China Danxia is a UNSECO World Heritage Site and the name given in China to landscapes developed on continental red terrigenous sedimentary beds influenced by endogenous forces (including uplift) and exogenous forces (including weathering and erosion). The inscribed site comprises six areas found in the sub-tropical zone of south-west China.
They are characterized by spectacular red cliffs and a range of erosional landforms, including dramatic natural pillars, towers, ravines, valleys and waterfalls. These rugged landscapes have helped to conserve sub-tropical broad-leaved evergreen forests, and host many species of flora and fauna, about 400 of which are considered rare or threatened.
Below you will find an incredible gallery of these painted landscapes in Southern China along with additional information from UNESCO about China Danxia. Enjoy!
Well. If you’re not afraid of the ocean by now you’re wrong.
|—||Chuck Klosterman (via thishungrylife)|
Aubry Plaza - Legs for days
Natural terrace pool, Pamukkale, Turkey en We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/50191589/via/miki_toya
Pineapple Meth: Photos from the set of a Breaking Bad parody featuring Bryan Cranston, Seth Rogen & David Krumholtz that was filmed on Easter Sunday. These pics came from the Instagram accounts of some Funny or Die producers, so I’m assuming we can expect to see something soon on their site. Or maybe it’s some type of promotion for Pineapple Express 2 or This Is the End. Stay tuned.
Some of our favorite people auditioned for The Office.
- Rudd: We knew each other but we didn’t know each other very well. I’m trying to think, did we meet during the Soundtracks thing?
- Fey: I think that might have been, yeah, we did this, would you call it a pilot? This special thing that never aired on VH1.
[AGGRESSIVELY PRETENDS I DIDN’T USED TO BE A 90% GLEE BLOG]
Lori Nix constructs these small dioramas using cardboard, foam, glue and paint which she then photographs using an 8 x 10 inch camera. Each piece takes about 7 months to complete.
STUNNING MINIATURE SCULPTURES BY JOE FIG
Joe Fig is an artist born and raised in Long Island, New York. Fig’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Joe Fig’s naturalism and attention to detail are astounding, his sculptures (Table Sculptures / Artist at work), paintings and photographs have garnered critical acclaim and can be found in numerous museums and private collections. In his new book, ‘Inside the Painter’s Studio’, artist Joe Fig documents the day-to-day lives of 24 contemporary artists with photos of their studios, notes on their work habits, and interviews about where and how they make art.