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The Arctic is the perfect place to go for a winter vacation. This is why! Hamnøy, Norway [OC] [1920x1282]

The Arctic is the perfect place to go for a winter vacation. This is why! Hamnøy, Norway [OC] [1920x1282]

I hear it can get a bit chilly at night, so you may want to bring a jacket and long pants.

That's 14° for those of us still encumbered by freedom units.

Oh, you know, no colder than -10. Like, it's so brisk in Norway.

I forgot to mention I'm speaking in Celsius, which is why I don't consider it that cold.

When rainbows get in the way of the mountain views. San Juan Mountains, CO [1100x843][OC]

When rainbows get in the way of the mountain views. San Juan Mountains, CO [1100x843][OC]

Beautiful picture. I like that it's a tad underexposed b/c it helps define the rainbow better and the violets- or violet looking flowers.

Columbines. State flower.

Double rainbow omg

"A photo is never underexposed nor overexposed, but precisely as the photographer intended."

-Gandalf, probably

Andromeda Galaxy and Sunset over the unique rock formations of White Pocket, Arizona. [1562 x 2048] [OC]

Andromeda Galaxy and Sunset over the unique rock formations of White Pocket, Arizona. [1562 x 2048] [OC]

The Andromeda is actually very large in the sky; larger than the moon, in fact. But it's so dim that you generally can't see it with the naked eye (unless you're somewhere incredibly dark), so you need long exposures or incredibly sensitive equipment to photograph it.

Ok... What's the catch here? That's straight up a full spiral we're seeing.

We'll be able to see it really up close in about 4 billion years.

can you believe it takes 600 years to get there?

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View from the balcony in Avoriaz, French Alps (3024×4032)

View from the balcony in Avoriaz, French Alps (3024×4032)

It reminds me of that bf1 map

This picture is actually gameplay from bf1

We've been bamboozled.

Wow, you learn something new everyday.

Red Rock, Sedona, Arizona [OC][3500x3500]

Red Rock, Sedona, Arizona [OC][3500x3500]

It's hard to take a bad picture in Sedona.......

My biggest gripe with places like antelope canyon. Any photo taken with an iPhone is just as good as my DSLR setup.

Lived in Flag for years. Beautiful place. I'm not a smelly hippy but the place does have " good energy".

Oh you know what I mean. Every shot is a money shot, so what's the point. The highest selling photo of all time was taken in antelope canyon, and it is identical to Every other photo taken down there.

I had a treacherous walk from my king size bed to my hotel window to take this shot, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada [3264 x 2448]

I had a treacherous walk from my king size bed to my hotel window to take this shot, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada [3264 x 2448]

If you haven't done so already, go for a slightly longer walk along the path on the right-hand side of the lake (as you're looking at it here.) When you get to the end of the lake you'll see the glacier is way further away than you probably imagined. You can also see back past the Fairmont to the Lake Louise ski slopes that are nearly 10km away.

I'm surprised there's no ice on the lake. I was there in ealry May last year and there was still ice on much of the lake at the Fairmont Hotel end - though far too thin to walk on.

Yup this was taken in July of 2015 just before 6am! Sorry I didn't make that clear. Next time I'll definitely look into that path!

Best secret thing to do there, that isn't all that secret, but not a lot of people do, is to hike up to the Plain of Six Glaciers tea house and have the chocolate cake. Bring cash, there's no electricity there. I'm lucky enough to have grown up in Calgary and Canmore and took the geography of my home for granted for 40 years before moving overseas - I sure miss it now!

Was going to say, friend just posted pictures of skating on the ice like 3 days ago. The ice sculptures are still out there

Somewhere east of anchorage, Alaska. [OC] [768X968]

Somewhere east of anchorage, Alaska. [OC] [768X968]

This is also somewhere west, south, and north of Anchorage.

Alaska is like 90% mountains (not really but YKWIM).

Hey, I fought a bunch of Chinese Communists there once

Gorgeous photo but crop the top 2% out of the photo to get rid of the black rim of the airplane window.

This is most likely north of Anchorage, because east has more bodies of water, but north is where the majority of the mountains are.

Sauce: I live in Anchorage

Washington Coast is hauntingly beautiful. Dead Man's Cove, WA [OC] [2000 x 2500]

Washington Coast is hauntingly beautiful. Dead Man's Cove, WA [OC] [2000 x 2500]

Really determined tree.

In my garden I call those guys "really excited to be a plant".

This post was a shock to the system. Went here as a kid on an amazing vacation. Climbed Mt Rainier. Drove up the coast. Saw many beautiful things. This cove is the memory I always come back to. My brother and I found a lashed driftwood raft and paddled it around the cove until it began to sink. We climbed to the top of the island. The tree is still there. Incredibly happy and peaceful memory.

Thanks for sharing this OP.

Cool! I call them trees.

View out of the car window in Iceland [OC] [6000 x 4000]

View out of the car window in Iceland [OC] [6000 x 4000]

I think you can photograph in any direction at every place in Iceland and every sigle photo would be suitable for National Geographic Magazine

No, a lot of directions are just featureless moonscapes

So you're saying moonscapes are not some awesome otherworldy views? Maybe it's because I live in the Netherlands and everything that ISN'T flat is interesting.

I actually took some pictures of my feet as well, can confirm Iceland still looked badass

Try one of these subthreads