Tag: sunrise

Feb 18, 2014

Picture of the Day: Indian Sunrise

Picture of the Day: Indian Sunrise

INDIAN SUNRISE Photograph by ram reddy/rammorrison Flickr This beautiful sunrise capture (taken on Jan. 1, 2010) by rammorrison was taken in Kodaikanal, a city in the hills of Tamil Nadu, India. Kodaikanal’s name in Tamil means, “the gift of the forest”. Established in 1845, the city has a long history as a…

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Jan 8, 2014

Picture of the Day: San Francisco Fogginess

Picture of the Day: San Francisco Fogginess

SAN FRANCISCO FOGGINESS Photograph by Michael Bennett In this beautiful sunrise capture, we see the Golden Gate Bridge enshrouded in fog. Interestingly, fog is so prevalent in San Francisco the weather phenomenon even has its own Wikipedia entry! The article explains in detail how the combination of Pacific Ocean moisture, prevailing winds…

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Jan 5, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Sky Shadow

Picture of the Day: The Sky Shadow

THE SKY SHADOW Photograph by runrgrl on reddit In this beautiful sunrise capture we see Washington’s Mount Rainier casting an upward shadow towards the sky. The photo was posted by redditor runrgrl, who says the image was taken from Fox Island, near Gig Harbor. The body of water in the foreground is…

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Dec 4, 2013

Picture of the Day: Mountain Shadows

Picture of the Day: Mountain Shadows

MOUNTAIN SHADOWS Photograph by SCOTT HOTALING Website | Flickr | Facebook | Prints available Seen here is the triangular shadow cast by Mount Hood in northern Oregon, USA. The photo was taken by Scott Hotaling who made the ascent from the south side during pre-dawn hours. As for why a jagged mountain…

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Oct 23, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Water Vortex

Picture of the Day: The Water Vortex

THE WATER VORTEX Photograph by MANUEL M. ALMEIDA Website | Flickr | 500px | Twitter | Tumblr | Google+ In this striking sunrise photograph by Manuel M. Almedia we see the Bufadero de la Garita in Telde, Gran Canaria in Spain’s Canary Islands. According to VisitCanaryIslands.org, the phenomenon comes from a ‘complex…

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Sep 4, 2013

Picture of the Day: A Triangular Volcano Shadow

Picture of the Day: A Triangular Volcano Shadow

A TRIANGULAR VOLCANO SHADOW Photograph by Juan Carlos Casado (TWAN) Seen here is the triangular shadow cast by Mount Teide, a volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. With a summit of 3,718-metre (12,198 ft) it is the highest point in Spain and the highest point above sea level in the islands…

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Jun 26, 2013

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and population. With fifty states (48 contiguous) and a special district, the United States is an extremely diverse country in both geography and climate. Below we celebrate the beautiful natural…

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