Friday, January 12, 2007

Photos of Earth


Can you believe the beauty?!!
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I got this picture in a recent databurst from a friend in the Maltese Government. Can you guess where it is?
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34 comments:

halo said...

New Zealand! I'd recognise my homeland anywhere :)

Dr Z said...

... WHERE....

Ange said...
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Ange said...

(oops, apparently I can't edit comments. It's the heat, I swear.)

I'm pretty sure I can. :)

Gorgeous photo, thank you.

ETA: Halo! Small world. Whereabouts are you?

Lapis said...

I don't know where it is, but I feel the sudden urge to pack and move, lock, stock, and book collection.

What is there about a landscape such as this that gives us the urge to sully it's beauty with our bootprints and hovels? Some sort of perverse nature worship, perhaps?

::starts checking websites for emigration info for New Zealand::

halo said...

Ange-- I'm in the South Island, in Timaru. (TimVegas, to some :X) you?

Dr Z-- not sure exactly *where*-- I'll hazard a guess and say, somewhere by the ocean, ahahahaha :P

please, do tell :)

Ange said...

Halo: Currently being stifled with humidity in Palmerston North. Ick.

...I'm going to risk bonus points and suggest that's the Marlborough Sounds. :)

sueKay said...

I know that picture's of New Zealand, but it looks so much like Scotland!!!

If you like landscape photography, you'll *love* this guy - http://www.colinprior.co.uk/

He mostly takes pictures of the Scottish Highlands, but every other year he releases a 'World's Wild Places' book and I think NZ often features :)

I'm sorry...I just love photography with a passion!

Rose said...

It's gorgeous. And not a sight I'm likely to see much, here in flat Florida.

HyperCaz said...

that is beautiful!! *sucker for scenery photos* Looks prettier than Patagonia =D

and a random off topic thought...

*caz wonders if the little stuffed toy bunny from Sydney ;) made it back to Canada*

Maria Elvira said...

...New Zealand? It looks familiar anyhoo.

That said, it's still breathtaking.

Patrik said...

je to novy zeland, pekna krajina kde sa natacali filmy ako lord of the rings alebo narnia :)

Pega said...

Where? Best guess I can hazard is New Zealand, as has already been pointed out.

Have to agree it's a beautiful sight, and an area I've always wanted to visit. Now I have more incentive. *waves to ange*

Anonymous said...

A very nice picture, Dr. Z!

It looks like it came from one of the LOTR movies, so yeah, New Zealand. :D

-Leaper 182

Tammy Mc said...

That is a beautiful picture. There are not many places around here with a view like that where you do not see a house or two.

Becky S said...

It's a beautiful picture, David. Thank you so very much for sharing it with us!

Elvin said...

Looks suspiciously like Middle Earth.

Wherever it is, I'd like to visit. Possibly even a good enough reason to get in a helicopter to fly over and see it.

Audrey said...

Wow, that's gorgeous!

windshieldbug said...

I guessed some island, then I clicked on it and it says New Zealand.

Very beautiful. I haven't been there before. Which, for being military is strange!

Although, I think northwest Florida is prettier.

(Rose: Where is flatland Florida are you? With that description I'm guessing Central or Peninsular FL.)

Spubba said...

Rose lives in Orlando not far from my mother. Every now and then, I descend upon them both and inflict trauma. Moo hoo ha ha.

That is a beautiful picture, David. Looks like the sort of place any of us would like to visit someday. Thanks for posting it!

Icie said...

no matter where it is from, it's absolutely beautiful! I wish I was there, hehe :D no chance to see something like this in Slovakia, duh... :(

Misty aka s_aurius said...

Beautiful picture. I would so love to visit New Zealand some day. What a beautiful world we live in.

Thanks for sharing the pic!

Meg said...

Oh my, that's stunning! I was originally planning on studying journalism there, but archaeology got to me first. :)

CipZip said...

New Zaeland? ... Good place for a trip ... yeah but it is a bit far from Czech Republic :-)))

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Dr Z said...

It's the north end of the Coromandel Peninsula, in New Zealand.
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A Box of Jiffy Peanut Butter goes to all of you who can read file names (oops).
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But no one, not even KIWIs! got the EXACT location...

Rose Wilde-Irish said...

windshieldbug, as Spubba said, I'm from Central Florida (Orlando or thereabouts). Though since the highest point in Florida is still under 400 feet above sea level, 'flatland Florida' pretty much covers...all of it. ;)

I've been to a lot of Florida; did school in the panhandle. Parts of NW Florida remind me of my home state, and used to make the geologists ecstatic, where Georgia clay met Florida sand. Heh.

Ange said...

But no one, not even KIWIs! got the EXACT location...

In my defence, it all looks the same to me. Beach, hills, trees, sheep (or lack of, in this case), bright blue skies...it's all just so pretty, how am I supposed to tell the difference?

Also, I'm curious to know what my prize is. I've never had peanut butter from a box before. :)

Cyn said...

Awww, New Zealand. I miss it like burning. Was there in 2003, traveling through both islands. Photos are here for anyone who cares to have a peek. Mostly LotR locations as we went on a bit of a hunt for them.

leelakin said...

Dude, New Zealand. 'cause the filename says so. *teehee* 8)

windshieldbug said...

Rose-

Lol, true, Florida is the flatest state. I think my house is about 30 feet above sealevel.

I love the Emerald coast, up here at the Air Force bases.

I haven't been to Orlando, but got to Tampa for a hockey game twice.

Carolyn said...

Wonderful picture, thanks for sharing!

And as far as Florida goes, you may be flat, but at least you're not far from ocean. Kansas is flat and has nothing worth seeing!

Yreg Yorulis said...

by the way, that photo's adress is:

http://bp1.blogger.com/_rKUtWS1j__w/RaiQm1_8y5I/AAAAAAAAAA8/z-l2IcV1Qro/s1600-h/new+zealand+200.jpg

so it is not so hard to guess where it is.. :)

Allison said...

Grass...green grass! *jealous*
Here in Austin, there's only two colors of grass: Burnt-to-a-crisp yellow or dirt. ^_^;