NGC Best Photographs For October 2010
This months best collection of photos from the National Geographic Channel. In this month’s collection you will find out a total 22 photos which include from the category of nature, places, animals etc. Check out these photos after the break …
Tiger at the Kaziranga National Park.
Xhosa teens, initiated into manhood in a centuries-old circumcision ritual called ulwaluko, stay in seclusion outside their Eastern Cape village, wrapped in ceremonial blankets and painted with white clay for purification. Hospital surgeries reduce the infection rate, but many boys opt for the old rite.
Imagine this dry expanse underwater, with whales hunting and diving. Today visitors to Wadi Hitan walk a stone-lined path to see rocks that hold the fossils of the long-gone sea creatures.
Wind River Roadless Area, Wyoming
No signs point the way here, only the arthritic limbs of a pine gesturing to an endless sky. It is the wildest of the wild, a glacier-scoured terrain unmarred by roads, tugged at by wind, on the shoulder of the Continental Divide
Hawksbill Turtle, Barbados
Several species of morning swimmers—human tourists, protected turtles, assorted fish—share the azure waters of Paynes Bay.
Mount St. Helens Shadow
Even with its top 1,300 feet gone, replaced by a crater, Mount St. Helens still casts a convincing shadow. In the background is Mount Adams.
Orange Beach, Alabama
“Mix two parts sugar white sand with one part crystal blue water,” reads a tourism slogan for Orange Beach, Ala. In early June Deepwater Horizon oil was added to the recipe.
At a tea plantation bordering Kaziranga National Park, women workers tote freshly picked leaves to be processed. Animals face occasional hazards at the many plantations near the park
Empire State Building, New York
Empire State Building now uses bright lights at night only to celebrate holidays and special events.
Ice Canyon, Greenland
Meltwater has carved a canyon 150 feet (45 meters) deep.
Badshahi Mosque Its marble domes and graceful minarets rise above Lahore’s Old City, Pakistan
Lake McKenzie shimmers in the starlight. During the day the lake’s sugar white beach and windowpane water attract hundreds of visitors.
Khwaja Ghulam Farid Shrine
Idol worship is what extremists call it. But Sufis call it love. Here in the town of Mithankot, women share a mystical moment at the shrine of Khwaja Ghulam Farid, a revered 19th-century poet they consider a saint.
Death is not the end of bravado for Mexican drug traffickers laid to rest in lavish mausoleums at a cemetery in Culiacán, heart of the Sinaloa cartel
This species lays its eggs almost exclusively on this plant’s twisted vines.
Rooftop Golf, New York
Big city, short game, a resident works on his stroke 34 stories above 63rd and Broadway, putting green—one of several now lining rooftops in Manhattan.
Padlock Ranch Horse, Montana
Bowerbird, Papua New Guinea
A subspecies on the Huon Peninsula adds white flowers to the base of its maypole
Sand Dune, Fraser Island
Pioneering plants get a toehold above the tide line on Australia’s Fraser Island.
Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland
Lightning veins the Eyjafjallajökull volcano’s ash plume, which roiled air travel this spring. Such “dirty thunderstorms” may occur when rock and ice particles loosed by exploding magma collide in the atmosphere.
License Plated Road, Nagorno-Karabakh
The license plates were taken from cars abandoned by Azerbaijanis fleeing their homes as Armenia