Category: NATURE/SPACE

Nov 22, 2010

Winners (’07-’10) from Nikon’s Small World Competition [20 pics]

Winners (’07-’10) from Nikon’s Small World Competition [20 pics]

Nikon’s Small World Photomicrography Competition is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. For over 30 years, Nikon has rewarded the world’s best photomicrographers who make critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science. The subject matter is unrestricted and…

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Nov 21, 2010

Picture of the Day: Giant Elephant Herd in Sudan | Nov 21, 2010

Picture of the Day: Giant Elephant Herd in Sudan | Nov 21, 2010

GIANT ELEPHANT HERD IN SOUTHERN SUDAN Photograph by George Steinmetz via National Geographic 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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Nov 17, 2010

Picture of the Day: There’s No Place Like Home | Nov 17, 2010

Picture of the Day: There’s No Place Like Home | Nov 17, 2010

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME Photograph by Expedition 24 Crew/Nasa Peering out of the windows of the International Space Station (ISS), astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson takes in the planet on which we were all born, and to which she would soon return. About 350 kilometers up, the ISS is high enough so that the Earth’s…

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Nov 15, 2010

Picture of the Day: Cloud City

Picture of the Day: Cloud City

CLOUD CITY Photograph by Natta Summerky This stunning photograph was taken on November 12, 2010. An incredible fog blanketed the city of Toronto, turning this urban center into cloud city. Thanks for sharing Mr. Sutin! Fog is a collection of water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth’s surface.…

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Nov 8, 2010

Picture of the Day: Sun-Believable! | Nov 8, 2010

Picture of the Day: Sun-Believable! | Nov 8, 2010

SUN-BELIEVABLE! Photograph by Alan Friedman This is the stunning result Astrophotographer Alan Friedman produced from his backyard in Buffalo, N.Y., when he put a webcam and a telescope together in front of a high-end filter. Using a specialized hydrogen alpha filter, Friedman is able to look at the deep red end of the light spectrum…

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Nov 4, 2010

Picture of the Day: Snow-Capped Mountains of Afghanistan | Nov 4, 2010

Picture of the Day: Snow-Capped Mountains of Afghanistan | Nov 4, 2010

SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAINS OF AFGHANISTAN Photograph by AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Colin Mulvany A KC-135R Stratotanker with the 92nd Air Refueling Wing passes over snow-capped mountain ranges in Afghanistan on Oct. 16, 2010. The Fairchild-based KC-135R Stratotanker and crew, one of about a dozen of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing’s tankers currently deployed in Kyrgyzstan, refueled six…

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Nov 2, 2010

Picture of the Day – The Lurker | Nov 2, 2010

Picture of the Day – The Lurker | Nov 2, 2010

THE LURKER Photograph by Phil Lanoue via National Geographic 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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