Mountain Scenery
{thumb} Le Cantal -- 2006.01.30
The heights of Puy Marie, in the Cantal region of the Auvergne, in south-central France.[=] Credits: Photo by danque, 2006.01.29. Copyright Hebus.Com, 2006.
{thumb} Alps -- 2002.11.15
I don't know where exactly in the Alps this is, but it certainly is a spectacular landscape photo. I've been to the place where France, Italy and Switzerland meet, but only in winter.[=] Credits: Workspace background source unknown.
{thumb} Bavaria -- 2002.11.11
A fabulous landscape vista from southern Germany.[=] Credits: Background photo from a theme by Alan Ford (alan@whirlnet.demon.co.uk).
{thumb} Crater -- 2006.02.27
Inside of Pariou crater in the French Auvergne.[=] Credits: Photo by Mc0356, 2006.02.26. Copyright Hebus.Com, 2006.
{thumb} Argeles Valley -- 2006.02.28
The valley of Argeles-Gazost (French Pyrenees) and the village of Pierrefite.[=] Credits: Photo by nonolagarro, 2006.02.27. Copyright Hebus.Com, 2006.
{thumb} Glacier Bay -- 2005.12.31
The retreating glaciers of Alaska's Glacier Bay make it an ideal natural laboratory. Pioneer species are watched and studied as they recolonize the newly revealed land beneath the ice sheets.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2005.05.25. Photo by Steve Raymer, 1977. Copyright: National Geographic Society, 2005.
{thumb} Pompeys Pillar Glacier NP -- 2006.01.17
Snow-whipped peaks in Glacier National Park's wild country.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2003.01.22. Photo by Sam Abell, 1997. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2003.
{thumb} Mount Hood -- 2006.01.23
Besides its sheer beauty, Oregon's highest peak lures visitors with places to ski, hike, camp, fish, and play.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2001.07.26. Photo by James C. Richardson, 1998. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2001.
{thumb} Kodiak Alaska -- 2006.01.21
A snug outpost, Old Harbor -- population 298 -- nestles beneath sheltering peaks. On Kodiak nearly everyone fishes, including the island's huge brown bears, which roam a renowned wildlife refuge.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2001.12.03. Photo by George F. Mobley, 1992. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2001.
{thumb} Ugak Bay -- 2006.02.27
Long inlets deeply cleave the coast in Alaska's Island Refuge.[=] Credits: NG Photo Gallery. Photo by George F. Mobley, 1992. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2006.
{thumb} Alaska Dawn -- 2005.02.28
An incredibly peaceful, subtle dawn at Anchorage, Alaska. [=] Credits: Photo by John Gomes, 2005.01.09.
{thumb} Alaska Range -- 2006.01.08
The Alaska Range stretches from Canada's Yukon border in the east to the base of the Aleutian Range in the west.[=] Credits: NGPOD archive, 2004.11.02. Photo by Bill Hatcher, 1996. Copyright: National Geographic Society, 2005.
{thumb} McCarthy AK -- 2006.02.27
Nine of the 16 highest peaks in the U.S. are found in Wrangell-St. Elias. The park could swallow five Yellowstones. Fewer than a hundred people live here year-round.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2006.02.27. Photo by George F. Mobley, 1993. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2006.
{thumb} Tetons -- 2002.11.14
Mt. Moran, north of the three Tetons in Grand Teton NP in Wyoming. The mountains are reflected in Jackson Lake.[=] Credits: Source not located, sorry.
{thumb} Grand Ferrand -- 2006.02.28
Grand Ferrand is 2758 m (9050 ft) high. At its base is the ski area and village of Tréminis.[=] Credits: Photo by grand, 2006.02.27. Copyright Hebus.Com, 2006.
{thumb} Lake McDonald Glacier NP -- 2006.01.07
The largest lake in Glacier National Park, Lake McDonald lies adjacent to the Continental Divide.[=] Credits: NGPOD archive, 2005.03.25. Photo by Sam Abell, 1976. Copyright: National Geographic Society, 2005.
{thumb} Mont Blanc -- 2006.02.24
Europe's highest mountain, in the French Alps. It's easy to get to the top, too, as there's a cable car at Chamonix.[=] Credits: Photo by hornblende, 2006.02.22. Copyright Hebus.Com, 2006.
{thumb} Olympic NP -- 2006.01.05
Fed by the 100-plus in (254 cm) of rain per year that fall in Olympic National Park, evergreen trees rise above the fog that fills this Olympic Mountain's valley.[=] Credits: NGPOD archive, 2005.02.15. Photo by Sam Abell, 1984. Copyright: National Geographic Society, 2005.
{thumb} Half Dome -- 2005.12.25
What fantastic light, looking west past Half Dome, apparently from the top of El Capitain, in Yosemite National Park.[=] Credits: Photo by Phil Schermeister. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2005.
{thumb} Mesa Verde -- 2005.12.31
Established in 1906, Mesa Verde National Park is home to some of the most significant archaeological sites of prehistoric Americans. The ancient dwellings here included stone villages, pueblos, pit houses, and most notably, cliff dwellings.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2005.04.26. Photo by George F. Mobley, 1979. Copyright: National Geographic Society, 2005.
{thumb} Crouse Canyon -- 2006.01.17
Crouse Canyon, Utah. Naturalist John Wesley Powell, writing in 1895: "Hills laugh with delight as burgeoning bloom is spread in the sunlight."[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2003.01.17. Photo by Bruce Dale, 1991. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2003.
{thumb} In Canyonlands -- 2005.12.31
Carved layers of sandstone form a labyrinthine landscape in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Anasazi Indians once lived and hunted here.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2005.05.31. Photo by Bruce Dale, 1991. Copyright: National Geographic Society, 2005.
{thumb} Utah Strata -- 2006.01.03
This massive outcrop of sediment was deposited as river, lake and basin sand and silt some 60 million years ago, subsequently uplifted and eroded to form this spectacular backdrop.[=] Credits: EPOD archive, 2005.04.14. Copyright: Jason Gross.
{thumb} Grand Canyon Cavern -- 2006.01.03
This cavern is a testament to the the Colorado River's power of erosion. As the river continued to cut deeper, it eventually abandoned this undercut in the canyon wall.[=] Credits: EPOD archive, 2005.05.06. Photo by Thomas Johnson, Alpha Geoscience.
{thumb} Guadalupe Mountains NP -- 2006.01.04
Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas embraces one of the world's largest exposed fossil reefs, with El Capitan, shown at far right, at its prow. The desert below is fried country in the summer: tough on boot leather, hard on the unprepared.[=] Credits: NGPOD archive, 2005.03.11. Photo by David Alan Harvey, 1978. Copyright: National Geographic Society, 2005.
{thumb} Big Bend NP -- 2006.01.05
The gunmetal sheen of sundown bathes craggy terrain where the Rio Grande cuts a tortuous path. Big Bend National Park on the U.S. side (right), is now complemented by Mexico's Santa Elena Canyon Protected Area, created in November 1994.[=] Credits: NGPOD archive, 2005.01.18. Photo by Bruce Dale, 1993J. Copyright: National Geographic Society, 2005.
{thumb} Smoky Mountains NP -- 2006.01.06
Waves of shadowed ridges roll toward sunset in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here the hand of man rests lightly, and provides a haven for the human spirit.[=] Credits: NGPOD archive, 2004.12.20. Photo by James P. Blair, 1998. Copyright: National Geographic Society, 2005.
{thumb} Adirondack Overview -- 2006.02.24
Lump together Glacier, Olympic, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon National Parks, and Adirondack Park would still be bigger. New York's constitution stipulates that this land remain forever wild.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2006.02.22. Photo by Maria Stenzel, 1996. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2006.
{thumb} New River Gorge -- 2006.01.23
Spanning a West Virginia canyon 3,000 ft (914 m) wide, the New River Gorge Bridge transformed 44,000 tons of steel and concrete into structural art as graceful as the morning mists drifting below it.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2001.06.01. Photo by Susie Post Rust, 1999. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2001.
{thumb} Square Butte -- 2006.01.23
Courted by an early moon, Square Butte unfolds in spacious grandeur 20 mi (32 km) west of Great Falls, Montana.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2001.06.07. Photo by Sam Abell, 1986. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2001.
{thumb} Tierra del Fuego -- 2005.12.30
Seen here near the southern tip of South America, the Andes stretch nearly the entire length of the continent.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2005.06.08. Photo by Sam Abell, 1981. Copyright: National Geographic Society, 2005.
{thumb} Pyrenees -- 2006.02.27
A cold and desolate late afternoon in the French Pyrenees.[=] Credits: Photo by nonolagarro, 2006.02.26. Copyright Hebus.Com, 2006.
{thumb} Afghanistan -- 2006.01.20
As in ages past, camels still provide dependable transportation for inner Asia: skirting the waters of Bulunkul Lake.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2002.03.29. Photo by Maynard Owen Williams, 1932. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2002.
{thumb} Bhutan Farmhouse -- 2006.01.17
A stone farmhouse in a Bhutan valley sits in the shadow of the Himalaya. Wedged between China and India, Bhutan covers only 18,000 sq mi (46,620 sq km), about the size of Switzerland.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2003.02.18. Photo by James L. Stanfield, 1989. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2003.
{thumb} Kilimanjaro -- 2006.01.13
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, at 5,895 m (19,336 ft). Nonetheless, it can be scaled by inexperienced climbers. In recent years, its glaciers have been melting at an alarming rate.[=] Credits: EPOD, 2004.10.25. Provided by Francisco A. Rodriguez Ramirez.
{thumb} Piton Fournaise -- 2006.02.20
A view of a dormant crater on the flank of Piton de la Fournaise, on Reunion Island in the western Indian Ocean, one of the most active volcanoes in the world.[=] Credits: Photo by verseau974, 2006.02.18. Copyright Hebus.Com, 2006.
{thumb} Katolinat -- 2005.12.31
Sheer 100-ft (30-m) cliffs of eroded ash, sliced by the Ukak River, rise before Mount Katolinat in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. A nearby eruption in 1912 covered the area with up to 700 ft (215 m) of volcanic debris.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2005.05.12. Photo by Winfield Parks, 1969. Copyright: National Geographic Society, 2005.
{thumb} Lava -- 2005.12.31
Fiery lava pours from Hawaii's Kilauea and streams across previous flows now hardened into black volcanic rock. Kilauea's repeated eruptions have built up a shield volcano, so named because its shape resembles a warrior's shield.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2005.04.13. Photo by Robert W. Madden, 1974. Copyright: National Geographic Society, 2005.
{thumb} Java Semeru -- 2005.12.26
The Javanese volcano Semeru, spewing steam, towers over lush tropical valleys.[=] Credits: Photo by Dan Brooks. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2005.
{thumb} Mount Merapi -- 2006.01.30
Mount Merapi is the most active volcano in Indonesia. Its most recent eruption began in 1992 and ended in 2002. The volcano's fertile flanks attract farmers despite the obvious hazards.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2006.01.27. Photo by Dean Conger, 1971. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2006.
{thumb} Popocatepetl -- 2006.01.15
El Popo, as Mexicans call the mountain, has intermittently thrown clouds of ash thousands of feet into the air and incandescent rocks onto the steep upper slopes of its bare cone.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2003.08.24. Photo by Sarah Leen, 1997. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2003.
{thumb} Atlixco Mexico -- 2006.01.20
People will always be willing to take a chance and live on the PopocatÚpetl volcano, but they should know that rains after a heavy ashfall could put the city of Atlixco in jeopardy.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2002.08.06. Photo by Sarah Leen, 1997. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2002.
{thumb} El Popo -- 2006.01.23
Mexico's Popocatepetl is called Zencapopoca in Nahuatl, the Aztec language still spoken locally.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2001.07.12. Photo by Sarah Leen, 1999. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2001.
{thumb} Montserrat -- 2006.01.20
Hovering so close that steam swirls into the open cabin, a helicopter carries scientists to the dome of a volcano to look for signs of an imminent eruption.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2002.05.080. Photo by Vincent J. Musi, 1996. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2002.
{thumb} Anatahan -- 2003.09.14
Mt. Anatahan, in the Northern Mariana Islands of the western Pacific Ocean, had not erupted in recorded history. Nevertheless, on May 10, 2003, the small volcano shot ash 10,000 meters into the air. Explosions continued every few minutes for two days. The seismology team that installed detectors on the island a few days before was not too far away to get this picture.[=] Credits: APOD archive, 2003.07.08. Copyright: Allan Sauter (Scripps).
{thumb} Fujiyama -- 2006.01.23
For centuries pilgrims have ascended 12,389 ft (3,776 m) Mount Fuji.[=] Credits: NGPOD, 2001.07.22. Photo by George F. Mobley, 1982. Copyright National Geographic Society, 2001.