has been photographing for over 40 years. He received his diploma in
Professional Photography from the New York Institute of Photography in
In Paris, France, the International Federation of Photographic Art,
FIAP, awarded Salim the highest distinction, 'Master Photography'
(MFIAP) in April 2013. He is the 2nd recipient of the MFIAP in the
United States; Mr. Salim is also the only Bangladeshi born MFIAP to
Te Puia is the premier Māori cultural centre in New Zealand - a
place of gushing waters, steaming vents, boiling mud pools and
spectacular geysers. The Māori tradition lives on at Te Whakarewarewa,
with its guided tours and attractions, its Māori culture, and its
National Carving and Weaving Schools of New Zealand.
14,505 ft. this summit is the highest point in the continental United
States. Every morning the eastern slope of Mt. Whitney gets hit by the
sun's first rays, sometimes creating dramatic apenglows like seen above.
Rowing Club, founded in 1871, is one of Britain's premier rowing clubs
and has produced many Olympic oarsmen including Sir Steve Redgrave. The
club is based by Marlow Bridge and exercises above and below the lock.
Olympic lightweight mens double sculls gold-medallist at Beijing 2008
Zac Purchase is a former member of Marlow Rowing Club.
This architectural work of art is one the world’s largest
mosques, with a capacity for an astonishing 41,000 worshippers. It
features 82 domes, over a 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold gilded
chandeliers and the world's largest hand knotted carpet. The main
prayer hall is dominated by one of the world’s largest chandeliers –10
metres in diameter, 15 metres in height and weighing twelve tonnes. The
mosque's first ceremony was the funeral of its namesake, Sheikh Zayed,
who is buried at the site.
Reflective pools surround the mosque, amplifying its beauty. The
striking white and gold colours shining in the sun are transformed at
night by a unique lightning system which reflects the phases of the
Stonechats are robin sized birds. Males have striking black
heads with white around the side of their neck, orange-red breasts and
a mottled brown back. Females lack the male's black head, but have
brown backs and an orange tinge to their chests.
Birds are frequently seen flicking their wings while perched, often
doing so on the tops of low bushes. As its name suggests, birds utter a
sharp loud call that sound like two stones being tapped together. They
breed in western and southern parts of the UK, but disperse more widely
The sea is an essential part of Helsinki. It surrounds the city on
three sides: the South, the East and the West. There are around 330
islands off the coast of Helsinki, and many are accessible for
In Helsinki it is possible to enjoy the sea even without your own boat.
Archipelago cruises depart from the Market Square throughout the
summer, and you can also catch a relaxing ferry to the Helsinki Zoo on
Korkeasaari Island and to the idyllic town of Porvoo.
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