Beautiful Image: Valley of Flowers

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Valley Of Flowers Chamoli, Uttaranchal, India 

The Valley of Flowers is an outstandingly beautiful high-altitude Himalayan valley that has been acknowledged as such by renowned mountaineers and botanists in literature for over a century and in Hindu mythology for much longer. Its ‘gentle’ landscape, breathtakingly beautiful meadows of alpine flowers and ease of access complement the rugged, moun

tain wilderness for which the inner basin of Nanda Devi National Park is renowned.

It is said about this valley of flowers that the fragrances of the flowers here is so exotic that if you pass from one end of the valley to the other end you will suffer from total memory loss. Only mystics and sages of the Himalayas are able to withstand it.

Beautiful Image: Methuselah, Ancient Bristlecone Pine

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At 4,841 years old, this ancient bristlecone pine is the oldest known non-clonal organism on Earth. Located in the White Mountains of California, in Inyo National Forest, Methuselah's exact location is kept a close secret in order to protect it from the public.

Photographer: Rick Goldwasser