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{thumb} Mount Analavelona -- 2006.01.21
Bara herders tread lightly on Madagascar's Mount Analavelona, partly because taboos prohibit their exploitation of the forests.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2001.09.14. Photo by Frans Lanting, 1999. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2001.
{thumb} Dingle Peninsula -- 2006.01.20
Kindred headlands called The Three Sisters look to sea near Smerwick on the Dingle Peninsula. For the ambitious, country lanes lead past sheep paddocks to cities already bursting with job seekers.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2002.03.17. Photo by Sam Abell, 1993. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2002.
{thumb} Eire -- 2002.11.14
I've been twice to England and twice to Scotland, but alas never to Ireland. On the evidence of this photo, it's clearly a very lovely place. I especially like the foreground, which has a wonderful range of colors.[=] Credits: Preben Randhol (randhol@pvv.org) noted 1999.03.12:The picture eire1.jpg was found at: ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/pictures/views/Ireland/.
{thumb} Killarney NP -- 2005.12.30
The swamp woodlands of Ireland's first national park, Killarney, provide habitat for abundant wildlife, including the only remaining wild herd of red deer in Ireland.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2005.06.03. Photo by Sam Abell, 1993. Copyright: National Geographic Society, 2005.
{thumb} Somerset Moors -- 2006.01.20
The moors near Somerset, England roll away into the misty distance, a vast space into which anything and anyone might vanish.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2002.03.02. Photo by Sam Abell, 1992. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2002.
{thumb} La Morra Italy -- 2006.01.17
A vineyard of well-drained Piedmont soil, and an ancient tradition around the hilltop town of La Morra. Yield: vintage Barolos and Barbarescos -- some of the best red wines in the world.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2003.01.20. Photo by William Albert Allard, 2001. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2003.
{thumb} Sicily -- 2006.01.18
Sicily remains Italy's most agricultural region, where pastori still graze their flocks.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2002.12.01. Photo by William Albert Allard, 1995. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2002.
{thumb} Iceland -- 2006.01.08
A large breach near the town of Thingvellir is a testimony to the history of this area's volcanic activity.[=] Credits: NGPOD archive, 2004.11.21. Photo by Sisse Brimberg, 1998. Copyright: National Geographic Society, 2005.
{thumb} Iceland Thingvellir -- 2006.01.11
Iceland's democracy began in this rocky breach at Thingvellir when the Althing, ancestor of today's parliament, met in 930. "Icelanders have no other king than the laws," wrote an 11th-century German cleric.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2004.05.25. Photo by Sisse Brimberg, 1999. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2004.
{thumb} Missouri Breaks -- 2006.01.30
Grain fields spill their color across the badlands of the Missouri Breaks, a lonesome swatch of eastern Montana where the Great Plains roll to an abrupt and wild end.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2001.05.29. Photo by William Albert Allard, 1999. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2001.
{thumb} Mornans Tower -- 2006.01.30
Mornans is a favorite vacation spot in the Bordeaux region of France. In addition to breathtaking landscapes, the region is noted for its medieval ruins.[=] Credits: Photo by jppb, 2006.01.24. Copyright Hebus.Com, 2006.
{thumb} Provencal Landscape -- 2006.03.07
The heart of Provence.[=] Credits: Hebus.Com. Photo and copyright DSC_Phi, 2006.03.05.
{thumb} Nantes Park -- 2006.03.05
Flower-garden park in Nantes (France).[=] Credits: Hebus.Com. Photo and copyright danque, 2006.03.03.
{thumb} Wheat -- 2006.01.16
Fields of wheat frame this Utah farmhouse. A regime of tillage, fallow cropping, and the use of drought-resistant crops makes bounty in the desert possible.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2003.09.15. Photo by James P. Blair, 1995. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2003.
{thumb} Aussie Sheep Roundup -- 2006.01.20
How do you manage 12,000 sheep on a 42,000-acre [17,000-hectare] station? On the Macintosh ranch you fly a 1960 Cessna to spot your flock and ride motorcycles to round 'em up.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2002.05.05. Photo by R. Ian Lloyd, 1996. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2002.
{thumb} Dawn Mists -- 2006.01.08
Dawn mists shroud the forest primeval of Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, in Superior National Forest.[=] Credits: NGPOD archive, 2004.11.08. Photo by Raymond Gehman, 1997. Copyright: National Geographic Society, 2005.
{thumb} Summer -- 2002.11.15
From a theme orginally called MidSummer, a placid lake in dense forest.[=] Credits: Workspace background source unknown.
{thumb} Jardin -- 2006.01.16
A French garden that not surprisingly evokes Monet.[=] Credits: Photo by Marieclaire, 2006.01.15. Copyright Hebus.Com, 2006.
{thumb} Lush Garden -- 2002.11.16
A very deliberately, carefully made place of great beauty. I wonder where it is.[=] Credits: Workspace image from a theme by unknown, 1999.08.15.
{thumb} Tropical Waterfall -- 2006.03.05
Lush tropical splendor in the Ecuadorian forest.[=] Credits: Hebus.com. Photo and copyright Rasesp, 2006.03.03.
{thumb} Beijing Summer Palace -- 2006.01.04
Trees line the edge of Kunming Lake at the Summer Palace in Beijing. The palace boasts the largest imperial garden in China, covering over 716 acres (290 hectares) of land.[=] Credits: NGPOD archive, 2005.03.24. Photo by Macduff Everton, 1997. Copyright: National Geographic Society, 2005.
{thumb} Canal -- 2006.02.08
Winter reflected in a canal.[=] Credits: Photo by Catalan02, 2006.02.07. Copyright Hebus.Com 2006.
{thumb} Redwood NP -- 2006.01.17
Redwoods 1,500 years old tower more than 250 ft (76 m) in Lady Bird Johnson Grove, in California's Redwood National Park. Morning fog regularly envelops the trees, providing life-sustaining moisture, especially during dry summers.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2003.03.27. Photo by James P. Blair, 1983. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2003.
{thumb} Sequoia NP -- 2006.01.08
Prescribed burns, while often beneficial for the forest, can cause low visibility and negatively affect tourism, keeping them from being used to prevent more devastating fires.[=] Credits: NGPOD archive, 2004.11.16. Photo by Raymond Gehman, 1995. Copyright: National Geographic Society, 2005.
{thumb} Siberia Forest Fire -- 2006.01.12
As fire crackles through a Siberian forest's understory, clearing brush and preparing the ground for new life, it's hard for firefighters not to respect its role in the ecosystem.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2004.03.30. Photo by Maria Stenzel, 1998. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2004.
{thumb} Fall Forest -- 2003.02.13
There's nothing quite as wonderful as the dense forest in the fall.[=] Credits: Workspace image from a theme by Artemis, 2002, (ubergeek@geeksrus.com, http://www.juanha.com).
{thumb} Vermont Autumn -- 2005.12.27
Sugar maples shade a quiet country road.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2005.11.26. Photo by Michael S. Yamashita. Copyright: National Geographic Society, 2005.
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