Category: NATURE/SPACE

Oct 26, 2010

Picture of the Day – Baobab Trees of Madagascar | Oct 26, 2010

Picture of the Day – Baobab Trees of Madagascar | Oct 26, 2010

BAOBAB TREES OF MADAGASCAR Photograph by Pascal Maitre, National Geographic Avenue of the Baobabs, an area near Morondava protected since 2007, is all that remains of a once thick forest cleared for farmland. Growing 80 feet (24 meters) or more, baobabs are valued for their fruit and bark. via National Geographic Every day at 5pm…

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Oct 21, 2010

The World’s Weirdest Mammal – The Platypus

The World’s Weirdest Mammal – The Platypus

Photograph by Dark Orange THE PLATYPUS – NATURE’S MUTT The platypus is best described as a hodgepodge of more familiar species: the duck (bill and webbed feet), beaver (tail), and otter (body and fur). But wait! There’s even more to this fascinating mammal. Did you know that it is venomous, lays eggs, and hunts using…

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Oct 20, 2010

Picture of the Day – October 20, 2010

Picture of the Day – October 20, 2010

CONE HEAD Photograph by Lilli Antoniu via LiiQa on deviantART Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’ GET FEATURED! SUBMIT A PHOTOGRAPH FOR THE PICTURE OF THE DAY!

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Oct 19, 2010

Picture of the Day – Broken Telephone

Picture of the Day – Broken Telephone

BROKEN TELEPHONE Photograph by Igor Podgorny This image has not been Photoshopped. It was taken by Igor Podgorny of Russia. It was the after-effect of a fierce fire that tore through Linevo village in the Volgograd Region of Russia. Igor Podgorny on LiveJournal via English Russia Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the…

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Oct 17, 2010

Picture of the Day – October 17, 2010

Picture of the Day – October 17, 2010

WE ARE NOT ALONE Photograph by Luis Argerich This photo shows our own galaxy: The Milky way and our two small satellite galaxies: The Magellan Clouds. The Small Magellan Cloud is at the top left and the Big Magellan Cloud Below. via 1x.com Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the…

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Oct 13, 2010

Picture of the Day – October 13, 2010

Picture of the Day – October 13, 2010

ZEUS WAS HERE Photograph by Jay Fine This is the moment a lightning bolt appears to strike the Statue of Liberty in New York. New York photographer Jay Fine had spent the night braving the storm in Battery Park City, Manhattan, in a bid to get the perfect picture. Jay spent nearly two hours poised…

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Oct 12, 2010

The Incredible Aerial Photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand [25 pics]

The Incredible Aerial Photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand [25 pics]

The Amazon River, Brazil | Photograph by YANN ARTHUS BERTRAND Born in Paris, France on March 13, 1946, Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a world-renowned photographer specializing in aerial photography. He didn’t fully realize his talents as a photographer until he was older (early thirties), spending three years in the late 70s, in Kenya living with…

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