Some of you reading this have probably taken more than 6 stunning photos. The truth is, digital cameras have become extremely popular and a lot cheaper over the years. And when was the last time that you saw a mobile phone without a camera? Photography has become an integral part of the human race.
Photos capture memories, stunning views, strange people, funny animals and millions of other odds and ends every day. Imagine a world without photos? The world would probably be a very dull place without photos if you ask me.
A while ago I featured a collection of 6 stunning photos on the Junk Mail blog. Today’s it time to feature some more stunning photos. All of them are taken by some of the best photographers in the world. Seeing these might just inspire you to dust of that old digital camera or start looking for a new one.
Check out these 6 stunning photos below. I’m pretty sure that you might be blown away by one or two of them:
|This photo was taken by Lucia Griggi and was featured in the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest for 2012. The photo was taken at Cloud Break at an outer reef in Fiji and features a surfer duck diving his surfboard to clear the rolling waves of the Pacific ocean. Lucia Griggi is half English and half Italian. Her photos are a blend of the English love of nature and the countryside with the Italian love of everything.|
|In this photo by Michael Steele, the man who has been called “the fastest man on
Earth” Usain Bolt (from Jamaica) celebrates winning the gold medal in the Mens 100 meter final at the London 2012 Olympics. Bolt also won the 200 meter final at the games. It’s second Olympic games in a row that he wins gold for both races.
|Frank Tophoven took this photo of Machu Picchu in Peru. The city is called the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu by UNESCO. It’s a World Heritage site and absolutely amazing remnant of the Inca Empire in South America. Machu Picchu is located about 100 km from Cusco (the capital of Peru). It’s built into the surrounding mountainous landscape and it’s one of the best known archeological sites in the world. It’s also a major tourist attraction in Peru.|
|For those of you who did not know. Tungurahua Volcano is located in Ecuador. It’s an
active statovolcano. Tungurahua starting errupting over the weekend, forcing 110 families to evacuated from its vicinity. The volcano has been spewing molten rock and ash constantly. The volcano has had major erruptions before on the 16th of August 2006, 6th of February 2008, 28th of May 2010, 4th of December 2010 and 26th of April 2011. This photo was published by the Associated Press.
|The photo above features a dust storm that passed through Phoenix, Arizona in the
United States in July 2011. The dust storm was triggered by thunderstorms to the South of the city. Dust from the desert were blown up by high winds. The winds were estimated to be faster than 97 km/h and caused low visibility. The storm passed through Phoenix at 7 PM. Flights in the area were delayed and power outages were also reported.
|This photo by Luka Essenko features the Northern Lights over the night sky in Iceland.
The Northern Lights are also called the Aurora Borealis. They are a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude regions (in the Antarctic and Arctic). An Aurora is caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere.
Which one of these photos are your favorite? Leave a comment on this post and let me know, I’d love to hear from you. If you’ve enjoyed this post, feel free to share it with your friends on Twitter and Facebook. Remember: Sharing is Caring.