Category: PICTURE OF THE DAY

Aug 5, 2014

Picture of the Day: Ferreirós do Dão Village, Portugal

Picture of the Day: Ferreirós do Dão Village, Portugal

Photograph by LUIS BORGES ALVES Facebook | 500px | Flickr | Blog In this beautiful capture by Luis Borges Alves we see a bridge located in the small village Ferreirós do Dão in Tondela, Portugal. I’ve always had a soft spot for bridges with archways, where the reflection in the water beneath makes a…

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Aug 4, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Largest US Soccer Crowd Ever

Picture of the Day: The Largest US Soccer Crowd Ever

Photograph via Jamie Frank (@jamiefrank87) on Twitter A friendly between Manchester United and Real Madrid this past Saturday set the US attendance record for a soccer match with an official tally of 109,318 fans. The record-breaking match took place at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, commonly known as ‘The Big House’. The crowd…

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Aug 3, 2014

Picture of the Day: The First Space Selfie, 1966

Picture of the Day: The First Space Selfie, 1966

Photograph by Buzz Aldrin In a tweet last month, astronaut Buzz Aldrin informed the world that he was responsible for taking the first ever selfie in space during the Gemini 12 mission in 1966. The mission took place from November 11-15 lasting 3 days, 22 hours and 34 minutes. The two-man crew included Aldrin…

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Jul 31, 2014

Picture of the Day: Fluffiest Tail Ever

Picture of the Day: Fluffiest Tail Ever

Photograph by Rona Dennis Seen here is the rare and elusive tufted ground squirrel (Rheithrosciurus macrotis). Scientist Erik Meijaard along with his wife Rona Dennis and daughter Emily Mae Meijaard, analyzed a series photos taken with motion-controlled cameras to deduce that the 35-centimeter-long rodent has the bushiest/fluffiest tail of any mammal compared to its…

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Jul 30, 2014

Picture of the Day: Going for a (Space) Walk

Picture of the Day: Going for a (Space) Walk

Photograph by NASA [12 December 2006] Backdropped by a colorful Earth, astronaut Robert L. Curbeam, Jr. (left) and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Christer Fuglesang, both STS-116 mission specialists, participate in the mission’s first of three planned sessions of extravehicular activity (EVA) as construction resumes on the International Space Station. The landmasses depicted are…

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Jul 29, 2014

Picture of the Day: Royal Azaleas on Mt. Hwangmaesan

Picture of the Day: Royal Azaleas on Mt. Hwangmaesan

Photograph by DaeWook Kim In this beautiful capture by DaeWook Kim, we see fields of Royal Azaleas on Mt. Hwangmaesan in South Korea during the Hapcheon Hwangmaesan Royal Azalea Festival which runs from May 3 – 16 each year. According to South Korea’s official tourism site: The 1,108-meter-high Mt. Hwangmaesan encompasses the three peaks…

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Jul 28, 2014

Picture of the Day: Sea Horse

Picture of the Day: Sea Horse

Photograph by KURT ARRIGO Website | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | 500px In this beautiful underwater capture by Kurt Arrigo (featured previously), we see a horse going for a swim in the ocean. I love that he caught this from below, it adds an extra element to an already ethereal scene. To see…

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