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Whether you are hiking through the forest, climbing a mountain, or admiring a breathtaking sunset at the beach, we are surrounded by natural beauty that cannot be manufactured. Take a second and view our collection. Like a song, I'm sure one or more of our photo posters will relax you, inspire you or just remind you of a special time hidden in your memory...Walter Pietrowicz
As you stroll down a beach or marvel at wind-swept sand dunes, this seemingly serene world is the calm between the relentless attack of the sea on the land. The beaches may erode and the dunes change profiles (called walking) over time, but the view continues to be awesome with every visit.
Etched by years of water erosion activity over eons, breathtaking views are the result.
Covering an estimate of nearly a billion acres before the discovery of America, we are fortunate today that County, State and National Parks, National Forests, National Wildlife Refuges and others have protected thousands of treed acres for all of us to discover.
Some scenics can simply fall through the category cracks. Here is where you will find such orphans.
Formed by tectonic forces or volcanism, mountain and mountain ranges pepper the landscape with its majestic beauty, even if seem as a distant background. The Appalachian, Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada make up the three major mountain ranges in the U.S.
• STREAMS-LAKES-RIVERS & OTHER WATER VIEWS
With water covering the majority of the earth's surface, you will never be too far from a lake, river or stream. We further isolated oceans and their surroundings as a separate category (see above). If you return to the main Portal, we also created a separate "WAVES" category found under the "POSTER" link.
Sunrise, representing a fresh start, is the "Yang" of sunset's "Yin", depicting day's end.