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Elemental Art
October 19, 2008 5:45 PM   Subscribe

Elemental ‘Earth Art’: 15 Epic Land Formations. 15 Epic Water and Ice Formations and Phenomena. 12 Elemental Fire and Light Formations and Phenomena: Flares, Lightning, Smoke and Meteors. 10 Breathtaking Natural Cloud and Color Formations.
posted by homunculus (10 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
That first link puts Mt. St. Helens in Oregon, which is a bit off. Otherwise this is pretty, and interesting. Also a lot of what they show requires technology that wasn't available until recently, which makes it kind another kind of cool. Just a few years back people would not have been able to enjoy these types of grand/epic views.
posted by P.o.B. at 6:25 PM on October 19, 2008


This is great. Makes me want to take a year or two off to visit them all.
posted by twirlypen at 6:31 PM on October 19, 2008


Nice pix, but this post would be 10x better if it didn't read like a fratboy email forward.
posted by DU at 6:34 PM on October 19, 2008


AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!
posted by Alex404 at 6:39 PM on October 19, 2008


Nice. I've been in a similar ice-dagger field to the one shown in the "Water and Ice" link, only in Cerro el Plomo, not Ojos del Salado, also in Chile. They're much, much more impressive than you can tell by the pic.
posted by signal at 6:51 PM on October 19, 2008


A previous FFP about freaky ice formations.
posted by Tube at 7:08 PM on October 19, 2008


Some very cool stuff here, although it's marred by a few 'shopped pictures and composites (iceberg at bottom right) not identified as such.
posted by musicinmybrain at 7:37 PM on October 19, 2008


I liked the lightning videos. Lightning hitting the tower in Toronto, and then the strike that happened right in front of the guy w/camera.
posted by Goofyy at 8:18 AM on October 20, 2008


The 'rare ice star' is actually a sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy, who is worth a MeFi post of his own.
posted by TDIpod at 9:52 PM on October 20, 2008


52 Epic Natural Wonders of the World
posted by homunculus at 9:08 PM on October 27, 2008


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