The Glowworm Caves in Waitomo on the North Island of New Zealand. The glowworms (Arachnocampa luminosa) are indigenous to NZ; most of those in the Caves live in the central Grotto.
For the naturalists among you, here are a picture and description of the glowworm life cycle:
The so-called Leshan Buddha, largest Buddha statue in the world (note tiny people at his feet), was carved right out of the cliff. He is located east of the city of Leshan in Sichuan Province, China.
This particular Buddha is believed to be Maitreya, a disciple of Sakyamuni, who is said to have founded Buddhism.
Two photos of dust around and in Orion.
The top one shows dust filaments (in gray) around M42 and M43. The brown and blue are glowing gas. Image credit and copyright: Robert Fields.
The lower one shows dark dust around two reflection nebulas: M78, in the center of the image, and NGC 2071, at the lower left. Image credit and copyright: Ian Sharp.
This one I did manage to track down: sadly, it’s not a photo of a real house but an entry in the Bizarrchitecture 3 Photoshop contest. It was created by Norrit and is titled “Bond Mansion.”
I have tried but can’t find a source; don’t even know whether it’s real or a computer-generated image.
But it’s so amazing, I had to post. Note the ladder…
If anyone knows anything about it, please let me know and I will give credit where due.