Oneonta Gorge: Reason Number 2457 Why Oregon Is A Beautiful State

Oneonta Gorge

Add this beauty as yet another reason why you need to make a trip to Oregon this fall. Oneonta Gorge enjoys its status as a botanical area given its unique aquatic plant life. Why the weird name? The first guy to photograph it (in the mid 19th century) was from the small town of Oneonta, New York.

Daniel Barter Takes On Abandoned New York

There’s no denying our fascination with abandoned buildings and urban decay. Daniel Barter is just one in a long line of photographers who appreciate the historic validity of documenting the various ways buildings fall prey to the passage of time. This young London-based photographer has filled two amazing books with images like these (with help from fellow artist Daniel Marbaix), traveling all the way from the outer zones of Chernobyl to New York, Germany to Pennsylvania in order for the perfect shot of structures deferring to the rule of nature.

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Little Liuqiu’s Picturesque Flower Vase Rock

Vase Rock Taiwan

Venture just west of Donggang, Taiwan and you’ll find the island of Little Liuqiu. For ecology lovers, this island is a must visit: Little Liuqiu is the country’s only large coral island (and by “large” we mean 2.6 square miles) whose aquaculture is just as intricate as its numerous caves. Above is Flower Vase Rock, one of Little Liuqiu’s more popular tourist spots.

Hummingbirds Pack A Colorful Punch

While the smallest bird in the entire avian kingdom, hummingbirds still pack a colorful punch when it comes to their magnificently iridescent feathers. From bright crimson red to luminous emerald, to even a modest brown color, hummingbird feathers are extremely intricate- and there are over 300 species of this extraordinary bird spread throughout the Western hemisphere! As you can imagine, it’s not an easy task to capture these little guys on film – but when it happens, the results are fantastic.

Rufous Bird

Source: Bored Panda

Green Bird

Source: Lynx Eds

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