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This is the blog homepage of the Facebook group "The Earth Story" (Click here to visit our Facebook group). “The Earth Story” are group of volunteers with backgrounds throughout the Earth Sciences. We cover all Earth sciences - oceanography, climatology, geology, geophysics and much, much more. Our articles combine the latest research, stunning photography, and basic knowledge of geosciences, and are written for everyone!

Winner of the award for Best Education Weblog in the 2015 bloggies

We hope you find us to be a unique home for learning about the Earth sciences, and we hope you enjoy!

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First person point of view video of a paraglider/paramotor flight over Arches National Park, Utah.

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First person point of view video of a paraglider/paramotor flight over Arches National Park, Utah.

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Boats and cliffs at   Praia da Assenta

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Boats and cliffs at Praia da Assenta

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arnar.tomasson Crystal blue water in South Iceland

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arnar.tomasson Crystal blue water in South Iceland

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Original caption:  ""the act of contemplating; thoughtful observation or listening" Captured in and around Girraween National...

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Original caption:  ""the act of contemplating; thoughtful observation or listening" Captured in and around Girraween National...

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doounias•Puri Wulandari, A Boutique Resort & Spa

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doounias•Puri Wulandari, A Boutique Resort & Spa

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Wind-induced ripple bedform  with an obstacle (grass at the center) that resulted in shadow-like impressions by flow...

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Wind-induced ripple bedform  with an obstacle (grass at the center) that resulted in shadow-like impressions by flow...

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Tidally dominated deltas This is a satellite photo of part of the Gulf of Papua captured by the USGS Landsat program in 1989. It...

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Tidally dominated deltas This is a satellite photo of part of the Gulf of Papua captured by the USGS Landsat program in 1989. It...

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Short but majestic summertime trip to Montana's Glacier National Park.

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Short but majestic summertime trip to Montana's Glacier National Park.

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Drone exploration of Indonesia.  diamond__sky

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Drone exploration of Indonesia. diamond__sky

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Of dams and mitigated results When the Aswan high dam was completed in 1970 it was seen as a triumph of socialist modernism and...
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Of dams and mitigated results When the Aswan high dam was completed in 1970 it was seen as a triumph of socialist modernism and...

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Wildlife-rich, dirt road drive through Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park (so named in the 1950s to commemorate a visit by...

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Wildlife-rich, dirt road drive through Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park (so named in the 1950s to commemorate a visit by...

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Ground Control.

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Ground Control.

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Surise over the California Desert shainblumphotography After  3 years of hardwork. My Timelapse Masterclass is finally LIVE!...

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Surise over the California Desert shainblumphotography After 3 years of hardwork. My Timelapse Masterclass is finally LIVE!...

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Long Lakeshore I saw this map and couldn’t help but wonder if this lake would hold the record for highest ratio of “shoreline...

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Long Lakeshore I saw this map and couldn’t help but wonder if this lake would hold the record for highest ratio of “shoreline...

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fossilogic Took some family out to collec #trilobites yesterday. Had a very good day. Found over 100 complete or nearly...

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fossilogic Took some family out to collec #trilobites yesterday. Had a very good day. Found over 100 complete or nearly...

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A trio takes a trip across the Canadian Rockies from East to West

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A trio takes a trip across the Canadian Rockies from East to West

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images that precede unfortunate events

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DO NOT REBLOG IN NSFW, 18+ AND TRASH BLOGS, thanks. First part of my pictures with the cows, 2 parts in total. It was...

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hdrskies Time lapse de marée descendante révélant les parcs à huîtres de Cancale 🌊En haut à gauche le Mont Saint Michel ✨La...

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hdrskies Time lapse de marée descendante révélant les parcs à huîtres de Cancale 🌊En haut à gauche le Mont Saint Michel ✨La...

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Baishuitai falls Its hard to look at this cascade and think that it’s a natural feature, not something made by a construction...

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Baishuitai falls Its hard to look at this cascade and think that it’s a natural feature, not something made by a construction...

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A herd of African Elephants on the Serengeti Plain. 

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A herd of African Elephants on the Serengeti Plain. 

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Obsidian rich lava rocks on the edge of the Big Obsidian lava flow, Newberry Volcano, Oregon.  akovach515 Oh obsidian

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Obsidian rich lava rocks on the edge of the Big Obsidian lava flow, Newberry Volcano, Oregon. akovach515 Oh obsidian

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Classic map The Yellowstone area was declared America’s first National Park in 1872. For decades, no one really knew what a...

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Classic map The Yellowstone area was declared America’s first National Park in 1872. For decades, no one really knew what a...

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Cuprite This gem specimen of copper oxide, the mineral cuprite (Cu2O) was found at the Tsumeb mine in Namibia.   This classic...
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Cuprite This gem specimen of copper oxide, the mineral cuprite (Cu2O) was found at the Tsumeb mine in Namibia.  This classic...

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Tour of just a small portion of the large samples on display at this year's Tucson Gem and Mineral Show from February (Just...

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Tour of just a small portion of the large samples on display at this year's Tucson Gem and Mineral Show from February (Just...

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Mayon Volcano, Philippines. 2014.

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Mayon Volcano, Philippines. 2014. (Click photo for better quality)

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breaktoexplore Our personal eruption on Gunung Semeru last week. Sound on

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breaktoexplore Our personal eruption on Gunung Semeru last week. Sound on

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Xenoliths This is a specimen from the oldest rock suite in Britain, the 3 Ga Lewisian Gneiss group and was found near Ullapool...

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Xenoliths This is a specimen from the oldest rock suite in Britain, the 3 Ga Lewisian Gneiss group and was found near Ullapool...

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Aerial trip up to Lake Tianchi, which is the highest altitude volcanic lake in the world. This flooded caldera straddles the...

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Aerial trip up to Lake Tianchi, which is the highest altitude volcanic lake in the world. This flooded caldera straddles the...

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natgeo @bertiegregory   | A green sea turtle feeds on seagrass off the coast of southern Egypt,  in the Red Sea. These turtles...

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natgeo @bertiegregory | A green sea turtle feeds on seagrass off the coast of southern Egypt, in the Red Sea. These turtles...

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© 2020 Noor Rashan

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© 2020 Noor Rashan

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Food Faulting This is an example of a “structural geology experiment” done with basic kitchen ingredients. Flour, sugar, salt –...

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Food Faulting This is an example of a “structural geology experiment” done with basic kitchen ingredients. Flour, sugar, salt –...

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The Landscape of Capitol Reef National Park. Gently dipping sedimentary rocks of the Waterpocket fold.

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The Landscape of Capitol Reef National Park. Gently dipping sedimentary rocks of the Waterpocket fold.

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DO NOT REBLOG IN NSFW, 18+ AND TRASH BLOGS, thanks.     Silvretta Reservoir in the Austrian Alps - July 2020  Thank you :-)...
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DO NOT REBLOG IN NSFW, 18+ AND TRASH BLOGS, thanks. Silvretta Reservoir in the Austrian Alps - July 2020 Thank you :-)...

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suzi_travel  Adiwana Dara Ayu Villas

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suzi_travel Adiwana Dara Ayu Villas

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CO2 pools beneath Santorini The Greek island of Santorini is a picture of vacation bliss — sandy beaches, ancient cities, and...
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CO2 pools beneath Santorini The Greek island of Santorini is a picture of vacation bliss — sandy beaches, ancient cities, and...

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Waves of clouds over Lake Geneva, Switzerland

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Waves of clouds over Lake Geneva, Switzerland

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“Long ridges of jagged granite project out into the heart of the main canyon, with deep narrow gorges on either side, through...
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“Long ridges of jagged granite project out into the heart of the main canyon, with deep narrow gorges on either side, through...

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Amazing view of a marsh/wetland on the border between Texas and Mexico. One wildlife refuge like this spot is being partially...

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Amazing view of a marsh/wetland on the border between Texas and Mexico. One wildlife refuge like this spot is being partially...

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The New Madrid Seismic Zone About once a year, residents of the counties at the border between Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri,...

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The New Madrid Seismic Zone About once a year, residents of the counties at the border between Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri,...

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gallery,   Red Rock Canyon State Park, California

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gallery, Red Rock Canyon State Park, California

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Hiking in the Rocky Mountain foothills

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Hiking in the Rocky Mountain foothills

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amorgos / asfontilitis  © 2020  Yiannis Krikis

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amorgos / asfontilitis © 2020  Yiannis Krikis

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Namibian Sand Dune mari_moraes

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Namibian Sand Dune mari_moraes

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Chichi-Jima This view captures the eroded, volcanic shoreline of ChichiJima or Chichi Island, an island within the Ogasawara...

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Chichi-Jima This view captures the eroded, volcanic shoreline of ChichiJima or Chichi Island, an island within the Ogasawara...

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Gneiss cover.  1961

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Gneiss cover. 1961

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Original caption: "A few weeks ago, a friend and I met up for a short trip to the dolomites. We had both busy schedules and...

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Original caption: "A few weeks ago, a friend and I met up for a short trip to the dolomites. We had both busy schedules and...

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elise_by_the_seaside Being  a total nerd and sorting through my fossils after watching a David  Attenborough documentary. I've...

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elise_by_the_seaside Being a total nerd and sorting through my fossils after watching a David Attenborough documentary. I've...