Category: PICTURE OF THE DAY

Dec 5, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Desert Oasis in Libya

Picture of the Day: A Desert Oasis in Libya

A DESERT OASIS IN LIBYA Photograph by George Steinmetz In this jaw-dropping aerial by George Steinmetz, we see the volcanic crater of Wau al Namus (‘hole of mosquitoes’) in southern Libya. Steinmetz says of the photo: “This massive (and apparently dormant) volcano can be easily be seen in satellite views of Southern…

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Dec 4, 2012

Picture of the Day: Figure 8 Algal Bloom from Space

Picture of the Day: Figure 8 Algal Bloom from Space

FIGURE 8 ALGAL BLOOM FROM SPACE Photograph by ESA In this Envisat image acquired on 2 December 2011, a phytoplankton bloom swirls a figure-of-8 in the South Atlantic Ocean about 600 km east of the Falkland Islands. Different types and quantities of phytoplankton exhibit different colours, such as the blues and greens…

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Dec 3, 2012

Picture of the Day: Pine Cones Burning in a Fire

Picture of the Day: Pine Cones Burning in a Fire

PINE CONES BURNING IN A FIRE Photograph by Joshua Hubert In this red-hot close-up, photographer Joshua Hubert literally stuck his camera into the fire to get the shot. Submitted by the photog earlier today to Reddit, Hubert explains: Yes. I did need to stick my camera into the flames to get this…

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Dec 2, 2012

Picture of the Day: San Francisco Airport at Night

Picture of the Day: San Francisco Airport at Night

SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT AT NIGHT Photograph by Andrew Choy In this fantastic capture by Andrew Choy we see the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) at night. The photo was taken from a cessna plane on November 16, 2005. It was a finalist for the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year in 2006.…

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Nov 30, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Durdle Door Limestone Arch

Picture of the Day: The Durdle Door Limestone Arch

THE DURDLE DOOR LIMESTONE ARCH Photograph by Saffron Blaze Durdle Door is a natural limestone arch on the Jurassic Coast near Lulworth in Dorset, England. While open to the public, it is privately owned by the Welds, a family who own 12,000 acres (50 sq. km) in Dorset in the name of…

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Nov 29, 2012

Picture of the Day: The African Wild Dog

Picture of the Day: The African Wild Dog

THE AFRICAN WILD DOG Photograph by Morkel Erasmus Lycaon pictus is a canid found only in Africa, especially in savannahs and lightly wooded areas. It is variously called the African wild dog, African hunting dog, Cape hunting dog, painted dog, painted wolf, painted hunting dog, spotted dog, or ornate wolf. It is…

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Nov 28, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Silhouette on Earth’s Horizon

Picture of the Day: A Silhouette on Earth’s Horizon

A SILHOUETTE ON EARTH’S HORIZON Photograph by NASA/Crew of Expedition 22 Though astronauts and cosmonauts often encounter striking scenes of Earth’s limb, this unique image, part of a series over Earth’s colourful horizon, has the added feature of a silhouette of the space shuttle Endeavour (now retired and on display at the…

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Nov 27, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Alpinists

Picture of the Day: The Alpinists

THE ALPINISTS Photograph by Jakub Polomski on 500px In this incredible capture by Jakub Polomski, we see a group of Alpinists making their way to the top of Aiguille du Midi (3,824m/12,605 ft), a mountain in Chamonix (French Alps) and the starting point for one of the routes to the Mont Blanc…

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Nov 26, 2012

Picture of the Day: Inside the Old Metropolitan Opera House

Picture of the Day: Inside the Old Metropolitan Opera House

INSIDE THE OLD METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE – NEW YORK CITY, 1937 Photograph via The Natioanl Archives and Records Administration In this historic capture, we see a full house at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City on November 28, 1937. This is the view from the rear of the stage looking…

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Nov 25, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Power of an Orange

Picture of the Day: The Power of an Orange

THE POWER OF AN ORANGE Photograph by Caleb Charland In this awesome photograph by Caleb Charland, we see an LED located inside sliced wedges of an orange. The cool part is that the LED is powered by the orange itself. As Caleb explains: “Recently one Sunday I spent the day at the…

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