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Shalimar Bagh, is a Mughal garden linked through a channel to the northeast of Dal Lake, on its right bank located near Srinagar city in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Bagh (garden) was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Nur Jahan, in 1619. The Bagh is considered the high point of Mughal horticulture. Recent history of the Mughal types of gardens is credited to Emperor Jahangir of the Mughal Dynasty, the ancient history of the garden is traced to the 2nd century.
This shot was taken near a beach on Merseyside, I tempted a starling closer with some of my unwanted sandwiches until I got the shot I wanted
Following us on the trek to the top of Mt. Pinatubo crater are two natives aetas who earned their living by selling bottled water and soda in between stops of a two hour hike. While we are panting and gasping for breath, with our light backpacks and a camera, these two natives walk so cool with the big loads at their back, jumping from one rock to the other barefoot.
The waters are lukewarm but the sands are hot....this is the crater of Mt. Pinatubo that erupted 21 years ago after 400 years being dormant. You can swim in the water but just make sure you don't touch the ground....
21 years after the eruption of a 400-year dormant volcano, Mt. Pinatubo, rose this beautiful green lake right in the crater. To reach this place is a journey into the rivers, rocks and mountains formed from the lava of the volcano. It was a journey I will never forget.
Golden leaf Chinar trees sown across the landscape in Jammu & Kasmir in India provide the feeling that mother nature has been wrapped up in gold ornaments.
The ruins of this temple of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu is situated 29 km from Srinagar in Kashmir. The Shrine of Awantipura has been erected amidst the lush green valleys of Jammu & Kashmir in India by Emperor Avantivarman who ruled over the Jammu & Kashmir region during the 9th Century AD. Archiologists have gathered artifacts from Indus river civilisation which indicate that Hinduism dates back to 7000 BC.
A boardwalk invites the viewer to explore the fog at the Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve in Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA.
Not normally known for Fall foliage, the floor of this Louisiana pine savanna is alive with colorful swamp cyrilla. Taken at the Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve in Abita Springs, operated by The Nature Conservancy.