Category: NATURE/SPACE

February 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Picture of the Day: A Tale of Two Eruptions

Picture of the Day: A Tale of Two Eruptions

A TALE OF TWO ERUPTIONS Photograph by JAMES APPLETON Witnessing one of these events in momentous enough, but both at the same time? That’s what happened to photographer James Appleton when he captured this fantastic shot in Iceland. Check out his description below [via National Geographic]: A volcanic eruption and the eruption…

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February 12, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Picture of the Day: A Sea of Purple in the Badlands of Utah

Picture of the Day: A Sea of Purple in the Badlands of Utah

A SEA OF PURPLE IN THE BADLANDS OF UTAH Photograph by GUY TAL PHOTOGRAPHY | Print Available for Sale This is an incredible capture by photographer Guy Tal of a rare event in the badlands of Utah that occurs every few years when the conditions are just right and the arid lands…

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February 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Stunning Street in Porto Alegre, Brazil is Blanketed in Trees

Stunning Street in Porto Alegre, Brazil is Blanketed in Trees

Photograph by Jefferson Bernardes In Porto Alegre, Brazil, there is a beautiful street called Rua Goncalo de Carvalho that is completely blanketed in trees. Over a span of 500 meters (0.3 miles), the sidewalks are lined with more than one hundred Rosewood trees. The trees were actually planted in the 1930s by German…

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February 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Picture of the Day: Salar de Uyuni After Some Rain

Picture of the Day: Salar de Uyuni After Some Rain

SALAR DE UYUNI AFTER SOME RAIN Photograph via Paean on Reddit Salar de Uyuni (or Salar de Tunupa) is the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It is located in the Potosi and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes, and is elevated…

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January 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Picture of the Day: The Precious Blue Marble

Picture of the Day: The Precious Blue Marble

THE PRECIOUS BLUE MARBLE Photograph by NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring NASA has proclaimed this image the most amazing high definition image of Earth ever. To see the colossal-super-mega high-resolution image, click here (it’s 8000px x 8000px and 16.4mb). This ‘Blue Marble’ image of the Earth was taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard…

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January 25, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Picture of the Day: Maelstrom at Kauai, Hawaii

Picture of the Day: Maelstrom at Kauai, Hawaii

MAELSTROM AT KAUAI, HAWAII Photograph by PATRICK SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY A maelstrom is a very powerful whirlpool; a large, swirling body of water. A free vortex, it has considerable downdraft. The power of tidal whirlpools tends to be exaggerated by laymen. There are virtually no stories of large ships ever being sucked into…

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January 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Picture of the Day: Moon and Venus Over Switzerland

Picture of the Day: Moon and Venus Over Switzerland

MOON AND VENUS OVER SWITZERLAND Photograph by DAVID KAPLAN Lit from beneath by lights from the village of Trubbach, Switzerland, a snow covered mountain, Mittlerspitz, poses dramatically on the upper left, hovering over the small town of Balzers, Liechtenstein far below. Peaks from the Alps can be seen across the far right,…

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January 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Picture of the Day: Serenity Now

Picture of the Day: Serenity Now

SERENITY NOW Photograph by ZAK NOYLE for SURFER MAGAZINE Sun, water, wave, surf. Oh and a rainbow. This gorgeous photograph by Zak Noyle was the winner of Surfer Magazine’s ‘photo of the year’ and it’s easy to see why. The image was taken with a fisheye lens at Teahupoo in Tahiti. The…

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January 13, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Picture of the Day: The Mighty Flatirons of Boulder, Colorado

Picture of the Day: The Mighty Flatirons of Boulder, Colorado

THE MIGHTY FLATIRONS OF BOULDER, COLORADO Photograph via Reddit The Flatirons are rock formations near Boulder, Colorado. There are five large, numbered Flatirons ranging from north to south (First through Fifth, respectively) along the east slope of Green Mountain, and the term “The Flatirons” sometimes refers to these five alone. Numerous additional…

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January 12, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Picture of the Day: Water Bubble Reflection in Zero Gravity

Picture of the Day: Water Bubble Reflection in Zero Gravity

WATER BUBBLE REFLECTION IN ZERO GRAVITY Photograph by NASA Astronaut Clayton Anderson watches as a water bubble floats in the middeck of space shuttle Discovery during the STS-131 mission. Note that his image in the bubble is upside down because the bubble refracted the light. (Taken April 12, 2010). [Source] via…

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