IELTS, ESP and CALL
Follow
Find tag "landscape"
5.2K views | +3 today
IELTS, ESP and CALL
Interesting links and articles related to IELTS, ESP, EAP and CAll
Curated by Dot MacKenzie
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Dot MacKenzie from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Iceland's Volcanic Rivers

Iceland's Volcanic Rivers | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it
Time and time again, we're reminded of nature's beauty. It's hard to believe, but these photos of real landscapes, not abstract paintings.

 

Andre Ermolaev, through his photography has captured the beauty of Iceland's geomorphology.  Being on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Iceland has abundant volcanic ash which adds rich color to the fluvial systems.  

 

Tags: geomorphology, physical, Europe, fluvial, water, landforms, images.


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Cam E's curator insight, February 27, 2014 11:20 AM

Iceland is one of my favorite countries, and the place I most want to visit and would most likely move to if I had to leave the United States. The landscape is insanely beautiful and the population is extremely small, something I enjoy as I dislike cities and a high population density. Even the capital of Iceland looks akin to a relatively average fishing town in the Northern US or Canada, and the entire country has less people in it than any given state in the US.

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, December 18, 2014 2:57 PM

Nature has an incredible way at depicting and displaying its true beauty to the rest of the world. These images captured by photographer Andre Ermolaev looks like something that would be captured at a museum opening displaying some remarkable pieces of abstract work. Though this may not be the case, it gives you the desire to want to travel and experience this for yourself.

Kendra King's curator insight, January 22, 7:14 PM

My pretty pintrest picture

Rescooped by Dot MacKenzie from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

The Big Picture: Earth From Above

The Big Picture: Earth From Above | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it

This is an old gallery, but included are stunning images that all teach geography in an incredibly vivid fashion for our visual learners.  More of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's work is also available at: http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/


Via Seth Dixon
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dot MacKenzie from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Extreme Sports +Beautiful Landscapes

A few clips from flying in Switzerland the last two weeks, plus some old ones.. First shot is from Trond Teigen ( http://www.youtube.com/JumpTeigen ) Music b...

 

Beautiful physical geography and extreme sports with a video camera gives us a spectacular view of some glaciated valleys, cliff faces, fjords and mountainous terrain. 


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, February 27, 2014 5:48 PM

The extremity of wing-suiting over Switzerland embraces the natural beauty of its mountains and valleys. This sport is very dangerous and daring, but pays off in excitement and unbeatable views. 

James Hobson's curator insight, October 9, 2014 10:18 PM

(Europe topic 3)

Though I probably won't ever do this in my lifetime, I can definitely say I can see the enjoyment of this extreme sport. Aside form the adrenaline rush, it would be like dropping yourself into a screen of Google Earth, like zooming in and scrolling as you glide into the valley. Being a firm believer in first-hand experience as the most effective learning strategy, calling this high-flying sport educational is safe (pun intended!) to say.

Jacob Crowell's curator insight, December 8, 2014 11:32 AM

There has never been a better way to show the physical geography of Norway. Extreme sports are interesting because alot of them are dependent on their surroundings. Rock climbing requires cliffs and mountains and Wing-suit flying is made alot more enjoyable with this kind of geography. 

Rescooped by Dot MacKenzie from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Interactive Sistine Chapel

Interactive Sistine Chapel | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it

One of the amazing memories of my trip to Europe was visiting the Vatican and developing a kink in my neck from marveling at the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.  No photography is allowed to preserve reverence in what many consider not only a cultural heritage site, but a holy site.  This link is the next best thing to being in the Vatican staring at the Sistine Chapel.  We might not be able to travel the world with our students, but this can help us bring the world to our classroom.


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Cam E's curator insight, February 27, 2014 10:50 AM

This is a very cool opportunity due to the fact that photography isn't usually allowed in the Sistine chapel. Of course it can't compare to the beauty of the place in person, but in some ways it's almost more powerful as this room is usually filled to the brim with tourists, seeing it empty is a bit more striking as you can appreciate the fool instead of missing it in the crowds of people.

Rescooped by Dot MacKenzie from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Photo of the Day-Iguazu Falls

Photo of the Day-Iguazu Falls | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it
See a photo of Iguazu Falls in South America and download free wallpaper from National Geographic.

 

Beautiful image!  South America's equivalent to the Niagara Falls is a place that students should see.


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Cam E's curator insight, February 11, 2014 11:11 AM

I'm adding this to my list of places to go right away! I intend to visit most of the countries in the world in my lifetime, and this just happens to be on the border of two of them. It's a really cool sight even apart from its natural topography. It looks like the border is almost like a gap in the Earth itself. It reminds me a bit of how the Grand Canyon is a divide  close to the borders of Utah, Nevada, and Arizona.

 

Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, February 11, 2014 12:11 PM

This image of Iguazu Falls in South America is just another visual example of how beautiful the world is!

James Hobson's curator insight, September 29, 2014 10:12 PM

(South America topic 3)

What a perfect photo for "National Geographic"! As is the case with many of its other cover or insert photos, it shows what many have seen before (or similar to it), includes a human element in some way, but is taken from an unusual angle or distance. As another example of the pattern I'm noticing, I took a random National Geographic off my bookshelf. The cover shows the Statue of Liberty (a well-known landmark), Manhattan skyscrapers (the human element), but as would be seen from underwater (the unusual perspective). It's something about seeing something familiar from an unfamiliar perspective that makes one stop and reimagine the scope of whatever it is they have experienced.

Rescooped by Dot MacKenzie from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Earthscapes

Earthscapes | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it
The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the beauty and diversity of America's landscapes as seen from above with the Earthscapes (Forever®) stamps.Offering an opportunity to see the world in a new way, the 15 stamps are issued in 3 rows of 5, showing 3...

 

These stamps are the perfect way to decorate your letters while showing your love for the Earth and geography. 

 

Tags: images, art, landscape. 


Via Seth Dixon
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dot MacKenzie from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Pathological Geomorphology

Pathological Geomorphology | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it

This is a fabulous archive of some truly beautiful images of earth systems.  This image of Rio Bermejo in Paraguay was described as "the river that looks like a signature."


Via Seth Dixon
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Dot MacKenzie from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Places to See Before They Disappear

Places to See Before They Disappear | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it
From Andalusia to Olympia, here are ten gorgeous places we might not have for much longer.

 

Some ecosystems are incredibly resilient in the face of climate change, while others are more vulnerable.  This slideshow looks at some of the most gorgeous, yet susceptible places on Earth. 


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Lisa Fonseca's comment, October 17, 2011 11:13 PM
If these are some of the most incredible places on Earth why aren't we encouraging people or a way to help save these places. We have seen so many places get destroyed from natural disasters why aren't we trying to save these places. Also many of those places have a lot of tourism therefore it is essential we save them. Other places few but some I feel not many people would be familiar with. Why not inform people of what is going on. Finding way to help save these beautiful places.
Grammie's comment, October 21, 2011 12:20 AM
Ihave traveled to the most interesting and unusual places that we are aware of, what we need are leaders and people that are aware of these places that need saving, please help
Seth Dixon's comment, October 21, 2011 9:00 PM
I believe the "stewardship" metaphor for human environmental relations is an apt one, especially since misuse of the physical environment could most certainly place many decisions as making our societies as "bad stewards."
Rescooped by Dot MacKenzie from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Aerial Photography

Aerial Photography | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it
The immense popularity and beauty of Aerial photography urge us to create exciting and inspiring post on Aerial photography. Therefore in this post, we are sharing a collection of 55 exceptional aerial photos that will surely inspire you.

 

55 Beautiful images that all tell a story...this one displays the Athabasca Oil Sands. 


Via Seth Dixon
more...
No comment yet.