Ethiopia – a landlocked state in North-Eastern Africa, located in the horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and Sudan.
Area – 1 104 million square km.
The geography and the topography of the country is extremely diverse: from the mountains to the North, with peaks exceeding 4500 m above sea level (the highest point is mount RAS Dashen), and the plains and valleys below sea level (Danakilia depression). From the North-East to South-West the country is crossed by the Great African fault, is marked by a chain of large lakes.
The country is rich in hydro resources. The largest rivers – the Blue Nile (Abbay), the PSA-Shebele, awash. Annual river runoff is estimated 101.5 billion cubic m. the Largest lake Tana is a natural reservoir control in the upper reaches of the Blue Nile.
Minerals are represented by reserves of gold, platinum, Nickel, tantalum, lithium, copper, lead, zinc, uranium, iron, precious and semiprecious stones, salt, potassium. There are natural gas reserves, exploration for hydrocarbons continues.
The climate of the country, located in the subequatorial zone was diverse. Annual rainfall varies from 300 to 2250 mm, depending on altitude and terrain. Traditionally there are two main seasons: the season of the “big” rains (June to September) Continue reading
Scenic pictures of nature is the best artist.
Every day more and more stunning pictures of hyperrealism. which look like photos, but not so common to see pictures that look like paintings. For five years we chose frames which in its beauty in no way inferior to the bright paintings, and today we present the best of them.
On pictures Oscar Ruiz. you can see above, sealed in a housing development in Mexico. Back in may, this photo was selected as photo of the day from National Geographic. “A few years ago when I was working as a helicopter pilot for a local radio station, we were required to examine the current situation on the roads. I remember flying along the highway that connected Mexico city with the neighboring state of Puebla, and saw the apartment complex, which caught my attention. I flew closer and made a few successful shots. I later learned that these were new homes within the development housing program.
Photographer Michael Brandt took these picturesque hills in the valley a Palooza, Washington, USA. “The rainbow picture was taken in the town Stepto Beat is a uniquely beautiful place in the whole valley. There quite hard to get to, but it offers a charming view. In this picture you can see the change of seasons, characteristic of the whole vegetation in this region.”
Volcanic Continue reading