2000-year-old Roman mosaic washed by the waters of the mighty river Euphrates in the ancient city of Zeugma in Turkey. It was discovered in 2000 in a Roman villa of the ancient city during rescue excavations and it is thought to date from the 1st century CE. Photo: Ali Korkmaz Credit: @faiyumportrait Ancient_Marine_Archaeology underwater #Roman_mosaic
Korea’s Kompsat-2 satellite captured this image over the sand seas of the Namib Desert. The blue and white area is the dry river bed of the Tsauchab. Black dots of vegetation are concentrated close to the river’s main route, while salt deposits appear bright white.
Happy #NationalLighthouseDay! The South Manitou Lighthouse is a real keeper. It helped guide ships in the Manitou Passage to safety during storms. The Manitou Passage, between Point Betsie and North Manitou Island, is one of the most dangerous passages in the Great Lakes. The lighthouse towers 100 feet tall and is shore pretty to look at! You can even spot it from the mainland on a clear day. Keep your eyes peeled when you visit, we wouldn’t want you to mist it. SleepingBearDunes #Lighthouse #Storms #GreatLakes #Puns
Mount Sneffels is the highest summit of the Sneffels Range in the Rocky Mountains of North America. The prominent 14,158-foot fourteener is located in the Mount Sneffels Wilderness of Uncompahgre National Forest, 6.7 miles west by south of the City of Ouray in Ouray County, Colorado, United States.
Starting in June, the fields of Colorado blue columbine decorate high elevations at Rocky Mountain National Park. A hike to Sky Pond begins from the Glacier Gorge Trailhead and rewards adventurers with striking views of jagged cliff faces that rise dramatically from the fields of wildflowers.
To enter the park between May 28 and October 11 requires two things: a Timed Entry Permit or a reservation with a service, plus a Park Pass or Entrance Fee.
“Natural Bridge is an impressive natural rock formation that spans the flow of the Kicking Horse River west of Field, where the slower-moving waters from the Field valley flats begin their descent through a canyon to be joined by the Amiskwi River.”
“Sculpted by the erosive forces of rushing water over what had once been a waterfall, the Natural Bridge is a powerful reminder of how much influence water has in shaping the landscape. Softer rock found below the Natural Bridge’s hard limestone band eroded more quickly, and fissures in the rock widened until the flow of water was diverted below the outcrop.”