Flamborough Head is a promontory of 8 miles (13 km) on the Yorkshire coast of England, between the Filey and Bridlington bays of the North Sea. It is a chalk headland, with sheer white cliffs. The cliff top has two standing lighthouse towers, the first dating to 1669 and Flamborough Head Lighthouse built in 1806. The cliffs themselves provide nesting sites for many thousands of seabirds, and are of international significance for their geology.
U.K.-based photographer Will Burrard-Lucas became a convenient makeshift lookout post for meerkats during his photo shoot in the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana, Africa. He spent six days capturing the life of this charming meerkat family when the babies started to get more and more curious and fascinated with Burrard-Lucas’s camera. While the babies were playing with their newly-found toy, their parents followed their instincts and started using the photographer’s body to get themselves higher up and scan the horizon for potential dangers.
It seems that as meerkats get more and more familiar with humans and their non-threatening nature, they don’t mind using humans as handy lookout posts to see if any real danger looms on the horizon. You can never be too careful and vigilant in the African wildlife when you’re as small as these little guys.Will Burrard-Lucas is a professional wildlife photographer who is especially fond of photographing the wildlife in Africa, which he has been doing for the past few years. He is also well-known for using innovative technology in his work to get the most out of the often dangerous work of capturing wildlife photos. He’s the creator of the BeetleCam, a remote-control buggy for DSLR cameras, and a founder of Camtraptions Ltd.
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Fisherman’s Bastion is a terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style situated on the Buda bank of the Danube, on the Castle hill in Budapest, around Matthias Church. It was designed and built between 1895 and 1902 on the plans of Frigyes Schulek. Between 1947–48, the son of Frigyes Schulek, János Schulek, conducted the other restoration project after its near destruction during World War II.From the towers and the terrace a panoramic view exists of Danube, Margaret Island, Pest to the east and the Gellért Hill.Its seven towers represent the seven Magyar tribes that settled in the Carpathian Basin in 896.The Bastion takes its name from the guild of fishermen that was responsible for defending this stretch of the city walls in the Middle Ages. It is a viewing terrace, with many stairs and walking paths.
Jag Mandir is a palace built on an island in the Lake Pichola. It is also called the “Lake Garden Palace“. The palace is located in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Its construction is credited to three Maharanas of the Sisodia Rajputs of Mewar kingdom. The construction of the palace was started in 1551 by Maharana Amar Singh, continued by Maharana Karan Singh (1620–1628) and finally completed by Maharana Jagat Singh I (1628–1652). It is named as “Jagat Mandir” in honour of the last named Maharana Jagat Singh. The royal family used the palace as a summer resort and pleasure palace for holding parties.In Jag Mandir Palace, Gul Mahal catches the major attention as this is the place where Prince Khurram lived with his family. Gul Mahal is made in the Islamic style of architecture, which states that Karan Singh kept in mind the taste of Khurram. The hall has amazing interiors and is decorated with the Muslim crescent. To serve the religious purpose of Khurram, a mosque was also constructed in the complex of the Palace. Another attraction of this Palace is the courtyard, which is festooned with black and white tiles. Above all, the life-sized Elephants carved out of white marble, giving the impression of guarding this beautiful island Palace.