Category: NATURE/SPACE

Mar 9, 2010

The Stunning Cliffs of Norway

The Stunning Cliffs of Norway

PREIKESTOLEN aka PREACHER’S PULPIT aka PULPIT ROCK Pulpit Rock or Preikestolen in Norwegian, is one of the area’s most popular and tourist attractions. This natural rock formation with a 25 meter squared (82 ft x 82 ft) plateau stands 604 meters (1,982 ft) above the sea. Thousands of tourists visit the Rock every…

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Mar 6, 2010

Picture of the Day – March 6, 2010

Picture of the Day – March 6, 2010

FIRE IN THE SKY Photograph by Unknown via Reddit 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! CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A PHOTOGRAPH FOR THE PICTURE OF THE DAY!

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Feb 27, 2010

Picture of the Day – February 27, 2010

Picture of the Day – February 27, 2010

YOU THINK YOU’RE OLD? Photograph by Paul Jurgens/FAPERJ An ancient crocodile with armadillo-like body armor (above, a reconstruction of the fossil in an undated picture) roamed the arid interior of Brazil about 90 million years ago, say researchers who found the fossil in São Paolo state. In addition to its unusual bony shield, the reptile…

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Feb 23, 2010

11 Reasons why the Bronze goes to… Pandas!

11 Reasons why the Bronze goes to… Pandas!

In the complex world of animals that amuse us, the pecking order is often murky. Dogs and Cats interchange with ease between the top two spots but what about third place? Monkeys, hamsters, hippos; all quite amusing to be sure. But here’s my case for the mighty Panda for the bronze. 11 REASONS WHY THE…

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Feb 20, 2010

Picture of the Day – February 20, 2010

Picture of the Day – February 20, 2010

GOT GARBAGE? Photograph by airnfoto via airnfoto on Flickr 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! CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A PHOTOGRAPH FOR THE PICTURE OF THE DAY!

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Feb 9, 2010

Picture of the Day – February 9, 2010

Picture of the Day – February 9, 2010

HEAT OF THE NIGHT Photograph by NASA/Paul E. Alers Guests look on from the terrace of Operations Support Building II as space shuttle Endeavour launches on the shuttle program’s last planned night launch. Endeavour launched from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39A to begin the STS-130 mission early Monday, Feb. 8, 2010. Mission STS-130 will…

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Feb 9, 2010

Slithery Snake Art

Slithery Snake Art

Don’t get me wrong. If I see a snake in the wild, I’m not sticking around to admire its beauty. The way they move, their constant tongue usage; it’s all very off-putting believe me. But in a controlled environment, with a professional photographer? What beauty! Incredibly vibrant colours, brilliant patterns and hypnotic skeletal structures make…

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