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View from Cliff Tops atop Mount LeConte (author: Aviator31, 2007).

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

  The Great Smoky Mountains are a mountain range rising along the Tennessee–North Carolina border in the southeastern United States. They are a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, and form part of the Blue Ridge Physiographic Province. The range is sometimes called the Smoky Mountains and the name is commonly shortened

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View of the Zabriskie Point on Death Valley National Park (photo: marabu on absfreepic.com).

Death Valley National Park, Utah

    Death Valley National Park is a national park in the United States. Straddling the border of California and Nevada, located east of the Sierra Nevada, it occupies an interface zone between the arid Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. The park protects the northwest corner of the

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The sulfuric lake of Kawah Ijen Mountain's cauldron.

Mount Ijen Crater, the Largest Blue Flame Area and Largest Acidic Lake in the world

  The Ijen volcano complex at the eastern end of Java consists of a group of small stratovolcanoes constructed within the large 20-km-wide Ijen (Kendeng) caldera. The north caldera wall forms a prominent arcuate ridge, but elsewhere the caldera rim is buried by post-caldera volcanoes, including Gunung Merapi stratovolcano, which forms

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The Tunnel View is the first view of the Valley for many visitors and is extensively photographed

Yosemite National Park

  Yosemite National Park is one of the largest and least fragmented habitat blocks in the Sierra Nevada, and the park supports a diversity of plants and animals. The park has an elevation range from 2,127 to 13,114 feet (648 to 3,997 m) and contains five major vegetation zones: chaparral/oak woodland, lower

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