Category: NATURE/SPACE

March 26, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Picture of the Day: The Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree

Picture of the Day: The Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree

THE RAINBOW EUCALYPTUS TREE Photograph by Amanda Pope @ About Unknown (abt-unk.blogpost.ca) Posted to Reddit earlier today, this gorgeous photograph by Amanda Pope shows a group of Rainbow Eucalyptus trees spotted just off the Hana Highway in east Maui. Eucalyptus deglupta is a tall tree, commonly known as the Rainbow Eucalyptus, the…

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March 26, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Everything You Need to Know About James Cameron and the Deep Sea Challenge

Everything You Need to Know About James Cameron and the Deep Sea Challenge

On Sunday March 25, 2012 at noon, local time (10 p.m. ET), James Cameron’s vertical torpedo sub, the ‘Deep Sea Challenger’, broke the surface of the western Pacific, carrying the National Geographic explorer and filmmaker back from the Mariana Trench’s Challenger Deep. It is Earth’s deepest, and perhaps most alien, realm. After a…

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March 24, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Picture of the Day: An Eruption on Io as Jupiter Looms

Picture of the Day: An Eruption on Io as Jupiter Looms

AN ERUPTION ON IO AS JUPITER LOOMS Photograph by NASA This montage of images of Jupiter and its volcanic moon Io, was taken by the New Horizons spacecraft’s flyby in early 2007. The Jupiter image is an infrared color composite taken by the spacecraft’s near-infrared imaging spectrometer on Feb. 28, 2007. The…

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March 24, 2012 at 10:54 am

The Tallest Sand Dune in Europe

The Tallest Sand Dune in Europe

Photograph by Larrousiney Photograph by Mtu33260 The Great Dune of Pyla (or Pilat) is the tallest sand dune in Europe. It is located in La Teste-de-Buch in the Arcachon Bay area, France, 60 km from Bordeaux. Pilat is often spelled Pyla, hence the alternative name “dune of Pyla”. More accurately,…

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March 21, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Picture of the Day: The Amazing Strength of an Ant

Picture of the Day: The Amazing Strength of an Ant

THE AMAZING STRENGTH OF AN ANT Photograph by Yu Wu for National Geographic – Your Shot Photographer Yu Wu took this incredible close-up of a small ant biting a branch whilst holding up a rock. The location was only described as ‘beside a river in China’. According to Discovery.com, ants are capable…

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March 20, 2012 at 9:18 am

15 Incredible Cloud Formations

15 Incredible Cloud Formations

Roll Cloud, Las Olas Beach, Uruguay | Photograph by Daniela Mirner Eberl The skies have always been a constant source of fascination for humans. One common mass that everyone on the planet has seen in one form or another are clouds. They can come in all sizes, shapes, and colours; and their distinct…

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March 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Picture of the Day: The Breathtaking Skogafoss Falls in Iceland

Picture of the Day: The Breathtaking Skogafoss Falls in Iceland

THE BREATHTAKING SKOGAFOSS FALLS IN ICELAND Photograph by annag @ visir.is (on Panoramio.com) Skógafoss is a waterfall situated in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline. After the coastline had receded seaward (it is now at a distance of about 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) from Skógar), the former…

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March 15, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Picture of the Day: Plitvice Lakes National Park in Autumn

Picture of the Day: Plitvice Lakes National Park in Autumn

PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK IN AUTUMN Photograph by Maurizio Biancarelli / http://www.wild-wonders.com Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. The park was founded in 1949 and is situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border to…

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March 13, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Picture of the Day: The Most Incredible Aurora of 2012

Picture of the Day: The Most Incredible Aurora of 2012

THE MOST INCREDIBLE AURORA OF 2012 Photograph courtesy of Jónína Óskarsdóttir for NASA In this absolutely incredible image by Jónína Óskarsdóttir, we see an aurora spotted on March 8, 2012, shimmering over snow-covered mountains in Faskrudsfjordur, Iceland. Geomagnetic storms due to coronal mass ejections (CMEs) earlier in the week have increased in…

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March 13, 2012 at 11:10 am

Spiders Blanket Fields in Webs to Avoid Flood-Waters in Australia

Spiders Blanket Fields in Webs to Avoid Flood-Waters in Australia

Photograph by Reuters/Daniel Munoz Rising flood-waters in New South Wales, Australia have not only displaced residents from their homes and caused widespread damage, but it has forced insects like the ground-dwelling wolf spider to seek higher ground to avoid certain death. The spiders instinctually climb blades of grass and other plants and are…

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