The World’s Most Incredible Secret Gardens

September 26, 2013

Lost Gardens of Heligan

Remember those childhood tales about sleeping giants who could wake the town with their yawn, and woodland faeries who danced along tree branches lighter than a feather? Well, most of those fables probably came from the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Hidden away in Cornwall, UK, the gardens are a playground for myth and magic. Through sub tropical jungles and evergreen wildlife gardens, it’s easy to wander for hours. Why are they “lost”? The estate, whose thousand-acre spread had just reached its apex at the end of the 19th century, soon lost many of its key caretakers to World War One and wasted away for a good portion of the 20th century. Thanks to a troupe of restorers devoted to recreating the garden as a testament to the exceptional work of ordinary people, the over 400 year-old garden is back to its former glory, luring in visitors every day of the year, save for Christmas and Christmas Eve.

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Yarlung Tsangpo River’s Multicolored Canvas

September 25, 2013

Yarlung Tsangpo River Tibet

Known as the highest river in the world, the twists and turns of Tibet’s Yarlung Tsangpo River provide whitewater kayakers with an endless amount of fun-filled challenges.

The Seven Most Stunning Cloud Formations

September 19, 2013

At their most basic level, clouds are no more than condensed water and/or ice. These fluffy white substances are created when warm air rises, cools, then condenses onto dust particles in the air, forming tiny droplets around each particle. As more and more particles attach together, a cloud forms.

Scientists primarily classify clouds by their altitude, shape and process of creation. Though there are four main cloud categories, cloud formations can be further broken down and described by more specific names, which are derived from Latin terms that describe their qualities.

Lenticular Clouds

Lenticular Clouds Field

Source: BBC

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Stop And Smell The Corpse Flower

September 16, 2013

Growing in the depths of Sumatran rain forests is what’s known as the Amorphophallus titanium, or corpse flower. Along with its title-bearing status as the largest flowering, single-branched plant in the world, the corpse flower is also regarded as the worst-smelling one, as its rare and beautiful bloom emits a scent similar to rotting flesh. Measuring up to ten feet tall in the wild, this putrid-smelling plant is engineered by nature to attract carrion beetles from miles away to aid in its pollination.

Corpse Flower Wide Shot

Source: Wikipedia

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The Most Astounding Aerial Photography Ever Seen

September 9, 2013

From the mindblowing 2-million strong tent city of Mecca to the staggering tulip fields of the Netherlands, we take a look at the most astounding aerial photography ever:

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Fort Bourtange Aerial Photography

Fort Bourtange in the Netherlands.

Astounding Aerial Photography Glacial River In Iceland

Can you believe this is real? It's a glacial river in Iceland.

Tent City In Mecca

Over 2 million pilgrims occupy this make-shift tent city outside of Mecca during Hadj.

Lake Natron in Tanzania

Lake Natron in Tanzania.

Aerial Photography Of Eixample Barcelona

This amazing aerial photograph captures the fascinating design of the Eixample district of Barcelona.

Blue Dragon River Aerial Photography

Blue Dragon River of Portugal.

Terraced Rice Fields In Yunna China

Terraced rice fields in Yunna, China.

An Amazing Aerial View Of Amsterdam

An amazing aerial view of Amsterdam and it's canal system.

World War 1 Trenches Aerial Photograph

An aerial photograph of the Loos-Hulluch trench systems in World War 1. British trench lines are on the left, German trench lines are on the right.

Scotsdale Arizona Photograph

Scotsdale, Arizona.

Maldives Aerial Photograph

Male, the capital of the Maldives.

Central Park Aerial Photography

Central Park, New York City.

Aerial Photography Of Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls.

Tulip Fields In The Netherlands

Tulip fields in the Netherlands

Vancouver Canada Aerial Picture

Vancouver, Canada.

Sao Paola Aerial Photograph

Sao Paola

Aerial Photography San Francisco

San Francisco, California

Verdun Cemetery

Cemetery in Verdun, France.

New York City

New York City, New York.

Aerial Photography Bern

Bern, Switzerland.

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico.

Glastonbury Festival In 2013

Glastonbury Festival in 2013

Manhattan And Queens Aerial Photograph

An aerial photograph of Manhattan and Queens, New York.

The Amazon River

The Amazon River.

New York At Night

Aerial photography of New York City at night.

London Aerial Photo

London, United Kingdom.

Bath

Bath, England

Jeju Island

Jeju Island, South Korea.

Iceland River

Another photograph of a river in Iceland.

Hong Kong Aerial Photograph

Hong Kong, China.

Aerial Photography Harvest

Two fields: one has been recently harvested, the other awaits harvesting.

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon from outer space.

Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival held in Somerset, England.

Aerial Photography

Maze, location unknown.

Aerial Photography Red Rocks Amphitheater

Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado.

Disneyland In 1962

Disneyland in 1962.

Copenhagen Suburbs Aerial Photography

The suburbs outside of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Aerial Photography Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa.

An Aerial Photograph Of Burning Man 2013

An aerial photograph of Burning Man 2013.

After you enjoy this gallery of amazing aerial photography, be sure to see our other posts on the most popular All That Is Interesting pictures and our collection of interesting facts!

Getting To Know Antarctica

September 7, 2013

This seventh continent is about to get a lot more interesting to you all.