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Light Probing Darkness: Sun Creeping Through Old Moorish Mezquita Doors. Cordoba, Spain
Sparkly Man: People Madison Square Park on a Summer Night Flatiron Section of New York City
Colorful Brick Walkway: Mexican Themed Shopping District in Downtown Los Angeles, California
Lazy Bastid (Or the Wonderful Day I Finally Realized I'm Bigger Than Her)
Dead Trees Strewn All About the Volcania Gray Sands of Rialto
Beach, Olympic Peninsula, Washington
The Warm Glow of Sunset on Rocks as they Reach the Pacific Ocean. Pebble Beach, California
Swirling Fish Ecstasy: Watching the Sea Life Creating its Own Weather in the San Francisco Aquarium
Not So Much Surface Tension: Goldfish Swimming in the Big Pond in Wallenstein Gardens, Prague
My Little Bahamian Friend Could Fit Nicely in the Palm of Your Hand
The Impressive Bulk of The Bellagio Hotel, Luxury Resort and Casino at Night. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Old Fashioned Architecture: Colonial Spanish Room, San Antonio, Texas
Lone White Swan Riding the Shimmering Waves on the Vltava River, Czech Republic
Tough Old Broad: Molly Brown's Rough Hewn, Masculine House is a Museum in Denver, Colorado
Seagull Floating Over the Rocks and Ocean: Parts of San Francisco Look as if they are not in a City
Godzillaish: Komodo Dragon in a Zoo, Probably Thinking About Food
The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), also known as the Komodo monitor, is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang and Gili Dasami. A member of the monitor lizard family (Varanidae), it is the largest living species of lizard, growing to a maximum length of 3 metres (9.8 ft) in rare cases and weighing up to around 70 kilograms (150 lb). Their unusual size has been attributed to island gigantism, since there are no other carnivorous animals to fill the niche on the islands where they live. However, recent research suggests that the large size of Komodo dragons may be better understood as representative of a relict population of very large varanid lizards that once lived across Indonesia and Australia, most of which, along with other megafauna, died out after the Pleistocene. Fossils very similar to V. komodoensis have been found in Australia dating to greater than 3.8 million years ago, and its body size remained stable on Flores, one of the handful of Indonesian islands where it is currently found, over the last 900,000 years, "a time marked by major faunal turnovers, extinction of the island's megafauna, and the arrival of early hominids by 880 ka." Source: Wikipedia.
Harlem Meer, Central Park: This Body of Water in the Northeast of the Park Hides Fish and Occasional Alligators
Harlem Meer ("meer" is Dutch for "lake") occupies the northeast corner of New York City's Central Park, in a section of park that was added to the original site, which had originally ended at 106th Street. It lies north of the Conservatory Garden, with a meandering and diverse shoreline that wraps around the bluff that contains the Blockhouse, the remains of gun emplacements erected for the War of 1812, which never saw action. Today Harlem Meer has been reduced to 11 acres (45,000 m2) and 1.2 kilometers (3/4 mile) circumference by the construction of Lasker Rink and Pool in 1966, for summer swimming and winter ice-skating, over its westernmost end. Source: Wikipedia.