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Animals: Red Panda Facts and Photos

Animals: Red Panda Facts and Photos
The Red Panda lives beneath the forest canopy in the mountains in Nepal, India, Bhutan, China, Laos and Myanmar. There are 2 subspecies, which live in slightly different geographical areas. The red panda has small features like a cat but the markings of a panda or raccoon. In fact it looks like a cross between all three. It is about the size of a raccoon and weighs 7 to 14 pounds. They are about 20 to 26 inches long with their tail an additional 12 to 20 inches.Red pandas live 12 to 14 years. It... 

Na Pali Coast State Park by Helicopter

Na Pali Coast State Park by Helicopter
Located on the North Shore of Kauai, Napali Coast is a very special place. This rugged coast will leave you breathless as you gaze upon the pali (high cliffs) that rise as much as 4,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean, sea caves, lush green valleys and cascading waterfalls that journey to the shores from from thousands of feet above. The only land access to this enchanted area is via the Kalalau Trail, an 11-mile trail that starts at Kee Beach, crosses five different valleys and ends at secluded Kalalau... 

Giant-X Tour Open and Pro

Giant-X Tour Open and Pro
The Giant X tour Open & Pro Ski and snowboard competition, freestyle and snowcross was open to all. credit: Magali Bezencon  Read More →

Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster – Face to Face

Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster – Face to Face
Yorkshire Wildlife Park is home to the charity, the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation. The Yorkshire Wildlife Park was built on land formerly occupied by the 260-acre Brockholes Farm Visitor Centre, and currently occupies about 100 acres of the site. It offering a unique view into the world of animals with walkthough areas including Lemur Woods and Wallaby Walkabout, South America Viva, Polar Bears and just arrived two critically endangered black rhinos. The park offers an unrivalled opportunity... 

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is located on the Island of Hawai’i, 96 miles from Kailua-Kona and 30 miles from Hilo. Founded in 1916, the Park encompasses 333,000 acres from the summit of Maunaloa to the sea. Here you’ll find 150 miles of hiking trails through volcanic craters, scalded deserts and rainforests as well as a museum, petroglyphs, a walk-in lava tube and two active volcanoes: Maunaloa, which last erupted in 1984 and Kilauea which has been erupting since January 3rd, 1983.... 

Devils Lake State Park

Devils Lake State Park
The clean, blue lake and rocky bluffs it left make Devils Lake one of the most scenic spots in the state, and a great place to mountain bike. Devil’s Lake State Park is a state park located in the Baraboo Range in eastern Sauk County, Wisconsin. It is the biggest state park in Wisconsin. It is around thirty-five miles northwest of Madison, and is on the western edge of the last ice-sheet deposited during the Wisconsin drift. This 9,217-acre state park is known for its 500-foot-high quartzite... 

Yosemite National Park 2016

Yosemite National Park 2016
Located in central California, Yosemite National Park was established in 1890. It is managed by the National Park Service, covers an area of 747,956 acres and reaches across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. About 3.8 million people visit Yosemite each year: most spend the majority of their time in the seven square miles of Yosemite Valley. credit: sam_churchill  Read More →

Dobbins Lookout on South Mountain in Phoenix

Dobbins Lookout on South Mountain in Phoenix
Dobbins Lookout is located on South Mountain. It is one of the most recognizable mountains in Phoenix. South Mountain Park is known for its excellent hiking trails. The park is open to the public with no entrance fees The viewing area at Dobbins Lookout is at 2,330 feet; the highest public access point in the park. credit: etzel42  Read More →

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond
The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located at 1800 Lakeside Avenue, on the North Side of Richmond, Virginia. Garden have been voted the No. 4 public garden in North America by readers of USA Today! With year-round beauty on 50 acres, the Garden also offers great dining, shopping, exhibits and events. Explore more than dozen themed areas including a glass Conservatory, interactive Children’s Garden with accessible Tree House, Asian Valley, Wetland Garden teeming with wildlife... 

Hiking to la Vuardette

Hiking to la Vuardette
La Vuardette is a 2,463 m mountain peak near Orsieres, Valais, Switzerland. The nearest peaks are Pointe du Parc, Pointe de Terre Rouge, Pointe de Toules, Mont Rogneux, Grand Laget, and Pointe de Boveire. credit: rouilleralain  Read More →
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