Heaven aka Navajo Nation – Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Canyon de Chelly, Navajo by Edward S. Curtis

Canyon de Chelly – Navajo. This awesome photo was taken in 1904. Seven riders on horseback and dog trek against background of canyon cliffs. It wasn’t until 1931 when President Hoover authorized the area as a national monument to preserve the important archeological resources that span more than 4,000 years of human occupation. The monument encompasses approximately 84,000 acres of lands located entirely on the Navajo Nation with roughly 40 families residing within the park boundaries. Photo #1 by Edward S. Curtis

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Christ the Redeemer Statue – 1 of 7 New Wonders of the World (45 Inspiring Pics)

From Back - Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio De Janeiro

It’s been said of Christo Redentor: “The statue of Christ the Redeemer, though majestic, is not the main attraction. What impresses most visitors is the breathtaking panoramic view. Almost every major city attractions can be enjoyed away from the top. The Sugar Loaf, the Guanabara Bay, the Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean are the points that stand out in the landscape” — Andre Sampaio. This photo is an example of that. Taken from the back – Christ the Redeemer overlooking a beautiful and panoramic Rio De Janeiro. Photo #1 by Artyominc

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Global Art Project Can Be Seen From Space! (21 Pics)

Solar Scarab -- Cairo, Egypt

“Solar Scarab” by Sarah Rifaat — Cairo, Egypt. In Cairo, Egypt, hundreds of students formed the image of a traditional Scarab beetle, a traditional symbol of rebirth and regeneration that was often depicted on temple walls pushing the ball of the sun across the sky. Using the scarab and the sun in this art piece is both a reminder of the integral part the sun has always played in Egyptian history, and a call for re-examining our modern relationship to this most abundant source of clean energy. Photo #1 by Ahmed Hayman

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Freaky Fengdu Ghost City – WTF China?!? (34 Photos)

Fengdu Temple

Fengdu Ghost City is about 110 mile (170 kilometers) downstream from Chongqing Municipality on the north bank of the Yangtze River in the People’s Republic of China. Fengu Ghost City is a tourist attraction featured along a Yangtze cruise. Fengdu Ghost City is a place to learn about Chinese ghost culture, the afterlife, and to see what the Chinese would call a “model of hell.” Fengdu became known as Ghost City in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) when two Imperial court officials married and settled on Ming Mountain to practice Taoist teachings. The couples’ surnames combined, Yin and Wang, sounded like “King of Hell” in Chinese. They supposedly became immortals. Thus was born Fengdu City of Ghosts – the hell theme and ghosts culture stuck. This photo is of cool Ghost City architecture and a freaky scene on the roof. Photo #1 by Tennessee Wanderer

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Beautiful Tree Nymphs: Dazzling Red-Eyed Tree Frogs (16 PICS)

Red Eyed Treefrogs

Red-eyed tree frogs are iconic rain-forest amphibians. They sleep during the day, hidden away, and stuck to the bottom of a leafs, keeping eyes closed and legs tucked in to cover body markings. This makes the little frogs almost invisible to other creatures that might be hunting for prey. There are scientists who believe these flamboyant frogs developed vivid ruby red eyes to shock predators for moment. That pause by predators can give the red-eyed tree a frog a chance to get away. This photo is of two bizarrely colored Red-Eyed Tree Frogs. Photo #1 by flickrfavorites

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Mind-Blowing Kaleidoscope of Colors at Painted Hills [50 Fantastic Pics]

Painted Hills  - Oregon's John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is a 14,000 acre National Park in Oregon that is divided into three widely separated units. The monument’s main headquarters is at the Cant Ranch Visitor Center in the Sheep Rock Unit. There is also the Clarno Unit and the Painted Hills Unit. This is a breathtaking example of Painted Hills. Photo #1 by Misserion

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Holy Rats! Karni Mata – Rat Temple (32 PICS)

rat temple - Karni Mata

Karni Mata, the Rat Temple, at Deshnoke, Rajasthan, India. Rats are inside the temple and crawling outside too. In fact, rats are everywhere at Karni Mata! Here, at the Rat Temple, rats are sacred and people consider themselves lucky to get close to hordes of rats. Photo #1 by Enric Bach

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Earth’s Bulls-Eye, the Eye of Africa, Landmark for Astronauts (14 PICS)

The Richat Structure, a prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert of Mauritania near Ouadane

This prominent circular feature, known as the Richat Structure, in the Sahara desert of Mauritania is often noted by astronauts because it forms a conspicuous 50-kilometer-wide (30-mile-wide) bull’s-eye on the otherwise rather featureless expanse of the desert. Initially mistaken for a possible impact crater, it is now known to be an eroded circular anticline (structural dome) of layered sedimentary rocks. Photo #1 by NASA/JPL/NIMA

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