Category: TRAVEL

Jan 2, 2015

Picture of the Day: Mt Rainier from Above at Sunset

Picture of the Day: Mt Rainier from Above at Sunset

Photograph by -rabid- on reddit Seen here is a view of Washington’s Mt Rainier at sunset. The photo was taken by reddit user -rabid-, who captured the east side of the mountain from his window seat on an airplane. Mount Rainier is a large stratovolcano located 54 miles (87 km) southeast of Seattle. It…

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Dec 29, 2014

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (see last year’s top 100 here). It’s been an eventful year and I can’t wait to see what treasures next year will bring! Below you will…

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Dec 22, 2014

Picture of the Day: Wind Blown

Picture of the Day: Wind Blown

Photograph by NICK MATTLOCK Seen here is wind-blown rime ice found on a stretch of square wire fence running up the side of the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland, UK. According to the BBC, a spokesman said: “There has to be a strong wind, temperatures have to be between plus one Celsius and minus one…

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Dec 17, 2014

This is What the Grand Canyon Filled with Clouds Looks Like

This is What the Grand Canyon Filled with Clouds Looks Like

Photograph by National Park Service For the second year in a row, a rare phenomenon called a ‘temperature inversion’ filled the Grand Canyon with clouds. The weather occurrence is said to only happen roughly once every 10 years, yet it has happened twice in the span of a year; first occurring on 29 November…

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Dec 17, 2014

The Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

The Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

More than 9,200 entries were submitted from over 150 countries, with professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts across the globe participating. Photographs were submitted in three categories: people, places and nature. The competition was judged on creativity and photographic quality by a panel of experts including National Geographic photographers John Stanmeyer and Erika Larsen,…

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Dec 16, 2014

Picture of the Day: Mysterious Crater in Siberia

Picture of the Day: Mysterious Crater in Siberia

Photograph by Vladimir Pushkarev/Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration Scientists in northern Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula recently descended into a massive, newly formed crater. Vladimir Pushkarev, the leader of the new mission and director of the Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration, took probes and made measurements with his team in hopes determining the cause of the…

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Dec 16, 2014

What New York City Looks Like from the Rooftops of Buildings

What New York City Looks Like from the Rooftops of Buildings

Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov are two of the preeminent ‘rooftoppers’ in the world. Together they are On The Roofs; the duo gained notoriety earlier this year when their GoPro video of them scaling world’s second tallest building (Shanghai Tower) went viral. The Sifter has previously featured their amazing exploits (see here, here and…

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Dec 15, 2014

Picture of the Day: Sailing Through a Tiny Planet Panorama

Picture of the Day: Sailing Through a Tiny Planet Panorama

Photograph by Stephanie Alexis on Instagram In this 360 ‘tiny planet’ panorama by Stephanie Alexis, we see her and a friend appearing to sail on a tiny water planet. The photo was recently featured by GoPro as their Photo of the Day. The photo is actually a composite of two images: the sailboat pic,…

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Dec 11, 2014

Picture of the Day: Elakala Falls, West Virginia

Picture of the Day: Elakala Falls, West Virginia

Photograph via ForestWander Nature Photography Seen here are the beautiful Elakala Waterfalls in Blackwater Falls State park, West Virginia, USA. Elakala Falls are a series of four waterfalls. The first of the series of waterfalls is 35 feet (11 m) in height and is easily accessible from park trails. The remaining three waterfalls of…

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Dec 9, 2014

Before Filmmaking, Stanley Kubrick was a Photojournalist. This is 1949 Chicago

Before Filmmaking, Stanley Kubrick was a Photojournalist. This is 1949 Chicago

Before he became one of America’s most celebrated filmmakers, Stanley Kubrick was a photojournalist for Look magazine from 1940 – 1950. The decade was widely considered to be formative for Kubrick’s iconic filmmaking style and narrative. After selling one of his photographs to Look of a broken-hearted news vendor reacting to the death of…

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