Category: PICTURE OF THE DAY

Jun 18, 2014

Picture of the Day: Constructing an Icon

Picture of the Day: Constructing an Icon

Photograph by Louis-Emile Durandelle The Centennial Exposition of 1889 was organized by the French government to commemorate the French Revolution. Bridge engineer Gustave Eiffel’s 984-foot (300-meter) tower of open-lattice wrought iron was selected in a competition to erect a memorial at the exposition. Twice as high as the dome of St. Peter’s in Rome…

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Jun 17, 2014

Picture of the Day: Giant Crayfish Taking Over the Planet

Picture of the Day: Giant Crayfish Taking Over the Planet

GIANT CRAYFISH TAKING OVER THE PLANET Photograph by renegadepathfinder on reddit This photo will make you do a ‘double-take’. At first glance it kind of looks like a gigantic crayfish on a metallic, Earth-like planet with stars in the background. Upon closer inspection it’s really just a small crayfish at the bottom…

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Jun 16, 2014

Picture of the Day: My Little Sanctuary

Picture of the Day: My Little Sanctuary

Photograph by Karen (jumbokedama on Flickr) In this precious capture, we see a tiny frog getting some shade from the afternoon sun between the petals of a rose. The little smile on his face is just priceless. The photo was taken by Flickr user jumbokedama. Be sure to check out her amazing Flickr stream…

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Jun 15, 2014

Picture of the Day: Trolley Goes Back to the Future

Picture of the Day: Trolley Goes Back to the Future

Photograph by VIKTOR VARGA During the Christmas season, public trolleys in Budapest, Hungary are outfitted with over 30,000 twinkling LED lights. The tradition began in 2009 and has been a hit with passengers ever since. The lit up trams have become a beacon for photo ops and creative photographers have found interesting ways to…

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Jun 14, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Birth of a Star

Picture of the Day: The Birth of a Star

Photograph by ESA/Hubble & NASA In this incredible image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, we are witness to the birth of a star. This new Hubble image shows IRAS 14568-6304, a young star that is cloaked in a haze of golden gas and dust. It appears to be embedded within an intriguing swoosh…

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Jun 13, 2014

Picture of the Day: Howdy Hippo!

Picture of the Day: Howdy Hippo!

Photograph by BRENDON CREMER Website | Facebook | Twitter | 500px In this candid capture by Brendon Cremer we see a young hippo with a curious expression on his face. Taken at Chobe River in Botswana’s Chobe National Park, Cremer explains: “This young hippo, part of a larger pod, was very inquisitive and interested…

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Jun 12, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Glass Bottom Bedroom in Bali

Picture of the Day: The Glass Bottom Bedroom in Bali

Photograph by Bambu Indah Hotel This incredible glass bottom suite is called Udang House (or Shrimp House) and it is the signature suite at the Bambu Indah estate in Ubud, Bali. Situated above a fresh shrimp pond, this house has tempered glass floor panels for an underwater panorama of crustaceans in action. Authentic shrimp…

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