SkyBridge – World’s Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge

3 10 2014
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The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Russia. (CEN)

The stomach-turning SkyBridge, near Sochi in south-western Russia, stretches for almost one kilometer and can take 30,000 people at a time.
And extreme sports fans who have not had enough highs for one day can speed along a zip wire more than 500ft above the valley floor.
Known as the Trollwire – riders are strapped to a zip wire horizontally side by side – it reaches speeds of 70mph as it swoops through the air.

Ropey: The massive bridge spans almost one kilometre. (CEN)

Ropey: The massive bridge spans almost one kilometre. (CEN)

Daunting: The bridge also has a bungee jump facility built into a nearby viewing platform. (CEN)

Daunting: The bridge also has a bungee jump facility built into a nearby viewing platform. (CEN)

Don't look down: Pedestrians on the bridge cross a 500ft drop. (CEN)

Don’t look down: Pedestrians on the bridge cross a 500ft drop. (CEN)

Unique crossing: The bridge stretches across the Krasnaya Polyana valley in south-western Russia. (CEN)

Unique crossing: The bridge stretches across the Krasnaya Polyana valley in south-western Russia. (CEN)

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Cute Cats In Everyday Situations By Svetlana Valyiskaya

17 09 2014
A cat looks like he bit off more than he can chew with this turkey leg. (Caters News/Svetlana Valyiskaya)

A cat looks like he bit off more than he can chew with this turkey leg. (Caters News/Svetlana Valyiskaya)

These animals seem to have the PURR-fect life living just like their human owners. The cute critters – dogs, cats and even hamsters – have seemingly decided to try out things usually only reserved for humans.

Using her adorable style of photographer Svetlana Valyiskaya poses up common pets in everyday situations – from a hamster going to the gym to a cat ordering a meal. Her well-behaved subjects can be seen in this colorful collection of pictures she has been putting together for past six years in her native Russia.

In her spare time from her job as a commercial photographer Svetlana loves nothing more than creating these hilarious environments. Making all the costumes and designing the scenes herself, the photographers work has become a sensation in her native Russia. (Caters News)

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23 Years Old Boeing 737 Airliner Crashed at Kazan, Russia

18 11 2013

A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on Sunday at Kazan, Russia killing all 50 passengers on board.

Flight U363 took off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport at 6:25 pm (1425 GMT) and crashed just over an hour later, emergency officials said.

It is said that the plane was 23 years old.

Reuters reported that, flights to and from the airport were halted until midday on Monday.

The son of Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, Irek, was among those killed in the crash.

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Photos: Cute Liliger Cubs At the Novosibirsk Zoo, Russia

29 06 2013
A month old liliger cub walks in Novosivirsk Zoo in Russia on June 18, 2013. (AP Photo /IInar Salakhiev)

A month old liliger cub walks in Novosivirsk Zoo in Russia on June 18, 2013. (AP Photo /IInar Salakhiev)

Those liliger cubs are so cute.

The cubs’ mother is a liger which is half lioness and half tiger, named Zita while their father is Sam a lion.

They live in the Novosibirsk Zoo in Russia.

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Photos: 50th Paris Air Show

18 06 2013
A Sukhoi Su-35 fighter takes part in a flying display, during the opening of the 50th Paris Air Show, at the Le Bourget airport near Paris, June 17, 2013. The Paris Air Show runs from June 17 to 23. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A Sukhoi Su-35 fighter takes part in a flying display, during the opening of the 50th Paris Air Show, at the Le Bourget airport near Paris, June 17, 2013. The Paris Air Show runs from June 17 to 23. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

The 50th Paris Air Show started on June 17, 2013 at the Le Bourget airport near Paris with major orders placed for the Airbus A380 super-jumbo jet and for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.

However thunder, lightning and rain put a damper somewhat on the air acrobatics.

So did the U.S. budget “sequester,” which prevented U.S. fighter aircraft from appearing at the show for the first time in 20 years.

The 50th Paris Air Show runs from June 17 to June 23, 2013.

Here are some photos during the opening of 50th Paris Air Show …

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Clouds Which Looks Like UFOs By Denis Budkov

11 06 2013
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Lenticular clouds hover of the mountains of the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia.

I love photography and I had posted lots of photos by great photographers who took beautiful photos of animals, trees, mountains, lakes and others.

And today, I want to share something different – cool photos of clouds that looks like UFOs or Unidentified Flying Object by Russian photographer Denis Budkov.

These photos were snapped over Klyuchevskaya Sopka, the highest mountain of the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia.

They look so cool, especially the above photo.

The Mail Online wrote that the lens-shaped formations are scientifically known as ‘altocumulus lenticularis’ and are the result of moist air that has condensed at a high altitude.

They are formed when the air temperature drops and moisture droplets are pushed up a steep slope by high winds.

This unique atmospheric condition creates the interesting lens-shaped form that defines a lenticular cloud. 

Mountains act as natural barriers forcing clouds to condense quickly as they are pushed to cooler altitudes.

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Stunning Close-Ups Starfish Photos By Alexander Semenov

7 02 2013

(Photo by Alexander Semenov)

The above photo of starfish by Alexander Semenov is so nice and it looks like some sea anemones.

I have never seen such photos before and I think that they are so beautiful.

Biologist Alexander Semenov uses  a macro lens to capture these stunning close-ups of vibrant starfish.

Mr. Semenov is chief of diving team at the White Sea Biological Station (WSBS), in Russia.  

He graduated from Lomonosov’s Moscow State University in the department of Zoology in 2007.

Now Mr. Semenov organises all WSBS underwater projects.

He enjoys underwater photography and I think that he is really good at it.

I hope that I could see the real thing and take the beautiful pictures by myself.

By the way, here are some more stunning starfish photos by Alexander Semenov …

Please click here for more beautiful close-ups photos of starfish by Alexander Semenov.








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