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"The Blue Marble" is a famous photograph of the Earth taken on December 7, 1972 by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft en route to the Moon at a distance of about 29,000 kilometers (18,000 statute miles). It shows Africa, Antarctica, and the Arabian Peninsula.
The June 12, 1991 eruption column from Mount Pinatubo taken from the east side of Clark Air Base. U.S. Geological Survey Photograph taken on June 12, 1991, 08:51 hours, by Dave Harlow.
Granite Park Chalet in Glacier National Park (United States)
(c) Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0
View of Khor Virap, an Armenian monastery and one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Armenia located in the Ararat plain with Mount Ararat in the background. Khor Virap's notability as a monastery and pilgrimage site is due to the fact that Gregory the Illuminator, religious leader who converted Armenia from paganism to Christianity in 301, becoming the first nation to adopt Christianity as its official religion, was initially imprisoned here for 14 years by King Tiridates III of Armenia. A chapel was initially built in 642 by Nerses III the Builder as a mark of veneration to Saint Gregory. Over the centuries, it was repeatedly rebuilt and the current appearance dates from 1662.
Author/Creator: Daderot, Licence: CC0
Exhibit in the Mount Shasta Sisson Museum, Mount Shasta City, California, USA. Photography was permitted in the museum without restriction.
Scan from a photograph of the Munich mountaineer Georg Winkler (* 08/26/1869, † 08/16/1888 or 08/17/1888), first ascender of Torre Winkler, the lowest of the Vajolet Towers (Dolomites). Photographer: Anton Karg.
Author/Creator: TTL2698, Licence: CC BY-SA 3.0
Geological cross-section of Fuji. Key: N2 = Tertiary sedimentary rocks; αN2 = Tertiary volcanic rocks; αQ1 = Komitake volcano; α-δQ1 = Ashitaka volcano; βQ2 = Older Fuji volcano; αβQ2 = Younger Fuji volcano. (source for key: http://www.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/VRC/vrc/others/fujigeol.html).
(c) I, Luca Galuzzi, CC BY-SA 2.5
Mount Everest North Face as seen from the path to the base camp, Tibet (5,160 m).
World Distribution of Mid-Oceanic Ridges
Himalaya from the International Space Station. In addition to looking heavenward, NASA helps the world see the Earth in ways no one else can. Astronauts on board the International Space Station recently took advantage of their unique vantage point to photograph the Himalayas, looking south from over the Tibetan Plateau. The perspective is illustrated by the summits of Makalu [left (8,462 metres; 27,765 feet)], Everest [middle (8,848 metres; 29,035 feet)] , Lhotse [middle (8,516 metres; 27,939 feet)] and Cho Oyu [right (8,201 metres; 26,906 feet)] -- at the heights typically flown by commercial aircraft.
This "Scetch showing the actual elevation of the Snow Line in different Latitudes" by Alexander Keith Johnston (1804–1871) was first published 1848 in the "The Physical Atlas"
Author/Creator: Jpchevreau, Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0
Vue du village de Saint-Paul-de-Vence depuis la route de La Colle.
Author/Creator: René Kieselmann rmk (Bergwacht Schwarzwald e.V., BWS), Licence: CC-BY-SA-3.0
Einsatz der Bergwacht Freiburg (Waldarbeiterunfall), Zusammenarbeit mit anderen RettungsorganisationenMountain Rescue Freiburg (Germany) rescuing a lumberjack met with an accident. Other aid organizations participating.
schematic illustration of the Lewis overthrust fault in northern Montana, USA and Southern Alberta, Canada. The fault can be seen best in Glacier National Park, USA and Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada.
original caption: Overthrust Mountains
1 A hypothetical block of the Earth's crust in the region of Glacier National Park as it existed more than 60 million years ago. The two layers shown actually represent many strata of sedimentary rocks.
2 Lateral pressure begins to force the rock layers to buckle.
3 A large fold has been created, forcing the rock strata to double over and overturning some layers. A break, or fault, is forming at the plane of greatest stress.
4 The break has been completed and the strata west of the fault have slid eastward, up and over the rocks east of the fault.5 The Glacier landscape today. Throughout the millions of years during which the folding, faulting, and overthrusting have been taking place, the process of erosion has continued; a thousand meters of stratified rocks have been worn away, so that only a remnant of the overthrust layers can be seen today. Because Glacier's eastern slope represents the eroded face of the overthrust block, the mountain range rises precipitously from the prairie, with no foothills breaking the abrupt transition from open prairie to mountain valley.
Overlooking Waimea Canyon
Author/Creator: BrettA343, Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0
On a trek to climb the Lyells, one of our party badly twisted an ankle in an area where helicopters couldn't possibly land, so we took turns carrying him down to a clearing while one of our group ran back the ~20 km (12 mi) to get help. That's Mt. Forbes in the background. We waited for some time, but eventually a helicopter arrived on a SAR mission to carry the injured party out.
(c) Steve Partridge, CC BY-SA 2.0
Stretcher Box at Styhead Positioned so that Mountain Rescue Teams don't have to carry a stretcher all the way up here. There is also a similar box positioned a couple of miles away at the top of the Mickledore col.
Richat Structure, Oudane, Mauritania - This prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert of Mauritania has attracted attention since the earliest space missions because it forms a conspicuous bull's-eye in the otherwise rather featureless expanse of the desert. Described by some as looking like an outsized ammonite in the desert, the structure [which has a diameter of almost 50 kilometers (30 miles)] has become a landmark for shuttle crews. Initially interpreted as a meteorite impact structure because of its high degree of circularity, it is now thought to be merely a symmetrical uplift (circular anticline) that has been laid bare by erosion. Paleozoic quartzites form the resistant beds outlining the structure. The image was acquired October 7, 2000, covers an area of 45 x 47 km, and is located at 20.9 degrees north latitude and 11.6 degrees west longitude.
A climber on a rock face at Smith Rock State Park near Terrebonne.
Owen Glynne Jones climbs the first pitch of Deep Ghyll, Sca Fell, English Lake District
Author/Creator: Orcaborealis, Licence: CC BY-SA 3.0
Mountain birch (Betula pubescens subsp. ssp. czerepanovii) trees reaching 4-5m tall. The ground is covered with bilberry plants, and there are some Juniperus communis. Picture taken near the path to Jøldalshytta (lodge) in Trollheimen mts, altitude approximately 750 m (2400 ft). Rennebu municipality, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway.
Author/Creator: Matthias Zepper, Licence: CC BY-SA 3.0
The outflow of the Chüebodensee close to Elm, Kanton Glarus. The snow-topped mountain is the Piz Sardona (3056m) and the peaks on the right, just before the rock spur blocks the sight are the Tschingelhoren (2849 m). Cotton-sedge in the foreground.
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Author: David Bolius Description: Lowering from Daniboy (Kalymnos, Greece)Reference: http://www.photoglobe.info/db_kalymnos/kalymnos_2005_022.html
Edward Whymper (27 April 1840 – 16 September 1911)