What We Love This Week, Volume CXLII

Published October 2, 2015

This Month’s Most Stunning Visions Of Earth

Camel Yawn Pyramids Egypt

A camel yawns near the Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt. Photo by Claire Thomas. Image Source: National Geographic

The Great Pyramids are made of about 2.3 million stone blocks. The arctic ground squirrel can lower its body temperature to below freezing when it’s hibernating. Singapore has created stunning, 160-foot-high “supertrees” to promote clean energy practices. You can enjoy more facts like these–and, of course, the incredible, world-class photographs that accompany them–in this month’s top “Visions of Earth” at National Geographic.

Surf Wave Divers Gopro

Submerged photographers shoot a surfer near Oahu, Hawaii. Photo by Sash Fitzsimmons. Image Source: National Geographic

Colorado River Delta Aerial

The Colorado River delta in Mexico as viewed from above. Photo by Edward Burtynsky. Image Source: National Geographic

The Haunting Chinese Village Reclaimed By Nature

Of the 400 islands that make up the Shengsi archipelago in the mouth of China’s Yangtze River, only 18 are inhabitable. And of those 18, one has recently slipped back into the control of Mother Nature in the most hauntingly beautiful way you could imagine. The houses that dot the hillsides of Goqui Island, once home to fishermen and their families, are now covered in lush, green growth that is truly stunning. See the houses become one with the hills in this photo set.

John Kuroski
John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society of history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.