Archive for the 'Nature' Category

Uffington White Horse, UK

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

The Uffington White Horse is a highly stylised hill figure, 374 feet (110 m) long, cut out of the turf on the upper slopes of Uffington Castle, a largely Iron Age hill fort near The Ridgeway, in the civil parish of Uffington in the English county of Oxfordshire (formerly Berkshire). It is located some five miles (eight kilometres) south of the town of Faringdon and a similar distance west of the town of Wantage. Best views of the horse are obtained from the north, particularly from around the villages of Great Coxwell, Longcot and Fernham. The hill upon which the figure is drawn is called White Horse Hill and the hills immediately surrounding it, the White Horse Hills. The nearest settlements are Woolstone, Kingston Lisle, Knighton, Compton Beauchamp and Uffington.



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Yosemite Falls - the highest measured waterfall in North America, California, USA

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Yosemite Falls is the highest measured waterfall in North America. Located in Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, it is a major attraction in the park, especially in late spring when the water flow is at its peak.



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Beehive Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, USA

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

Beehive Geyser is a geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in the United States.
Eruptions of Beehive Geyser last about 5 minutes and are 200 feet (60 m) high. The fountain maintains its full height for the duration of the eruption. The interval between eruptions range from 8 hours to one day during the summer. Winter eruptions are very erratic.



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