Sep
29

Magnificent Mount Elbrus

Mount Elbrus

Mount Elbrus is an inactive volcano and the highest peak in the Caucasus mountain range, in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia, Russia, near the border of Georgia. During ancient times, Mount Elbrus was known as Strobilus and it was believed to be the location where Zeus had Prometheus chained to a rock. Its western summit reaches a height of 5,642 m (18,510 ft), while the eastern summit stands at 5,595 m (18,356 ft). The summit offers breathtaking views of the Caucasus Mountains and the impressive tributary valley systems.

Elbrus falls on the European side of the great tectonic rift running through the Caucasus that separates Europe from Asia. The Elbrus region, known as the pearl of the north Caucasus, has already been chosen as the reserve location for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Caucasus

The Caucasus always inspired poets like Pushkin (he was exiled here in 1820, where he wrote his famous poems Prisoner of the Caucasus and The Fountain of Bakhchisarai), Mikhail Lermontov (whose early romantic poetry was stirred by the beauty of the mountains, before he too died young from a bullet in a duel) as well as Tolstoy’s novels The Cossacks and Hadji Murad.

Elbrus

Mount Elbrus is not technically difficult to climb; it is good premier ascent for aspiring climbers who wish to test their skills at increasing altitude, that is why it attracts many visitors every year.

Mt Elbrus from Barrels

Mt Elbrus from Barrels

Mountain goats

Mountain goats

Elbrus

Elbrus

Elbrus

Elbrus

Elbrus

Elbrus

Elbrus

Elbrus

Elbrus

Elbrus

Aug
04

Monkey Beach on Phi Phi Don Island

The Phi Phi Islands are located in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the western Andaman Sea coast of the mainland. Six islands in the Ko Phi Phi group are Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Leh, Bamboo Island , Yung Island , Bida Nok and Bida Nai.

Macaque monkey

Macaque monkey

Phi Phi Don, the largest and principal of the Phi Phi islands, offers sheer limestone cliffs, fine sand beaches and hidden coves. Around the coast and just offshore, coral gardens and deeper reefs are perfect for diving and snorkeling.

Monkey Beach is located in Yong Kasem Bay on the Phi Phi Don Island. It is a beautiful beach with white sand where jungle clad limestone cliffs tower above. Every day macaques come to the beach to be fed with fruit within reaching length from visitors.

Monkey Beach also offers many other thrilling beach activities, like snorkeling to view the many colorful coral reefs that exist below the surface of the Andaman Sea.

Monkey Beach

Monkey Beach

Wooden boat on Monkey Beach

Wooden boat on Monkey Beach

Macaque monkeys on the tree

Macaque monkeys on the tree

Macaque monkey with watermelon

Macaque monkey with watermelon

Macaque eating watermelon

Macaque eating watermelon

Macaque monkeys

Macaque monkeys

Macaque eating orange

Macaque eating orange

Macaque monkey on Yong Kasem Beach

Macaque monkey on Yong Kasem Beach

Macaque monkey on the tree

Macaque monkey on the tree

Macaque family

Macaque family

Jul
24

Crocodile show in Phuket Zoo, Thailand.

Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and nestles against the Indian Ocean Coast some 870 kilometers south of Bangkok. Then Phuket reveal itself, the pearl of the Andaman Sea with lush green hills as far you can see.

Head into crocodile mouth

Phuket Town (Phuket city), located in the southeastern portion of the island, is a major port and commercial center. The Phuket Zoo is a small zoo situated on the Phuket Island near the north end of Chalong Bay, about 15 minutes drive from Phuket Town.

The Best part of the zoo is three shows they present several times per day. It’s little bit like a circus where Elephants, Monkeys and Crocodiles are trained to do many different tricks for tourists.

The Crocodile show at Phuket Zoo is a feature attraction and can be seen any time throughout the day. This show is thrilling, nerve wracking and exciting, the audience sat in unbreathing astonishment looking at those thrilled crocodiles controlled by the trainers with bare hands.

Kiss with crocodile

Kiss with crocodile

On top of the crocodile

On top of the crocodile

Head between crocodiles jaws

Head between crocodiles jaws

The head in the mouth trick

The head in the mouth trick

Head into crocodiles mouth

Head into crocodiles mouth

Jul
13

Stunning sunset on Kata Noi Beach

Sunset on Kata Noi Beach

Sunset on Kata Noi Beach

Kata Noi is a beach on the southwestern side of the island of Phuket in Thailand. It prolongs the Kata Beach to the south. The beach has crystal clear water, white soft sand and with a view of the small evergreen Poo Island in the distance.

It’s long been a popular spot for surfers in the monsoon season of May to October, though swimming can be dangerous during this period.

The southern end of the beach is also a good place for snorkeling, with lots of tropical fish swimming close to the beach at high tide. Has mostly rocks but also some corals the further out one swim.

Kata Noi Beach is one of the most relaxing places.

Here is some pictures of sunset on Kata Noi Beach

Kata Noi Beach Sunset

Kata Noi Beach Sunset

Sunset on Kata Noi Beach

Sunset on Kata Noi Beach

Sunset on Kata Noi Beach (Phuket, Thailand)

Sunset on Kata Noi Beach (Phuket, Thailand)