Yosemite National Park is home to firefall, one of the most amazing natural wonders that happens only a few times every year. During mid to late February, Horsetail Fall lights up with the sunset and looks like it is flowing lava.
Where the lion sleeps tonight: Join head ranger Bonga Njajaula on safari in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. On account of the coronavirus pandemic, life in the reserve is pretty quiet. There are only a few vehicles still moving about, and lions can be spotted sleeping on the roads. Let’s take a look! Video: Adrian Kriesch.
Kruger National Park, in northeastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. Mountains, bush plains and tropical forests are all part of the landscape.
The Tuileries Garden is a public garden located between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France. Created by Catherine de’ Medici as the garden of the Tuileries Palace in 1564, it was eventually opened to the public in 1667 and became a public park after the French Revolution.
This year’s snow moon is shown in incredible photos rising behind Rivington Pike in Bolton.
The full Moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from a number of places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. Traditionally, each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred, not just to the full Moon itself.
The explanation behind February’s full Moon name is a fairly straightforward one: it’s known as the Snow Moon due to the typically heavy snowfall that occurs in February. On average, February is the United States’ snowiest month, according to data from the National Weather Service. In the 1760s, Captain Jonathan Carver, who had visited with the Naudowessie (Dakota), wrote that the name used for this period was the Snow Moon, “because more snow commonly falls during this month than any other in the winter.”
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Lined with upscale casino hotels, the neon-soaked Strip is quintessential Las Vegas. As well as gambling floors, the vast hotel complexes house a variety of shops, restaurants (ranging from mainstream to high-end), and performance venues for music, comedy and circus-style acts. Attractions like the soaring, choreographed Fountains of Bellagio and the High Roller observation wheel draw crowds.
Recorded: February 2021
Video Timeline Links: 00:00 – Las Vegas Strip Walking Tour Intro 06:23 – Luxor 13:05 – Excalibur 15:58 – MGM Grand 16:41 – New York-New York 26:18 – Park MGM 31:33 – Aria / The Crystals 41:39 – The Cosmopolitan 44:17 – Bellagio Hotel and Casino 44:34 – Paris 52:23 – Flamingo 53:40 – Caesars Palace 56:58 – The LINQ 58:35 – The Forum Shops 01:02:22 – The Mirage 01:07:00 – The Venetian 01:13:31 – Treasure Island 01:16:12 – The Palazzo 01:18:39 – Wynn 01:23:02 – Fashion Show Mall
Filmed in February 2021
Piriápolis is a city on southern Uruguay’s Atlantic coast. One of the country’s earliest resorts, it’s known for its belle époque–style buildings, like the waterfront Argentino Hotel. Near yacht-filled Piriápolis harbor, a chairlift leads up Cerro San Antonio, a hill with a small whitewashed chapel and a lookout point. The waterfront promenade of Rambla de los Argentinos curves around the bay and Piriápolis Beach.
Maldonado is the capital of Maldonado Department of Uruguay. As of the census of 2011, it is the seventh most populated city of the country. Maldonado is also the name of the municipality to which the city belongs.
The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail created on a former New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan in New York City. The High Line’s design is a collaboration between James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Piet Oudolf.
Eight different Covid-19 vaccines are currently being used around the world and just over 172 million people have received their first dose, 2.2 for every 100 people. All of the vaccines being used require two shots but that is set to change with Johnson & Johnson’s JNJ+0.3%JNJ+0.3% one-shot vaccine expected to gain regulatory approval for use in the United States within weeks. As it stands, the first Covid-19 vaccine to be authorized for use in the U.S. is also the most widely used shot globally, according to information from website Our World in Data reported by The New York Times.