Tag: aerial

Dec 5, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Desert Oasis in Libya

Picture of the Day: A Desert Oasis in Libya

A DESERT OASIS IN LIBYA Photograph by George Steinmetz In this jaw-dropping aerial by George Steinmetz, we see the volcanic crater of Wau al Namus (‘hole of mosquitoes’) in southern Libya. Steinmetz says of the photo: “This massive (and apparently dormant) volcano can be easily be seen in satellite views of Southern…

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Dec 4, 2012

Picture of the Day: Figure 8 Algal Bloom from Space

Picture of the Day: Figure 8 Algal Bloom from Space

FIGURE 8 ALGAL BLOOM FROM SPACE Photograph by ESA In this Envisat image acquired on 2 December 2011, a phytoplankton bloom swirls a figure-of-8 in the South Atlantic Ocean about 600 km east of the Falkland Islands. Different types and quantities of phytoplankton exhibit different colours, such as the blues and greens…

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Dec 2, 2012

Picture of the Day: San Francisco Airport at Night

Picture of the Day: San Francisco Airport at Night

SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT AT NIGHT Photograph by Andrew Choy In this fantastic capture by Andrew Choy we see the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) at night. The photo was taken from a cessna plane on November 16, 2005. It was a finalist for the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year in 2006.…

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Nov 29, 2012

Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

Whenever I fly I always ask for a window seat. Seeing the world from above gives you a different perspective on the world. Patterns emerge, nature shines and cities feel colossal. On Flickr there are many groups dedicated to photography from an airplane window. From the Airplane Window has a collection of over 15,000…

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Nov 21, 2012

Picture of the Day: The View from Smarjetna Gora, Slovenia

Picture of the Day: The View from Smarjetna Gora, Slovenia

THE VIEW FROM SMARJETNA GORA, SLOVENIA Photograph by Mihael Grmek Šmarjetna Gora is a solitary low mountain rising above Kranj on the right bank of the Sava River. The mountain is approximately 646 meters high (2,119 ft). An interesting fact is that the peak of Šmarjetna Gora was once 654 meters high,…

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Nov 15, 2012

Picture of the Day: Nugget Point Lighthouse, New Zealand

Picture of the Day: Nugget Point Lighthouse, New Zealand

NUGGET POINT LIGHTHOUSE, NEW ZEALAND Photograph by Scott Robertson In this stunning photograph by Scott Robertson we see the Nugget Point Lighthouse perched atop a cliff. The photograph was posted to National Geographic’s Travel 365 series, a daily photo journal of incredible places around the world. Nugget Point Lighthouse is located in…

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Nov 8, 2012

The Story Behind the Blacked-Out Photo of New York

The Story Behind the Blacked-Out Photo of New York

Photograph by Iwan Baan for New York Magazine The latest cover of New York Magazine (November 12 issue) features an incredible aerial photograph of a blacked-out New York City. The cover image conveys the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy as it left much of downtown Manhattan powerless. In fact, New York Magazine’s own offices…

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