20 Alarming Photos Of The Disappearing Amazon

Disappearing Amazon

An area deforested for cattle ranching in northern Mato Grosso, Brazil. Source: Wall Street Journal

The Amazon rainforest is superlative in just about every way. It’s twice the size of India, houses at least 10 percent of the world’s known biodiversity, and typically absorbs 1.5 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide each year. Its size and titles do not guarantee its permanence, however. The deforestation industry, illegal land grabbers and investment-seeking governments are wiping the Amazon out out. Market forces of globalization only hasten its death.

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7 Beautiful National Parks You Need To Visit

There are more than 400 national parks in the United States, each either representing a place of great scientific, educational or recreational value, or being known for their exceptional beauty. Covering all climates and land types, these national parks are some of the most breathtaking locales in all of the world. Here are seven lesser-known yet incredibly beautiful national parks that you should visit.

Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park

Source: Wikimedia

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Spiraling Snow Drawings Captivate Colorado

For over five years, snow drawings have popped up all over Colorado, transforming the pristine white landscape into a swirling series of crop circle-like patterns. No, these drawings aren’t the work of aliens, they are the product of Sonja Hinrichsen, an artist whose interest in nature has resulted in an array of incredible snow art. See one of her stunning creations from every imaginable angle in this video:

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50 Incredible Examples Of Macro Photography In Action

Much ado is made about portraiture of the world’s most glamorous, but some of the best photography out there captures the lives of those whose existence we can barely perceive. Macro photography captures ordinary objects—often insects and plants—with extraordinary detail. The resulting photographs reveal aspects that aren’t obvious upon first glance, transforming something as simple as a drop of water into a colorful kaleidoscope of color and depth.

Macro photography can convert benign insects into big-eyed monsters, or highlight the true beauty of some natural elements (such as snowflakes) in great detail. Here are some of the world’s most incredible macro photography images:

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Snowflake in Detail

Source: Bored Panda

Spider Macro Photography

Source: pictureline

Platinum Macro Photography

Platinum by R. Tanaka. Source: Demilked

Coral Macro Photography

Coral. Source: Felix Salazar

Sea Urchin in Detail

Sea urchin. Source: Norway Street

Coral Up Close Photos

Coral. Source: Felix Salazar

Salt and Pepper Under Microscope

Salt and pepper. Source: Wikimedia

Incredible Lizard Eye

Source: CC Cam

Bubbles Macro Photography

Source: Batailley

Cactus Spikes Macro Photography

Cactus spikes. Source: Neely Wang Photography

Marijuana Macro Photography

Marijuana. Source: Flickr

Dragonfly in Detail

Source: Spotimg

Soap and Water Incredible Up Close

Soap and water. Source: rebloggy

Beautiful Physalis Fruits

Physalis fruits. Source: HQ Wallpapers

Dew on Spiderweb

Dew on a spiderweb. Source: Miks Media

Ice Macro Photography

Ice sheet by Brian Valentine. Source: Telegraph

Colorful Insects on Branch

Source: webneel

Cherry Leaf Macro Photography

Cherry leaf. Source: Photograph: to draw in light

Bismuth Up Close

Bismuth, an element. Source: demilked

Rusty Chain Up Close

Rusty chain. Source: Justin's Blog

Butterfly Egg Magnified

Butterfly egg on a Passiflora plant. Source: Fun is for Assholes

Colorful Macro Photography

Source: deviantART

Pine Needles Up Close

Source: Wikimedia

Ladybug Macro Photography

Source: Walls Evolve

Snowflake Macro Photography

Snowflake by Alexey Kljatov. Source: Bored Panda

Tropical Flowers Up Close

Source: Macro Nature

Winter Screw Up Close

Source: Gizmodo

Leaf Photography Shihya Kowatari

Source: Photoity

Fire Macro Photography

Source: All Photoz

Flying Dragonfly

Source: Wall Finest

Dandelion Spores

Source: deviantART

Peacock Feather Macro Photography

Peacock feather. Source: Darryl Smith

Insects Up Close

Source: crafthubs

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