Tag: aerial

Feb 11, 2014

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and geographic information system (GIS) 3D globe. Just like their data-rich Maps and Street View offerings, Google Earth is a treasure trove of oddities. You’ve no doubt already…

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Jan 23, 2014

This is the World’s Tallest Waterslide. It’s Higher than Niagara Falls

This is the World’s Tallest Waterslide. It’s Higher than Niagara Falls

The Verrückt (German for insane) is set to become the tallest and fastest waterslide in the world when it officially opens this summer (grand opening is May 23, 2014). Located at the Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, the waterslide is 17 stories high (good for 170 ft). Thrill-seeking riders will have to ascend…

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Jan 19, 2014

Bird Steals Camera and Proceeds to Take Amazing Footage

Bird Steals Camera and Proceeds to Take Amazing Footage

This striated caracara took a film crew’s spy egg-cam for a ride, capturing the first ever aerial footage of a rockhopper penguin colony shot by a flying bird. The clip is from the series Penguins – Spy in the Huddle (Waddle All The Way).

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Jan 10, 2014

Picture of the Day: The ‘Wind Chilled’ City

Picture of the Day: The ‘Wind Chilled’ City

THE ‘WIND CHILLED’ CITY Photograph by Hank Cain In this aerial photograph by pilot Hank Cain, we see the beautiful Chicago skyline below on a chilly morning on January 7, 2014. The photo was taken with Hank’s iPhone and the image has quickly spread online in the last few days. If you…

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Dec 30, 2013

Crane Operator for Shanghai’s Tallest Building Takes Amazing Photos of City Below

Crane Operator for Shanghai’s Tallest Building Takes Amazing Photos of City Below

Photographer Wei Genshen Amateur photographer Wei Genshen has taken advantage of his day job as a crane operator to take breathtaking photos of the city from high above the sprawling metropolis. Currently under construction is the Shanghai Tower in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. Upon its projected completion in 2014, the building will stand approximately 632…

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Dec 17, 2013

Picture of the Day: Fall in Pomerania, Poland

Picture of the Day: Fall in Pomerania, Poland

FALL IN POMERANIA, POLAND Photograph by Kacper Kowalski, Panos Pictures In this stunning aerial photograph by Kacper Kowalski, we see fall colors blazing out in concentric rings from a lake in eastern Pomerania, Poland. The region on the south shore of the Baltic Sea is largely covered with farmland—and vast swaths of…

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Dec 16, 2013

Picture of the Day: Whitehaven Beach, Australia

Picture of the Day: Whitehaven Beach, Australia

WHITEHAVEN BEACH, AUSTRALIA Photograph via Wicker Paradise on Flickr Whitehaven Beach is a beautiful 7 km stretch along Whitsunday Island in Queensland, Australia. The island is accessible by boat from the mainland tourist ports of Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour, as well as Hamilton Island. World renowned for its white sand beach,…

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