Category: PICTURE OF THE DAY

Jan 7, 2015

Picture of the Day: Not Afraid

Picture of the Day: Not Afraid

Photograph via Ian Bremmer on Twitter Thousands of demonstrators gathered at the Place de la Republique in Paris (and numerous locations around the country) to pay their respects for the victims of the terrorist attack earlier today. According to the BBC, three gunmen shot dead 12 people at the Paris office of the French…

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Jan 6, 2015

Picture of the Day: Pillars of Creation Redux

Picture of the Day: Pillars of Creation Redux

Photograph by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Although NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has taken many breathtaking images of the universe, one snapshot stands out from the rest: the iconic view of the so-called “Pillars of Creation.” The jaw-dropping photo, taken in 1995, revealed never-before-seen details of three giant columns of cold…

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Jan 5, 2015

Picture of the Day: Real-Life Pegasus

Picture of the Day: Real-Life Pegasus

Photograph via Carly Brooke (@ftcreature on Twitter) This might be the coolest clip job on a horse ever! Love the two-tone style and how the legs match the color of the ‘wings’. For those curious, I believe the breed of horse is a Friesian. As for the Pegasus reference, Pegasus is a winged divine…

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Jan 3, 2015

Picture of the Day: Snowstorm at the Grand Canyon

Picture of the Day: Snowstorm at the Grand Canyon

Photograph by Michael Quinn/NPS A New Year’s winter storm bought record low temperatures, damaging winds and a snowstorm to the southwestern United States, blanketing the world-famous Grand Canyon. Northern Arizona received widespread snowfall totals of over four inches on New Year’s Eve and Day. The snow has since cleared and you can see more…

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Jan 2, 2015

Picture of the Day: Mt Rainier from Above at Sunset

Picture of the Day: Mt Rainier from Above at Sunset

Photograph by -rabid- on reddit Seen here is a view of Washington’s Mt Rainier at sunset. The photo was taken by reddit user -rabid-, who captured the east side of the mountain from his window seat on an airplane. Mount Rainier is a large stratovolcano located 54 miles (87 km) southeast of Seattle. It…

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Dec 31, 2014

Picture of the Day: Macro Snowflake

Picture of the Day: Macro Snowflake

Photograph by ALEXEY KLJATOV Blog | Flickr | Facebook | Google+ | deviantART | 500px | Tumblr | Prints In this fantastic macro photograph by Alexey Kljatov (featured previously) we see a solitary snowflake standing on its edge on a DVD-R disk. On Flickr, Kljatov explains: “I transferred both [snow crystals] with small paintbrush,…

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Dec 29, 2014

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (see last year’s top 100 here). It’s been an eventful year and I can’t wait to see what treasures next year will bring! Below you will…

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