this grotto and radiate a luminescent light, creating a scene straight out of a sci-fi movie.

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(Source: nameislooney)

Shenzi’s follower appreciation giveaway!

shenzi123:

I recently hit a follower milestone, so to say thank you to all you lovely people for following me I am doing a giveaway!

The Rules:

1. You must be following me as of the time this is posted to qualify for the giveaway.   Giveaway-only blogs do not qualify.

2. One like and one reblog per person will count.

3. I will be choosing the winners on September 20th at approximately 1pm EST using a random number generator.

4. Your ask box or fan-mail must be open so that I can contact you regarding your prize if you win. 

5. You must have an email address you are willing to share with me for either of the prizes offered.

The Prizes:

1st place – A custom close-up portrait done by the amazingly talented Dragonreine!   If for some reason you aren’t familiar with her beautiful work, you can see the other commissions she’s done on her tumblr blog.  She has room in her schedule in late September for producing the winner’s prize.

2nd place – A $50 gift card from society6.com.

Once again, thank you all for making tumblr a fun place to be and good luck!

beautiful-wildlife:

Fox in the leaves by Ann Brokelman

beautiful-wildlife:

Fox in the leaves by Ann Brokelman

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We’re leaving La Palma later today, I’ll be back tomorrow! /I also found a WiFi for now //ssugarkanegames I’d love to get it!

its-liss:

I’ve had this sketch for a while now and I’ve already coloured it…buuuut I didn’t like how it turned out :(…so today I tried again…I think it’s much more detailed :) hope you enjoy some Shakarian

its-liss:

I’ve had this sketch for a while now and I’ve already coloured it…buuuut I didn’t like how it turned out :(…so today I tried again…I think it’s much more detailed :) hope you enjoy some Shakarian

(Source: everythingdragonage)

npr:

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Yellowstone Grizzlies
Photo by James Yule (Worland, WY, USA); Yellowstone, WY, USA

Monday’s cute overload.

npr:

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Yellowstone Grizzlies

Photo by James Yule (Worland, WY, USA); Yellowstone, WY, USA

Monday’s cute overload.

tridentfreak:

the mighty, fearsome and powerful warriors of tuchanka

tridentfreak:

the mighty, fearsome and powerful warriors of tuchanka

Those writers you think are masters of the craft aren’t created that way. They aren’t supernaturally capable ninja writer-bots. When you read the work of a writer operating at the top of her game, you’re not seeing all the years of failed efforts, of work that wasn’t quite right, of work that was well-intentioned or built off of strong ideas but had slick and wobbly legs like a newborn fawn.

You see the author operating at a high level and you wonder: why am I not doing that?

The reality is:

You’re only seeing the island, not the heap of volcanic material that pushed it out of the sea.

- Chuck Wendig - "Polling Your Intestinal Flora: How A Writer Cultivates Instinct" (via likeatumbleweed)

geardrops:

n8yager:

Foxes living on the beach in Hokkaido [x]

reblogging for foxfriends :)

How much you wanna bet that a good majority of those 47%, spend most of their time playing Candy Crush or the latest Facebook game? They’re not the ones buying up the next Call of Duty or Halo or whatever AAA game is hot at the moment. So, I don’t see how it’s particularly relevant.

Anonymous

cynixy:

gailsimone:

Right,  but who gives a shit what you think?

Gail nailed the answer to this, but I also want to mention that the biggest Candy Crush fan I’ve ever met—on Level 429(?) and going strong—is a guy. And he doesn’t play any other video games at all. Just Candy Crush. 

At this point in time, it takes willful ignorance to claim that women don’t play AAA games and that men don’t play so-called casual games. You have to deliberately ignore tons of evidence, empirical and anecdotal, to hold fast to such a belief. 

Guys like Anonymous here are the Flat Earthers of gaming.