Birds are some of the most adaptable animals on Earth, finding ways to survive in a variety of habitats on all seven continents. But since humans rarely take time to sing their praises, here's a graphical tribute to the impressive achievements of our avian neighbors.
Ussuri Bay in Russia was once a Soviet-era dumping ground for old glass bottles and porcelain, but thanks to the awesome power of mother nature, the bay, near Vladivostok, now boasts one of the most beautiful beaches you'll ever see.
In March, Siberia's Lake Baikal is particularly amazing to photograph. The temperature, wind and sun cause the ice crust to crack and form beautiful turquoise blocks or ice hummocks on the lake’s surface. //So pretty EL//