Friday, 6 July 2012

Matterhorn, Switzerland

Matterhorn lies on the border of Switzerland and Italy, actually Europe’s 14692 foot high mountain, with one of the highest peaks of the iconic Swiss Alps. It’s beautiful place and has great attraction for Photographers and climbers. Most of the peoples takes it personal challenge and approached the mountain, making it their mission to climb one of its four sides. Several others, really admires the towering peak from afar, capturing its magnificence at all hours of the day. The gorgeous and remarkable mountain range provides a breathtaking scenic view, no matter looking out over the summit or viewing the mountains themselves. Photographers from all over world are so eagerly to snap the shots of Matterhorn throughout the four seasons. These images are so scenic with no wonder that the massive mountain is the subject of so many people’s portfolios. The combination of sky and landscapes actually work in natural unison throughout each day.

Anasazi Ruins, USA

12 Apostles, Victoria, Australia

The Twelve Apostles is a collection of spectacular limestone stacks that rises up to 45 meters, 7 kilometers off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, in Victoria, Australia. Situated by the side of the iconic Great Ocean Road, it is one of the most well-known highlights of the scenic route that begins approximately 97kilometers southwest of Melbourne and winds 150 miles along the picturesque coastline.This beautiful site was originally famous as the Sow and Piglets until 1922   Muttonbird Island, near Loch Ard Gorge, was the Sow, and the lesser rock stacks were the Piglets, after which it was renamed to The Apostles for tourism purposes. The formation ultimately became famous as the Twelve Apostles, despite only ever having nine stacks. One of them fell in 2005, leaving behind only eight. The Twelve Apostles were shaped by erosion of the original coastline, which started 10 to 20 million years ago. Persistent action of the sea on the limestone gradually wore down the rocky cliff, gradually leaving these pillars. The cliff is still being eroded at a rate of about 2cm each year, and in the future is expected to form more ‘Apostles’ from the other rocky headlands that line the Victorian coastline.