Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

• The best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

The Sacred Cenote

Chichen Itza - a political and cultural center of the Maya in the north of the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico). Here Sacred Cenote - natural well, which is a giant circular funnel over 60 meters in diameter. On representations of the Mayan god of rain Chuck lived inside the well. Maya brought him human victims, throwing them to the bottom of Cenote.

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

Beysdzhamper, Spain

BASE Jumping - a sport that uses a special parachute to jump from fixed objects. BASE jumping is considered the most dangerous type of skydiving and currently regarded as very extreme sport.

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

The celebration of Holi in India

Holi - the festival of bright colors. This is one of the most colorful festivals in India. People take to the streets and sprinkle each other with colored powder. We see a very nice report "Holi-2011".

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

Divers

Lake Superior, Minnesota.

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

Angel Wings, Istanbul, Turkey

Author: "Angel Wings, consisting of white handprints, were beautiful in themselves. But additional elements - telephone wires, rough stone wall, dirty satellite dish, man, well caught in the frame - makes this picture especially memorable. "

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

African Spurred Tortoise

The largest of the African tortoises and the third largest in the world, after the elephant and giant turtles.

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

Lightning on the border of Utah and Arizona

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

Serpentine in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

Reclining Buddha, Thailand

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

Sunset on the beach in Florida

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

Carousel, Bangladesh

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

Grasshopper, Honduras

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

Serenity

Landscape of the reservoir Nové Mlýny in Czech Republic.

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

Black and white: mountain climbers in the French Alps

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

The boy with the balloons, India

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

wild horse, Mongolia

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu - the ancient city of America, located on the territory of modern Peru at the top of the ridge at an altitude of 2450 meters above sea level. In 2007 he was awarded the title of the New Wonder of the World. Machu Picchu is often called a "city in the sky" or "city in the clouds", sometimes referred to as the "lost city of the Incas".

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

Balloons, Cappadocia

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

The Sharks, Bahamas

Best pictures from the September 2011 National Geographic

sailing into the desert, Rajasthan, India

White Lions, South Africa

A rare shot of rare creatures of nature - white lions. Confirm the existence of white lions only came in the late XX century. For hundreds of years they were considered the fruit of legends, traveling to South Africa.