Category: NATURE/SPACE

Dec 8, 2009

The Most Popular Tourist Attraction in Croatia

The Most Popular Tourist Attraction in Croatia

Photograph by Jack Brauer All of the Croatian people I have met through my years have always talked about the natural beauty of their homeland. I always nodded in agreement because it struck me that most people shared the same sentiment, regardless of their origin. This says to me, that natural beauty and splendor…

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Dec 6, 2009

Picture of the Day – December 6, 2009

Picture of the Day – December 6, 2009

SOMEWHERE A SHARK IS HAVING FISHBALLS FOR DINNER TONIGHT A giant ball of horse mackerel via The Daily Mail Every day at 5 pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL PREVIOUS ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’

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Nov 30, 2009

Picture of the Day – November 30, 2009

Picture of the Day – November 30, 2009

Photograph by Vasilij Rumyantsev ( Crimean Astrophysical Obsevatory) If you took a picture of the Sun at the same time each day, would it remain in the same position? The answer is no, and the shape traced out by the Sun over the course of a year is called an analemma. The Sun’s apparent shift…

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Nov 28, 2009

Picture of the Day – November 28, 2009

Picture of the Day – November 28, 2009

In response to some recent feedback from my good friend Will, the Sifter will be posting a picture every day at 5pm. A link at the bottom of each post will give credit to the original source (if available). Hope you enjoy! Photograph by Jürgen Berger / Mahendra Sonawan The Zebrafish, or Zebra Danio, is…

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Oct 13, 2009

The Largest Animal Ever

The Largest Animal Ever

The largest animal ever still exists today. Balaenoptera musculus more affectionately known as the Blue Whale dwarfs any living creature past or present (dinosaurs included). Below you will find a collection of facts about this magnificent mammal. We will also attempt to put its mind-boggling size and weight into perspective. SIZE MATTERS …

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Sep 29, 2009

Hypnotic Time-Lapsed Cinematogrpahy

Hypnotic Time-Lapsed Cinematogrpahy

Timescapes have just released their latest video and it’s a time-lapsed masterpiece. For all of the Luke Skywatchers out there, this is a visual treat as Tom shares his photographs from California’s Yosemite National Park and White Mountains. All images were shot using a Canon 5D2. And yes, that ‘scar’ in the sky that appears…

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Aug 13, 2009

The Greatest Image Ever

The Greatest Image Ever

Today I will show you the GREATEST IMAGE EVER. A bold statement? Certainly. Skeptical? You must be. But before you scroll down to see the THE GREATEST IMAGE EVER, let us first define this outlandish proposition. – source Now that we’re clear, without further adieu I present…. …. Hubble Ultra Deep Field Image The image…

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