Mel Thompson

Mel Thompson

Sharing the beauty of natural landscape.
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The Lauterbrunnen valley, near Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.
Mount Moran and the Teton Range, seen from Colter Bay, on Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
Statue of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte on horseback at his birthplace, Ajjacio, Corsica. He wears a wreath, suggesting honor and military success.
Loungers round an empty swimming pool at the beginning of the Coronavirus lockdown in Spain. Severe problems for tourist business in Spain.
Wallasea Island nature reserve. Hiking trails in open farmland and wetland.
Wetlands developed on Wallasea Island, Essex, England, as a nature reserve.  The many hiking trails provide good, flat walking and open views.
Mount Moran and the Tetons, reflected in Oxbow Bend on the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
Travertine Terraces, Mammouth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park. Hot water, flowing over the terraces, deposits pure white travertine and mineral colors.
Hiking trail in the Barranco de las Angustias, La Palma.
Natural mineral colors of the Cascada de Colores, La Palma
Gentle evening light on a Cottage, Flatford Mill, England.
Opal Pool, Midway Geyser Basin, showing the natural colors produced by the thermophile (heat-loving) bacteria.
Travertine Terraces at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park. Hot water, flowing from the pool above, deposits white travertine and other mineral colors as it cascades downwards.
Part of the geothermal area at Porcelain Springs, Norris Gyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, showing natural colours produced by thermophile bacteria and minerals, fumeroles and small geysers.
Travertine Terraces at Mammouth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, sunlit and stark against a dark, thundery sky.
Looking across Porcelain Springs, Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, towards the Gallatin Mountain Range, showing geothermal activity and colors generated by thermophile bacteria.
Woman in traditional dress working in a rice field near Ubud, Bali, as smoke from burning stubble drifts through palm trees.
Alpine meadow with wild flowers and a walking track above Blumental in the Swiss Alps near Interlaken, showing the Jungfrau in the distance over the Lauterbrunnen valley.
Remains of the ancient Greek city of Lato, near Kritsa, Crete, showing the site of its 2500-year-old Town Hall, with its central area for meetings.
The village of Carces in Provence, France, seen across vineyards.
Los Canarios, perched above the volcanic crater of San Antonio, La Palma
Volcan Martin from the Ruta de
Los Volcanes hiking route, La Palma
Mineral colors in a stream, Caldera de Taburiente, La Palma
Hiking trail of the Ruta de los Volcanes, north of Los Canarios, La Palma
A very surprised baby, 6 months old, wrapped in a white towel.
Distant view of Arctic mountains and glaciers on the east coast of Spitsbergen, dwarfing a sailing ship. Taken in the early hours of the morning in July, with continuous daylight.
The north face of the Eiger, with the Wetterhorn in the background, reflected in the reservoir, also showing the museum of the Eiger North Face.
The Kongsbreen glacier, Spitsbergen, seen across the Kongsfjordan in early morning light during twenty four hour daylight.
Teams of walkers crossing Fox Glacier, New Zealand
The tiny church of St Nicholas in the Kourtaliotiko Gorge, southern Crete, marking the point at which a spring provides water, even in summer.
The Asclepion; temple to the god of health and healing in Ancient Greece, Kos.
The Asclepion; temple to the god of health and healing in Ancient Greece, Kos.
The Asclepion; temple to the god of health and healing in Ancient Greece, Kos.
The Asclepion; temple to the god of health and healing in Ancient Greece, Kos.
A colorful array of peppers, hanging by strings on a market stall; the town of Sineu, Majorca, Spain
The Julian Alps in Slovenia, near the Austrian and Italian borders; The area around Kranjskana Gora is a popular destination for both walking and winter sports.
Two pilot whales, mother and calf, surfacing to breathe as they swim together in the Atlantic off the coast of Tenerife.
The fire of a traditional charcoal oven, Hersonisos, Crete.
Early morning sun on the arctic shoreline of the Kongsfjorden, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, with 24 hour summer daylight. The extreme north is a wonderful cruise destination.
The view northwards from the upper Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland, with the flank of the Jungfrau in the distance.
View up the Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland, looking towards the snowy top of the Breithorn.
The west flank of the Jungfrau towering over the Lauterbrunnen valley, with the snowy peak of the Breithorn in the distance.
Retirement: a couple walking on a beach in Kent, England, in evening light.
One flamingo takes off, while others continue to wade; a mixture of elegance and effort; Parc Ornithologique, Carmague, France.
Power lines crossing farmland seen from the air in early morning. Controversial for spoiling views across the countryside. Essex, England.
A regular pattern of tracks through crops on farmland, contrasting with a copse of trees. Seen from the air in early morning. Essex, England.
Panels in a solar farm, set in a uniform pattern within the rural landscape. Seen from the air. The industrialization of countryside. Essex, England.
A farmer working in a rice field; Ubud, Bali.
Volcanic landscape, showing Mount Ngauruhoe and the Upper Tama lake, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Statues of young women form columns supporting an elegant portico, Josefsplatz, Vienna.
Alpine spring flowers in meadows at Schiltalp, with chalets in distance and view of mountains, in the Swiss alps near Interlaken.
The view from the reservoir on the slopes of the Eiger, looking towards the Wetterhorn, showing walkers.
The Virgin River, flowing though Zion Canyon in early Spring, showing fresh leaves on the trees and the dramatic rock faces.
Bryce Canyon National Park; view looking south from the track below Sunrise Point, showing hoodoos and the natural amphitheater of the park
Joshua trees in an open stretch of desert; Joshua Tree National Park, California.
Olive trees and vines spread over the foothills of the mountains to the south of Heraklion, central Crete.
Human figures dwarfed beside Roque Nublo, Gran Canaria. At 80 metres tall, the rock is the remains of a volcanic pipe, left standing as the surrounding dome has been eroded away.
The dunes at sunset; Maspolomas, Gran Canaria. A favourite place for families, lovers and naturists to sit and watch the sun go down.
View from a sun lounger, Gran Canaria; looking up through palm trees into blue sky.
Sand dunes at Maspolamas, Gran Canaria, showing the natural patterns in the sand, created by the wind, and footprints.
A fountain in the cathedral square of Frejus, France, offering cool shade in summer heat.
Water taxi, speeding across open water towards San Marco. This is the quickest form of transport in Venice.
End of the season; rows of colorful sunshades, folded, on the beach at Deauville, France.
The ski and summer resort of Murren, perched above cliffs high in the Swill Alps near Interlaken, with views of the Eiger and Monch in the background.
Dramatic view of the north side of the Jungfrau in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, showing glaciers. The railway journey up to the Jungfraujoch is a highlight of any vacation in the Swiss Alps.
The North Face of the Eiger viewed from the track from Mannlichen, in the Swiss Alps near Interlaken. These tracks, although high, are accessible to all those with a reasonable fitness.
A machine gun turret on Ford Douaumont, Verdun. Woods beyond now cover the open battlefield of 1916 with its thousands of shell-holes and trenches.
New fortress in Corfu Town, built in the sixteenth century, showing Venetian fortification, the Venetian winged lion (symbol of Venice), Greek flag and anchor.
Statue of the thirteenth century Italian poet Dante Alighieri, regarded as father of the Italian language; Naples, Italy.
Remains of a Minoan settlement from the second millennium BC, at Myrtos, Crete. This hilltop habitation is in an ideal, defensive position, commanding a view along the coast.
Zion Canyon; view northwards up the Virgin River into the canyon, with walkers on riverside track in soft afternoon light.
Old mule wagons preserved at the Harmony Borax Works, Death Valley, California
View across the volcanic landscape of the Teide National Park, Tenerife, in early Spring, with snow on the summit of Mount Teide.
View of hills in Derbyshire, England, showing a path and gate on a walking trail.
View across the volcanic landscape of the Teide National Park, Tenerife, in early Spring, with snow on the summit of Mount Teide.
View north from Ny-Alesund in Spitsbergen, across tundra and open water to the Kongsvegen glacier.
The clock tower of the Town Hall, Norcia, Italy, damaged by the October 2016 earthquake. Now bound together to make it safe prior to restoration.
Walkers on one of the many hiking routes around the alpine scenery of the Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany.
View across the lower slopes of the popular vacation village of Wengen, in the Swiss Alps, down into the Lauterbrunnen Valley with the Breithorn in the distance.
The stream flowing down the upper Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland, showing the western side of the Jungfrau in the distance.
The popular vacation village of Wengen, high above the Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland, surrounded by a ring of mist after a dusting of snow in late Spring.
The cupola of a 155mm gun turret, used in First World War; Fort Douaumont, Verdun. It was raised for firing and then lowered for protection.
A small, traditional Greek Orthodox chapel, Hersonisos, Crete.
Sarakinas Gorge near Myrtos, on the south coast of Crete; a great hike for those on vacation who are prepared to climb rocks and get their feet wet, and a place of cool in the summer heat.
Winged lion, symbol of the city, with the Doge, on the Doge's Palace, San Marco, Venice.
A pile of men's hats on a stall in sunshine; necessary protection against the sun and risk of skin cancer, especially melanoma.
Sun dried tomatoes heaped on a market stall; Le Muy, Provence, France
A misty autumn morning in the English countryside, with sheep grazing; near Tetbury, Gloucestershire.
The Upper Belvedere Palace, Vienna, reflected in the pool.
A First World War observation post on Fort Douaumont, Verdun. Uneven ground beyond is the result of constant shelling one hundred years ago.
The art of conversation, depicted in classical form on a statue outside the Parliament Building in Vienna, Austria.
Walkers on the Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand, with dramatic view across Red Crater to Mount Ngauruhoe.
Walkers crossing the volcanic landscape of Tongariro National Park, New Zealand, showing the Red Crater and Mount Ngauruhoe.
The view across Bryce Canyon, Utah, looking south from the path below Sunrise Viewpoint, with some snow remaining in Spring sunshine.
View across Owens Valley, with Highway 190 disappearing in the distance towards Olancha and the Sierra Nevada, also showing Olancha Peak and the southern tip of Owens Dry Lake.
Zabriskie Point, Death Valley, California; the view south in early morning light.
Grasses in the sand on Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, near Kanab, Utah.
Bryce Canyon National Park; view southeast from the Rim Trail near Sunset Point
Stone walls, about three thousand five hundred years old, forming part of a Minoan settlement at Myrtos, Crete, now overgrown with plants and grasses, parched in the summer heat.
A thoughtful, cute baby, 6 months old, wrapped in a white towel.
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