30 Best Earth Pictures of the Week – June 12th to June 19th, 2012

1. Trillium Lake and Mt. Hood in Oregon


2. Rock formations in Ithaca, NY


3. Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio


4. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam


5. La Cueva del Fantasma, (“Cave of the Ghost” in Spanish) is a giant cave in southern Venezuela. Actually, “La Cueva del Fantasma” is so vast that two helicopters can comfortably fly into it and land next to a towering waterfall.


6. Reflections by tez guitar. Japan / Aichi Prefecture.


7. Glen Coe Mirror – Incredibly calm lake in Glen Coe, Scotland. 


8. My favourite place in the world, North Queensland, Australia. 


9. Snake River overlook in the Grand Tetons National Park by Ed Post


10. Beautiful Waterfalls in Malshej Ghat,Maharashtra,India 


11. Panj Valley, Tadschikistan


12. Inis Mór, Ireland


13. Mountains in the Chartreuse Range as viewed from the Dent de Crolles, France. It was quite a climb to finally get this shot. 


14. Kaena Point State Park, Oahu, Hawaii


15. Appenzell(erland), Switzerland


16. Horseshoe Canyon, Drumheller, Alberta


17. Bright green moss has colonized a hill in the middle of Maelifellsandur, a black desert of lava and volcanic ash in Iceland 


18. Clouded Sunset, Half Dome, Yosemite National Park


19. Awesome Half Dome Sunrise, Yosemite


20. Mount Roraima is a two billion year old tabletop mountain at the border of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. The summit is completely surrounded by 400 metre tall cliffs, and there is an almost constant rain on the plateau that has carved unique formations into the rocks.


21. Nitobe Gardens, UBC, Vancouver, BC, August 1999


22. Rock Beach. Big Island, Hawaii


23. Mt. Baker, Washington, USA


24. Mt. Rainier and Tolmie Lake, Washington


25. Finland/Oulanka National Park, Lapland by Staffan Widstrand 


26. The Alps near Bretaye, Switzerland


27. At the southern tip of Argentina and the edge of Chile


28. The waterfall from ‘Prometheus’ is real – Dettifoss, in northeast Iceland.


29. Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou Valley, China


30. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen, Al Whitacker