Saturday, January 14, 2017



732


Western Australia


There's a reason why the locals of of the Abrolhos Islands 
have kept them a secret for so long -
 it's paradise! If snorkelling, windsurfing,
 bird watching or fishing are on your to-do list,
 the 122 islands that make up this unique marine environment 
have got you covered. 
You'll find them just 60km west of Geraldton
 making them easily accessible for a day trip on a charter boat,
 fishing or eco tour.
 You can also jump on a scenic flight to see these
 Indian Ocean jewels from the air.



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Break Free







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Amazing pictures































































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First snow day of 2017 at the Oregon Zoo
Polar bear Nora, harbor seals, sea otters 
and Samudra the Asian elephant
 play in the snow after a winter storm in Portland.






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Miscellaneous Cartoons






























































































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Michelle Obama Surprises People
 Recording Goodbye Messages to Her




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Kids


























































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An-22 is landing on unpaved runway

In December 2016 AN-22 Antei (UR 09307)
 transport aircraft of "Antonov Airlines"
 fulfilled the program of cargoes transportation
 from Europe to the Republic of Mali. 
As a total, 39 flights of 141 hours were performed, 
246 tonnes of cargo were carried.
 At that, the aircraft landed seven times at
 unpaved runway of Gao airport, Mali. 
None of other aircraft able to be based at strips of such quality,
 including the AN-12, C-130, Il-76,
 would not be able to carry more cargo
 compared to the An-22.
The Customer appreciated transport capabilities
 of the AN-22 and intended to continue 
this operation in January 2017.






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A collection of Idiot's 




















































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Humpback Whales Breaching Surprises
 Kayakers in British Columbia





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Around the World

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Iceland







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Russia








































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Czech Republic






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United Arab Emirates




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Greece




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Venezuela







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India





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Philippines

Taal Island




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Brazil





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Antarcticia








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Switzerland







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Turkey



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Spain





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USA











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Australia

Air Guitar kangaroo



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Canada



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now, apparently it gets cold in Canada
 this time of the year
And according to Don H its already -22 in Edmonton Alberta
And this what you do when you get bored with the cold weather





























thanks Don


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generally speaking





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Amazing build a road at Australia

In Moora Western Australia
about 200 km's north of Perth
Averaging 5km's a day
Built for light traffic , smaller trucks
But not Road trains




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Animal fails


























































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Duck, duck, goose
Digby learns about grass




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Dog jumps over friends




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Odds and Ends




























































 this could be Canada!!!







































must have been a great party!!





















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Best of owls in 1 minute


thanks Kitty L


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Those funny animals




































































































































































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Finch Frozen to Fence Rescue

While feeding  horses on New Year's morning 
I noticed a solitary finch perched upon the
 steel fence near the water tank. 
The tank is heated to keep it from freezing.
 It is not uncommon for birds to drink from the heated tank.
 Apparently this unfortunate bird had gotten
 its feet wet and, while making its exit, 
had become frozen to the fence in the prevailing 
near zero Idaho temperatures.
 First, I attempted to warm the feet of the frightened bird 
by pressing my palm against both the fence
 and the birds feet, 
while also gently restraining the bird's flapping wings.
 It then seemed that warming the birds feet
 with my warm breath would bring quicker success.
 Gentle sideways motion with my thumb 
brought freedom for the frightened bird 
and a smile of satisfaction to my face..
. a delightful way to start a new year.




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Fake Books on Subway
 UNPRESIDENTED EDITION





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Fake Book Covers on the Subway
 PART TWO





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Funny Signs










































































































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150 ICONIC FEMALE CHARACTERS



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Men and Women


















































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Truck attempting to go across 
a very thin wooden bridge




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"Word of the Week"




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Phil's Philosophy






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