The Balearic Islands have been one of the favourite destinations of scuba diving lovers for decades. It is no coincidence that they have been the stage for various different international underwater photography events. Summer is the best time to dive this spectacular underwater landscape, thanks to the exceptional climate and the warm, crystal-clear waters, with visibility up to a depth of 30 metres.
Wayanad is one of the exotic destinations in Kerala on the lofty Western Ghats. The thick greenery of the mountains, the amusing magic of the valleys, the wild charm of the lashing rains, everything make Wayanad a green paradise. A beautiful waterfall named Pulinjal near Vellamunda, Mananthavady, is shown here.
Chembra Peak in Meppady, locally called as Chembra Kodumudi, is the highest peak in Wayanad. Located 2,100 metres above sea level Chembra is part of the Wayanad hill ranges in Western Ghats, adjoining the Nilgiri Hills in Tamilnadu and Vellarimala in Kozhikode district in Kerala. The heart shaped lake on the way to the top of the peak, which is believed to have never dried up, is a major tourist attraction here. Trekking in Chembra Peak is a wonderful experience. District Tourism Promotion Council provides enough facilities for trekking.
Fisheries is one of the major natural resources in the Andaman islands. 45 fishing villages in the islands are engaged in fishing. There are about 57 fish landing centers in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Drift gillnet is the main fishing gear used here. Other fishing gears commonly used are short seine, hook and line, cast net etc. Shown here is a fisherman mending his fishing net in a fishing village in Andaman.
Situated in Lonar at Buldana district, Maharashtra, the Lonar Crater Lake is a saltwater lake created by a meteor hitting the Earth during the Pleistocene Epoch. Said to be the only crater in the great basaltic formation of India the lake is both saline and alkaline in nature. Studies have been conducted by scientists from various branches of science like Geologists, ecologists, archaeologists, naturalists and astronomers. Latest studies estimate the age of the crater to be 656, 000 ± 81,000 years. Till now no traces of life have been discovered in this lake.