Tag: aerial

Oct 11, 2013

Picture of the Day: The City is Mine

Picture of the Day: The City is Mine

THE CITY IS MINE Photograph by ZeroOne on Flickr In this fantastic capture by ZeroOne, we see a pigeon atop the Empire State Building, overlooking New York City below. Perhaps the pigeon is on the lookout for its next meal, or simply contemplating who will feel his wrath as he relieves himself…

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Sep 17, 2013

The ‘Underwater Waterfall’ Illusion at Mauritius Island

The ‘Underwater Waterfall’ Illusion at Mauritius Island

Photographer Unknown (via KULfoto.com) Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent. Mauritius was first discovered by the Arabs in 975 AD, then by the Portuguese between 1507 and 1513. Since then there have been periods of succession and colonization…

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Sep 7, 2013

Picture of the Day: San Francisco Airport from Above

Picture of the Day: San Francisco Airport from Above

SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT FROM ABOVE Photograph by Todd Lappin In this fantastic aerial photograph by Todd Lappin, we see the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) as it looked in 2006. In the foreground is the original mid-1950’s terminal building and control tower. It was later used as the International Terminal and then…

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Aug 28, 2013

Picture of the Day: Cologne Cathedral During WWII

Picture of the Day: Cologne Cathedral During WWII

COLOGNE CATHEDRAL DURING WWII Photograph via Kevin Trotman (The Rocketeer on Flickr) Seen here is an aerial black and white photo of the famous Cologne Cathedral during WWII. Kevin Trotman (The Rocketeer on Flickr) said he found the photo along with 19 others tucked inside a book that he bought for $1…

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Jul 18, 2013

Exploring Dubai from the Rooftops of Buildings

Exploring Dubai from the Rooftops of Buildings

If you’re interested in urban exploration, rooftopping, cityscapes and/or industrial architecture, the Sifter highly recommends the LiveJournal blog of Vadim Makhorov. Vadim is a talented photographer with a knack for finding vantage points of cities that most people will never experience. That is because him and his friends will ascend tall buildings and structures…

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Jul 16, 2013

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber below the surface. They are generally found where tectonic plates are diverging or converging. A mid-oceanic ridge, for example the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, has examples of volcanoes caused…

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Jul 14, 2013

Picture of the Day: Vancouver From Above

Picture of the Day: Vancouver From Above

VANCOUVER FROM ABOVE Photograph by Evan Leeson (ecstaticist on Flickr) In this breathtaking aerial photograph by Evan Leeson, we see the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada as viewed from a helicopter going from Victoria to Vancouver. Vancouver is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. The metropolitan area,…

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