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"Inhospitable: Exploring the Unforgiving Beauty of Nature" Venturing beyond man's footsteps, Briton Riviere's artwork "Beyond Mans Footsteps

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Beyond Mans Footsteps, 1894 (1909). Artist: Briton Riviere

Beyond Mans Footsteps, 1894 (1909). Artist: Briton Riviere
Beyond Mans Footsteps, 1894 (1909). In the icy wilderness around the North Pole. From Harmsworth History of the World, Volume 8, by Arthur Mee, J.A. Hammerton, & A.D. Innes, M.A

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Nepal, Solo-Khumbu, Dzonglha

Nepal, Solo-Khumbu, Dzonglha. Ama Dablam (north face) bathed in evening light, seen from Dzonglha. Ama Dablam is one of the most, distinctive mountains lining the Khumba valley

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Loch Leathan

Loch Leathan, The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, west coast, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Moroccan desert landscape with blue sky. Dunes background

Moroccan desert landscape with blue sky. Dunes background

Background imageInhospitable Collection: French troops advancing in a snowstorm through the flooded ditches

French troops advancing in a snowstorm through the flooded ditches and bare woods of southern Belgium, 1914-19 (litho)
STC359792 French troops advancing in a snowstorm through the flooded ditches and bare woods of southern Belgium, 1914-19 (litho) by Thiriat

Background imageInhospitable Collection: How aeronauts are welcomed in France (colour litho)

How aeronauts are welcomed in France (colour litho)
2779665 How aeronauts are welcomed in France (colour litho) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: How aeronauts are welcomed in France)

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Badlands, South Dakota, USA (chromolitho)

Badlands, South Dakota, USA (chromolitho)
2788822 Badlands, South Dakota, USA (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Badlands, South Dakota, USA)

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Animals of the region of the North Pole (colour litho)

Animals of the region of the North Pole (colour litho)
3101044 Animals of the region of the North Pole (colour litho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Animals of the region of the North Pole: Polar Bear)

Background imageInhospitable Collection: An impression of the surface of Mercury (litho)

An impression of the surface of Mercury (litho)
6000074 An impression of the surface of Mercury (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: An impression of the surface of Mercury)

Background imageInhospitable Collection: USA, Arizona, V-Bar V-Heritage Site, Petroglyphs, made AD 1450-1800

USA, Arizona, V-Bar V-Heritage Site, Petroglyphs, made AD 1450-1800
USA, Arizona, V-Bar V-Heritage Site, Petroglyph s, made AD 1450-1800

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Chihuahuan Desert

Chihuahuan Desert

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Stormy seas and coastline

Stormy seas and coastline
Wind blown waves strike the Shiretoko Peninsula of Japan

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia

Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia
Dead Camel Thorn trees (Acacia erioloba) in the dry Deadvlei pan of Sossusvlei, Namibia

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Az, Coconio Natiuonal Forest, Palatki Heritage Site, Cliff Dwelling Ruin

Az, Coconio Natiuonal Forest, Palatki Heritage Site, Cliff Dwelling Ruin

Background imageInhospitable Collection: The Rafu Lava Flow with its bizarre rock formations, Sanetti Plateau

The Rafu Lava Flow with its bizarre rock formations, Sanetti Plateau. The Bale Mountains National Park is located in the southern highlands of Ethiopia

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Illustration, A Song of the English, Barren Landscape

Illustration, A Song of the English, Barren Landscape
Illustration to A Song of the English, a patriotic set of poems by Rudyard Kipling (first published in the English Illustrated Magazine)

Background imageInhospitable Collection: the Sanetti Plateau at ca 4150m altitude with lonely giant lobelia

the Sanetti Plateau at ca 4150m altitude with lonely giant lobelia
The Sanetti Plateau, Bale Mountains National Park, located in the southern highlands of Ethiopia. The landforms are comprised of afro-alpine plateaus. escarpments and peaks showing signs of glaciation

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Mars base, artwork C018 / 8567

Mars base, artwork C018 / 8567
Mars base. Artwork of a base (left) on Mars. A manned base on Mars could be constructed from prefabricated sections brought from Earth or from materials manufactured using resources found on Mars

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Mars base, artwork C018 / 0284

Mars base, artwork C018 / 0284
Mars base. Artwork of a base on Mars, with plants in one dome providing oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide, and people in a second dome

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Andrews volcano is one of the numerous volcanic craters dotting the volcanic ridge

Andrews volcano is one of the numerous volcanic craters dotting the volcanic ridge, known as The Barrier, that separated the Suguta Valley from Lake Turkana several million years ago

Background imageInhospitable Collection: The lava barrier that separates the southern end of Lake Turkana from the Suguta Valley

The lava barrier that separates the southern end of Lake Turkana from the Suguta Valley. South Island is in the distance while the extinct volcanic crater, Abil Agituk, is close to the lakeshore

Background imageInhospitable Collection: An extinct volcanic crater, Abil Agituk, at the southern end of Lake Turkana has a distinctively

An extinct volcanic crater, Abil Agituk, at the southern end of Lake Turkana has a distinctively green crater lake which is fed by underground seepage from the main lake

Background imageInhospitable Collection: The inhospitable country at the southern end of Lake Turkana

The inhospitable country at the southern end of Lake Turkana. The fresh-looking lava flows came from Telekis Volcano which last erupted about 130 years ago

Background imageInhospitable Collection: A Turkana man herds his goats in the semi-desert terrain near the southeastern shoreline of Lake

A Turkana man herds his goats in the semi-desert terrain near the southeastern shoreline of Lake Turkana

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Scenery on the fringe of the Air Mountains

Scenery on the fringe of the Air Mountains

Background imageInhospitable Collection: A Turkana man strides purposefully across the treeless

A Turkana man strides purposefully across the treeless Lotagipi Plains as an Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) watches him atop a termite mound

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Inhospitable

Inhospitable, semi-arid, thorn scrub country northwest of Lodwar, the administrative centre of the Turkana people. All the hills and mountains are of volcanic origin

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Semi-arid, thorn scrub country

Semi-arid, thorn scrub country, littered with lava debris, near Parkati. Being extremely hot and dry, the area is only used by the nomadic Turkana for grazing goats and camels

Background imageInhospitable Collection: USA California Death Valley National Park Cloud formations

USA California Death Valley National Park Cloud formations and early morning light on corrugated Badlands landscape at Zabriskie Point

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Flying over the Polar Wastes, 1927

Flying over the Polar Wastes, 1927. From The Wonder Book of Aircraft, edited by Harry Golding. [Ward, Lock & Co, Limited, London & Melbourne, 1927]

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Black volcanic landscape near Tungnaa River, Iceland, 20th century. Artist: CM Dixon

Black volcanic landscape near Tungnaa River, Iceland, 20th century. Artist: CM Dixon
Black volcanic landscape near Tungnaa River, Iceland, 20th century. Volcanic ash consists of fragments of pulverized rock, minerals and volcanic glass, created during volcanic eruptions

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Fog Crystals, or Hoar Frost rock formations, Cuillin Hills, Isle of Skye, Scotland, 20th century

Fog Crystals, or Hoar Frost rock formations, Cuillin Hills, Isle of Skye, Scotland, 20th century. Artist: CM Dixon
Fog Crystals, or Hoar Frost rock formations, Cuillin Hills, Isle of Skye, Scotland, 20th century. Winter at 3000 feet above sea level, when surface hoar covers sloping snowbanks

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Sgurr Alasdair, in the Cuillins from Skon Dearg, Isle of Skye, Scotland, 20th century

Sgurr Alasdair, in the Cuillins from Skon Dearg, Isle of Skye, Scotland, 20th century. Artist: CM Dixon
Sgurr Alasdair, in the Cuillins from Skon Dearg, Isle of Skye, Scotland, 20th century. Sgurr Alasdair is the highest peak on Skye - and, the highest UK island summit

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Arizona, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Spider Rock

Arizona, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Spider Rock

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Giant Loebelia (Lobelia rhynchopetalum) in the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia

Giant Loebelia (Lobelia rhynchopetalum) in the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia. Giant Lobelias are typical and very often endemic to the high mountains and plateaus of East Africa. Africa, Ethiopia

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Everlasting Flowers, Helichrysum, at a Escarpment at 3800m altitude in the Denka valley, Bale

Everlasting Flowers, Helichrysum, at a Escarpment at 3800m altitude in the Denka valley, Bale. Mts. The Bale Mountains National Park is located in the southern highlands of Ethiopia

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Moutain ridge with Mount Batu and giant lobelias

Moutain ridge with Mount Batu and giant lobelias
Mountain ridge with Mount Batu and giant lobelias. The Bale Mountains National Park is located in the southern highlands of Ethiopia

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Lake Garba Guracha, which is an truly alpine lake, from Sanetti Plateau

Lake Garba Guracha, which is an truly alpine lake, from Sanetti Plateau. The Bale Mountains National Park is located in the southern highlands of Ethiopia

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Sunrise near Keyrensa at the Escarpment of the Sanetti Plateau with withered stands

Sunrise near Keyrensa at the Escarpment of the Sanetti Plateau with withered stands of red hot poker plants (Kniphofia foliosa)

Background imageInhospitable Collection: huts of local Oromo nomads at Keyrensa in the Bale Mts

huts of local Oromo nomads at Keyrensa in the Bale Mts. NP. The Bale Mountains NP is known for one of the last populations of the Ethiopian Wolf (canis simensis)

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Goat and horse herd tended by oromo children near Kotera Plain

Goat and horse herd tended by oromo children near Kotera Plain
Herd tended by Oromo children near Kotera Plain. Bale Mountains NP has one of the last populations of the Ethiopian Wolf (canis simensis), which can be seen hiking in the Bale Mts. Africa, Ethiopia

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Picture No. 11676641

Picture No. 11676641
Geothermal area Haukadalur Date:

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Picture No. 11676639

Picture No. 11676639
Geothermal area Haukadalur Date:

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Picture No. 11676640

Picture No. 11676640
Geothermal area Haukadalur Date:

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Picture No. 11676466

Picture No. 11676466
Snow covered Mountains in winter Date:

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Picture No. 11676465

Picture No. 11676465
Snow covered Mountains in winter Date:

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Picture No. 11676464

Picture No. 11676464
Snow covered Mountains in winter Date:

Background imageInhospitable Collection: Picture No. 11676674

Picture No. 11676674
Bowhead Whale bones in arctic landscape Date:



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"Inhospitable: Exploring the Unforgiving Beauty of Nature" Venturing beyond man's footsteps, Briton Riviere's artwork "Beyond Mans Footsteps, 1894 (1909)" captures the essence of an inhospitable terrain. In Nepal's Solo-Khumbu region, Dzonglha stands as a testament to nature's formidable power. Loch Leathan in the Cuillin Hills paints a picture of desolation and isolation. Its rugged landscape echoes with tales of resilience and survival against all odds. The Rafu Lava Flow on Sanetti Plateau reveals bizarre rock formations that defy logic. Here, at an altitude of approximately 4150m, giant lobelia stand tall as lonely sentinels in this unforgiving environment. French troops braving a snowstorm during World War I exemplify the harsh realities faced by soldiers in southern Belgium. Flooded ditches and bare woods become treacherous obstacles amidst freezing conditions. Aeronauts arriving in France are greeted with colorful lithographs showcasing how they are welcomed into foreign skies. The vibrant hues contrast sharply with their daring exploits above hostile territories. In Badlands, South Dakota, USA, chromolitho art depicts an arid wasteland where only resilient flora and fauna survive against scorching temperatures and relentless winds. Exploring animals near the North Pole reveals their adaptability to extreme cold climates through color lithographs. These creatures navigate icy waters and barren landscapes with unwavering determination. An impressionistic lithograph offers us a glimpse into Mercury's surface - a planet inhospitable to life as we know it. Its barren expanse reminds us of our own fragile existence within the vastness of space. Through these diverse glimpses into inhospitable environments across time and place, we are reminded of nature's unyielding power while marveling at its breathtaking beauty that persists even under such challenging circumstances.