Unbelievable Travel Photography around the world part 1

Philippines

Philippines

 

Xieng Khuan Buddha Park in Vientiane, Laos.

Xieng Khuan Buddha Park in Vientiane, Laos.

 

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

 

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

 

The Big Hole in the Northern Cape | South Africa

 

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

 

Fly Geyser of Fly Ranch is on private land in Nevada

Fly Geyser of Fly Ranch is on private land in Nevada

 

White Cliffs of Dover England.

White Cliffs of Dover England.

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Réunion island discover Piton de la Fournaise the active volcano

Réunion island  Piton de la Fournaise (Furnace Peak)

Piton de la fournaise reunion island

Piton de la fournaise reunion island

Réunion island is located in western Indian Ocean, 700 km east of Madagascar. It’s a french oversea land of 2.512 square kilometers inhabited by around 700.000 people.
Geologically, this very young island is situated over a hotspot in the middle of an earth-block, like Hawaii archipelago. The constitutive volcano is up to 7.000 meters from the oceanic crust, with 3.000 meters over the sea level.

The main volcano on the island, “Piton de la Fournaise” (2.632 m.), dominating a caldeira horseshoe-shaped opened to the sea. The volcanic activity is not obviously concentrated on the top of the mount but everywhere in the caldeira, like the actual, around 1.650 m height, begun on november 16. For the last 4 years, the earth opened ten times for an average duration of eleven days. In march 2002, the lava reached the sea.

Piton de la fournaise reunion island

Of course, nobody is living in this area. A net of sensors is monitoring the underground activity and sends datas to an observatory 20 kilometers away. Pedestrian access is restricted, and the easiest way to see this spectacle is by air.

Piton de la Fournaise is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Erupting for the first time about 50,000 years ago, records note that this basaltic shield volcano has erupted nearly 180 times since such eruptions were first recorded in 1640. The most recent occurred in 2004.

Piton de la Fournaise (Furnace Peak) stretches to about 2,631 meters in height and, since 1980, has been consistently monitored by volcano experts including scientists and government surveillance facilities, just in case an evacuation of residents and guests is required.

Piton de la fournaise reunion island

The 700,000 residents of Reunion Island have learned to deal with life in the lava path of an active volcano. As a matter of fact, many locals earn money offering guided walking tours and rides to Piton de la Fournaise and the volcano is undoubtedly Reunion’s most popular tourist attraction. Few leave the island without a close-up look at Furnace Peak.

It’s actually quite easy to walk to the top of the mountain and courageous guests can even camp near the rim of the volcano. A helicopter tour is also an awe-inspiring way to experience this amazing sight and such tours are readily available for those who fancy a ride over this bubbling cauldron. In reality, however, the view from down below is the most spectacular. Piton de la Fournaise spews orange and yellow lava day and night, with the evening pyrotechnics topping any first-class fireworks display you’ve ever experienced.

Piton de la fournaise reunion island

Top 5 beaches in Mauritius Island

Mauritius Beaches

mauritius beaches

Mauritius officially the Republic of Mauritius is an island nation off the southeast coast of the African continent in the southwest Indian Ocean, about 900 kilometres (560 mi) east of Madagascar. In addition to the island of Mauritius, the Republic includes the islands of Cargados Carajos, Rodrigues and the Agalega Islands. Mauritius Island is part of the Mascarene Islands, with the French island of Réunion 200 km (120 mi) to the southwest and the island of Rodrigues 570 km (350 mi) to the northeast. Mauritius’s area is 2040 km2 its capital city is Port Louis

 Pereybere ( Grand Bay ) Mauritius beach

Beaches in Mauritius pereybere Grand Bay

Mauritius grand bay beaches

Pereybere is situated on the coastal road between Grand Bay and Cap Malheureux. its a coastal residential village, Pereybere offers a clear blue sea. There are some shops, restaurants, hotels, villas and supermarket near the beach. It’s definitely one of the most popular beach in the north of the island, with some of the best beaches attraction like scuba diving , snorkeling, deep sea fishing Mauritius, catamaran tours and more

La Cuvette ( Grand Bay ) Mauritius beach

La cuvette mauritius beach

Close to Pereybere is this gem of a beach. It’s a small, horse-shoe shaped beach with glass-like water. There are shady spots under the trees dotted along the top edge of the sand. Get here early at the weekend as it’s popular with local people.

Trou aux Biches Mauritius beach

Trou aux biches Mauritius

Trou aux Biches is a major tourist resort in the northwest of Mauritius island. it is located on the Indian Ocean coast of the Pamplemousses region, to the south of the headland of Pointe aux Canonniers, it’s a beautiful gold sandy beach next to the Trou au Biches Hotel

Flic en Flac Mauritius beach

Flic en flac Mauritius beaches

This small village on the West coast is popular with tourists. You’ll find a growing hotel and restaurant trade, as well as dolphin watching tours. The white sand beach is popular at the weekend.

Tamarin Mauritius beach

tamarin mauritius beach

North  along the West coast is Tamarin bay. Tamarin isn’t protected by the reef, so the sea is rougher here than at Flic en Flac. But that makes it ideal for surfing, and long walks along the sand. The Tamarin river forms an estuary here, backed by mountains to the East.

The Seychelles

Seychelles Islands

Which Island you should choose before travelling to the Seychelles

Seychelles

Choosing between 115 Islands…

Don’t sweat the decision too much. Be it one of the three main islands are Praslin, La Digue or Mahé – its mountainous interior being home to Morne Seychellois National Park – or any outlying island, you’ll strike gold.

Seychelles 115 islands fall into two distinct groups, the granitic Inner Islands that lie within the relatively shallow Seychelles plateau, 4° south of the equator, and the low-lying coralline Outer Islands that lie beyond the plateau up to 10° south of the equator.

Seychelles

Seychelles

The Outer Islands are themselves further divided into five groups, extending in a gleaming arc towards the east coast of Africa: the Amirantes group lying 230km distant from Mahé; the Southern Coral Group; Alphonse Group; Farquhar Group and finally the Aldabra Group, some 1150km from Mahé.  There are 43 Inner Islands – 41 granitic islands and 2 coralline islands.  All 72 Outer Islands are coralline.

Mahé

When it comes to wishing for the archetypal idyllic island, it’s impossible to think past the glorious bays caressed by gorgeously multihued waters of Mahé. To the northeast, a range of granite peaks, including Mahé’s highest point, Morne Seychellois (905m), adds to this vivid panorama. By far the largest and most developed of the Seychelles islands

La Digue

La Digue. Remember that tropical paradise that appears in countless adverts and glossy travel brochures? Here it’s the real thing, with jade-green waters, lovely bays studded with heart-palpitating gorgeous beaches, and green hills cloaked with tangled jungle and tall trees. Anse Source d’Argent on the west coast, with its picture-perfect, sea-smoothed glacis rocks. As if that wasn’t enough, La Digue is ideally situated as a springboard to surrounding islands, including Félicité, Grande Sœur and the fairy-tale Île Cocos.

Praslin

A wicked seductress, Praslin has lots of temptations: stylish lodgings, high-quality restaurants serving the freshest of fish, tangled velvet jungle, curving hills dropping down to gin-clear seas, gorgeous stretches of silky sand edged with palm trees and a slow-motion ambience. No, you’re not dreaming! Lying about 45km northeast of Mahé, the second-largest island in the Seychelles

With such a dreamlike setting, the Seychelles is, unsurprisingly, a choice place for a honeymoon. But there’s much more to do than simply cracking open a bottle of champagne with the loved one in a luxurious hotel. Having earned a reputation as a paradigm of ecotourism, the Seychelles is a top spot to watch birds and giant tortoises in their natural habitat. And a vast living world lies just below the turquoise waters, beckoning divers of all levels. When you tire of beaches you can venture inland on jungle trails, indulge in fine dining or enjoy the sublime laid-back tempo.

Seychelles island

Seychelles island

And time has come to spread the word: yes, this paradise is accessible to us all. On top of ultra-luxurious options, the Seychelles Islands has plenty of quaint, affordable self-catering facilities and guesthouses, often situated on some of the best land. Though it remains an expensive destination, its tourist authorities are now targeting non-millionaires, promoting these economy options. But fear not: mass tourism it will never be.

St Lucia

St Lucia

St Lucia

St. Lucia is the sort of island that travelers to the Caribbean dream about, a small, lush tropical gem that is still relatively untouched by human. One of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, it is located midway downs the Eastern Caribbean chain, between Martinique and St. Vincent, and north of Barbados. St. Lucia is only 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, with a shape that is said to resemble either a mango or an avocado. The Atlantic Ocean kisses its eastern shore, while the beaches of the west coast owe their beauty to the calm Caribbean Sea.

St Lucia

St Lucia

Rising like an emerald tooth from the flat Caribbean Sea, St Lucia definitely grabs your attention. Glossed over as some sort of glam honeymoon spot, this mountainous island has much more to offer then just posh digs.

Who says the Caribbean is all about lying on the beach? If that’s all you do in St Lucia you’re missing out. The rainforest-choked interior is made for hiking; a canopy of green covers the island like a haze. Rolling hills grow to form volcanic mountains and reach to the sky. The iconic Pitons rise from the waves to the clouds like pyramids of volcanic stone. This isn’t some glammed-up, theme-park holiday spot – St Lucia has a pulse. Your senses are bombarded with the sights, smells and sounds of an island that’s truly alive. In Northern St Lucia, Pigeon IslandNational Park has a history of hostility, but these days, is known for walks and its small sandy beach. Towns like Castries move and shake to the sound of car horns, the smell of rotis fresh from the oven and reggae blaring on the speaker.

St Lucia

St Lucia

In natural beauty, St. Lucia seems like an island plucked from the South Pacific and set down in the Caribbean. Its dramatic twin coastal peaks, the Pitons, soar 2,000 feet up from the sea, sheltering magnificent rain forests where wild orchids, giant ferns, and birds of paradise flourish. Brilliantly-plumed tropical birds abound, including endangered species like the indigenous St. Lucia parrot. The rainforest is broken only by verdant fields and orchards of banana, coconut, mango, and papaya trees.

St Lucia

St. Lucia has been inhabited since long before colonial times, and its cultural treasures are a fascinating mélange of its rich past and its many different traditions. The island’s people have earned a well deserved reputation for their warmth and charm, and the island itself is dotted with aged fortresses, small villages, and open-air markets.St Lucia

Sure you can find a beach to sit on and a nice hotel right beside it. There is great scuba diving to be found under the waves and the sailing is top notch. But it’s much more than that. If you’re looking for a Caribbean destination that will let you get under the skin of West Indian life, St Lucia is the one.

Velaa The Private Island of the Maldives

Discover Velaa Island “Paradise on Earth”

Velaa Island Maldives

Stretching north from the Equator,the Islands that rest upon the Maldivian Archipelago are like jewels scattered across pools of pure azure. Each of these Islands are surrounded by pure white sandy beaches, with a heart of lush Emerald foliage From above this motif is hypnotically beautiful.

Velaa Island Maldives

When planning your next holiday in Maldives have a look at this! Velaa is a new resort still in development in the Maldives, it is a unique combination of indoor and outdoor living spaces. You can choose to stay at a beach bungalow or a romantic water villa, each with a private pool. You will enjoy unparalleled levels of privacy, comfort and luxury.

velaa island maldives

velaa island maldives

velaa island maldives

Velaa Island

Seychelles Things to do

Seychelles Islands

Seychelles beaches Anse source D'argent

Visit the unbelievable Seychelles beaches. Many of the beaches are untouched by man’s influence and are refreshingly uncrowded. They offer clear blue skies and a tranquility you will rarely find. A hike along the coastline from Beau Vallon to Anse Major will take about 1.5-2 hours and your reward will be a small deserted beach that’s fit for a king. The scenery along the hike is breath-taking. Not all beaches are suitable for swimming depending on the time of year, due to the seasonal winds. Do not ignore warning signs indicating that a beach is hazardous for swimming, no matter how appealing the waters may look.

Vallee de Mai Seychelles

vallee de mai seychelles

Vallee de Mai Seychelles is a national park and world heritage site, home to amazing flora and fauna, including the world’s largest seed: the coco de mer. Entrance fee is require.

Aldabra Atoll Seychelles

Aldabra Atoll Seychelles

Aldabra Atoll: The world’s largest coral atoll that stretches about 22 miles east to west and encloses a huge tidal lagoon. Aldabra is the original home of the giant land tortoise and tiger sharks and manta rays can also often be seen here.

Water sports Seychelles

Watersport Seychelles

water sport seychelles

The warm Indian Ocean waters make Seychelles the perfect place for the water enthusiasts. Explore on the board of a yacht, power boat, catamaran or sailboat. Windsurfing is also popular and the best time for this activity is usually around May and October, at the start and end of the trade winds.

Scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing are also extremely popular and can be done almost anywhere in the Seychelles. Baie Ternay is superb and easily accessible by glass bottom boat tour from Beau Vallon beach – leave yourself an empty day and walk the beach for a ‘last minute’ booking – great deals can be bartered. Snorkeling (provided you have your own gear – some Seychelles hotels lend masks, snorkels and fins to guests) is FREE and there are many great spots: off some of the small beaches at Glacis, past Mouse Island at Anse Royale, along the reef at Port Launay (near Ephelia Resort). Often spotted are a wide array of tropical fish, sea turtles, eagle rays and more!

Land Sports: Golf, tennis, squash, badminton, horseback riding, biking and hiking are some of the recreational activities available on the Seychelles Islands. Bike rentals and walking tours are great ways to sightsee and since distances are relatively short and the scenery is beautiful, walking is probably the best way to see the smaller islands (La Digue, Praslin), while walking along the main road can be quite intimidating as the roads are narrow and local cars/busses drive quite quickly. On Mahe it is not advised to ride bicycles, and there are no rental shops within sight. Bird watching is also popular and the islands are home to many of the worlds most treasured and rare species of animals. The best place to do so is Cousin Island which although only 1 km (0.6 miles) in diameter, is home to more than 300,000 birds, but many unique species can be found at ease on Mahe.

Maldives Diving Experience

Maldives Island

Maldives diving

Diving in Maldives

The warm seas of Maldives have high visibility throughout the year, with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty meters away at times. Add to that the marvelous formation of over 3000 coral reefs and the free flowing tides of the monsoons. The results of these perfect conditions have created one of the world’s richest diving coral reef areas.

Underwater Maldives

Maldives diving tortoise
Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures inhabit the Maldivian waters. The monsoon tides of the Indian Ocean create a collection of small marine creatures as well as microscopic plant cells. This in turn creates a hub for all kinds of underwater species who gather in these waters lured by
the abundance of food. In the Maldives you will get to see everything. From tiny shrimp and groups of colorful swimmers to the magnificent mantas and sharks, a careful eye will give you enough to enrapture you for a lifetime.

Diving Maldives

Shark Whale Maldives
The best thing is that you need not be a professional diver to enjoy the Maldives. All resorts and safari boats give you basic to advanced training using well-monitored diving facilities of a high standard. Even the most reluctant diver can enjoy the beauty of Maldivian underwater life on a drift dive with the guidance of experienced dive instructors. A dive in a house reef is equally rewarding, all you need to do is swim a few minutes from shore. Due to the countless number of reefs found among the 26 atolls in the Maldives, all you need to do is travel 15 to 60 minutes by boat to get to a different dive spot every day.

DIVING Maldives

snorkeling Maldives

Dives in the Maldives usually takes place along a faru (reef), a thila (a submerged aquarium like reef, on a channel where the atoll meets the ocean, or on a wreck. Night diving is particularly beautiful as is a macro dive that lets you see tiny, interesting and usually disregarded creatures up close and personal.

 

Seven colored earth of Chamarel Mauritius

Mauritius Island Seven colored earth of Chamarel In addition to the National Park between Black River and the tip of the Morne Brabant, Chamarel region has one of the main natural attractions of Mauritius. mauritius island Located in a private (paid access), the land of the 7 colors of Chamarel is a clearing that has seven color variations, ranging from ocher, brown, red and purple. This phenomenon is due to the presence of volcanic ash containing mineral oxides of different colors laid bare by erosion for centuries. The particularity of this earth, is that once mixed colors always end up not separate. But we can not take land or walk over to preserve this unique place. There is also giant tortoises that will delight toddlers. Chamarel waterfall mauritius Before arriving in the land of seven colors, you will follow a trail of ocher that will take you on a truly impressive waterfall. It is fed by rivers and St Denis Salt meat and is 100 meters high waterfall can be admired at the top of a promontory. It is also possible to go down and bath. For photographers, it is advisable to visit Chamarel midday not to be bothered by the shadows before the waterfall and the plain are very different. Mauritius Holidays