Posts tagged: nature
Artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey are filling a deconsecrated church with grass, grown from seed.
square of floral and fauna
This is awesome.
The canola plants in full bloom and ready for harvest in the farms in Luoping, southwest China’s Yunnan province. via
Three countries. One picture.
This is the junction of Iguazú and Paraná rivers, where three countries have their borders: Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil.
Rafflesia arnoldii is the world’s largest flower having a diameter of about one meter and weighing up to ten kilograms. It is a rare flower and not easily located. It grows only once a year and blooms for around five days. According to researches in discovery news, this flower that looks and smells like rotting flesh is related to flimsy flowers like violets, poinsettias and passionflowers. Hence it also called as “meat flower” or “corpse flower”. The flower is pollinated by flies and carrion beetles attracted by its vile smell. It contains about 27 species and found in Indonesian rain forests of southeastern Asia and Philippines. Rafflesia is an official state flower of Indonesia, Surat Thani Province in Thailand and Sabah state in Malaysia.
Derweze, also known as the ‘Door to Hell’, is a 70 meter wide hole in the middle of the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan. The hole was formed in 1971 when a team of soviet geologists had their drilling rig collapse when they hit a cavern filled with natural gas. In an attempt to avoid poisonous discharge, they decided to burn it off, thinking that the gas would be depleted in only a few days. Derweze is still burning today