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The Icelandic sheep roam free in the mountains for the summer. Every autumn they are herded down to the sorting areas, where they are claimed by their owners, who take them back to their farms for the winter.
We arrived in Chachapoyas main square with the perfect light to get this shot done. My dad was impressed that even though the street was packed with people I managed to get only a few in my shot ;)
The Wave is an amazing rock formation in the rocky desert near the border between Arizona and Utah. It is famous for its colorful, undulating forms, and the rugged, trackless hike required to reach it. Only 20 people per day can visit this amazing place: ten of the permits are available in advance by an on-line lottery that is conducted four months before the month for which the permit is sought. The remaining ten permits are made available by lottery the day before one's intended hike.
That is a breathtaking horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River, located near the town of Page, Arizona. It was a beautiful evening, I placed the tripod on the edge of the canyon, and, with the wide angle, I waited until the last moment of sunset in order to catch the very last light before the sun was hiding behind the rocks.
Gyeongbokgung, also known as Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace is a royal palace located in Seoul, South Korea. First constructed in 1395, later burned and abandoned for almost three centuries, and then reconstructed in 1867, it was the main and largest palace of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon Dynasty. The name means "Palace" [Gung] "Greatly Blessed by Heaven".
St. Martin's Island is a small island in the northeastern part of the Bay of Bengal, about 9 km south of the tip of the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf peninsula, and forming the southernmost part of Bangladesh. It is about 8 km west of the northwest coast of Myanmar, at the mouth of the Naf River. 1st settlement started just 250 years ago by some Arabian Sailors and named as ‘Zajira’. During British occupation the island was named as St. Martin Island. The local name of the island is "Narical Gingira", also spelled "Narikel Jinjira/Jinjera", means 'Coconut Island' in Bengali. It is the only coral island in Bangladesh.
The annual festival of Orissa state in India is Chariot festival, when Lord Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra are coming out of their temple at Puri and goes to Aunti's home by three seperate wooden chariot, pulled by the devotees coming from whole of India and abroad, for seven days. After seven days of stay there they returned the same way and by same chariot, pulled by thousands of devotees, to the original temple.