Waterfall Island, Alto Parana.

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Resembling some of the more inspired landscapes from Avatar movie, this spectacular waterfall conceals a wonderful island (shown here), and multiple falls form a singular mind-boggling cascade, making famous Niagara collection of waterfalls pale in comparison:
Technically, this waterfall is called Iguazu Falls on the Argentine side (there is a lookout on San Martin Island which gives the best view) – more info. “Iguazu” literally means “big water”, and in a more romantic way, “legend has it that a god planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipi, who fled with her mortal lover Taroba in a canoe.
In rage, the god sliced the river, creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.” –
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via Dark Roasted Blend: Pic-of-the-Day: Enchanting Waterfall Island.

‘Owls’ by Brad Wilson.

Photographer Brad Wilson specialises in studio portraits of wild animals, from birds to primates to the diverse wildlife of the African safari.
His book Wild Life includes these portraits of different types of owls which were found at two wildlife sanctuaries and were recovering from various injuries
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Great horned owl
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 Western screech owl
See more Images via Studio portraits of owls – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian.

A Field of Light at Night in the Red Centre.

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Photo by Bruce Munro
Over 50,000 bulbs light up an expanse of Australia’s Red Centre desert near Ayers Rock in an installation about the size of four football fields.
The solar powered work, Field of Light Uluru, was produced by artist Bruce Munro who conceived the idea while visiting Uluru in 1992.
Twelve years later he created its first installation in a field behind his home, and it has since moved the work around to several different sights across the United Kingdom, United States, and Mexico.
Field of Light was a project that refused to leave the artist’s sketchbook.
“I saw in my mind a landscape of illuminated stems that, like the dormant seed in a dry desert, quietly wait until darkness falls, under a blazing blanket of southern stars, to bloom with gentle rhythms of light,” said Munro.
The British artist is best known for his light installations which often contain components numbering in the thousands.
These large works refer to his own experience as being a tiny element to life’s larger pattern, and employ light as a way to tap into a more emotional response with his viewers.
Profits for the installation will benefit the local community.
The Anangu tribe have named the piece Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku in Pitjantjatjara which translates to “looking at lots of beautiful lights.
See more Images via 50,000 Solar Powered Bulbs Illuminate the Australian Desert in Bruce Munro’s Field of Light Installation | Colossal

Saguaro Sunset, Arizona.

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Saguaro Sunset” by Kim Hang Dessoliers.
Location: Arizona, United States of America
Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Source: Photo Of The Day By Kim Hang Dessoliers – Outdoor Photographer

The Floating Houses of Lake Bokodi.

Lake Bokodi, in the village of Bokod, about 80 kilometers west of Budapest, Hungary, is an artificial lake created in 1961 by the Oroszlány Thermal Power Company by flooding a low-lying meadow next to the plant.
The power plant draws cold water from the lake to operate its boilers, and warm water is returned back to the lake.
This continues recycling of the water causes the lake to never freeze even in the chilly winter air.
Over the years, the lake became a popular spot for fishing and angling, and a number of small wooden cottage on stilts were erected by the locals, with wooden boardwalks leading to them.
As Lake Bokodi’s fame spread through the internet, tourists and photographers started thronging to this remote village.
See more great images via Floating Houses of Lake Bokodi | Amusing Planet