Category: NATURE/SPACE

October 12, 2010 at 9:05 am

The Incredible Aerial Photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand [25 pics]

The Incredible Aerial Photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand [25 pics]

The Amazon River, Brazil | Photograph by YANN ARTHUS BERTRAND Born in Paris, France on March 13, 1946, Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a world-renowned photographer specializing in aerial photography. He didn’t fully realize his talents as a photographer until he was older (early thirties), spending three years in the late 70s, in Kenya living with…

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October 11, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Picture of the Day – October 11, 2010

Picture of the Day - October 11, 2010

SACRIFICIAL LAMB PIG Photograph by REUTERS/Nicky Loh A man stands in front of his fattened sacrificial pig as part of the Hakka Yimin Festival in Hsinchu, Taiwan on August 29, 2010. During the festival, believers worship ancestors who fought for the government against rebels during ancient times to protect their homeland. After their deaths, locals…

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October 9, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day – The Mirage

Picture of the Day - The Mirage

THE MIRAGE Photograph by Rui Pires The Sahara is the world’s largest hot desert. At over 9,400,000 square kilometres (3,630,000 sq mi), it covers most of Northern Africa, making it almost as large as Europe or the United States. The only larger desert in the world is Antarctica, classified as such due…

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October 6, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day – Red With Anger

Picture of the Day - Red With Anger

RED WITH ANGER Photograph by AP Photos/MTI, Gyoergy Varga On Monday, October 4th, a large reservoir filled with toxic red sludge in western Hungary ruptured, releasing approximately 700,000 cubic meters (185 million gallons) of stinking caustic mud, which killed many animals, at least four people, and injured over 120 – many with chemical burns. The…

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October 5, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day – October 5, 2010

Picture of the Day - October 5, 2010

WITHOUT RAIN THERE IS NO RAINBOW Photograph by Beverly Joubert Rainbow Over Baobab Tree: A rainbow graces skies above the Mombo region of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, home to the Moremi Game Reserve, elusive leopards, and lurking hyenas. Baobab trees such as this one can provide some relief from the sweltering heat. via National Geographic Every…

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October 3, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day – October 3, 2010

Picture of the Day - October 3, 2010

WISH I WAS HERE Photograph by marinfinito Photograph description simply says it’s a fjord in Hawaii, and it need not say anything more 🙂 *Update* Vice-Queen Maria has informed the Sifter that this is no fjord! Rather it’s a cove, Halona Cove in Honolulu, HI, to be exact. Thanks Maria! via Marinfinito on Flickr Every…

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September 29, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day – September 29, 2010

Picture of the Day - September 29, 2010

TURGER BURTLE via Reddit Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’ GET FEATURED! SUBMIT A PHOTOGRAPH FOR THE PICTURE OF THE DAY!

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September 26, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Picture of the Day – September 26, 2010

Picture of the Day - September 26, 2010

EYES ON THE PRIZE Photograph by Phil Morgan via Phil Morgan on 1x Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’ GET FEATURED! SUBMIT A PHOTOGRAPH FOR THE PICTURE OF THE DAY!

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September 25, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day – September 25, 2010

Picture of the Day - September 25, 2010

ROLE REVERSAL Reddit Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’ GET FEATURED! SUBMIT A PHOTOGRAPH FOR THE PICTURE OF THE DAY!

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September 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day – September 23, 2010

Picture of the Day - September 23, 2010

DOUBLE RAINBOW x INFINITY = THIS Photograph by Ole Christian Salomonsen Explanation: Auroras can make spectacular sights. Photographed above last weekend, flowing multi-colored auroras helped illuminate a busy sky above Tromsø, Norway. Besides the spectacular aurora pictured above, the photographer caught three satellites streaks, one airplane streak, and a friend trying to capture the same…

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