Dream Falls - Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Upper Tahquamenon Falls in Fall Color. Tahquamenon Falls State Park encompasses close to 50, 000 acres stretching over 13 miles. Most of this is undeveloped woodland without roads, buildings or power lines. The centerpiece of the park, and the very reason for its existence, is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls. The Upper Falls is one the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. It has a drop of nearly 50 feet and is more than 200 feet across. A maximum flow of more than 50, 000 gallons of water per second has been recorded cascading over these falls. Four miles downstream is the Lower Falls, a series of five smaller falls cascading around an island
© Matt Anderson Photography
September - Cockney Sportsmen
A group of Cockney sportsmen, out in the wilds of east London, causing chaos as they try to shoot birds. Even their retrieving dogs would rather fight amongst themselves! From "The Comic Almanack for 1837: An Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest Containing All Things Fitting For Such Work by Rigdum Funnidos, Gent. - Adorned with a dozen of Righte Merrie Cuts pertaining to the Months, and an Hieroglyphic, by George Cruikshank." Published in London by Charles Tilt Bibliopolist, 1836
© Linda Steward
Gasherbrum IV peak at sunset
Gasherbrum IV is the 17th highest mountain on Earth and the 6th highest in Pakistan. It is one of the peaks in the Gasherbrum massif.
The Gasherbrums are a remote group of peaks located at the northeastern end of the Baltoro Glacier in the Karakoram range of the Himalaya. The massif contains three of the world's 8, 000 metre peaks (if one includes Broad Peak). Gasherbrum is often claimed to mean Shining Wall, presumably a reference to the highly visible west face of Gasherbrum IV; but in fact, it comes from rgasha (beautiful) and brum (mountain) in Balti, hence it actually means beautiful mountain.
Baltoro Glacier trekking is one of the best treks in the world. The trekking starts from the village of Askole, walking along the Baltoro Glacier to reach Concordia. Concordia is the heart of Karakoram Range, and center of a complex of some of the world highest peaks and many of the largest glaciers. On every side, within radius of 24 kms, rise up ten of the world's thirty highest peaks, including, K2, Broad Peak, and Gasherbrum peaks. Crossing the high pass of Gondogoro la and enter the other side of Karakoram in Hushe valley