Stunning Photographs Of A Glacier In The Karakoram Region Of Pakistan

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Polish photographer David Kaszlikowski took a series of stunning photographs of a glacier in the Karakoram region of Pakistan while on a film expedition. At the Baltoro and Godwin-Austen glaciers near K2, the second highest mountain in the world, he sent his drone on flights to scout the surrounding landscape. Here: at the heart of Karakoram, a glacier formation found at Concordia at the very beginning of one of the longest glaciers on the planet, Baltoro. (Photo by David Kaszlikowski/Rex Features)

K2 mountain captured on a clear night just before sunrise. (Photo by David Kaszlikowski/Rex Features)

K2 is the second highest mountain in the world at 8,611 metres above sea level. (Photo by David Kaszlikowski/Rex Features)

Training climb on the ice features of the Baltoro glacier. (Photo by David Kaszlikowski/Rex Features)

A photographer uses LED light to ‘paint’ the snow at Karakoram. (Photo by David Kaszlikowski/Rex Features)

The porters’ tent at K2’s base camp is just a tarpaulin stretched over the stones, left, while the other tents belong to expedition members. (Photo by David Kaszlikowski/Rex Features)

Expedition members meander between crevasses with the Gasherbrum IV massif visible in the background. (Photo by David Kaszlikowski/Rex Features)

Balti porters carrying loads which range from 25kg to 50kg, a task they undertake often wearing only basic rubber sneakers filled with fresh grass to stop their feet slipping. (Photo by David Kaszlikowski/Rex Features)

A view of the Gasherbrum IV massif. (Photo by David Kaszlikowski/Rex Features)

The porters photographed outside at base camp. They sometimes light fires using rubbish from the expeditions. (Photo by David Kaszlikowski/Rex Features)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/stunning-photographs-of-a-glacier-in-the-karakoram-region-of-pakistan/

Hong Kong’s McSleepers

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Men sleep at a 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant in Hong Kong, China November 10, 2015. A large number of homeless people sleeping on the street has long been been a problem in Hong Kong mainly due to its high rent and soaring property. In recent years, McDonald’s 24-hour fast food shops opening all over the city have become popular alternatives for people, know as McRefugees or McSleepers, to spend the night in a safer and more comfortable way than on the street. (All photos by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)














SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/hong-kongs-mcsleepers/

Stunning Aerial Photos Of Australia From Above

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Salt pans and dams are scattered across drought effected farmland in Western Australia, November 12, 2015. A pioneering Australian scheme to improve the management of water in the world’s driest inhabited continent is facing its first real test as an intensifying El Nino threatens crops and builds tensions between farmers and environmentalists. An El Nino, a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific, is already causing drought and other extreme weather, affecting millions of people across parts of the world, and experts warn that the intensifying weather pattern could emerge as one of the strongest on record. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


Lines of trees can be seen amongst drought effected farmland in South Australia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


Salt pans and dams are scattered across drought effected farmland in South Australia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


Salt pans and dams are scattered across drought effected farmland in Western Australia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


Newly planted rows of trees can be seen in a fire effected area on the outskirts of Perth, Western Australia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


Roads cut across farmland with differing vegetation in South Australia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


Sand banks and dunes can be seen along the coastline in South Australia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


An area of vegetation can be seen amongst drought effected farmland in South Australia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


Sand banks and dunes can be seen along the coastline in South Australia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


Areas of vegetation can be seen amongst drought effected farmland in South Australia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


A salt pan can be seen in drought effected farmland in Western Australia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


A road cuts through arid land in outback Western Australia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


An airstrip and roads can be seen in outback Western Australia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


A road cuts through arid land in outback Western Australia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


A small dam and roads can be seen in drought effected farmlands in outback Western Australia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


Areas of vegetation can be seen amongst drought effected farmland in South Australia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


A road cuts through arid land in outback Western Australia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


A road passes salt pans and dams scattered across drought effected farmland in Western Australia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


A road passes a mine in outback Western Australia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


Salt pans and dams are scattered across drought effected farmland in Western Australia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/stunning-aerial-photos-of-australia-from-above/

400-Year-Old Colonial Church Emerges From Mexican Reservoir as Water Levels Drop

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As water levels dropped from a Mexican reservoir, something rather surprising occurred. A 400-year-old colonial church emerged, as if it was a ghost attempting to come back to life. A drought this year hit the watershed of the Grijalva river, dropping the water level in the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir by a whopping 82 feet.


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The church is 183 feet long and 42 feet wide, with its walls rising 30 feet. A bell tower reaches 48 feet above the ground. It’s known as the Temple of Santiago (or of Quechula), and was built some time in the 16th century but

“was abandoned due the big plagues of 1773-1776,” Mexican architect Carlos Navarrete told AP News. The church was built due to its position along an important highway built and used by Spanish conquistadors. “It was a church built thinking that this could be a great population center, but it never achieved that,” Navarrete added. “It probably never even had a dedicated priest.”


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Its importance was derived from its location on the King’s Highway, a road designed by Spanish conquistadors and still in use until the 20th century.

Navarette further explained, “At that time we still found the wood from the chorus loft and the roof beams,” he said. “Also a large ossuary of the victims of the plague that depopulated the area.


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“It was a church built thinking that this could be a great population center, but it never achieved that,” Navarrete added. “It probably never even had a dedicated priest, only receiving visits from those from Tecpatan.”


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Local fishermen have been taking visitors onto the Grijalva river to visit the church, ferrying them out to see its remains.

Via AP

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/400-year-old-colonial-church-emerges-from-mexican-reservoir-as-water-levels-drop/

Rising From The Salt Water: Ghost Resort In Argentina Promises Apocalyptic Landscape To Tourists

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A picture taken in the 70s compares the place with the current state of a ruined house in the onetime spa and resort town Epecuen, November 5, 2015. Over the past few years the town of Epecuen (previously featured in the ‘Most Beautiful Abandoned Places of the World‘), located 550 km (341 miles) southwest of Buenos Aires, has been attracting tourists with its eerie apocalyptic atmosphere after a flood submerged it in salt water for more than two decades. Originally a busy lakeside tourist village in the 1920s renowned for its saltwater baths, Epecuen came to a sudden end in November 10, 1985 when a succession of rainy winters caused Lago Epecuen to overflow and water surged through a special retaining wall and into the town. Residents and tourists were forced to evacuate and in just a few days homes and buildings were covered by almost 10 meters (33 feet) of salt water. Now, 30 years on, the water has evaporated and former residents can walk amidst the rusted out ruins of what was once their town. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


Viviana Castro, a former resident walks by ruined houses in the onetime spa and resort town Epecuen, November 6, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


Viviana Castro, places a plaque with the name of the former owner on a ruined house in the onetime spa and resort town Epecuen, November 6, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


A ruined house is pictured in the onetime spa and resort town Epecuen, November 6, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


A shoe is seen on the mud in the onetime spa and resort town Epecuen, November 6, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


A picture taken in the 70s compares the place with the current state of a ruined houses in the onetime spa and resort town Epecuen, November 6, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


A rusty car is pictured in the onetime spa and resort town Epecuen, November 6, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


Deadwood is seen at sunset in Epecuen Village, November 6, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


Deadwood is pictured in the onetime spa and resort town Epecuen, November 5, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


Deadwood is seen at the sunset in Epecuen Village, November 5, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


Deadwood is seen at sunset in Epecuen Village, November 6, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


Lone inhabitant Pablo Novak, aged 85, rides his bike by a ruined house in the Epecuen Village, November 6, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


A ruined house is pictured in the onetime spa and resort town of Epecuen, November 6, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


A ruined house is pictured in the onetime spa and resort town Epecuen, November 5, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


Lone inhabitant Pablo Novak, aged 85, rides his bike by a ruined house in the Epecuen Village, November 6, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


Ruined houses are pictured in the onetime spa and resort town Epecuen, November 5, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


Mirta Estoessel, sits on her former home in the onetime spa and resort town Epecuen, November 6, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


A bottle is seen on the mud in the onetime spa and resort town Epecuen, November 6, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


A ruined house is pictured in the onetime spa and resort town Epecuen, November 5, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


A picture taken in the 70s compares the place with the current state of a ruined house in the onetime spa and resort town Epecuen, November 5, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


Visitors tour by ruined houses in the onetime spa and resort town Epecuen, November 5, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


A picture taken in the 70s compares the place with the current state of a ruined house in the onetime spa and resort town Epecuen, November 5, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


A picture taken in the 70s compares the place with the current state of a hydrothermal center in the onetime spa and resort town Epecuen, November 6, 2015. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/rising-from-the-salt-water-ghost-resort-in-argentina-promises-apocalyptic-landscape-to-tourists/

Extraordinary “Cloud Tsunami” Surges in Over Sydney

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A bizarre meteorological event hit the coast of New South Wales, Australia over the weekend. Dubbed a “cloud tsunami” on Twitter, this massive wave in the sky measured several kilometers long and swept over the city of Sydney, bringing with it powerful thunderstorms, heavy rains, and forceful winds that required the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning for the surrounding area.


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The massive formation is actually called a shelf cloud, composed of arcus clouds. The shelf cloud is typically the leading edge of a thunderstorm, attached to the base of the parent cloud that contains the storm. The strange wave-like appearance is caused by the cool sinking air from the storm’s downdraft spreading out over the land, meeting the warm air being drawn into the storm’s updraft.


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The apocalyptic impression of this “cloud tsunami” caused quite a flurry on social media, along with the weather upset that it brought to Sydney. Check out some of the shots snapped of the extraordinary incoming storm, below.


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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/extraordinary-cloud-tsunami-surges-in-over-sydney/

Epic Photos Of The Natural Disasters Around The World

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A Qantas Boeing 737-800 plane flies through heavy rain as a storm moves towards the city of Sydney, Australia, November 6, 2015. Powerful storms swept across the city on Friday, with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology issuing a warning for severe thunderstorms with large hailstones, heavy rainfall and damaging winds, local media reported. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


Large waves hit the lighthouse and harbour at high tide at Newhaven in Sussex, southern England, February 15, 2014. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)


Lightning flashes around the ash plume above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos, June 5, 2011. (Photo by Carlos Gutierrez/Reuters)


Cargo ships are seen sailing under storm clouds at open sea near the port of Piraeus, in Athens March 5, 2015. (Photo by Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)


A boy runs as heavy rains and high waves brought by typhoon Linfa, locally named Egay, crash along a breakwater along Manila Bay at a slum area in Baseco, Tondo in Manila, July 6, 2015. (Photo by Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)


A giant storm cloud can be seen in the sky above swimmers near Mollymook Beach, south of Sydney, March 5, 2014. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


Lighting strikes over a barn surrounded by a soybean crop in Donnellson, Iowa, July 13, 2012. (Photo by Adrees Latif/Reuters)


Storm clouds and snow blows off Lake Erie in Buffalo, New York, November 18, 2014. (Photo by Lindsay DeDario/Reuters)


Lightning is seen above buildings during a storm in central Shanghai, August 15, 2012. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)


Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul, Iceland, April 17, 2010. (Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters)


A man pushes his electric bicycle against strong wind and heavy rainfalls along a flooded seaside street as Typhoon Rammasun hits Haikou, Hainan province, China, July 18, 2014. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


A wave-like cloud looms over Sydney’s Manly Beach during an afternoon storm front, March 5, 2014. (Photo by Will Burgess/Reuters)


A supercell that became a Tornadic vortex signature lights up the night sky with lightning over Amarillo, Texas, May 6, 2008. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Reuters)


Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near southern Osorno city, Chile, June 5, 2011. (Photo by Ivan Alvarado/Reuters)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/epic-photos-of-the-natural-disasters-around-the-world/

This Artist Pictured His Own Journey Around The US With One Dollar Diary

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“In the time that I lived in NYC and travelled around the USA. I kept a daily dairy on one dollar bills. Below a few day’s off my life!”- Babo Schokker.



















SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/this-artist-pictured-his-own-journey-around-the-us-with-one-dollar-diary/

Haunting Photos Of A Deserted Island In Japan

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These stunning photos reveal the forgotten and decaying beauty of a once-thriving island town in Japan. The town is called Gunkjima and sits about 15 kilometers south of Nagaski. The spot is well known as a forbidden treasure trove of dilapidated urban development.

Though the island’s security is notoriously tight, apparently it isn’t tight enough to keep Aussie photographer Shane Thoms off the island. And we’re glad he found a way in because his photos of the ghost town are utterly mesmerizing.

The town of Gunkanjima sprung up years ago as a housing development for people who worked in the coal mine there. But when the mine was shut down in 1974, the town was abandoned and the buildings left vacant and forgotten. Decades passed and the town began to rot and decay, slowly taking on the post-apocalyptic appearance it now posseses.

If you’re interested in seeing more of Shane Thoms adventures, follow him here on Instagram. He seems to be the king of exploring abandoned sites in Japan.













Via So Bad so Good, Spoon and Tamago

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/haunting-photos-of-a-deserted-island-in-japan/

Epic Photos From The Golden Eagle Festival In Mongolia

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With their wings at full length, these beautiful golden eagles soar through the skies in a glorious training session to hunt their prey. Others sit on the arms of their owners and trainers. Batzaya Choijiljav, 41, from Mongolia has taken these magnificent pictures at the annual traditional Kazakhs festival, October 2015. Here: Generally, young and older men used to participate in the festival but it had started to introduce females, which keeps the younger generation unique to the future. (Photo by Batzaya Choijiljav/Caters News)


Dressed in traditional Indian dress-wear, the trainers line up on their beautiful equine friends as they prepare to send the eagles for their hunt. (Photo by Batzaya Choijiljav/Caters News)


Also the majestic eagles at work in many different scenarios. (Photo by Batzaya Choijiljav/Caters News)


The photographs of the festival are so spectacular thanks to the stunning mountain views. (Photo by Batzaya Choijiljav/Caters News)


The staggering poses the horses are captured in, express their professionalism to the hunt, to race into the wind to allow the trainer release the bird of prey. (Photo by Batzaya Choijiljav/Caters News)


Soaring through the skies with their wings at full length, these beautiful golden eagles fly through the skies in a glorious training session to hunt their prey. (Photo by Batzaya Choijiljav/Caters News)


Batzaya Choijiljav, 41, from Mongolia snapped these magnificent pictures of the in-flight eagles at the annual traditional Kazakhs’ festival in October 2015. (Photo by Batzaya Choijiljav/Caters News)


He said: “The photos were taken during the 17th Golden Eagle Festival in the Bayan-Ulgii province in Altai Mountains of Western Mongolia and the festival is just amazing”. (Photo by Batzaya Choijiljav/Caters News)


“The festival was founded in 1999 to preserve Kazakh’s unique culture, tradition and to protect golden eagles”. (Photo by Batzaya Choijiljav/Caters News)


“It is run by the Mongolian Eagle Hunter’s Association to celebrate their heritage and compete with each other to catch animals with specially trained eagles”. (Photo by Batzaya Choijiljav/Caters News)


“It just makes everything so much more interesting; and I desire to introduce my country and way of life”. (Photo by Batzaya Choijiljav/Caters News)


“It is so unique because the culture to hunt with trained birds”. (Photo by Batzaya Choijiljav/Caters News)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/epic-photos-from-the-golden-eagle-festival-in-mongolia/