Category: PICTURE OF THE DAY

Apr 18, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Supercell

Picture of the Day: The Supercell

THE SUPERCELL Photograph by RYAN SHEPARD Facebook | Twitter | 500px In this dramatic capture by Ryan Shepard, we see a supercell thunderstorm never Ovid, Colorado on 28 May 2013. A supercell is a thunderstorm that is characterized by the presence of a mesocyclone: a deep, persistently rotating updraft. Of the four…

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Apr 17, 2014

Picture of the Day: Just an Owl Standing on One Foot

Picture of the Day: Just an Owl Standing on One Foot

JUST AN OWL STANDING ON ONE FOOT Photograph by Wagner Machado Carlos Lemes In this candid photo we see a burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) near Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, standing on one leg. The photo was selected as Wikimedia Commons’ Picture of the Day for 19 February 2014. The Burrowing Owl is found…

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Apr 16, 2014

Picture of the Day: Rainstorm at the Taj

Picture of the Day: Rainstorm at the Taj

RAINSTORM AT THE TAJ Photograph by CHETAN KARKHANIS Website | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Flickr In this beautiful capture by Chetan Karkhanis, we see a sun-soaked rainstorm at the world-famous Taj Mahal. As Chetan explains on Flickr: “This is the view of the Taj Mahal from the top of the…

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Apr 15, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Blood Moon

Picture of the Day: The Blood Moon

THE BLOOD MOON Photograph by NASA Ames Research Center/Brian Day The United States was in a prime orbital position and time of day to view the eclipse on April 15, 2014. Depending on local weather conditions (it was cloudy and overcast for many), the public got a spectacular view looking into the…

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Apr 14, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Calypso Pass

Picture of the Day: The Calypso Pass

THE CALYPSO PASS U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro Two U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcons execute a precision acrobat technique known as a Calypso Pass for a crowd March 23, 2014, at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. The Thunderbirds performed for more than 185,000 during the…

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Apr 12, 2014

Picture of the Day: Prepare for Landing

Picture of the Day: Prepare for Landing

PREPARE FOR LANDING Photograph by apiratenamedbob on reddit Seen here is the small runway/airport known as the Farrenberg aerodrome (FAR1). It sits atop a hill of the same name in the Baden-Württemberg region of Germany. You can see the tiny airport and runway on Google Maps by entering the following coordinates: 48°23’8.49″N…

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Apr 10, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Himalayan Dog Wanderer

Picture of the Day: The Himalayan Dog Wanderer

THE HIMALAYAN DOG WANDERER Photograph by SEBASTIAN WAHLHUETTER Website | Facebook | Twitter | 500px | Prints Available During a trek through the Himalayan outback, photographer Sebastian Wahlhuetter noticed a dog that had started following his group. As he recalls in a blog post: “This dog just appeared out of nowhere and…

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