Category: PICTURE OF THE DAY

Jun 20, 2014

Picture of the Day: Dark and Stormy

Picture of the Day: Dark and Stormy

DARK AND STORMY Photograph by Peter Essick/National Geographic In this incredible black and white photograph by Peter Essick, we see mighty thunderclouds towering over Banner Peak (12,942 ft/3,945 m) on the right and Mount Ritter (13,149 ft/4,008 m) on the left. Both are situated in the Ansel Adams Wilderness area in the…

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Jun 19, 2014

Picture of the Day: Five Fingers Peak

Picture of the Day: Five Fingers Peak

FIVE FINGERS PEAK Photograph by chensiyuan on Wikimedia Commons Seen here is the famous Five Fingers Peak of Huangshizhai, located in the Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in China since 1992. Wulingyuan is noted for its more than 3,000 quartzite sandstone pillars and peaks across most…

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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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