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The Eggishorn is a mountain in the Bernese Alps. A cable car station is located on a secondary summit named Fiescherhorli (2,893 m), 500 metres south of the main peak.
Great Aletsch Glacier (Eggisorn)
The Eggishorn is a mountain in the Bernese Alps. A cable car station is located on a secondary summit named Fiescherhorli (2,893 m), 500 metres south of the main peak.
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Landscape

temple of Bagan viewed from a balloon
A stupa, also called a pagoda or chedi, is a massive structure, typically with a relic chamber inside. In 2016, a major earthquake hit central Burma destroying almost 400 temples. The Myauk Guni (North Guni) was severely damaged.
Myauk Guni Temple
A stupa, also called a pagoda or chedi, is a massive structure, typically with a relic chamber inside. In 2016, a major earthquake hit central Burma destroying almost 400 temples. The Myauk Guni (North Guni) was severely damaged.
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Dallol volcanic activity
Dallol is the hottest place year-round on the planet and currently holds the record high average temperature for an inhabited location on Earth. In the region is the highly-active hydrothermal system of Dallol, with numerous springs, terrace systems and fumaroles.
Dallol is about 130 metres below sea level
Dallol is the hottest place year-round on the planet and currently holds the record high average temperature for an inhabited location on Earth. In the region is the highly-active hydrothermal system of Dallol, with numerous springs, terrace systems and fumaroles.
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Rice terraces
Banaue terraces were built with minimal equipment, largely by hand. The terraces are believed by many to be more than 2,000 years old. These terraces are occasionally called the "Eighth Wonder of the World".
Banaue Rice terraces
Banaue terraces were built with minimal equipment, largely by hand. The terraces are believed by many to be more than 2,000 years old. These terraces are occasionally called the "Eighth Wonder of the World".
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During the kingdom's height between the 11th and 13th centuries, 4446 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of 3822 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day.
Sunset over Bagan
During the kingdom's height between the 11th and 13th centuries, 4446 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of 3822 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day.
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Nyiragongo lava lake
The main crater is about two km wide and is considered as the most voluminous known lava lake in recent history. Last eruption was in 2002 where 245 people died from asphyxiation by carbon dioxide and buildings collapsing due to the lava and earthquakes. At least 15% of Goma comprising 4,500 buildings were destroyed, leaving about 120'000 people homeless.
Nyiragongo crater with lava lake
The main crater is about two km wide and is considered as the most voluminous known lava lake in recent history. Last eruption was in 2002 where 245 people died from asphyxiation by carbon dioxide and buildings collapsing due to the lava and earthquakes. At least 15% of Goma comprising 4,500 buildings were destroyed, leaving about 120'000 people homeless.
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Hot-air balloon and pagoda at sunset
Sunset over old Bagan from Shwesandaw pagoda, the tallest pagoda in Bagan. Hot-air balloon were flying very close to the Pagoda in 2013, what is not allowed anymore now.
Snnset over old Bagan
Sunset over old Bagan from Shwesandaw pagoda, the tallest pagoda in Bagan. Hot-air balloon were flying very close to the Pagoda in 2013, what is not allowed anymore now.
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Koe-thaung temple
The Koe-thaung temple is the largest temple in Mrauk U. The name means "Temple of 90,000 Buddha Images".
Koe-thaung temple
The Koe-thaung temple is the largest temple in Mrauk U. The name means "Temple of 90,000 Buddha Images".
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Mount Bromo at sunrise
Mount Bromo is an active volcano that is almost 2500 meters. It sits in the middle of a plain called the "Sea of Sand".
Sunrise over Mount Bromo
Mount Bromo is an active volcano that is almost 2500 meters. It sits in the middle of a plain called the "Sea of Sand".
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Rice terraces
The Ijen volcano complex is a group of composite volcanoes. It is inside a larger caldera Ijen, which is about 20 kilometres wide.
Rice terrace in front of Ijen
The Ijen volcano complex is a group of composite volcanoes. It is inside a larger caldera Ijen, which is about 20 kilometres wide.
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Komodo Island
Komodo is one of the 17,508 islands that comprise the Republic of Indonesia. The island is particularly notable as the habitat of the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard on Earth, which is named after the island. Komodo Island has a human population of over two thousand.
Komodo Island
Komodo is one of the 17,508 islands that comprise the Republic of Indonesia. The island is particularly notable as the habitat of the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard on Earth, which is named after the island. Komodo Island has a human population of over two thousand.
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Priest at the top of a monolitich church
Abuna Yemata Guh is a monolithic church situated at a height of 2,580 metres. A strenuous ascent is followed by a climb up a vertical rock wall depending entirely on hand grips and foot holds crowned with a walk over a 50 cm wide ledge facing a cliff of 300 metres sheer drop. Pretty impressive.
Abuna Yemata Guh
Abuna Yemata Guh is a monolithic church situated at a height of 2,580 metres. A strenuous ascent is followed by a climb up a vertical rock wall depending entirely on hand grips and foot holds crowned with a walk over a 50 cm wide ledge facing a cliff of 300 metres sheer drop. Pretty impressive.
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sunset over tek bridge
The U Bein Bridge, on Taungthaman Lake, is a 1209 meters bridge built around 1850. It is believed to be the oldest and (once) longest teakwood bridge in the world. The bridge was built in curved shape in the middle to resist the assault of wind and water.
U Bein bridge
The U Bein Bridge, on Taungthaman Lake, is a 1209 meters bridge built around 1850. It is believed to be the oldest and (once) longest teakwood bridge in the world. The bridge was built in curved shape in the middle to resist the assault of wind and water.
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yellow crater of Dallol volcano
The term Dallol was coined by the Afar people and means dissolution or disintegration, describing a landscape of green acid ponds and iron oxide, sulfur and salt desert plains.
Dallol crater
The term Dallol was coined by the Afar people and means dissolution or disintegration, describing a landscape of green acid ponds and iron oxide, sulfur and salt desert plains.
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Bai Tu Long Bay is a smaller, more quite bay than the Hạ Long Bay, located more in the south.
Bai Tu Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay is a smaller, more quite bay than the Hạ Long Bay, located more in the south.
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Exhausted camel sleeping
The Afar people mine salt, loading each of their camels with up to thirty salt bricks weighing four kilograms each. It will then take two days to get to the nearest town, with guards watching the camels and guarding them from bandits
Exhausted camel
The Afar people mine salt, loading each of their camels with up to thirty salt bricks weighing four kilograms each. It will then take two days to get to the nearest town, with guards watching the camels and guarding them from bandits
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Erta Ale lava lake
Erta Ale is 613 metres high, with one or sometimes two active lava lakes at the summit which occasionally overflow on the south side of the volcano. It is notable for holding the longest-existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century (1906). Volcanoes with lava lakes are very rare: there are only eight in the world.
Erta Ale volcano lake
Erta Ale is 613 metres high, with one or sometimes two active lava lakes at the summit which occasionally overflow on the south side of the volcano. It is notable for holding the longest-existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century (1906). Volcanoes with lava lakes are very rare: there are only eight in the world.
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vollage seen from far away
Typical untouched ethiopian village in Amhara region
Ethiopian village
Typical untouched ethiopian village in Amhara region
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lava lake
Nyiragongo is an active volcano with an elevation of 3,470 m. Nyiragongo's lava lake has at times been the most voluminous known lava lake in recent history. Whereas most lava flows move rather slowly and rarely pose a danger to human life, Nyiragongo's lava flows may race downhill at up to 100 km/h.
Nyragongo lava lake
Nyiragongo is an active volcano with an elevation of 3,470 m. Nyiragongo's lava lake has at times been the most voluminous known lava lake in recent history. Whereas most lava flows move rather slowly and rarely pose a danger to human life, Nyiragongo's lava flows may race downhill at up to 100 km/h.
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Salt digger in front of the dark salt lake
El Sod is a huge deep old volcanic crater with a small lake at the bottom which has been mined for salt for hundreds of years. Diggers are getting very fast completely blind and deaf by digging without any protection in this very salty water.
El Sod crater
El Sod is a huge deep old volcanic crater with a small lake at the bottom which has been mined for salt for hundreds of years. Diggers are getting very fast completely blind and deaf by digging without any protection in this very salty water.
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Small red person walking alone in a desert
The Danakil Depression is a vast plain, some 200 by 50 km near the border with Eritrea. It is about 125 m below sea level. The area is often referred to as the cradle of humanity
Danakil desert
The Danakil Depression is a vast plain, some 200 by 50 km near the border with Eritrea. It is about 125 m below sea level. The area is often referred to as the cradle of humanity
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Sunset at St-George church
The Church of Saint George is one of eleven rock-hewn monolithic churches in Lalibela. It was carved downwards from a type of volcanic tuff. It is among the best known and last built of the eleven churches in the Lalibela area, and has been referred to as the "Eighth Wonder of the World".
St-George monolytic church
The Church of Saint George is one of eleven rock-hewn monolithic churches in Lalibela. It was carved downwards from a type of volcanic tuff. It is among the best known and last built of the eleven churches in the Lalibela area, and has been referred to as the "Eighth Wonder of the World".
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Portraits

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Maasai woman
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Borona girl
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Wildlife

4 cheetah in a field spotting for preys
One cheetah mother and her 3 cubs standing on a small hill, often used as a viewpoint to spot potential preys.
Cheetah family
One cheetah mother and her 3 cubs standing on a small hill, often used as a viewpoint to spot potential preys.
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Gelada baboon fixing the camera
Gelada (Theropithecus gelada), also called bleeding-heart monkey is an endemic species in Ethiopia.
Male Gelada
Gelada (Theropithecus gelada), also called bleeding-heart monkey is an endemic species in Ethiopia.
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Komodo dragon
Komodo (Varanus komodoensis) lizards can grow up to 3 meters. They are living only on a few Islands in Indonesia with a total population of 3000 individuals.
Komodo dragon
Komodo (Varanus komodoensis) lizards can grow up to 3 meters. They are living only on a few Islands in Indonesia with a total population of 3000 individuals.
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Orangutan
The name "orangutan" is derived from the Indonesian words meaning "man of the forest". Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) are the most arboreal of the great apes and spend most of their time in trees.
Female orangutan
The name "orangutan" is derived from the Indonesian words meaning "man of the forest". Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) are the most arboreal of the great apes and spend most of their time in trees.
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Subadult mountain gorilla
With only a thousand individual left, mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) are listed as endangered species.
Subadult mountain gorilla
With only a thousand individual left, mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) are listed as endangered species.
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lion yawning
Lions (Panthera leo) tend to dominate cheetahs and leopards, steal their kills and kill their cubs and even adults when given the chance.
Lion in the herbs
Lions (Panthera leo) tend to dominate cheetahs and leopards, steal their kills and kill their cubs and even adults when given the chance.
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Baby baboon holding his mother
If a new male assumes mastery of a harem, females impregnated by the previous leader have an 80% likelihood of aborting. This phenomenon is known as the Bruce effect.
Baby Gelada baboon
If a new male assumes mastery of a harem, females impregnated by the previous leader have an 80% likelihood of aborting. This phenomenon is known as the Bruce effect.
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lion resting in front of a rainbow
Although adult lions have no natural predators, evidence suggests most die violently from attacks by humans or other lions.
Rainbow in Maasai Mara plaines
Although adult lions have no natural predators, evidence suggests most die violently from attacks by humans or other lions.
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two males gazellas looking at a female
Thomson's gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii) population had declined 60% from 1978 to 2005. It is the fourth-fastest land animal, after the cheetah (its main predator), pronghorn and springbok.
Fight for a disinterested female
Thomson's gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii) population had declined 60% from 1978 to 2005. It is the fourth-fastest land animal, after the cheetah (its main predator), pronghorn and springbok.
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Two young gelada baboons
An infant is carried on its mother's belly for the first five weeks, and thereafter on her back. Infants can move independently at around five months old.
Two young Gelada baboons
An infant is carried on its mother's belly for the first five weeks, and thereafter on her back. Infants can move independently at around five months old.
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baby elephant
The sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus) is a subspecies of asian elephant with an estimated population of less than 3000 wild individuals. Asiatic elephants reach adulthood at 17 years of age in both sexes.
Baby sumatran elephant
The sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus) is a subspecies of asian elephant with an estimated population of less than 3000 wild individuals. Asiatic elephants reach adulthood at 17 years of age in both sexes.
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Silverback gorilla
A typical gorilla group contains one dominant silverback, who is the group's undisputed leader; Another subordinate silverback (usually a younger brother, half-brother, or even an adult son of the dominant silverback); one or two blackbacks, who act as sentries; three to four sexually mature females, who are ordinarily bonded to the dominant silverback for life; and from three to six juveniles and infants.
Silverback protecting his group
A typical gorilla group contains one dominant silverback, who is the group's undisputed leader; Another subordinate silverback (usually a younger brother, half-brother, or even an adult son of the dominant silverback); one or two blackbacks, who act as sentries; three to four sexually mature females, who are ordinarily bonded to the dominant silverback for life; and from three to six juveniles and infants.
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Elephant fight in a field
In elephants, dominance depends on the age, size and sexual condition and when in groups, males follow the lead of the dominant bull. Not only in elephants...
Elephants fight
In elephants, dominance depends on the age, size and sexual condition and when in groups, males follow the lead of the dominant bull. Not only in elephants...
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Baby macaque monkey
Mount Popa is surrounded by hundred of Rhesus Macaque monkeys (Macaca mulatta).
New born rhesus macaque
Mount Popa is surrounded by hundred of Rhesus Macaque monkeys (Macaca mulatta).
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Emerald tree boa facing the camera
Taken in Vivarium Elapsoidea
Emerald tree boa
Taken in Vivarium Elapsoidea
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Lion in a dry plain
Very early in the morning, this lion was climbing down the border of the Ngorongoro crater to enter this wonderful natural arche.
Lion in the plains
Very early in the morning, this lion was climbing down the border of the Ngorongoro crater to enter this wonderful natural arche.
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Red colobus looking at the camera behind a tree
The Zanzibar red colobus (Piliocolobus kirkii) is an endemic monkey living in Zanzibar island and classified as endangered spiecies.
Red colobus in Jozani forest
The Zanzibar red colobus (Piliocolobus kirkii) is an endemic monkey living in Zanzibar island and classified as endangered spiecies.
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Flanged adult male
Flanged males attract oestrous females with their characteristic long calls, which may also suppress development in younger males. Unflanged males wander widely in search of oestrous females and upon finding one, will force copulation on her. While both strategies are successful, females prefer to mate with flanged males and seek their company for protection against unflanged males.
Flanged male orangutan
Flanged males attract oestrous females with their characteristic long calls, which may also suppress development in younger males. Unflanged males wander widely in search of oestrous females and upon finding one, will force copulation on her. While both strategies are successful, females prefer to mate with flanged males and seek their company for protection against unflanged males.
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Chimpanzee waiting in the forest
Just woke up and climbed down from his nest, this chimpanzee was waiting his community to join. In the morning, males often drum against the trees to give their identity, their position and the direction they are going.
Chimpanzee first rest after waking up
Just woke up and climbed down from his nest, this chimpanzee was waiting his community to join. In the morning, males often drum against the trees to give their identity, their position and the direction they are going.
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Baby gorilla
The gorilla gestation period lasts 8.5 months. Female first give birth at 10 years of age and have four-year interbirth intervals. Infants remain in contact with their mothers for the first five months and mothers stay near the silverback for protection. Infants suckle at least once per hour and sleep with their mothers in the same nest.
Baby gorilla discovering the world
The gorilla gestation period lasts 8.5 months. Female first give birth at 10 years of age and have four-year interbirth intervals. Infants remain in contact with their mothers for the first five months and mothers stay near the silverback for protection. Infants suckle at least once per hour and sleep with their mothers in the same nest.
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Closeup of a orangutan face with hands on her closed eyes
Orangutans live a more solitary lifestyle than the other great apes. Adult males and independent adolescents of both sexes tend to live alone
Female orangutan hiding her eyes
Orangutans live a more solitary lifestyle than the other great apes. Adult males and independent adolescents of both sexes tend to live alone
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Closeup of the hand of a baby rhesus macaque
The breeding period can last up to 11 days, and a female usually mates with numerous males during that time. Female macaques first breed when they are four years old, and reach menopause at around 25 years of age
New born Rhesus macaque hand
The breeding period can last up to 11 days, and a female usually mates with numerous males during that time. Female macaques first breed when they are four years old, and reach menopause at around 25 years of age
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Closeup of the head of a Komodo dragon
Although previous studies proposed that Komodo dragon saliva contains a variety of highly septic bacteria that would help to bring down prey, research in 2013 suggested that the bacteria in the mouths of Komodo dragons are ordinary and similar to those found in other carnivores. They actually have surprisingly good mouth hygiene. But Komodo dragons possess a venomous bite with two glands in the lower jaw.
Huge Komodo dragon resting
Although previous studies proposed that Komodo dragon saliva contains a variety of highly septic bacteria that would help to bring down prey, research in 2013 suggested that the bacteria in the mouths of Komodo dragons are ordinary and similar to those found in other carnivores. They actually have surprisingly good mouth hygiene. But Komodo dragons possess a venomous bite with two glands in the lower jaw.
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Green frog with its reflect
Taken in Vivarium Elapsoidea
Green frog
Taken in Vivarium Elapsoidea
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Macaque smiling as a submissive behaviour
In primates, showing the teeth, especially teeth held together, is almost always a sign of submission. This expression is unidirectional, given by the subordinate to the dominant and never the other way around. As such, it is an unambiguous marker of the hierarchy.
Rhesus macaque submissive smile
In primates, showing the teeth, especially teeth held together, is almost always a sign of submission. This expression is unidirectional, given by the subordinate to the dominant and never the other way around. As such, it is an unambiguous marker of the hierarchy.
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