The best photos of National Geographic for April 2011
We present you a selection of National Geographic original photos for the second month of spring. There are only thirty, one for each day of the month.
Lightning, Arizona. Lightning over the city of Scottsdale, Arizona.
Water moccasins, North Carolina. The photographer says: "When I was working on fieldwork on plantations of pines in North Carolina, I saw this water copperhead snake, Agkistrodon piscivorus, in the drainage ditch. In the photo he is normal for this reptile protection posture.
Lago di Olginate, Italy. A layer of low clouds above an alpine valley in northern Italy, south of Lake Como. Cloud dense enough to completely cover the valley, where the lights flicker at the bottom, as if through a veil. Above, the moonlight and cirrus clouds make the night is not so dark. You can easily see the Lago di Olginate and villages on the banks of lights.
Morning mist, Canada. Lethbridge Viaduct. This viaduct, 1,600 meters in length, located at an altitude of 100 meters above the ground, is the largest railway infrastructure in Canada.
Waterfall Yossemit Falls. Climber Kate Rutherford (Kate Rutherford) hardly climb the steep cliff of the highest waterfall in North America, Yosemite Falls route called Freestone. Rock, polished by the water, does not provide reliable clues climbers, so the route is considered one of the most dangerous. Stunning landscape makes climbing even more dangerous, scattering attention. However, Kate says that "the route really beautiful."
Mantis, Panama. In the foreground of pictures - the mantis was waiting, and the night insects for dinner. In the background - the signal lights of cars crossing the Panama Canal.
Oak, Sweden. Says photographer Dick Eriksson: "In this wonderful spring day my daughter Keane plays with his dog Noppe into a huge oak tree shade in the reserve Sandermar near Stockholm, very close to the Baltic Sea."
Rio Negro, Brazil. Dark due to impurities tannin water was the reason for the name of the Rio Negro, or the "Black River". It flows through the National Park "Lençóis Maranhenses". In the water there are seaweeds, they can change its hue to blue or green.
Source Badab Surt, Iran. Source Badab Surt, Iran, in the winter season. Source Badab Surt is located in the city of Sari in Iran, Alborz Mountains, at an altitude of 1840 meters.
El Capitan, Yosemite National Park. California, USA. This photo reflection of Mount El Capitan in the Merced River in winter Yosemistkom National Park.
Point Of Arches National Park, "Olympic". In the photo - winter sunset in the national park "Olympic".
Multi-colored dunes, National Park Lassen Volcanic National Park, California. Multi-colored dunes are visible for Cinder-Cone. Their color - the result of volcanic activity. Beauty simply indescribable. The landscape is somewhat reminiscent of the canvas, painted in oils or tapestry woven by God.
"Arches" National Park, Utah, USA. The Milky Way can be seen above the rock Balansd Rock "Arches" National Park, Utah.
Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park.
Park Sioux "Cheyenne River", South Dakota. Among the more than many US national parks - Park Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, South Dakota. Ancient boulder among the feather in the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. Today the natives of the Sioux across the United States are working hard to regain the land that belonged to them for many centuries.
Kemeri National Park, Latvia. Occurred at a time when the Baltic sea receded thousands of years ago, marshes, swamps and wooded areas of the national park "Kemeri" are part of the European Union "the Natura 2000", under the protection of which there are more than 27,000 objects.
The spring field. Earth, waiting for the sun's heat.
boiling lava of Nyiragongo, Congo. Boiling lake of lava Nyiragongo volcano, which is located in the Congo - one of the largest of these lakes, more than 700 feet (213 meters) in length, and its depth is perhaps kilometers. Already twice lava flows erupted from the lake and flowed toward Goma.
Long-tailed monkey, India. Says photographer Mark Vincent Mueller: "Chasing the Tiger in the forest Ratambore I vybrel into some dry gray valley. On the other side I saw the flowering trees and was about to set the camera on a tripod, when he saw the long-tailed monkey, which lacquer sweet red flowers. "
Metterhorn. In the photo Verena Popp-Hackner - Mount Metterhorn in the rays of the dawn of the sun, reflected in the waters of the lake ripples in the vicinity of Zermatt, Switzerland.
The white bear with bear, Shvalbard. Says photographer Philip Dien: "White bear cub on himself transported across the fjord, and began to shake oneself, coming out of the water. Bear and remained on her back. Polar bears are often so protective of their cubs from the cold when swimming in the icy Arctic waters.
The storm, Florida. In this sunny state of storms rattle almost every day. Says photographer Michael Roberts: "I work in a strip mall (it's a long one-story building, which is divided into sections, which house shops, usually located along the highways). When the storm began, I decided to take some photos, remove the tops of the trees and the sky. Rain poured immediately, very strong, I was forced to seek shelter in the car. Because I took a photo through the windshield. It turned out funny and distortion, it seems to me, I was able to convey the feeling of a thunderstorm in Florida. "
Blooming poppy in the field, Geneva. Fragile poppies unexpectedly strong to withstand gusts of wind swept over the wheat field near Geneva, Switzerland.
Soil erosion in Madagascar. Soil erosion creates a pattern similar to the veins on the leaf surface in Madagascar. Erosion - one of the consequences of illegal logging of rosewood timber, valuable mahogany.
Rainbow over the Grand Canyon. At the southern end of the Grand Canyon spring rain gave a rainbow on a cold April day.
Sandhill Cranes on the Platte River. Over half a million Canadian cranes stop to rest on the plateau of the river in Nebraska annually to feed up worms, and other residues of maize, which will meet in the surrounding fields. Cranes rest during the spring migration on the way from Mexico and the southern states in the far north.
Stingray in shallow water, Ky-West. Says photographer Kevin Azur: "When I sailed from the coast of Kii West River, I found that my little boat was surrounded by stingrays and sharks. They circled around me a few minutes, and then spread across their business. "
Lonely boat in the sea, Germany. The Jasmund, the National Park in the north-east of Germany, ended in a storm, the sea was absolutely silent, and could see a tiny boat on the horizon.
Cowboy, Cabo San Lucas. This photo cowboy in Cabo San Lucas was taken at sunset, the air was very stuffy and the lighting effect was stunning. Photographer Brooke tells Kral: "I saw this cowboy and immediately realized that there it is, the embodiment of Cabo San Lucas. It is not the ocean, not the whales, not the seals that frolic off the coast. people are the real beauty of this place. They make it spectacular. "
Mount Merapi, Indonesia. Sunrise over Mount Merapi, "Fire Mountain," has emphasized the ominous volcanic smoke that continually rises above the horizon. In the foreground - Borobudur - Buddhist temple complex, and a statue of Buddha. Morning fog over the forest and the village gives the landscape unreal.