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  • The Big Buddha, is a large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong. The statu...
  • The Big Buddha, is a large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong. The statue is sited near Po Lin Monastery and symbolises the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and faith. It is a major centre of Buddhism in Hong Kong, and is also a popular tourist attraction. The statue is named The Big Buddha because its base is a model of the Altar of Heaven or Earthly Mount of Tian Tan, the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. One of the five large Buddha statues in China, it is enthroned on a lotus on top of a three-platform altar. Surrounding it are six smaller bronze statues known as "The Offering of the Six Devas" that are posed offering flowers, incense, lamp, ointment, fruit, and music to the Buddha. These symbolise the Six Perfections of generosity, morality, patience, zeal, meditation, and wisdom, all of which are necessary for enlightenment. The statue is 34 metres (112 ft) tall, weighs over 250 metric tons (280 short tons), and was constructed from 202 bronze pieces. In addition to the exterior components, there is a strong steel framework inside to support the heavy load. Reputedly the figure can be seen across the bay from as far away as Macau on a clear day. Visitors have to climb 268 steps to reach the Buddha, though the site also features a small winding road for vehicles to accommodate the handicapped. The Buddha's right hand is raised, representing the removal of affliction, while the left rests open on his lap in a gesture of generosity. He faces north, which is unique among the great Buddha statues, as all others face south. ✨🙏🏯Image found on @discoverhongkong 📷 : @ruan.bekker #igersindia #historytv18 #i_hobbygraphy #india_undiscovered #LonelyPlanetIndia #CNTGiveItAShot #spiti #photographers_hub_india #photographers_of_india #dslrofficial #indianstories #tripotocommunity #india_everyday #storiesofindia #indiaview #yourshoot_india #clickindiaclick #dslrofficial #streetofindia #world_photography_page #storiesofindia #BBCEarth #EarthCapture #BBCTravel #NGTIndia #EarthFocus #DiscoverEarth
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  • Liverpool, Such A Vibrant City
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  • Double Tap to listen 🔊 60 seconds of beautiful Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 Awesome video production by @__zanewilson and @joel.bryantt 📸 Captures the essence ...
  • Double Tap to listen 🔊 60 seconds of beautiful Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 Awesome video production by @__zanewilson and @joel.bryantt 📸 Captures the essence of travel inside this beautiful island ❤️ . "Where do I start!!? Sri Lanka, you were amazing 🙌🏾🇱🇰. From the insane landscapes to the beautiful people who are lucky enough to call “Ceylon” their home. Me recommending a visit to this country is an understatement, this place is beyond stunning and it’s people are more than happy to welcome you to explore this incredible place." ❤️ . Music by the awesome Chloé Herry @clozeemusic and Axel Thesleff @axelthesleff 🙏🎶 . Chloé Herry is a musician from Toulouse, France, whom under the broad structure of electronic and bass music, and informed by sound the world over finds her best fit in World Bass. You can find her music here 🎶 . Axel Thesleff is a musician and producer based in Helsinki, Finland, with a collection of some amazing music. Visit to check out his other great tracks! 🎶🙏 . Follow @exploresrilanka for more travel destinations ❤️🇱🇰 #ExploreSriLanka #SriLanka #Ceylon
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  • Çakıl, kil ve tuzun bol olduğu az bitkili bozkır veya yarı çöllerde üreyen büyük bir cılıbıttır. Ülkemizde Orta ve Doğu Anadolu'da lokal olarak üre...
  • Çakıl, kil ve tuzun bol olduğu az bitkili bozkır veya yarı çöllerde üreyen büyük bir cılıbıttır. Ülkemizde Orta ve Doğu Anadolu'da lokal olarak ürer, 100-1000 çift ürediği tahmin edilmektedir. Şubat sonu-nisan sonu arasında Akdeniz kıyılarında küçük gruplar halinde görülebilir. Kışı kıyılarda geçirir. Türkiye'de üreyen columbinus alttürü en küçük ve kısa gagalı alttürdür; sıklıkla Moğol Cılıbıtı ile karıştırılır. Erkeğin siyahımsı göz maskesi ve turuncu göğüs kuşağı bulunur. Alnında genellikle beyaz benekler vardır. Dişi ve genç kahverengi tonlardadır. Üreme dönemi mart-mayıs arasıdır. Yere yaptığı yuvasına 2-4 yumurta bırakır, yaklaşık 25 gün kuluçka süresi vardır. Böcekler, solucanlar, yumuşakçalar, kabuklular ve larvalarla beslenir. ____________________________________________________________ 1.foto : Levent Göksoy @levent.goksoy 2.foto : Birol Hatinoğlu @birolhatinoglu ......................................................................................................... Büyük Cılıbıt #bbtur_buyukcilibit Greater Sand Plover / Charadrius leschenaultii Boyu (Length) : 20-25 cm Kanat açıklığı (wingspan) : 44-60 cm Ağırlığı (weight) : 55-120 gr IUCN : Asgari Endişe (LC) Ortalama yaşam süresi (Average life expectancy) : 🚫 .......................................................................................................... 🇹🇷 Çekim yeri ve tarihi (Location and date) 🇹🇷 1.Foto : March - 2016 / Mersin, Turkey (Male) 2.Foto : April - 2016 / Trabzon, Turkey (Female) ____________________________________________________________ #best_birds_of_world #best_birds_of_turkey #wildlife #nature #best_birds_planet #naturephotography #birds #bird #wings #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #naturelovers #flowers #wildlifephotography #earthpix #planetbirds #kings_birds #bbcearth #macro_turkey #macro #grikart_macro #photographer #nature #trtbelgesel #turkobjektif #birdwatching #birdphotography #anadolugram
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  • Sometimes the mountains aren't outside but within your head, and once you develop the habit of walking across them, you develop the habit of walkin...
  • Sometimes the mountains aren't outside but within your head, and once you develop the habit of walking across them, you develop the habit of walking across any mountain standing in a physical form in front of you. So the trick is to keep walking, keep talking to yourself, and telling yourself that you're stronger than you've always believed. You're much stronger than you were always told.
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  • Tickles Blue Flycatcher... 🐦🐦🐦
Captured using nikon D750 with tamron 150-600 G1...
  • Tickles Blue Flycatcher... 🐦🐦🐦 Captured using nikon D750 with tamron 150-600 G1...
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  • There's never a dull moment with sea lions. This young pup was keen to play and struck the perfect pose, perched on this table coral as the morning...
  • There's never a dull moment with sea lions. This young pup was keen to play and struck the perfect pose, perched on this table coral as the morning sun rays broke the surface. Location: San Rafaelito, Baja California, Mexico Trip guide: Cristobal PG and Irene Orozco of @nomad_diving
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  • Tyrian Metaltail - Metalura coliroja (Metallura tyrianthina
  • Tyrian Metaltail - Metalura coliroja (Metallura tyrianthina
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