If you're at the right place and time with the proper camera equipment, you too, will be able to capture these surreal ice formations. Weather photographer extraordinaire Marko Korosec happened to be atop Mount Javornik, part of a mountain range in eastern Slovenia, which is also the location of a popular ski center, after a big storm rolled out. These images were the result. Continue reading to see more.
We've featured Etihad's The Residence before, but now the airline has released several new images, along with a video, that takes you inside the $20,000 (one way) luxury penthouse in the sky, aboard its Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft. Once you step into the cabin, you're greeted with a 125-square-foot, three-room private suite, which comes complete with a Savoy-trained personal butler. Peter Baumgartner, Chief Commercial Officer of the United Arab Emirates' national airline, says: "For a three-room cabin, it's not overpriced. Effectively it's four times the price of a first class ticket, so that's double if you're traveling in a couple." Continue reading for a video, more images and additional information.
Anyone who lives in London or is thinking of visiting, might want to stop by Cereal Killer, the UK's first cereal cafe. Everyday from 7am - 8pm, customers will be able to choose from a menu of 100 cereals from around the world. Small bowls cost £2.50 ($3.93), medium bowls will run you £3.00 ($4.72) and the largest size sets you back £3.50 ($5.50). The idea for this cafe came about when identical twins Alan and Gary Keery from Belfast wanted a bowl of cereal in the later afternoon, but none of the usual restaurants in the area catered to their craving. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
According to Haunted Galveston team members, The Galvez Hotel in Texas is one of the most haunted places in the state. Built in 1911, 11-years after the devastating hurricane that killed some 6,000 Galveston Island residents and leveled most of the buildings on the island, room #505 apparently has the most paranormal activity. In addition to apparitions, there have been orbs and other such things spotted by guests. Continue reading to see more creepy haunted hotels you can stay at.
This awe-inspiring video of hikers walking across a frozen lake that's clear as glass has generated over 15-million-views in less than a week. Slovakian hiker Tomas Nunuk from the capital Bratislava filmed the short video of him and his friends walking on the glass-like ice after hiking up Slovakia's High Tatras mountain range. Velke Hincovo Pleso is located approximately 6,300-feet above sea level in Mengusovska dolina, under the Koprovsky stit mountain. The lake is 176-feet at its deepest point, making it the largest and deepest in Slovakia. Continue reading for the video and an explanation.
John Stortz not only loves nature, but photography as well. So, he decided to embark on a nationwide adventure, bringing his beautiful Siberian Husky named "Wolfgang" whom he adopted from a rescue shelter two-years-ago, along with him. They've traveled to such iconic places as the Bonneville Salt Flats, a densely packed salt pan in Tooele County in northwestern Utah. Access is free and visitors can even drive on the flats. Continue reading for more images.
Photo credit: Copyright: (c) Andrew Suryono, Indonesia, Entry, Nature and Wildlife Category, Open Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards
My Modern Met brings you a selection of majestic images from the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, one of the best photography competitions today. This Open Competition offers 10 categories ranging from Architecture and Arts and Culture to Nature and Wildlife. Above, we have "Orangutan in The Rain" (Bali, Indonesia) by photographer Andrew Suryono, and here's what he has to say about the shot: "I was taking pictures of some Orangutans in Bali and then it started to rain. Just before I put my camera away, I saw this Orangutan took a banana leaf and put it on top on his head to protect himself from the rain! I immediately used my DSLR and telephoto lens to preserve this magic moment." Continue reading for more.
The Door to Hell is basically a natural gas field in Derweze, Ahal Province, Turkmenistan, noted for its natural gas fire which has been burning continuously since it was lit by Soviet petroleum engineers in 1971. It's fed by the rich natural gas deposits in the area. The pungent smell of burning sulfur pervades the area for some distance. The name "Door to Hell" was given to the field by the locals, referring to the fire, boiling mud, and orange flames in the large crater, which has a diameter of 70 metres (230 ft). Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
A group of daredevils, known as The Moab Monkeys, wanted to experience The Grand Canyon like never before. So, they set up a giant net over a canyon that sits 400-feet above ground to both relax and BASE jump. This hand-woven, pentagonal web was installed 200-feet away from the nearest cliff, meaning they had to first walk the distance before being able to jump. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
They're officially known as the Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor, and this series of tiny hidden first one appeared in the baseboards of the home of Jonathan and Kathleen Wright in 1993. Subsequently several others were discovered in their home; in the fireplace surround and two in the kitchen. On April 7, 2005 the first was seen in public on the exterior of Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea. Since then, ten more have shown up around Ann Arbor (as well as a "goblin door" parody), and seven of the original "public" doors still exist.