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Door to Hell: Standing at the edge of the Darvaza Crater in Turkmenistan. Known as the Door to Hell, this flaming crater has been burning for decades, fueled by the rich natural gas reserves found below the surface. Photo and caption by Priscilla Locke


pinner: "We thought we might see a hobbit behind every tree. Rainforest in Waikaremoana, New Zealand.

National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

Teardrop Arch, at Sunset by Matthew Crowley Photography  Source: Flickr / crowleymr

Monument Valley (Navajo: Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii, meaning valley of the rocks) is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone. Teardrop Arch, at Sunset (by Matthew Crowley Photography)