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prague castle

Prague Castle is where the Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic have had their offices. The Czech Crown Jewels are kept here. Prague Castle is the biggest castle in the world according to Guinness Book of Records the biggest ancient castle. The Prague Castle includes Gothic St Vitus Cathedral (center top), Romanesque Basilica of St. George, a monastery and several palaces, gardens and defense towers. Most of the castle areas are open to tourists.

Featured Travel Photos

seagull photo

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This is from a large series of worldatlas.com photographs shot in Germany. This particular seagull was sitting on the edge of the Baltic Sea in Warnemunde, a wonderful little tourist town.

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The Erasmus Bridge is the symbol of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. It's nicknamed the "The Swan," and I think you can see why.


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While photographing a herd of Asian elephants near Bangkok, Thailand, I was taken by the size of their feet and the neatness of their nails.

penguin chick

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Positioned in the Strait of Magellan about 27 miles northeast of Punta Arenas, Magdalena Island is a nature preserve that protects the Magellanic Penguins. The island is literally covered by penguins, and in fact, an estimated 70,000 mated pairs call it home. When their chicks are counted the number exceeds 200,000.
This is a four month old chick in molt. Once it gains another few pounds, it will leave the island in April of the year, not to return until September of that same year.

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Instead of using the bridge, this unconventional dude decided to cross an Amsterdam canal the hard way, and he made it without getting wet.

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This sunset photo was shot in the Gulf of Mexico, near Key West, Florida.

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A few miles outside of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, on the Island of Borneo, I spotted this young Asian Elephant immersed in a river. As you can see, he also spotted me.

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While riding on a ferry through Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River, I couldn't resist photographing this little blue tug boat. It seemed to me that it was trying to break free from its watery prison of ropes and weeds.

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Located in far northern Chile near the border with Peru, Arica is the gateway to the Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth. This is a photo of its harbor at dawn, with a slight Photoshop treatment. Additional Arica Photos

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Flowers always catch my eye, and this colorful group was no exception. They were photographed in Amsterdam on a somewhat chilly April morning. Additional Amsterdam Photos

Nature at its best!
Photographed on a Nikon D300, AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm lens.
Previously featured photos here

About the Author

John Moen is a cartographer who along with his wife are the orignal founders of worldatlas.com. He and his wife, Chris Woolwine-Moen, produced thousands of award-winning maps that are used all over the world and content that aids students, teachers, travelers and parents with their geography and map questions. Today, it's one of the most popular educational sites on the web.

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