The beaver faces the camera. Its tail extends to the right and is cocked on its side, making the paddle-shape more visible.

Building It Back – Beaver Reintroductions Across the World

Katarina Samurović

Since the 1920s, beavers have been artificially re-introduced to many habitats across their former range.

The topo map with the proposed boundary change that Harsson sent to the Norwegian government. Source: Halti som jubileumsgave Facebook page.

Norwegian Mapmaker Wants to Give a Mountain to Finland for its 100th Birthday

Caitlin Dempsey

A retired Norwegian mapmaker has proposed that Norway shift its border 660 feet (200 meters) in order to gift the mountain of Halti to Finland in honor of its 100th anniversary independence.

Scuba diver exploring the Silfra. Photo: Thomei08, MediaWiki Commons, 2012.

Silfra Fissure: The Crack between the North American and Eurasian continents

Elizabeth Borneman

The Silfra fissure is a crack between the North American and Eurasian continents.

A Map of the City in the Sky

Elizabeth Borneman

Known as a light pillar, a combination of ice crystals and the city lights created a map in the sky with definite boundary lines marking streets, intersections, and minor roads in the municipality.

MODIS image from May 29, 2002 showing Finland and its many lakes in the middle of the satellite image. Source: NASA, public domain.

Why Does Finland Have So Many Lakes?

Elizabeth Borneman

Finland, with over 187,000 estimated lakes, is known as the "Land of a Thousand Lakes".