Tag: phenomena

Jan 13, 2015

The Northern Lights in Real-Time, Ultra HD

The Northern Lights in Real-Time, Ultra HD

Ronn Murray ventured into the cold to capture aurora borealis near Fairbanks, Alaska on 2 January 2015. Murray used a Sony A7S with a Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 lens and DJI Ronin Gimbal Stabilizer. To record 4K straight from the camera he used the Atomos Shogun 4K Monitor and Recorder.

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Jan 8, 2015

Picture of the Day: Floating on a Cloud

Picture of the Day: Floating on a Cloud

Photograph by gameadd1kt on reddit Low hanging fog has made this large container ship appear to be floating on a cloud. The photo was taken from an airplane window by reddit user gameadd1kt, somewhere near Tacoma, Washington. Aside from that, details are sparse but it’s an interesting optical illusion! via gameadd1kt on reddit…

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Jan 7, 2015

Artists Create a Bioluminescent Forest Using Projectors

Artists Create a Bioluminescent Forest Using Projectors

The projection mapping “bioluminescent forest” is made by artists Friedrich van Schoor and Tarek Mawad. The artists spent six weeks in the forest fascinated by the silence and natural occurrences in nature, especially the phenomenon “bioluminescence”. They personified the forest to accentuate the natural beauty by creating luring luminescent plants and glowing magical mushrooms…

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Jan 3, 2015

Picture of the Day: Snowstorm at the Grand Canyon

Picture of the Day: Snowstorm at the Grand Canyon

Photograph by Michael Quinn/NPS A New Year’s winter storm bought record low temperatures, damaging winds and a snowstorm to the southwestern United States, blanketing the world-famous Grand Canyon. Northern Arizona received widespread snowfall totals of over four inches on New Year’s Eve and Day. The snow has since cleared and you can see more…

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Dec 23, 2014

This is How Snails Eat Carrots and Celery

This is How Snails Eat Carrots and Celery

Apparently snails will eat every part of a carrot except for the skin and all of the flesh of a celery aside from the stringy bits. What remains is pretty interesting to see, especially the carrot! Reddit user jasamaha8 took some fascinating close-ups so we could see the remains after the snails in his…

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Dec 23, 2014

This Beach Has a Natural Rock Barrier. When Ocean Waves Crash Things Get Awesome

This Beach Has a Natural Rock Barrier. When Ocean Waves Crash Things Get Awesome

Seen here is the amazing beach at Playa Puerto Nuevo in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. A large natural rock formation colloquially known as “La Peña” shelters the beach from the open seas. During rough marine conditions, huge waves from the North Atlantic Ocean smash against the rocky barrier, cascading down the rock face and…

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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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