The Amazing Tottori Sand Dunes Japans

Escape the big city lights and get lost in this spectacular desertscape. Sea winds sweep over Tottori’s rolling sand dunes along Japan’s coast. The area has shrunk in recent years due to changing sea currents and the encroachment of plants. By Alexandra E. Petri Stretched along the Sea of Japan just outside the city of

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The Energy of Future Looks Strikingly Artistic from Above

A photographer shares his unique perspective on the growing wind and solar power industries. Large Scale Solar Power in Nevada Some large-scale solar power installations concentrate sunlight on a pipe of oil that, once heated, boils water to generate electricity. Others, like this one in Nevada, reposition mirrors to focus sunlight on a central receiver

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The World’s Largest Salt Flat – Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni

Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni can make for an incredible experience or a logistical nightmare. Plan your trip with these tips. A thin layer of water transforms Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni into a striking reflective canvas. By Elizabeth Unger Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni is considered one of the most extreme and remarkable vistas in all of

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See Incredible Photos of National Parks from Space

It might be hard to resist planning a trip to these parks once you see them from above. By Marie McGrory There are plenty of things you cannot see from outer space: your home, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal. Most man-made structures are hard to enjoy from beyond the edges of low Earth orbit

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21 Stunning Photos That Need No Photoshop

Every creative shot stands out from the millions of ordinary photos thanks to one simple fact: it was taken at exactly the right moment. It can be an especially striking lightning flash, a tiny fish caught in an open beak or an unusual shadow, but these photos are all captivating in some way. Because of

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