National Geographic Photos of April 2011

Started a new month, and here is new edition of the traditional selection of the best photos from National Geographic. Some of pictures are really awesome examples of professional photography. Watch April 2011 Edition Here

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

1. Mount Merapi, Indonesia.
On that day the sun rose directly due to Merapi, "Fire Mountain", highlighting the ominous volcanic smoke that constantly creeps over the horizon. In the foreground of the picture - Borobudur, a Buddhist stupa and associated temple complex. Dense morning fog over the forest and the village gives the landscape is something unreal. (Photograph by Greg Shaw)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

2. Cowboy, Cabo San Lucas.
This picture cowboy in Cabo San Lucas was taken at sunset, the air was very stuffy, and the light the effect is stunning. When I saw rider toward me, then immediately realized: there it is, the embodiment of the beauty of this Mexican city. It is not the ocean, not the whales and seals are frolicking off the coast. Truly the beauty of this place pass people. It is they who make it terrific. (Photograph by Brooke Krall)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

3. A lonely boat at sea.
This picture I made during a hiking trip on Jasmund, National Park in northeastern Germany. Immediately after the storm passed, I witnessed this amazing picture: the sea was absolutely calm, and on the horizon could be seen a tiny boat. (Photograph by Patrick Lienin)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

4. Stingray in shallow water off the coast of Key West.
When I sailed on the Gulf coast of Key West, I discovered that my little boat surrounded by sharks and stingrays. They circled around me a couple of minutes, and then went about his business. " (Photograph by Kevin Azzouz)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

5. Canadian crane on the Platte River.
Each year, about half a million Canadian cranes stop to rest on the River Plate in Nebraska to be fed worms, the remains of corn and the fact that they will find in the surrounding fields. Cranes rest during the spring flight, en route from Mexico and southern U.S. states to the north. (Photograph by Joel Sartore)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

6. Rainbow over the Grand Canyon.
Rainbow in the distance the Hermit Trail on the southern tip of the Grand Canyon on a cold November day after rare in this area autumn rain. (Photograph by Akshay Sateesh)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

7. Soil erosion in Madagascar.
Soil erosion in Madagascar formed a pattern similar to the veins on the leaf surface. Erosion - one of the consequences of illegal logging rosewood forests of valuable species of mahogany. (Photograph by Pascal Maitre)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

8. Blooming poppies in a field near Geneva.
This fragile poppy unexpectedly staunchly opposed to a strong gust of wind swept over the wheat field near the Swiss capital. (Photograph by Gulen Erendag Legrand)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

9. Thunderstorm in Florida.
In the Sunshine State is rain almost every day. When I left the shopping center where I work, stormy sky was hanging, but very beautiful. I changed the lens to telephoto to make some pictures of the treetops and sky. But then came down very heavy rain, and I had to hide in the car. And then using the long lens I made this picture by pointing to the sharp drops of rain covered windshield. Due to this decreased depth of field, and got a funny distortion, which, I think, can convey a sense of thunderstorms in Florida. (Photograph by Michael Roberts)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

10. The white bear with cub, Shvalbard.
From our inflatable boat, we saw this white bear, which crossed through a fjord with a bear cub on his back, and coming out of the water, began to shake oneself. Bear cub was left on her back. Polar bears are so often defend their cubs from the cold, floating in the icy Arctic waters. (Photograph by Philip Dien)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

11. Mount Matterhorn in the rays of the dawn sun, is reflected in the waters of Lake Rifel near Zermatt, Switzerland. (Photograph by Verena Popp-Hackner)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

12. Hanuman, INDIA.
Hunting down tigers in the forest Ratambor, I descended into a kind of dry, gray valley. On the other side of it I noticed flowering trees and was about to be set the camera on a tripod, when I saw the long-tailed monkey, eating sweet red flowers. (Photograph by Mark Vincent Mueller)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

13. Boiling lava of the volcano Niragongo in the Congo.
In the crater of a volcano Niragongo is one of the largest and least studied lava lakes, over 200 meters in length, and its depth is, perhaps, a few kilometers. Twice lava burst from the lake and ran toward the nearby city of Goma. (Photograph by Carsten Peter)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

14. The February sun illuminates the earth, waiting the arrival of spring. (Photograph by Giuliano Mangani,)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

15. In this picture with a large delay can see four lightning over the city of Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photograph by Richard T. Cole)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

16. Kemeri National Park in Latvia.
Occurred thousands of years ago, at a time when the Baltic Sea has receded, these marshes, swamps and woodlands form a national park Kemery, which is included in the program of the European Union «Natura 2000", under the protection of which there are over 27,000 objects. (Photograph by Diego López)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

17. Park Sioux "Cheyenne River, South Dakota.
Among more than many national parks in the U.S. - Park Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, South Dakota. Ancient boulder among feather in the Cheyenne River. Today the natives of the Sioux across the United States shall make every effort to reclaim the land owned by them for many centuries. (Photograph by Jack Dykinga)
A glacial remnant boulder is surrounded by grassland in Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Park in South Dakota. A growing number of tribes across the United States are making moves to bring back land crushed over generations of human use.

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

18. Thermal spring in Yellowstone National Park, close up. (Photograph by Karen Cameron)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

19. Milky Way over the cliff Balansd Rock National Park "Arch, Utah. (Photograph by Bret Webster)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

20. Multi-colored sand dunes, the National Park Lassen Volcanic, California.
Colourful dunes visible for Cinder Cone. Such a variety of colors - the result of volcanic activity. Of such beauty just takes your breath away. Landscape is a bit like painting, oil painting or writing a tapestry woven by God. (Photograph by James and Kelly Stone)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

21. Rocks Point office Arches on the background of a winter sunset in the National Park "Olympic". (Photograph by Kevin McNeal)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

22. Reflection of the mountains of El Capitan in the Merced River in winter Yosemistkom National Park, California. (Photograph by Jean Slavin)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

23. The main source of Badab Surt in the winter season.
Source Badab Surt located in the city of Sari in Iran, in the mountains Alborts, at an altitude of 1,840 meters above sea level. (Photograph by Rashid Amiri Ara)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

24. Rio Negro, Brazil.
The Rio Negro, which translates as "Black River" is named so because of the dark waters, which are painted so because of the high content of tannin. Rio Negro flows through a national park «Lençóis Maranhenses». In its tributaries are found algae, which can change color water blue or green. (Photograph by George Steinmetz)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

25. Oak in Sweden.
In this beautiful spring day, my daughter Keane played with his dog Knopp in the shadow of a huge oak tree in the reserve Sandermar near Stockholm, close to the Baltic Sea. (Photograph by Dick Eriksson)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

26. Mantis, Panama.
In the foreground of the picture - the mantis, insects awaiting his dinner. In the background - the signal lights of cars crossing the Panama Canal. (Photograph by Christian Ziegler)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

27. The rise of a mountain climber on a rock near the waterfall Yossemit Falls.
Climber Kate Rutherford does not hear anything until the climb the steep cliff of the highest waterfall in North America, Yosemite Falls. And to find a place to catch and hang for a while it is also not easy. Rock, polished by water, does not give reliable clues climbers, so this route is called Freestone is one of the most dangerous. However, the game is worth it, because the top is opened simply stunning scenery. Kate says that "the route to truly beautiful." (Photograph by Jimmy Chin)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

28. Water schitomordnik.
I saw this water schitomordnika (Agkistrodon piscivorus) in a drainage ditch, where he worked on field studies on the biological diversity of plantation pines in North Carolina. In the photograph he is normal for this position reptile protection. (Photograph by Jared Skye)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

29. Lethbridge Viaduct in the morning mist
This viaduct, a length of 1600 meters, located at an altitude of 100 meters above the ground, is the largest rail facility in Canada. (Photograph by Travis Nykamp)

National Geographic Photos of April 2011

30. Lago di Olginate in Italy.
Layer of low clouds over the Alpine valleys in northern Italy, south of Lake Como. The clouds are heavy enough to completely hide the valley, the lights which flicker at the bottom, as if through a veil. Above the moonlight and cirrus clouds make the night not so dark. You can easily see the Lago di Olginate and villages on the banks of lights. (Photograph by Stefano Anghileri)

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