Scraps

Lichens living among the crevices of the rocks.

Confused

Splashing water on apple orchards liven up the landscape!

Valtellina, Italy

The waves

The winding details of a pine cone.

A new day

The early morning fog shakes the lush trees of the woods in a beautiful autumn day.

Larix

Autumn colors the larch trees in the enchanted woods.

 

Mud memories

Dried mud clods create shelters for the green moss.

 

The flag

Multicolored tulips create a unique spectacle.

Holland, Netherlands

Red tips

The poetry of red tulips.

Holland, Netherlands

White valleys

Up and down in the fresh snow!

 

The white snake

Funny designs created in the fresh snow shaped by the wind.

 

Ufo

The charming ship cloud above the yellow mimosa blossom.

 

Focus

If nature could paint probably the result would look like this, do you agree?

Lichen

The lichen is a body formed by the symbiosis between a fungus and an alga and is extremely sensitive to air pollution but highly resistant to extreme environmental conditions (lichens can be found both in the Antarctic and in sunny deserts).

The eye

A hole in the rock reveals the life of green lichen.

 

The trapped cold

Nature amazes with designs created by the trapped ice.

 

Curves

 The ice in its changing forms draws curves and shapes.

 

Bubbles

The extraordinary spectacle of air bubbles trapped in the ice.

 

Crocus

Spring paints the meadows with the delicate colors of crocus in bloom.

 

Violet World

The grace and delicacy of Hepatica nobilis.

 

Earthquake

The wood and the details of a bark.

Pink Carpet

Summer flowering of Androsace Alpina.

Valmalenco, Italy

Hello!

What a good time on Hepatica Nobilis flower! 

 

The Grandmother

An elderly farmer collects the beans at Isla del Sol Lake Titicaca.

Bolivia, South America

 

El Salar

Salar de Uyuni, amid the Andes in southwest Bolivia, is the world's largest salt flat, with stunning views and similar lunar landscapes.

Maize Strips

Color contrasts in a field of corn cobs.

Peru, South America

Bavaria

The characteristic roofs of the picturesque city of Nordlingen.

Bavaria, Germany

 

Cordillera

A fine mist reveals the profiles of peaks of the fascinating Cordillera of the Andes.

Peru, South America 

Sequoias

Details of the Mariposa Grove, the largest grove of Giant Sequoias at the Yosemite National Park where you can find The Giant Sequoia named Grizzly Giant, which is  probably 1900–2400 years old!

California, USA

 

Mexico!

Probably the most representative symbol of Mexico: the Sombrero! 

 

Coca Cola

Glimpse of a Zapatista village with watermelons and the symbol of the most famous brands in the world of drinks: Coca Cola.

Chiapas, Mexico

 

Chiapas Colors

Riot of colors in the local handicraft market of San Cristobal

Chiapas, Mexico

 

Bananas time

Tasty banana bunches.

Chiapas, Mexico

Artesanias

The cheerful colors in the local handicraft fabrics.

Chiapas, Mexico

Red & Green

Fresh watermelons and pineapples.

Chiapas, Mexico

Watercolor

A strange view of the coloured housed in Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre National Park

Wood

Some woodpiles can be stacked into gorgeous works of art

Wonderland

Light is coming in the swamp, the mist begins to dance.

The Night Life of Trees

Let me show you the simple treasure of Mother Nature!
Have a good night my friends.

Autumn

Just a simple shot to welcome my favourite season!

Nature's Bodyguards

This may seem like a simple photograph, but behind a tree there is a something important as the whole world. I post this shot today as a sign of respect towards the protection of the environment while the annual anniversary of Earth Day is passing away.

New Born

Life is full of surprises!
Dedicated to my new born baby Riccardo!

The hard life of Crocus

Every spring I wait for the perfect moment of Crocus flowering. This beautiful flower has a great  ability to stand up even to harsh winds of the mountains and cold.
I've seen it more often at high and cold elevations, in the foothills of mountains, towards the end of winter. Its name, Crocus vernus derives from the month in which he start his flowering (february).
Crocuses look delicate but they are not about to be blown away by the slightest gust of wind. No flower can surpass them in resistance to cold temperatures and harsh winds. Crocuses, which symbolize life under severe conditions, seem to have been created expressly to brighten up the environment with their vibrant colors.

Dune 45

The Namib is a coastal desert in southern Africa and stretches for 2,000 kilometres along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa. Its name is of Nama origin and means "vast place". 
Dune 45 is the one on the shot. It's the most famous from the huge world of sands Namib area. Located in the Sossusvlei area, its name comes from the fact that it is at the 45th kilometre of the road that connects the Sesriem gate and Sossusvlei where the road ends. Thanks to its position near the road this dune is possibli the most photographed in the world. If you plan to come here, do it early in the morning or late in the day when one side of the dune is in shadow. But remember that desert will let you use the imagination to create incredibles pictures wherever you will go!

Stockfish

Stockfish is unsalted fish, in this case (Lofoten) cod. They are dried by cold air and wind on wooden racks on the foreshore, called "hjell". It is necessary a suitable climates as in the case of northern Norway. This dried cod fish can storage for several years.

World Water Day

A photo tribute to the WORLD WATER DAY 22.03.2013

Pools

Looking for the first time it would be hard to think of this photo as a slope of a mountain plastered with many small pools.
But the people of Peru has been able to strive so much and they painted this landscape as a framework.
We are in Maras, in the famous Urubamba Valley which later leads to the famous UNESCO site of Machu Picchu, where still today the people work hard to take out the salt, according to the ancient Inca methods.

AWARDS: Photo published on 1x.com.

The Crazy Cloud

Sometimes the nature can surprise us with strange situation as in this case with a cloud in a winter sky.

Misty Morning

The fog creeps through the larches at morning near St. Moritz, Engadin.

Painter's Palette

Photography and painting are woven into an image taken ΓΆ€‹ΓΆ€‹in autumn in the french national park "Delfinato-Ecrins".