857-92989 - With the volcano Yotei in the background a female and two male backcountry skiers are hiking to the summit of mount Annupuri, in the ski resort Niseko United on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. Niseko United is comprised of four resorts on the one mountain, Annupuri (1,308m). 100km south of Sapporo, Niseko Annupuri is a part of the Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Kaigan Quasi-National Park and is the most eastern park of the Niseko Volcanic Group. Hokkaido, the north island of Japan, is geographically ideally located in the path of consistent weather systems that bring the cold air across the Sea of Japan from Siberia. This results in many of the resorts being absolutely dumped with powder that is renowned for being incredibly dry. Some of the Hokkaido ski resorts receive an amazing average of 14-18 meters of snowfall annually. Niseko is the powder capital of the world and as such is the most popular international ski destination in Japan. It offers an unforgettable experience for all levels of skier and snowboarder. Mount Yotei in the background is often referred to as the "Mount Fuji of Hokkaido".
832-378321 - Ski touring in the ascent to the Seekofel in the Fanes-Senes-Prague in the Dolomites, in the back right the Seekofel, left the Kleiner Seekofel, St. Vigil, Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park, Puster Valley, Province of South Tyrol, Italy, Europe
1116-27097 - Captain Humberto Ramirez welcomes Rear Admiral Oscar Cristian Millar on board the four-mast barquentine, Chilean Navy Training Ship Esmeralda in Hanga Roa Harbour, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile
857-49122 - Rear view of four Turkish men visiting Chunuk Bair Mehmet Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, on the 7 April 2012. The memorial commemorates the battles between ANZAC troops and Turkish troops during World War I, when Allied forces tried to take Gallipoli and secure a route through the Dardanelles and into Black Sea. The Turkish troops defeated the Allied Forces and a combined total of 130,000 men lost their lives during the many battles on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Today Gallipoli is a popular destination for Australian, New Zealanders and Turkish tourists.
1196-66 - These reindeer peoples' entire existence is based around their herds of reindeer, which provide milk, skins for clothes, horn for carving and medicine, transport and occasionally, meat. the tsaatan are part of the tuvan ethnic group, which inhabits the tuvan republic of russia. there are only about 200 tsaatan in total, spread over 100,000 sq km of northern mongolia. they are nomadic, often moving their small encampments every three to four weeks, searching for special types of grass and moss loved by the reindeer. the tsaatan are strong practitioners of shamanism. west taiga, northern mongolia