Category: PICTURE OF THE DAY

Dec 28, 2012

Picture of the Day: Fractal Cauliflower

Picture of the Day: Fractal Cauliflower

FRACTAL CAULIFLOWER Photograph by Jon Sullivan Romanesco broccoli, or Roman cauliflower, is an edible flower of the species Brassica oleracea, and a variant form of cauliflower. First documented in Italy, it is light green in colour and approximates a natural fractal. Romanesco broccoli’s inflorescence (the bud) has an approximate self-similar character, with…

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Dec 27, 2012

Picture of the Day: Behind a Frozen Waterfall

Picture of the Day: Behind a Frozen Waterfall

BEHIND A FROZEN WATERFALL Photograph by Matt Sepeta Located in Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnehaha Falls can be found near the entrance to Minnehaha Park, a 193-acre park divided into two main portions: an upper section above the falls which is kept trimmed and maintained like many other city parks, and the lower section…

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Dec 26, 2012

Picture of the Day: Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

Picture of the Day: Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

TA PROHM TEMPLE, CAMBODIA Photograph by Peter Nijenhuis Ta Prohm is the modern name of a temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. Located approximately one kilometre east of Angkor Thom and on the…

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Dec 23, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Complex Planetary Nebula

Picture of the Day: A Complex Planetary Nebula

A COMPLEX PLANETARY NEBULA Photograph by NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team According to Wikipedia, a planetary nebula is an emission nebula consisting of an expanding glowing shell of ionized gas ejected during the asymptotic giant branch phase of certain types of stars late in their life. The term for this class of objects is…

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Dec 21, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Redeemer at Sunset

Picture of the Day: The Redeemer at Sunset

THE REDEEMER AT SUNSET Photograph by Guillermo Rico on 500px In this beautiful capture, we see the iconic Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at sunset. The photograph was taken from Icarai beach using a 300mm lens. Photographer Guillermo Rico waited for the exact moment the sun…

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Dec 20, 2012

Picture of the Day: Inside Palais Garnier

Picture of the Day: Inside Palais Garnier

INSIDE PALAIS GARNIER Photograph by Trey Ratcliff @ StuckinCustoms.com The Palais Garnier is a 1,979-seat opera house built between 1861 and 1875 for the Paris Opera. Originally called the Salle des Capucines because of its location on the Boulevard des Capucines, it soon became known as the Palais Garnier in recognition of…

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Dec 19, 2012

Picture of the Day: Lightning Strikes a Fairway

Picture of the Day: Lightning Strikes a Fairway

LIGHTNING STRIKES A FAIRWAY Photograph via SmangAllDay on Reddit Redditor SmangAllDay shared this photo earlier this week of his local golf course after being struck by lightning. The fascinating fractal pattern you see on the fairway is known as a Lichtenberg figure which has been featured on the Sifter previously. For those…

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Dec 18, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Crane Operator’s View

Picture of the Day: The Crane Operator’s View

THE CRANE OPERATOR’S VIEW Photograph by MildlyReactive on deivantART In this fantastic shot by MildlyReactive we see what a crane operator’s view would be like at night. The photographer is not actually a crane operator, he’s an Urban Explorer or ‘Rooftopper‘ who likes to scale buildings and other objects of significant height…

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Dec 17, 2012

Picture of the Day: Reflection Affection

Picture of the Day: Reflection Affection

REFLECTION AFFECTION Photograph by Park Chowol | sidesee.kr In this fantastic night-time reflection photo, we see the beautiful Dongbaekseom Island (now part of the mainland) in Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea. Haeundae is an affluent, beach front community that attracts many Korean tourists and foreigners to what many consider to be Korea’s best…

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Dec 16, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Ups and Downs

Picture of the Day: The Ups and Downs

THE UPS AND DOWNS Photograph by Bastian Staude – streetw[o]rk In this beautifully composed, monochrome image by street photographer Bastian Staude, we see two escalators side by side. The view from above is intriguing and it would be interesting to know how he got this straight down POV. The staggered steps between…

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