40-year-old professor of music Yasen Todorov from San Francisco in his spare time flying in a helicopter. Thanks to him, we can see the look of North American landscapes from above.
North American Landscapes from Above:
1. The airplane graveyard in the Mojave Desert, California. (Photo Jassen Todorov):
2. Abandoned Salt Mine in Death Valley. (Photo Jassen Todorov):
3. Colorado River and the Grand Canyon in Arizona. (Photo Jassen Todorov):
4. Dunes in Death Valley, California. (Photo Jassen Todorov):
5. Death Valley – the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere, is located in the eastern part of California, almost on the border with Nevada, about three hours’ drive from Los Angeles.
It Ubehebe Crater. Local Shoshone Indian tribe called this place the “big basket”. Despite the age of the volcano – more than 2 000 years, geological chronology – he is still very young. (Photo Jassen Todorov):
6. Painted Desert. Plateau in northeastern Arizona, between the Grand Canyon and national parks “Petrified Forest”. (Photo Jassen Todorov):
8. Owens Lake, California, USA. At the end of the XIX century Owens Lake was one of the largest natural reservoirs of California with a water surface area of 300 square kilometers around It closed lake, surrounded by mountains of the Sierra Nevada, it has been the main source of supply of seasonal snow and glacial waters of the surrounding mountains of Eastern Sierras.
In 1913, it began construction of the aqueduct, the water discharge p. Owens to the rapidly growing city of Los Angeles. Having lost the main power source, Owens Lake is almost completely disappeared by the mid 20-ies. Twentieth century, revealing more than 150 square kilometers of dry bottom covered with a salt crust. In 1991 the government made it mandatory for Los Angeles to fill the former lake water and by 2006 to bring clean air to the national standards. (Photo Jassen Todorov):
9. The road across the desert in Nevada. (Photo Jassen Todorov):
10. Another shot of Ubehebe Crater in Death Valley. (Photo Jassen Todorov):
11. Solar panels in the deserts of California and Nevada.
In general, solar power in California is developing by leaps and bounds, given that the lack of sun there is not observed, and it is a very warm and sunny state.
The second factor was the support of solar projects by the administration of the state and the population. The authorities plan to achieve the figure of 25% – this will be the share of alternative energy in California in 2016, the year, and in 2020 – already 33%. (Photo Jassen Todorov):
12. Colorado River and Glen Canyon in Arizona, USA. (Photo Jassen Todorov):
13. City of Palm Springs Desert, California. Palm Springs is one of the first places in the country, the share of same-sex couples living here. 7.2% of households belong to same-sex couples, which is significantly higher than the average figure of US 1%. (Photo Jassen Todorov):
14. Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone, Wyoming. This hot spring, the largest in the United States and the third largest in the world. Bright colors source – is the result of life pigmented bacteria present on the edges of the source of rich mineral water. Color bacteria varies from green to red, depending on the ratio of chlorophyll and carotenoids in their population. In summer, the bacteria become orange-red, and in the winter – usually dark green. (Photo Jassen Todorov):