The Struggle of Black Women in Brazil.

Kolor Collective is a Rio de Janeiro-based creative group that challenges the struggle faced by black women in Brazil through theatrical and provocative art.
It was founded in 2015 by Franco-Hungarian photographer Pol Kurucz, who often touches on his own experiences of discrimination to call out sensitive social problems.
Image Credit: Photograph by Kolor Art Collective.

Source: Kolor Collective: Rio de Janeiro’s afro-feminist fantasists – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

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.” –
Imgur:  http://bit.ly/1n4Uecx
via Dark Roasted Blend: Pic-of-the-Day: Enchanting Waterfall Island.

The Margay, Wild Spotted Cat.

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Image Credit: Photograph by Gerry Ellis / Minden Pictures / Corbis
The margay is among the many small, spotted cats of Central and South America, but this nocturnal hunter has a clever ability that hasn’t yet been seen in any of its neighbors.
Margays are adept at hunting among the rainforest trees, where they try to nab anything from frogs to squirrels.
But the cat is also capable of setting a trap.
A 2009 study reported that a margay mimicked the call of a small monkey called a pied tamarin to lure the primate closer.
The cat’s attempt was foiled that time, but the fact that the margay tried to fool the monkeys shows that it’s a very clever kitty.
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Read more via Ten Amazing Small Wild Cats | Science | Smithsonian.

The Fiery Kilauea Volcano.

hvo0085When humans breathe, they release carbon dioxide gas that has built up inside them.
The Kilauea volcano on the Island of Hawaii is no different.
It is the world’s most active volcano. At its base, giant curtains of fire spew forth from fissure vents, creating a shifting wall of magma.
Interestingly, the curtain of fire requires no explosive activity from the volcano itself. The cause of the fiery curtain is the expansion of gas within the vents and oddly enough, the weight of the lava.

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Contrary to the commonly imagined steep-sloped science fair volcano, Kilauea is a shield volcano, meaning it has very shallow slopes.
The shallow slopes that form Kilauea and the other volcanoes of Hawaii Island are constructed as the heavy fluid lava flows away from the volcano, with the help of gravity.
In Hawaiian, Kilauea literally translates to “much spreading.” As the lava constantly stretches under the pressure of its own weight, fractures form. It is from these fractures or fissure vents that, squeezed by the massive pressures of the lava itself, fiery curtains of magma erupt.
Read more via Curtain of Fire | Atlas Obscura.

Tristan da Cunha,The Loneliest Island on Earth.

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Tristan da Cunha, the Loneliest Island on Earth
Where would you exile an inept leader who ruined your country? Probably as far away as possible!
Short of launching him into space, consider this island – the most remote inhabited location on the planet.
There are other distant places, but they are uninhabited, mostly barren and unexciting – but here life is established in a very British way, so our world-leader-in-exile would not mess it up so easily, one hopes.
When Napoleon was sent to St. Helena by the British, they annexed the closest chain of islands to prevent the French from attempting to rescue him.
After all, who wouldn’t travel a mere 2430 km over rough and hostile seas in order to rescue the Emperor himself?
Yes, that’s right, the islands of Tristan Da Cunha closest neighboring land mass, the island of St. Helena, is 2430 km away.
The island is so small that cartographers can’t even put it on their maps (not enough resolution).
Located in the South Atlantic between Africa and South America, this volcanic outcropping has the honor of being the remotest inhabited island on the planet, and that’s including Antarctica and the North Pole.
One of the islands in the archipelago is called “Inaccessible”, which only seems appropriate, together with their motto: “Our faith is our strength”
via Dark Roasted Blend: The Most Remote Place on Earth.

Dream, the art of Jade Riviera,

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A selection of street art creations of Peruvian Jonatan Rivera, aka Jade.
Prolific self-taught artist, Jade since 1997 has painted some gigantic murals, poetic and colorful, combining with talent his unique style with the influence of the Andean culture.
An amazing  artist’s work!
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See many more Images via DREAM – The street art of Jade Rivera | Ufunk.net.