Tuesday, September 2, 2014



History sailor got on a desert island, known to every schoolchild. In 1704, the Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk on his own request was put ashore on the island of Mas a Tierra. On it, he lived for the next 4 years, and his story became the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel "Robinson Crusoe". Decide you now follow the example of the sailor and retire on the island will have to seriously podnapryachsya in search of such land: in 1877 on the island of Mas a Tierra began to reside permanently people, and after 1966 it was renamed Robinson Crusoe Island, on He rushed to the hordes of tourists. Find the earth, where no man has gone before, of course, is unlikely to succeed, but to get acquainted with the pristine nature and visit places isolated from civilization - is feasible. We spotted 10 secluded islands, where even if only for a couple of hours, you can feel the real Robinson Crusoe.

Where: New Zealand

This group of islands, located to the south of the South Island of New Zealand. If someone here once lived, then it happened somewhere in the 13-14 century - that this age archaeologists overall findings from Enderby Island, which, in their opinion, belonged to a Polynesian settlements. At the moment, the island does not have permanent residents, and the only visitors are the territory of scientific expeditions. On the islands are quite harsh climate, and the temperature is kept in the vicinity of markers + 5-7 ° C, in the summer sometimes rising to + 11-15 ° C. But even in such circumstances, it is possible to survive, which confirms the experience of sailors of the late 19th and early 20th century, who repeatedly suffered shipwreck in the area and for a long period inhabited the islands of the archipelago.

Ang Thong
Where: Thailand

Almost untouched nature can be found on the Ang Thong archipelago, which is located about 30 km from the island of Koh Samui. Untouched until it was as long as 40 islands not included in the National Park Mu Ko Ang Thong and began to carry tourists. But in spite of this, all the islands, except for one, remain uninhabited. The population is only on the island of Ko Palu. Live there the sea gypsies who make their living exclusively fishing. So if you decide to settle somewhere here on the island, mainly your occupation will be keeping a diary. And then the diary can not do without. Appointment of Ekofinplast delight not only high-quality performance, stylish design that will be appropriate in any situation. But they will also slice the motherland on a long journey, because the production of the company is located in Moscow. And your record after the publication will become a new best seller for the romantics ...

Pyramid Ball
Where: Australia

The island is located about 20 kilometers south-east of Lord Howe Island. Stone spire height of 562 meters is the remnant of an ancient volcano that formed about 7 million years ago. Pyramid Ball is considered one of the most isolated islands in the world of stone. Since 1965, the island was chosen by climbers. Conquest of top lasted until 1982, while the Australian authorities have not banned climbers visit the island. In 1986, the island was closed to the public at all, and to land on the rock, you need a special permit.

Coconut Island
Where: Costa Rica

A volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean - the most remote and isolated province of Costa Rica. It is located 523 km from its western coast. This piece of wilderness area of ​​24 square kilometers, which filmed some scenes of "Jurassic Park" and the pirates hid their treasure. In order to preserve biological diversity and unique nature of the island did reserve. Although the island is considered to be uninhabited, a few people are still there. Constantly on the island live rangers who look after the park and give visitors permission to go ashore.

Where: Republic of Kiribati

All the islands, with the exception of the largest island in the archipelago of Canton, with a population of 31 people, are uninhabited. After their discovery in the 19th century on the islands for a while was mined guano. Such activities only caused damage to the flora and fauna, and the workers made permanent inhabitants of the island Polynesian rats. In 2008, the island was given the status of a protected conservation area. Now the Phoenix Islands - the world's largest marine reserve area of ​​410 500 square meters. km. In 2010, the island was included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Where: Fiji

Mamanuca group of islands is considered one of the most popular tourist areas in Fiji. The archipelago consists of 20 island, and many of them are located resorts, but a few islands remain uninhabited. This is due mainly to the lack of drinking water sources. The most famous desert island in the group - a tiny Monuriki, which filmed "The Outlaw."

Where: Solomon Islands

The largest uninhabited island in the South Pacific occupies an area of ​​land area of ​​118 square kilometers For many years, lived on the island indigenous population, but nearly 200 years ago, they left him, having moved to the other islands. Now the island is used as a tourist attraction, and for the few who want to stay almost one-on-one with nature here built thatched huts.


Maldives consists of approximately 1,190 coral islands. Approximately 200 of them are inhabited by Maldivians. Another 100 were built luxury hotels. Other islands are uninhabited, which makes it possible to almost every resort offers Desert Island, where guests are transported to a nearby uninhabited island.

Where: Seychelles

It is the second largest atoll in the world after the Christmas Island. Island is a nature reserve of world importance. On an island inhabited by a unique population of giant tortoises. In 1982, the Aldabra atoll was added to UNESCO World Heritage List. The island belongs to one of the few remaining in the world of coral atolls, which is practically not affected by civilization.

Rocky Island
Where: Palau

Islands covered with dense vegetation and air resembling mushrooms, are the main attraction of Palau. They are famous for its beaches and clear blue lagoons. Most of them inhabit only rare birds and animals.

Monday, September 1, 2014


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Most recently, National Geographic launched a new initiative - a photo project, which may take part of any photographer, regardless of the location and level of professionalism. The main thing - to perform a task.
The essence of the project is quite simple - to display the changing world around us. Our planet is indeed changing at an incredible rate, and keep track of all the changes is simply impossible. And we're not just talking about the nature or the human impact on it. Look around - beskoneyanye waves concrete and millions of cars in traffic jams. Comes to the fact that there is even such a proposal, as air taxi in Moscow. Because otherwise in the metropolis already impossible to move freely. But we got carried away.And changes are positive. More than 10,000 photographers participated in the project and the number of participants continues to grow. As illustrative examples of the context of the project, National Geographic showed the most vivid pictures.
"Cloud tadpoles" - Eiko Jones (Eiko Jones). Photographer shooting water lilies, and eventually captured a herd of thousands of tadpoles.
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"Alive" - ​​Jonathan Tucker (Jonathan Tucker). Self-portrait taken in Alaska in a cave under the glacier. For the author it was a crown of traveling around the peninsula.
New Photo from National Geographic
"Weightless" - Marulakis Dimitris (Dimitris Maroulakis). Freediver in the water surface of the lake of Vouliagmeni.
New Photo from National Geographic
"People in prayer" - Junaid Ahmed (Junaid Ahmed). Idzhtima - one of the largest Muslim gatherings for prayer. People do not have enough space and they pray in the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
New Photo from National Geographic
"Camp in Dong Han Song" - Ryan Debudt (Ryan Deboodt). Halt cavers in the world's largest cave.
New Photo from National Geographic
"Balloons Kabul" - Allen Hands (Allen Rooke). Decoration dark winter morning in the Afghan capital.
New Photo from National Geographic
"Night of lightning over the Grand Canyon" - Rolf Meder (Rolf Maeder).
New Photo from National Geographic
"The most beautiful pond in the world" - Kent Shiraishi (Kent Shiraishi).This pond is on the island of Hokkaido is constantly changing color.Scientists have just can not explain why.
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"The Perfect Catch" - Wayne Peynpinto (Wayne Panepinto). Lucky shot of a sea lion at the zoo «Lily and Seneca Park Zoo».
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Focus on the best photography October of 2013 from National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Russia.
Lightning in the Bay of Bengal
Best photos from the October 2013 National Geographic


Zoo Lowry Park, Tampa. Lucy picked up in 2007, a little girl, when her mother left to fend for themselves. In the world there are only 165 Florida cougars, considering Lucy.
Best photos from the October 2013 National Geographic

Elephant seals, South Georgia

It seems that male kisses girlfriend, but most likely, he bites her, that she had not escaped from his passionate embraces. Weight of adult males up to four tons, females can weigh ten times less.
Best photos from the October 2013 National Geographic

Portrait of an African elephant

Zoo in Colorado.
Best photos from the October 2013 National Geographic

Huge iceberg, Greenland

Best photos from the October 2013 National Geographic

Black-browed albatrosses, South Georgia

Two black-browed albatrosses nest in the colony. This monochrome image is taken from the project Sebastien Salgado «Genesis» (Genesis). Eight years in 32 countries photographer documented "that has not yet touched ...".
Best photos from the October 2013 National Geographic

Golden snub-nosed monkey

This is the kind of Chinese monkeys, named for an upturned nose.
Best photos from the October 2013 National Geographic

Lions, Serengeti National Park

Sea lion and a female fight of pride Vumbi rest between pairings. Dark mane - a sign of strength, so that females prefer males with a dark mane, like the C-bout.
Best photos from the October 2013 National Geographic


From other members of the order of crocodiles alligators are more wide muzzle.
Best photos from the October 2013 National Geographic

Columbia Glacier, Alaska

When photographer James Belog first took a picture of Columbia Glacier, one has retreated nearly 18 kilometers, compared with 1980. This speed has guided Beloga the idea of ​​the project Extreme Ice Survey: install cameras near the glaciers to document climate change.
Best photos from the October 2013 National Geographic

Cyanea and comb, White Sea

Cyan, like all jellyfish predators prey on ctenophores (pictured) and other jellyfish and fish. Their tentacles seated batteries of stinging cells, each of which is folded in a special capsule stinging thread - a sort of harpoon with a poisonous hook at the end.
Best photos from the October 2013 National Geographic

Pink Cockatoo

On the ground they walk slowly, but quickly fly up to 70 km / h.
Best photos from the October 2013 National Geographic

Lioness, Serengeti National Park

Lionesses of Pride Vumbi (Swahili word meaning "dust") kill warthog, which pulled out of the hole. These small snacks help to survive the difficult dry season, when the young can die of hunger.
Best photos from the October 2013 National Geographic

Indian rhinos

It is the largest of the Asian rhinos. In size it is the second in Asia after the beast elephant. Mom and daughter.
Best photos from the October 2013 National Geographic

Aurelia, the White Sea

In some regions of the oceans number Aurelio can be so large that they completely fill a few meters of the water column, so that the light is not broken down through this layer. Four pink circle inside the dome jellyfish - gonad - organs that produce and mature germ cells.
Best photos from the October 2013 National Geographic

Small panda

Written mention of this beast in China date back to the XIII century, but the Europeans learned about it only in the XIX century. Lesser panda is mainly nocturnal (or rather, Twilight) lifestyle, sleeping during the day in a hollow, curled tail and head covered.
Best photos from the October 2013 National Geographic

Mountain Kirkyufell, Iceland

Going on a vacation to Iceland to photograph the northern lights, Nick Pond wanted to make sets of three main elements: self shine, fantastic landscape and the water, which would reflect reflections. One day shortly after midnight at Mount Kirkyufell he found what he was looking for.
Best photos from the October 2013 National Geographic

Lions, Serengeti

Best photos from the October 2013 National Geographic

Cenote Las Calaveras, Mexico

Guides Angel sunk the last to leave the cave Las Calaveras, making sure that all the tourists safe and sound to reach the exit at 18 meters above the water.Visiting the nearby pyramid at Coba, many stop to take a dip.
Best photos from the October 2013 National Geographic

Elephant seals, South Georgia

Gain weight Young elephant trying to stay together. Soon there will be responsible for them it's time they go in for the first time in the life of a sea voyage.

"Ice Caves" - Andrew Inaba (Andrew Inaba). Granite Falls - a very interesting place in the western United States. Here is the 4 caves periodically covered with ice.
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