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Vorupoer Harbour Denmark Sunset Picture

Ominous clouds gather above fishing boats in the Vorupoer Harbour, while the sunset lights the horizon of the North Sea, Denmark.
The fishermen at the danish west coast are still working with small boats, setting their nets with buoys while operating out of sandy beach harbors. In these harbors the boats are simly dragged on ...
Kennecott Mine Alaska USA

The last train pulled out of Kennecott, Alaska on November 10, 1938 and heralded the closure of the mine which first opened in 1908.
Kennecott copper mine, once the richest copper mine of the world, was abandoned in the 1930s. The mine quickly rotted away in the harsh alaskan climate until the US NPS started to remodel and preserve ...
Purple Rhododendron Flowers Glen Etive Scotland

Contrasting with the lush green scenery of the Glen Etive Valley, a bright purple Rhododendron plant flowers on the shores of the lake.
The small, remote valley of Glen Etive in the Glencoe area near Fort William rewards the visitor with narrow roads but broad looks. In the early summer every flower blooms and sets the valley in a colorful fire ...
Isle Of Skye Sunset Scotland UK

A glowing ball of fire - the sun reaches the horizon and casts dramatic sunset colours across the sky above the Isle of Skye in Scotland, UK.
The perfect day on the Isle of Skye can be ended perfectly by watching the sunset at the quiet and remote location of Trumpan on the peninsula of Waternish. Here, beneath the ruins of an ancient church ...
Cawdor Castle Nairn Scotland UK

Situated near the town of Nairn, the Cawdor Castle is a 14th century castle which has evolved over 600 years, and is still home to the Cawdor family in Scotland, UK.
Cawdor castle is the second castle in Scotland claiming the place to be where Shakespeares Duncan killed Macbeth. In reality Macbeth was killed in the battle of Elgin, some 30 miles away. Today the ...
Trumpan Sunset Isle Of Skye Scotland UK

Silhouetting the coastline near Trumpan on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, the sunset illuminates the sky above.
The perfect day on the Isle of Skye can be ended perfectly by watching the sunset at the quiet and remote location of Trumpan on the peninsula of Waternish. Here, beneath the ruins of an ancient church ...
Trumpan Isle Of Skye Hebrides Islands Scotland

A Celtic Cross in Trumpan marks the coast of the Isle of Skye, an Island which is part of the Hebrides group of Islands in Scotland, UK.
The perfect day on the Isle of Skye can be ended perfectly by watching the sunset at the quiet and remote location of Trumpan on the peninsula of Waternish. Here, beneath the ruins of an ancient church ...
Cawdor Castle Flower Garden Scotland

A charming english country flower garden surrounds the graceful Cawdor Castle in Scotland, UK.
Cawdor castle is the second castle in Scotland claiming the place to be where Shakespeares Duncan killed Macbeth. In reality Macbeth was killed in the battle of Elgin, some 30 miles away. Today the ...
Beaver Creek Sunset Yukon Territory Canada

Silhouetting the landscape around a pond, the sunset is still bright in the sky during the summer near Beaver Creek in the Yukon Territory, Canada.
This beautiful scenery was seen on a small pond near Beaver Creek, Yukon. Although the sun is setting here during the summer nights, it never gets real dark and leaves the landscape bathed in a beautiful light ...
Hebrides Museum Isle Of Skye Scotland

Situated on the Trotternish Peninsula along the coast of the Isle of Skye, there are fine views of the western Hebrides Islands from the Museum of the Isles in Scotland.
In the museum of the Isles on the northwestern peninsula of trotternish on the Isle of Skye the ancient life and work on the hebridean islands is illustrated. The red and green painted barrels are ...
Scenic Glen Etive

The landscape surrounding the shores of scenic Loch Etive turns into a vibrant carpet of colours as flowers bloom in the Glen Coe area, Scotland, UK.
The small, remote valley of Glen Etive in the Glencoe area near Fort William rewards the visitor with narrow roads but broad looks. In the early summer every flower blooms and sets the valley in a colorful fire ...
Cheetah San Dieago Zoo California

The Cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world, although it's seen here relaxing in its habitat at the Wild Animal Park in San Diego, California, USA.
The vast areas for the animals in San Diegos wild animal park give plenty of room for the animals, even fast cats like these cheetahs.
Indoor Pool Hearst Castle California USA

The surface of the water reflects the details of the walls and ceiling of the indoor pool room at the Hearst Castle in California, USA.
The indoor outdoor pool of Hearst castle. William Randolph Hearst resided here in the early 1900s. inviting lots of stars, managers and politicians.
Californian Condor San Diego California USA

The Wild Animal Park at the San Diego Zoo in California is an 1800 acre park which features 3500 species of animals including the Californian Condor.
The rare californian condor was nearly extinct when large re-population programs in california and Arizona brought him back to quitea good population. In the San Diego wild animal park some breeding ...
Main Street Of Tombstone Arizona USA

Once the domain of famous lawman Wyatt Earp, the Main Street of Tombstone in Arizona, USA is now a tourist hotspot.
Notorious for its shoot out at the OK corral, well known city of Tombstone, Arizona lives today mainly from the thousands of tourists, which want to sniff a breath of the old west.
Scottish Castle Ruins Loch Ness

Little remains of the Urquhart Castle, a Scottish castle which now lies in ruins on the banks of the famous Loch Ness.
The ancient ruin of Urquhart Castle at the banks of the famous -monster infested- Loch Ness is a special sight at nightfall, when the ruin lies illuminated in front of the quiet lake. The ruin was ...
Hearst Castle Swimming Pool California

A State Historic Monument, the Hearst Castle in California features two swimming pools, stunning expanses of gardens, and a 115 room house.
The impressive outdoor pool of Hearst castle is built like a roman temple. William Randolph Hearst resided here in the early 1900s, inviting lots of stars, managers and politicians.
Picture Of Loch Torridon Sheep

A flock of sheep have some of the best real estate along the scottish west coast in Loch Torridon.
On the scottish west coast, the rugged coastline follows several deep and long fjordlike Lochs such as Loch Torridon. These Lochs are natural harbors and the preferred settling area for early scottish settlers ...
Picture Of An Arctic Fox

Almost blending into the snow, an Arctic Fox makes its way across the tundra near the town of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
This arctic fox was running around the tundra for a while when we finally managed to get close enough for some decent photos. The shots were taken during a polar bear trip to Churchill, Manitoba
New York Grand Central Station USA

The prize for largest train station in the world (for number of platforms) goes to the Grand Central Terminal in New York, USA.
The magnificent interior of Grand Central Station, one of the largest train stations in the US, underlines the significance of this buidling for New York.
Mesa Arch Sunrise Canyonlands National Park

The horizon seen through Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park is ablaze with color during one of the most magical times of day - sunrise.
The Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park is one of the top attractions, loved by photographers during the early morning hours and sunrise. During this time the underside of the arch is illuminated ...
Ullapool Harbour Loch Broom Scotland

Situated on the waters of Loch Broom, Ullapool Harbour is one of the busiest fishing ports on the West Coast of Scotland.
In Ullapool, one of Scotlands busiest fisher harbors on the west coast, fisher boats are waiting for action on the kay.
Stirling Castle Throne Room Scotland

A place which was once of the utmost importance was the throne room in the Stirling Castle of Scotland.
On Stirling castle for centuries the scottish kings ruled and lived. Only after the final english takeover of scotland this time was over. The castle is today open for visitors, well renovated and ...
Mono Lake Sunrise California USA

The soft light of sunrise illuminates the tufa formations in Mono Lake in California, USA.
Another hot spot for early birds is Mono Lake in California. During sunrise the tufa formations in the lake are illuminated dramatically, bringing out the full beauty of this eastern sierra lake.
Lake Powell Sunset Arizona USA

A vivid sunset highlights the low water of lake Powell near Wahweap marina in Arizona, USA.
Sunset over the dwindling waters of the Lake Powell near Page, Arizona. Here, near the Wahweap marina the falling water mark is clearly visible. The lake has problems for more than 20 years to keep ...
Alcatraz San Francisco Bay California USA

The famous Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, California, has served as a US fort and federal penitentiary as well has hosted an Indian occupation. It is now a popular tourist attraction.
Alcatraz was called The island of pelicans or "isla de los alcatraces" by the spanish early settlers. Today the notorious former federal prison in the bay of San Francisco is one of the top tourist ...
Picture Of A Highland Cow Statue

A statue of a Brave Heart Highland Cow in the old town area of Edinburgh, Scotland.
One of the small details you may find wandering through Edinburghs old town along the Royal Mile is a statue of a Highland Cow with a Brave Heart theme.
Dreieich Castle Dusk Germany Europe

The evening lights illuminate the Castle ruins of Dreieich as dusk falls over Germany, Europe.
The castle ruin of Dreieich near Frankfurt, Germany, provides nice views, especially during the blue hour, when the night lights illuminate the area.
Neuharlingersiel Harbour Germany Europe

The quaint harbour in the town of Neuharlingersiel along the coast of the North Sea in Germany, Europe.
The small harbours along the west coast of Germany are well known for their cozy atmosphere. Like this one in Neuharlingersiel, where even the fishermen have their statue.
Picture Of Fishing Boats At Sunset Denmark

Two fishing boats sit high and dry on the beach in Vorupoer during sunset over the North Sea, Denmark.
The fishermen at the danish west coast are still working with small boats, setting their nets with buoys while operating out of sandy beach harbors. In these harbors the boats are simly dragged on ...
Yellow Canola Flowers Denmark

A sight to lighten any mood, yellow canola flowers blooming prolifically in a field in Jutland, Denmark.
Driving through the flat landscape of Jutland in Denmark you very often stumble across the yellow patches of Canola fields. These oil-rich plant is more and more used to manufacture bio diesel for ...
Taj Mahal Complex Landscape India

A complex of exquisite landscape, manicured lawns, and surreal architecture, the Taj Mahal is one of the most famous attractions in India.
Probably THE point to visit for every visitor to India is undoubtedly the Taj Mahal. The monument was build by a Sultan for his wife, who died during the birth of her 14th child. The construction took ...
Photo Of Sweetheart Abbey Scotland

Archways stand among the ruins of Sweetheart Abbey with a carpet of brilliant green grass flowing beneath them in Scotland, Europe.
The ruins of sweetheart abbey in southwestern scotland tell a heartbreaking story. It is said that the wife of an ancient king mourned the loss of her beloved husband so much that she not only built ...
Dusk Frankfurt Germany

The illuminated skyline of Frankfurt as dusk heralds the end of a fine day in the Hessen region of Germany.
During the blue hour this scenery was seen from a busy railroad bridge in the east of Frankfurt. With the ever changing light the city starts glowing in a golden light.
Mosque Building Taj Mahal Agra India

The red sandstone building of the mosque is one of the many buildings in the Taj Mahal complex in Agra, India.
Probably THE point to visit for every visitor to India is undoubtedly the Taj Mahal. The monument was build by a Sultan for his wife, who died during the birth of her 14th child. The construction took ...
Ancient Italian City Picture

The two characteristic towers dominate the skyline of the ancient italian city of San Gimignano in Tuscany, Italy.
The ancient city of San Gimignano in Tuscany is renowned for it's characteristic family towers where whole families lived for years wihout much contact to the outside world.
Taj Mahal Architecture Agra India

The famous Taj Mahal situated in Agra, India is one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture in the world.
Probably THE point to visit for every visitor to India is undoubtedly the Taj Mahal. The monument was build by a Sultan for his wife, who died during the birth of her 14th child. The construction took ...
Taj Mahal Mosque And Minerat

Visitors to a mausoleum at the Taj Mahal complex are dwarfed by the towering minaret at the entrance.
Probably THE point to visit for every visitor to India is undoubtedly the Taj Mahal. The monument was build by a Sultan for his wife, who died during the birth of her 14th child. The construction took ...
Picture Of Wildkogel Mountain Sunrise

The snowcapped peaks of the Wildkogel mountains glow in the light of sunrise in Austria.
When the sun is raising over the eastern alps in Austria and lights up the tops of the surrounding mountains, the scenery lies quiet and calm before the eyes of the visitor. Soon later the slopes will ...
Picture Of St Monans Fife Scotland

The quaint fisher town of St Monans with its picturesque harbour in Scotland, Europe.
In the small town of St.Monans, just across the Forth of Fife from Edinburgh, a pretty small harbor awaits the visitor. While the town is less well know to tourists like Anstruther just 5 miles away, ...
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