Category: NATURE/SPACE

November 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Cloud City

Picture of the Day: Cloud City

CLOUD CITY Photograph by Natta Summerky This stunning photograph was taken on November 12, 2010. An incredible fog blanketed the city of Toronto, turning this urban center into cloud city. Thanks for sharing Mr. Sutin! Fog is a collection of water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth’s surface.…

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November 8, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Sun-Believable! | Nov 8, 2010

Picture of the Day: Sun-Believable! | Nov 8, 2010

SUN-BELIEVABLE! Photograph by Alan Friedman This is the stunning result Astrophotographer Alan Friedman produced from his backyard in Buffalo, N.Y., when he put a webcam and a telescope together in front of a high-end filter. Using a specialized hydrogen alpha filter, Friedman is able to look at the deep red end of the light spectrum…

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November 4, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day: Snow-Capped Mountains of Afghanistan | Nov 4, 2010

Picture of the Day: Snow-Capped Mountains of Afghanistan | Nov 4, 2010

SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAINS OF AFGHANISTAN Photograph by AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Colin Mulvany A KC-135R Stratotanker with the 92nd Air Refueling Wing passes over snow-capped mountain ranges in Afghanistan on Oct. 16, 2010. The Fairchild-based KC-135R Stratotanker and crew, one of about a dozen of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing’s tankers currently deployed in Kyrgyzstan, refueled six…

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November 2, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day – The Lurker | Nov 2, 2010

Picture of the Day - The Lurker | Nov 2, 2010

THE LURKER Photograph by Phil Lanoue via National Geographic 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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October 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day – Baobab Trees of Madagascar | Oct 26, 2010

Picture of the Day - Baobab Trees of Madagascar | Oct 26, 2010

BAOBAB TREES OF MADAGASCAR Photograph by Pascal Maitre, National Geographic Avenue of the Baobabs, an area near Morondava protected since 2007, is all that remains of a once thick forest cleared for farmland. Growing 80 feet (24 meters) or more, baobabs are valued for their fruit and bark. via National Geographic Every day at 5pm…

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October 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

The World’s Weirdest Mammal – The Platypus

The World's Weirdest Mammal - The Platypus

Photograph by Dark Orange THE PLATYPUS – NATURE’S MUTT The platypus is best described as a hodgepodge of more familiar species: the duck (bill and webbed feet), beaver (tail), and otter (body and fur). But wait! There’s even more to this fascinating mammal. Did you know that it is venomous, lays eggs, and hunts using…

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October 20, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day – October 20, 2010

Picture of the Day - October 20, 2010

CONE HEAD Photograph by Lilli Antoniu via LiiQa on deviantART 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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October 19, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day – Broken Telephone

Picture of the Day - Broken Telephone

BROKEN TELEPHONE Photograph by Igor Podgorny This image has not been Photoshopped. It was taken by Igor Podgorny of Russia. It was the after-effect of a fierce fire that tore through Linevo village in the Volgograd Region of Russia. Igor Podgorny on LiveJournal via English Russia Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the…

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October 17, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day – October 17, 2010

Picture of the Day - October 17, 2010

WE ARE NOT ALONE Photograph by Luis Argerich This photo shows our own galaxy: The Milky way and our two small satellite galaxies: The Magellan Clouds. The Small Magellan Cloud is at the top left and the Big Magellan Cloud Below. via 1x.com Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the…

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October 13, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Picture of the Day – October 13, 2010

Picture of the Day - October 13, 2010

ZEUS WAS HERE Photograph by Jay Fine This is the moment a lightning bolt appears to strike the Statue of Liberty in New York. New York photographer Jay Fine had spent the night braving the storm in Battery Park City, Manhattan, in a bid to get the perfect picture. Jay spent nearly two hours poised…

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