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One of the things I try to do when taking photos is to get a different perspective. Perched atop the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicle I snapped this photo of water spraying from the roof turret.

Photo by @FransLanting // I don’t have to go very far from home to witness awesome wildlife spectacles. Less than half an hour from where I live, sea lions haul out by the thousands on the beaches of Año Nuevo Island, a rocky outcrop at the northern tip of Monterey Bay. It’s a great testimonial to the natural abundance of California’s marine ecosystem. In this image, one youngster is perched atop a mass of slumbering sea lions. @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #california #sealion…

from SFGate

A look at homes and buildings that are built in extraordinary locations

In an undated photo, a house sits perched atop a rock in the middle of the Drina River near the town of Bajina Bašta, Serbia. China Network Television reported the house was built in 1969. In 2012, the home experienced a surge in popularity after National Geographic chose to spotlight the home in their "Photo of the Day" series on Aug. 2, 2012. Photo: Junlongyang, Getty Images

Eltz Castle - This medieval fortress is located in the hills above the Moselle River in Germany. It is perched atop a 230ft rock. Photo @sennarelax #ancientdestinations

Bears on a Berg | Photograph by John Rollins (@johnrollinsphotography) . “This photo was taken far out on the sea ice in the Davis Strait, off the coast of Baffin Island. This mother polar bear and her yearling were perched atop of a huge snow covered iceberg when the ocean froze over for the winter. To me, the relative smallness of these large creatures when compared to the immensity of the iceberg in the photo represents the precariousness of the polar bear’s reliance on the sea and sea…

Confit duck leg perched atop a lighter, summery cassoulet. #Pdx #pdxfood #cassoulet #confit #duckconfit #duckduckjuice #saladenicoise #frenchfood @kermitlynchwine #kermitlynch #elephantsdeli #food

This is the photo that would trigger vertigo in most people! A workman perched atop this shaky chimney, all that is left of the building, is chipping away with a hammer. London during the Blitz, 1940. The question is: how did he climb up there?