Category: NATURE/SPACE

October 23, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Glow in the Dark Fungus

Picture of the Day: Glow in the Dark Fungus

GLOW IN THE DARK FUNGUS Photographs by YLEM Panellus stipticus, commonly known as the bitter oyster, the astringent panus, the luminescent panellus, or the stiptic fungus, is a species of fungus in the Mycenaceae family, and the type species of the genus Panellus. A common and widely distributed species, it is…

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October 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Picture of the Day: Biggest. Crocodile. Ever.

Picture of the Day: Biggest. Crocodile. Ever.

BIGGEST. CROCODILE. EVER. Photograph by REUTERS / STRINGER Residents look at a 6.4 meter (21-foot) saltwater crocodile, which is suspected of having attacked several people, after it was caught in Nueva Era in Bunawan town, Agusan del Sur, Philippines, on September 4, 2011. The crocodile weighs more than 1000 kg and is…

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October 18, 2011 at 9:05 am

The River of Five Colors: Cano Cristales, Colombia

The River of Five Colors: Cano Cristales, Colombia

Photograph via iClickfun.com In Colombia, Rio Cano Castales, or the ‘river of five colors’, is a special place where for a brief period of time every year when the conditions are just right, the river explodes with vibrant colours your eyes won’t believe. During the short span between the wet and dry season,…

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October 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Mighty Mount Kilimanjaro

Picture of the Day: Mighty Mount Kilimanjaro

MIGHTY MOUNT KILIMANJARO Photograph by MUHAMMAD MAHDI KARIM Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania and the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level (the Uhuru Peak/Kibo Peak). In 1889 the peak of Kibo was named “Kaiser-Wilhelm-Spitze”…

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October 14, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Picture of the Day: The Beachy Head Chalk Cliff in Southern England

Picture of the Day: The Beachy Head Chalk Cliff in Southern England

THE BEACHY HEAD CHALK CLIFF IN SOUTHERN ENGLAND Photograph by DILIFF Beachy Head is a chalk headland on the south coast of England, close to the town of Eastbourne in the county of East Sussex, immediately east of the Seven Sisters. The cliff there is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain,…

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October 12, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Picture of the Day: Incredible Underwater Cave in Russia

Picture of the Day: Incredible Underwater Cave in Russia

INCREDIBLE UNDERWATER CAVE IN RUSSIA Photograph by VIKTOR LYAGUSHKIN Photograph by VIKTOR LYAGUSHKIN Photograph by VIKTOR LYAGUSHKIN The Orda Cave Awareness Project is dedicated to the biggest underwater gypsum (a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate) cave in the world. It is located near Orda village (Perm region…

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October 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya, India

Picture of the Day: Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya, India

LIVING ROOT BRIDGES OF MEGHALAYA, INDIA Photograph by IDidNotGetAGoodID123 In the depths of northeastern India, bridges aren’t built—they’re grown. The Ficus elastica produces a series of secondary roots from higher up its trunk and can comfortably perch atop huge boulders along the riverbanks, or even in the middle of the rivers themselves.…

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October 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Hi Friend!

Picture of the Day: Hi Friend!

HI FRIEND! Photograph by MARCO BALZANI A candid capture between a child an a beluga whale in Valencia, Spain. If you like it, this image by Marco Balzani is available for purchase. via [d.o.c.] on Flickr SEE MORE ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’

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October 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Wait For It…

Picture of the Day: Wait For It...

WAIT FOR IT… Huzzah! SEE MORE ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’

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October 3, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: The Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve in Texas

Picture of the Day: The Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve in Texas

THE HAMILTON POOL NATURE PRESERVE IN TEXAS Photograph by DAVE WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY Located approximately 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Austin, Texas, the Hamilton Pool Preserve is a historic swimming hole which was designated a preserve by the Travis County Commissioner’s Court in 1990. Located 3/4 mile upstream from its confluence with…

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