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Same Place, Different Time May 3, 2014

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Beatles Just Before Crossing Abbey Road April 27, 2014

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BeatlesBeforeCrossingAbbyRoadWhile the Beatles got ready for their iconic walk across Abbey Road, this pensioner chatted with Ringo. More out-takes from the shoot.

 

34 Famous Photos in History Colorized January 22, 2013

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Hbomb-detonation-colorizedReddit user mygrapefruit and self-taught colorizer Sanna Dullaway has colorized famous photographs in history. You can find the entire 34-image collection on Imgur . http://imgur.com/a/wapUe Using a Wacom bamboo tablet and Photosohp, each photo takes anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours.

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Is Great White Following Kayak Picture Real? January 20, 2013

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Great White and Kayak

I’ve always wondered if the well-circulated image was rea. The Photographer’s notes sound quite convincing.
©Thomas P. Peschak
When this photograph was first published in Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife and later in Paris Match and the Daily Mail (London) it resulted in a flurry of e-mails, phone calls and letters from around the world asking if the image was a fake. The image became the most talked about of shark photograph ever.

The photograph is real, no photoshop, no digital manipulation, no nothing, in fact it was shot on slide film Fuji Provia 100 using a Nikon F5 Camera and 17-35 mm lens. For those conspiracy fans who still doubt its authenticity please read how I took the photograph.

To capture this image I tied myself to the tower of the research boat Lamnidae and leaned into the void, precariously hanging over the ocean while waiting patiently for a white shark to come along. I wanted to shot a photograph that would tell the story of our research efforts to track white sharks using kayaks. When the first shark of the day came across our sea kayak it dove to the seabed and inspected it from below. I quickly trained my camera on the dark shadow which slowly transformed from diffuse shape into the sleek outline of a large great white. When the shark’s dorsal fin broke the surface I thought I had the shot, but hesitated a fraction of a second and was rewarded with marine biologist Trey Snow in the kayak turning around to look behind him. I pressed the shutter and the rest was history. Throughout the day I shot many more images, most showing the kayak following the shark, but all lacked the power of that first image of the great white tracking the kayak.

Vanishing Act: Camouflage in Nature January 10, 2013

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animal-camouflage-photography-art-wolfe-1In this astonishing new book, legendary wildlife photographer Art Wolfe turns to one of nature’s most fundamental survival techniques: the vanishing act. His portraits show animals and insects disappearing into their surroundings, using deceptions, disguises, lures, and decoys to confuse the eye of both predator and prey. Click on this link and hit the “Slideshow” option and see how many you can find.

Vanishing Act: Camouflage in Nature | Art Wolfe Stock Photography 888-973-0011.

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What are the most surreal places one can ever visit? – Quora December 19, 2012

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Travelers from all over the world post their most memorable places here.

Monument Valley

(1) Travel: What are the most surreal places one can ever visit? – Quora.

Mt. Everest – In Incredible Composite Detail December 18, 2012

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This gigapixel image of the Khumbu glacier was captured by David Breashears during the spring of 2012, from the Pumori viewpoint near Mount Everest. The Khumbu Icefall is clearly visible here, and one can easily see the hustle and bustle of Everest Base Camp below.

EverestClick the image to enter gigapixel navigation, then use the controls at the bottom of the screen to zoom and pan and find climbers on the glacier and around the base camp tents, which will give you perspective on the scale of what you are viewing.

via Khumbu Glacier – Mt. Everest – The Glaciers of the Himalayas.

Arctic Ocean Flowers December 15, 2012

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ArcticOcean Flowers These spiky little bunches of ice form on thin and new ice in the Arctic Ocean. But these badboys can only form under very special conditions:

1) Calm winds. We can’t have these beauties blown away can we?

2) Cold, cold air. It has to be about 20C less than the water and since seawater freezes around -2C, that means the air must be about -22C or -7.6F. BRRR.

Frost flowers form when newly formed ice sublimates, that is ice changes directly from a solid to a gas totally bypassing the liquid stage. Initially, the water vapor formed by sublimation is the same temperature as the sea ice, but gets quickly cooled by the cold air. The air is then becomes supersaturated with water vapor, which means the air has too water much in it. Air really doesn’t want to hold all that excess water vapor, so when the supersaturated air touches another ice crystal the water vapor quickly turns back into ice. (Click the image to enlarge)

via The icy plumage of the Arctic | Deep Sea News. (more…)

2012 winners : Astronomy Photographer of the Year September 21, 2012

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A repeat win by Martin Pugh. Click on the link to see the rest.

2012 winners : Astronomy Photographer of the Year : Exhibitions : Visit : RMG.

Is This Why Both My Kids Moved to the USA’s Pacific Northwest? September 15, 2012

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via Purely Pacific Northwest on Vimeo. thanx to Bob Bopp from the Northeast

Fire and Ice and Aurora in Iceland July 9, 2012

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Sometimes both heaven and Earth erupt. In Iceland in 1991, the volcano Hekla erupted at the same time that auroras were visible overhead. Hekla, one of the most famous volcanoes in the world, has erupted at least 20 times over the past millennium, sometimes causing great destruction. The last eruption occurred only twelve years ago but caused only minor damage

via APOD: 2012 July 8 – Volcano and Aurora in Iceland.

Amazing Micron Pictures June 27, 2012

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Wellcome Image Awards 2012 | Wellcome Image Awards.

Click on the link above to see the 16 finalists and the winning photo closeup of a living brain.

Catherine Draycott, head of Wellcome Images and a member of the judging panel, said: ‘The Wellcome Image Awards are unique in that the winners are chosen for their scientific and technical merit as much as for their aesthetic appeal.

‘They offer people a chance to get closer to science and research and see it in a different way, as a source of beauty as well as providing important information about ourselves and the world around us.
The other picture here  is of a Caffeine Crystal.

In Focus – National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 June 6, 2012

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In Focus – National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 – The Atlantic.

Eruption of the Cordon del Caulle

National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30. For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let Alan Taylor choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers

The Ruins of Detroit November 20, 2011

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Captured: The Ruins of Detroit | Plog — World, National Photos, Photography and Reportage — The Denver Post.

Moonbow over Iceland November 15, 2011

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moonbow_vetter_1200.jpg JPEG Image, 1200×800 pixels – Scaled 93%.

 

Thanks to Bob Bopp, who explains ” This is from NASA’s photo of the day site. It shows the Skogarfoss waterfall in Iceland. The colorful arc of light on the left is due to drops that have drifted off from the waterfall and are now illuminated by the nearly full Moon. High above are the faint green streaks of aurora. In the background is a beautiful starscape that includes the Big Dipper.”

Terrifying Cloud Threatens Neighborhood August 4, 2011

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The father-of-three said: ‘It was a nice evening and the sun was shining when I suddenly heard claps of thunder, which was strange.

‘My wife went to look out the front door and saw the clouds blowing up from the south.

‘I took one look and headed back into the house to get my camera.

‘We watched the storm for a few minutes when I noticed that the cloud was starting to spin.

‘I got my ladder and climbed up on my roof to get a better view.

‘It never got the momentum to create a tornado, but it did look like it was going to happen before out eyes.

‘We watched for 45 minutes as it slowly moved back into cloud formation.’

via Terrifying moment vast cloud threatened to engulf whole street | Mail Online.

Ya Gotta’ Love That Snow December 5, 2010

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Bear Chasing Bison Photos October 31, 2010

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“I thought I was having a hallucination or something,” said Wypyszinski. “I couldn’t believe what that buffalo looked like.”

It was a bison, badly burned from an encounter with one of the numerous hot spots in Yellowstone National Park.

A grizzly was chasing the buffalo (which was practically cooked already) and gaining quickly.

Wypyszinski stopped his car on the desolate highway and took out his camera. “I stood along the car as long as I thought it was safe.” The two beasts passed the man by without paying any notice.

We pick our tale up where the photos end.

Wypiszinski says once in the safety of the woods the bison out maneuvered the grizzly, escaping to live exactly one more day. Park rangers had to put the bison down due to the injuries it sustained. The result: these 14 hair-raising pictures at the link below thanks to Chris Mergenthaler

via The bison got away | KTVQ.com | Q2 | Billings, Montana.

32 Pictures Of Nature October 17, 2010

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Volcanic Lightning

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32 Pictures To Help You Appreciate The Awesomeness Of Nature.

Mens & Ladies Room Signs October 17, 2010

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Creative and Funny Toilet Signs.

Everyday Things Under The Electron Microscope October 17, 2010

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A wood or heathland ant, Formica fusca, holding a microchip

All these 24 pictures are from the book “Microcosmos”, created by Brandon Brill from London. This book includes many scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of insects, human body parts and household items. Click the link to see all 24 pictures.

via Really funny stuff – Amazing Scanning Electron Microscope Pictures (24 pics).

Great White Shark Becomes Dinner August 18, 2010

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(Pic: Courier Mail)

The great white was savaged after it got snared on a drum line – a baited hook attached to a buoy – near North Stradbroke Island, east of Brisbane.

The wounded creature was still alive when a crew hauled it onto a boat, close to Deadman’s Beach.

Experts said its rival may be 20ft (about six metres) long, judging by the size of the huge bites.

via Shark Mauls Great White: Fears In Australia After Shark Bitten Off Stradbroke Island, Near Brisbane | World News | Sky News.

After the Fairy Tale Ending… August 11, 2010

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Vancouver artist, Dina Goldstein, has focused her lens on what happens after the Fairy Tale ending. Thanx to Juan Marcos.

See the pictures at her web-site fallenprincesses.com

Shuttle Launch As Seen By SkyDivers June 25, 2010

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Stingray Migration June 14, 2010

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Like autumn leaves floating in a sunlit pond, this vast expanse of magnificent stingrays animates the bright blue seas of the Gulf of Mexico.

Taken off the coast of Mexico’s Holbox Island by amateur photographer Sandra Critelli, this breathtaking picture captures the migration of thousands of rays as they follow the clockwise current from Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula to western Florida.

Measuring up to 6ft 6in across, poisonous golden cow-nose rays migrate in groups – or ‘fevers’ – of up to 10,000 as they glide their way silently towards their summer feeding grounds. Thanks to Ramon Brunings.

via The great ocean migration… thousands of majestic stingrays swim to new seas | Mail Online.

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