Tag: rare

Apr 29, 2015

Picture of the Day: Rare Quadruple Rainbow Spotted

Picture of the Day: Rare Quadruple Rainbow Spotted

Photograph by Amanda Curtis on Twitter Amanda Curtis snapped this pic of a rare quadruple rainbow while waiting for her Long Island train to New York on the morning of 21 April 2015. Curtis was waiting at Glen Cove station when she spotted it. The area had recently received a large amount of rain…

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Apr 29, 2015

30 Rare Color Photos of the Russian Empire from 100+ Years Ago

30 Rare Color Photos of the Russian Empire from 100+ Years Ago

Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky (August 30, 1863 – September 27, 1944) was a Russian chemist and photographer best known for his pioneering work in color photography of early 20th-century Russia. Around 1905, Prokudin-Gorsky envisioned and formulated a plan to use the emerging technological advances that had been made in color photography to document the Russian…

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Apr 23, 2015

This Book from 1908 is Dedicated to Blackboard Art and it’s Amazing

This Book from 1908 is Dedicated to Blackboard Art and it’s Amazing

In 1908, Frederick Whitney, an artist and teacher in Salem, Massachusetts published Blackboard Sketching, a book dedicated to the art of blackboard chalk drawings. As the book’s forward states: Ability to draw easily and well on the blackboard is a power which every teacher of children covets. Such drawing is a language which never…

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Apr 18, 2015

ROV Encounters Sperm Whale 2000 ft Underwater During Livestream

ROV Encounters Sperm Whale 2000 ft Underwater During Livestream

At 598 meters (1,962 ft) below the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, ROV Hercules encountered a magnificent sperm whale. The whale circled Hercules several times and gave their cameras the chance to capture some incredible footage of this beautiful creature. Encounters between sperm whales and ROVs (remotely operative vehicles) are incredibly…

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Mar 30, 2015

What March’s Total Solar Eclipse Looked Like from an Airplane Window

What March’s Total Solar Eclipse Looked Like from an Airplane Window

An incredible timelapse shows the shadow of the moon during the total solar eclipse that occurred on March 20, 2015. This is the view as seen from the stratosphere, in a plane flying along the umbral path. The plane was flying at an altitude of 14,000 meters (46,000 ft) at a speed of 950…

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Mar 22, 2015

Picture of the Day: Yacht-queduct

Picture of the Day: Yacht-queduct

Photograph by Feadship Fanclub on Facebook In this amazing capture we see the incredible “Symphony” yacht (project 808) by Feadship. Symphony is the largest yacht Feadship has ever built, measuring 101.5 meters (333 ft) in length. Spotted by Feadship Fanclub, Sypmphony is seen here, passing the Gouwe aqueduct in Gouda, The Netherlands during her…

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Mar 22, 2015

If You’ve Never Seen a Cactus Bloom You Need to Watch This

If You’ve Never Seen a Cactus Bloom You Need to Watch This

This is most impressive compilation of blooming cactus timelapses you will see today. Filmed by Greg Krehel, the cactus enthusiast and photographer explains: Echinopsis cactus flowers bloom overnight and the flowers last for only a day. Actually, the flowers are at their peak beauty for an hour or two at the most… The cacti…

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