Category: NATURE/SPACE

June 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: The Stunning Epitonium Scalare Seashell

Picture of the Day: The Stunning Epitonium Scalare Seashell

THE STUNNING EPITONIUM SCALARE SEASHELL Photograph by STEVE JURVESTON Epitonium scalare, commonly known as the ‘precious wentletrap’, is a predatory or ectoparasitic species of marine gastropod with an operculum. In the 17th and 18th century, it was considered to be a very rare shell and specimens changed hands for large sums of…

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June 7, 2011 at 9:05 am

30 Incredible Photos of Volcanic Eruptions

30 Incredible Photos of Volcanic Eruptions

Puyehue Volcano, Chile – Photograph by CLAUDIO SANTANA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES The recent photographs from the volcanic eruption in Chile stirred up memories from last year’s disruptive volcano in Iceland as well as the incredible undersea volcano in Tonga the year prior. When volcanoes erupt, it’s a startling reminder to the awesome and terrifying power of…

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June 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Chile’s Puyehue Volcano Erupts

Picture of the Day: Chile's Puyehue Volcano Erupts

CHILE’S PUYEHUE VOLCANO ERUPTS Photogrpah by Reuters/Air Force of Chile/Handout On Saturday, a volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain of south-central Chile erupted after lying dormant for more than 50 years. The government evacuated several thousand residents as Puyehue threw ash more than 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, pushing the…

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June 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: A Horse’s Life

Picture of the Day: A Horse's Life

A HORSE’S LIFE Photograph by Mikel Ortega This is a beautiful photograph of horses on Bianditz mountain in Navarre, Spain. In the background, the Aiako mountains can be seen. Shot by Mikel Ortega and digitally retouched by Richard Bartz via Wikimedia Commons

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May 30, 2011 at 9:05 am

25 Remarkable Photographs of Gorillas

25 Remarkable Photographs of Gorillas

Photograph by NATALIE MANUEL Gorillas are the world’s largest primates and the closest living relatives to humans next to the chimpanzee. They are magnificent creatures with above average intelligence. Their facial expressions can be hauntingly human-like and unfortunately they are an endangered species. Below you will find a collection of 25 remarkable photographs with…

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May 24, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Tornado’s Destructive Path Through Joplin From Above

Picture of the Day: Tornado's Destructive Path Through Joplin From Above

TORNADO’S DESTRUCTIVE PATH THROUGH JOPLIN, MISSOURI, FROM ABOVE Photograph by AP Photo/Charlie Riede The path of a powerful tornado is seen, curving from lower left, to right center, back to upper left, in Joplin, Missouri, on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. The death toll in Joplin, Missouri, has now topped 118, making Sunday’s…

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May 22, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: The Salt Mounds of Bolivia

Picture of the Day: The Salt Mounds of Bolivia

THE SALT MOUNDS OF BOLIVIA Photograph by LUCA GALUZZI This is a lovely shot of the salt mounds in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. The Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest (12 000 km²) and highest (3,700 m) salt flat, ca. 25 times as large as the Bonneville Salt Flats. It’s the…

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May 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Fields of Lavender in Provence, France

Picture of the Day: Fields of Lavender in Provence, France

FIELDS OF LAVENDER IN PROVENCE, FRANCE Photographer Unknown Stunning photograph of lavender fields in Provence, France. I can almost smell it from here! Absolutely gorgeous. Excuse me… via Reddit

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May 19, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Playing with Fire

Picture of the Day: Playing with Fire

PLAYING WITH FIRE Photograph by Skarphéðinn Þráinsson Photographer’s Description: Photographer on the edge of the crater at the erupting volcano in Fimmvörðuháls, Iceland (April 2010). While observing this photo I was amazed at how relaxed he was standing there while the volcano spreads the melting lava around the area. I guess the…

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May 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Honey, I’m Home!

Picture of the Day: Honey, I'm Home!

HONEY, I’M HOME! Photograph by MUHAMMAD MAHDI KARIM A 12mm long Western Honey Bee flies back to its hive carrying pollen in a pollen basket. Captured in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on a private facility. The pollen basket or corbicula is part of the tibia on the hind legs of honey bees,…

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