Etymologie, Etimología, Étymologie, Etimologia, Etymology
@_ Welt, Mundo, Monde, Mondo, World
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umfangreiche und schöne National-Parks-Fotogalerien
















Terra Galleria
Bilder aus der ganzen Welt
von Quang-Tuan Luong



My photographs celebrate the splendor and variety of the natural and human heritage of planet earth, and try to convey to the viewer, in a visually beautiful form, the emotions of being in some special places.

For the past twenty years, I have been privileged to travel, trek, and climb in some of the most remote and beautiful corners of the earth. Laying down in a colorful meadow dense with wildflowers or clinging precariously to a vertical icy mountain face, listening to the silence of desert sand dunes or to the calls of a bustling floating market might seem like very different experiences, however, I feel that they share the same life-affirming benefits. In a society where too many artificial sensory input are available, these simple experiences can make us feel more connected to the world. They give us a sense of beauty, chaotic order, and liveliness which enrich our souls.

In dieser Fotogalerien mit ca. 20.000 erstklassigen Bildern aus der ganzen Welt, uebersichtlich in Kategorien geordnet, habe ich kein Bild gesehen, das mir nicht gefallen hat. - Und ansehen kostet (noch) nichts.

View on-line galleries of travel, adventure, landscape, and nature photography by Quang-Tuan Luong. The browsable image bank contains more than 10,000 pictures from around the world (including many large format images), available not only as fine art prints or for commercial image licencing, but also for personal use. Site supporters get access to a huge collection of high quality computer wallpaper pictures for use on their screen. In addition, there is a lot of information on the site. New material is added monthly, so come back often !

US National Parks
This unique collection of more than 3600 pictures results from the unprecedented effort of Q.-T. Luong to photograph each of the 58 US National Parks in extraordinary detail.

Acadia American Samoa Arches Badlands Big Bend Biscayne Black Canyon of the Gunnison Bryce Canyon Canyonlands Capitol Reef Carlsbad Caverns Channel Islands Crater Lake Cuyahoga Valley Death Valley Denali Dry Tortugas Everglades Gates of the Artic Glacier Glacier Bay Grand Canyon Grand Tetons Great Basin Great Sand Dunes Great Smoky Mountains Guadalupe Mountains Haleakala Hawaii Volcanoes Hot Springs Isle Royale Joshua Tree Katmai Kenai Fjords Kings Canyon Kobuk Valley Lake Clarke Lassen Volcanic Mammoth Cave Mount Rainier North Cascades Olympic Petrified Forest Redwood Rocky Mountain Saguaro Sequoia Shenendoah Theodore Roosevelt Virgin Islands Voyageurs Wind Cave Wrangell-St Elias Yellowstone Yosemite Zion

North America
From sea to shining sea, the natural landscapes, towns, and cities of USA and Canada, including a detailed section on California.
Alaska Arizona California Colorado District of Columbia (Washington) Florida Georgia Idaho Louisiana Kentucky Massachusetts (Boston) Michigan Minnesota Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Mexico New-York North Dakota Oregon South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Utah Vermont Virginia Washington Wisconsin Wyoming

Europe and Israel
Historic cities and small towns of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Sweden, full of architectural treasures such as ancient ruins, monuments, fountains, castles, churches, cathedrals, old homes and streets, (plus arabic civilization for Israel).
Paris (France) Around Paris (France) Loire Valley (France) Bourges (France) St Malo and Cancale (France) Mont Saint-Michel (France) Strasbourg (France) Alps (France) Maritime Alps (France) Cinque Terre (Italy) Riviera di Levante (Italy) Venice (Italy) Vicenza (Italy) Tuscany countryside (Italy) Firenze (Florence) (Italy) San Gimigliano (Italy) Sienna (Italy) Orvieto (Italy) Tivoli (Italy) Rome (Italy) The Vatican (Italy) (Italy) Pompei (Italy) Paestum (Italy) Amalfi Coast (Italy) Wurzburg (Germany) Rothenburg (Germany) Nurnberg (Germany) Stockholm (Sweden) Stockholm, Gamla Stan (Sweden) Drottningholm (Sweden) Uppsala (Sweden) Central Sweden (Sweden) Lake Vattern area (Sweden) East Gotaland (Sweden) Brussels (Belgium) Tournai (Belgium) Bruges (Belgium) Jerusalem (Israel) The Coast (Israel) Galilee (Israel) The Dead Sea (Israel) The Negev (Israel)

An exploration of the surprising people, traditional culture, temples and other sights of South-West China, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar.
Hong-Kong (China) Kunming (China) Shilin (Stone Forest) (China) Dali (China) Shaping (China) Lijiang (China) Baisha (China) Emei Shan (China) Leshan (China) Chengdu (China) Guangzhou (China) Misc locations (China) Tokyo (Japan) Kyoto (Japan) Nikko (Japan) Himeji (Japan) Ba Be Lake (Vietnam) Ba Be Lake area (Vietnam) Bac Ha (Vietnam) Can Tho (Vietnam) Cao Bang area (Vietnam) Chau Doc (Vietnam) Da Lat (Vietnam) Da Nang (Vietnam) Dong Hoi (Vietnam) HCM Family life (Vietnam) HCM Markets (Vietnam) HCM Sights (Vietnam) HCM Streets (Vietnam) HCM Temples (Vietnam) Ha Tien (Vietnam) Halong Bay (Vietnam) Hanoi (Vietnam) Hoi An and My Son (Vietnam) Hong Chong peninsula (Vietnam) Hue (Vietnam) Lai Chau (Vietnam) Lan Son (Vietnam) Lan Son to Cao Bang (Vietnam) Mai Chau (Vietnam) Mai Chau to Son La (Vietnam) Misc Delta (Vietnam) Misc North (Vietnam) Misc Northwest (Vietnam) My Tho and Ben Tre (Vietnam) Nha Trang (Vietnam) Ninh Binh (Vietnam) Perfume Pagoda (Vietnam) Phong Nha (Vietnam) Sapa (Vietnam) Son La (Vietnam) Tam Duong (Vietnam) Tay Ninh (Vietnam) Tuan Giao (Vietnam) Vung Tau (Vietnam) Yangoon (Myanmar) Bagan (Myanmar) Mount Popa (Myanmar) Mandalay (Myanmar) Inle Lake (Myanmar) Shan state (Myanmar) Bangkok, the city (Thailand) Bangkok, the temples (Thailand) Muang Boran (Thailand) Damonoen Saduak (Thailand) Nakkhon Pathom (Thailand) Ayuthaya (Thailand) Lopburi (Thailand) Sukothai (Thailand) Chiang Mai (Thailand) Chiang Mai area (Thailand) Chiang Rai (Thailand) Luang Prabang Monasteries (Laos) Luang Prabang (Laos) Pak Ou (Laos) Huay Xai (Laos) Mekong river (Laos) Phnom Phen (Cambodia) Tonle Sap (Cambodia) Angkor Wat (Cambodia) Angkor temples (Cambodia)

Alpinism in the heart of the Alps, waterfall ice climbing, big wall climbing in Yosemite, an expedition on Mt McKinley, Alaska.
Outside glance (Alps) Aiguille du Midi (Alps) Inside the range (Alps) Alpinism (Alps) Mont-Blanc (Alps) Alpine valleys (Ice climbing) Canadian Rockies 1 (Ice climbing) Canadian Rockies 2 (Ice climbing) US (Ice climbing) The Theft (Ice climbing) Nose (Yosemite Big wall) Shield (Yosemite Big wall) Leaning Tower (Yosemite Big wall) Washington Column (Yosemite Big wall) Reticent (Yosemite Big wall) To the base camp (Mt McKinley expedition) To the main camp (Mt McKinley expedition) First attempt (Mt McKinley expedition) To the summit (Mt McKinley expedition) Descent (Mt McKinley expedition)