Slide through the latest efforts from around the world
The Forbidden City was #EarthFlagged !
Located at the heart of Beijing, China, the Forbidden City stands as a monument to Chinese dynastic culture and architecture. The 72 hectare imperial palace complex housed 24 emperors from the Ming and Qing Dynasties from 1420 until 1912 with the abdication of the last emperor, making the complex nearly 5 centuries old! Back in dynastic times, only the emperor himself had full access to all parts of the complex, earning it the name of "Forbidden City." In 1987 however, the complex earned the designation of a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it now serves as one of the preeminent Chinese culture and history museums in the world. Photo by Lucy Walsh
The Petronas Towers were #EarthFlagged!
The Petronas Twin Towers of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004. Many other skyscrapers have since overtaken the towers, making them the 17th highest at the moment. However, the towers do still hold the crown of having the highest two-storey sky bridge connecting them! The towers have a total of around 32000 windows and offer a great view of the city! Photo by Andrea Boyd.
The Imperial Geyser was #EarthFlagged!
The Imperial Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, USA is a fountain geyser , which means it shoots out bursts of water. The geyser became very active in the 1920s. It is one of the most important natural beauties of the park due to its size and activity. For this reason, the name to be given was important and the name "Imperial" was chosen as a result of a competition. The Geyser was known to erupt for up to 6 hours and shoot out water in plumes as high as 150 feet. In 1929, the geyser fell silent, without any notable eruptions until 1966. Today, the Imperial Geyser is erupting again, sometimes reaching a height of 35 feet, as high as a school bus! Photo by Ryan Kobrick.
The Statue of Duke Kahanamoku was #EarthFlagged!
Duke Paoa Kahanamoku (1890-1968), a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, epitomized Hawaiian athleticism and the "aloha spirit," and he remains one of the island's most proud and popular figures. The Duke came to prominence when be broke the 100-yard freestyle world record in his first ever competition, going on to win several Olympic medals between 1912 and 1922. Named "The Father of Modern Surfing," the Duke spent his life bringing the sport of surfing and the spirit of aloha to the world's attention. In addition to his watersports career, the Duke also spent time as a Hollywood actor, city Sheriff, and official greeter of Honolulu, and his statue at his home Waikiki Beach continues his welcoming legacy to this day. Photo by Sanjoy Som
Mount Erebus was #EarthFlagged!
Mt. Erebus is the southernmost active volcano on Earth, peaking 12,448 feet (3,794 meters) above Ross Island in Antarctica. The volcano has been active for 1.3 million years and occasionally has a lava lake at its peak. The gasses escaping from the volcano and the freezing temperatures of Antarctica result in the formation of caves, which harbor many kinds of microbes. Scientists go on expeditions and collect samples to understand the mechanisms used by these microbes to survive extreme conditions. Photo by Kristin Poinar . . . . . #earthflagged #toexploreishuman #volcano #lava #bluemarble #exploration #antarctica