Camino del Rey trail | El Chorro gorge, Spain
Photos of the Camino del Rey, a vertiginous and very dangerous trail in a very steep canyon called Desfiladero de los Gaitanes (or El Chorro Gorge), in southern Spain.
This is a “No Trespassing” zone, officially closed to the public, but many climbers and hikers walk this trail every day despite its very poor condition and several fatal accidents in recent years.
The trail is made of slabs of concrete attached to a vertical cliff, about 100m (300ft) above the bottom of the canyon. There is no guard-rail and the concrete slabs are completely rotten, with gapping holes and entire sections missing.
(Source: Flickr / loupiote)
Mushroom Lodge | Aspen, CO
Built in the 70s by its original owner Andre Ulrych, the home’s design was inspired by a nautilus shell and there are 12 different levels (including platforms and loft spaces) that curl around the home, connected by ladders and stairways.
(Source: The New York Times)
Sorceress, Crescendo | Colin H. Sillerud
Prototaxites, a giant, prehistoric fossil, originally thought to be a conifer [when it was first collected in 1843], is uncovered in Saudi Arabia in an undated photo. A chemical analysis has shown that the 20-foot-tall organism with a tree-like trunk was a fungus that became extinct more than 350 million years ago, according to a study appearing in the May issue of the journal Geology.
GIANT FUNGUS YOU SAY. HM.
submission by riumplus
Majlis al Jinn | Selma Plateau, Oman
Majlis al Jinn also Majlis al-Jinn (meeting/gathering place of the Jinn), local name: Khoshilat Maqandeli is the ninth largest cave chamber in the world, as measured by the surface area of the floor, [though it] ranks higher when measured by volume.
photos by Yousef Tuquan, submission by teal-deer
(Source: Flickr / youseftuqan)