Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Scenic images from the last month

Here is a collection of beautiful scenic pictures made by photographers around the world during the last month. (15 images)
This long night exposure photo shows one of Switzerland's most notable mountains, Eiger peak, in the Bernese Alps, rising to an elevation of 3,970 m, on Jan. 18. The peak is mentioned in records dating back to the 13th century but there is no clear indication of how exactly the peak gained its name. The first ascent of the Eiger was made by Swiss guides Christian Almer and Peter Bohren and Irishman Charles Barrington who climbed the west flank on Aug. 11, 1858. AFP/ Getty Images / Joe Klamar


A moose browses the frost-covered brush of the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge near Palmer, Alaska, before the sun peeks over the mountains Saturday morning, Dec. 20. MCT / Anchorage Daily News / Marc Lester

A para-glider flies over Stara Planina mountain near the town of Troyan east of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Thursday, Jan. 1. AP / Petar Petrov

Fog surrounds the landscape around the town Kerns in central Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 13. AP / Urs Flueeler

Visitors attend the opening of the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, northeastern China's Heilongjiang province, Monday, Jan. 5. AP / Ng Han Guan

The sun sets over an island in the Helsinki archipelago on Jan. 5. AFP / Getty Images / Olivier Morin

People make their way through the backcountry on the Schauinsland mountain, in the Black Forest, Germany, Friday, Jan. 2. AP / Winfried Rothermel

The moon rises behind bride Kailey Wilson as she gets a hand from her mom Maurene while having her picture taken by photographer Trevor Thomas late Thursday afternoon, Dec. 11, above Indian Battle Park in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. AP / The Canadian Press / Ian Martens

People walk in front of the rising moon after a sunny winter day on the Gurten Mountain above Berne, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 10. AP / Keystone / Alessandro Della Bella

Snow covered mountains are seen as a backdrop to Dal lake in Srinagar, India, Sunday, Jan. 18. Traffic on the 188-mile long Srinagar Jammu national highway was suspended due to heavy snowfall and rain, according to news reports. AP / Mukhtar Khan

A tractor trailer heads east on Interstate 80 over the Susquehanna River, as the trees along the river bank are cover with radiation frost which was created from the fog above the river as the air temperature hovered around zero degrees, Saturday morning, Jan. 17 in Mifflinville, Pa.. AP / Bloomsburg Press / Jimmy May

Horses graze through the snow on the Cook campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 15. Bitter Arctic air sent temperatures well below freezing. AP / Mike Derer

Clouds begin to part Tuesday, Dec. 9 and unveil the snow-covered Organ Mountains in Las Cruces, N.M. where it snowed about one quarter of an inch. AP / Las Cruces Sun-News / Shari Vialpando

Ryan, right, and Emily Joki, of Los Angeles, take in a partially obscured view of Yosemite Valley, with El Capitan at left and Bridalveil Falls at right from Tunnel View turnout, the spectacular view at the west end of the valley and some say one of the greatest scenic "views" in the country. Fresno Bee Staff Photo / Mark Crosse

The moon appears in the sky as an aircraft flies past on New Year's eve in Los Angeles, Calif., on Dec. 31. AFP/ Getty Images / Jewel Samad

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