Tag: sunset

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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Jun 25, 2013

Picture of the Day: Sunset in Santorini

Picture of the Day: Sunset in Santorini

SUNSET IN SANTORINI Photograph by PEDRO SZEKELY on Flickr In this stunning capture by Pedro Szekely, we see the sun setting over the picturesque town of Oia, Greece. Oia, which is pronounced “EE-ah” and not “OY-ah”, is a small town and former community in the South Aegean on the islands of Thira…

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Jun 23, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Sky Whale

Picture of the Day: The Sky Whale

THE SKY WHALE Photograph by (nz)dave on Flickr In this breathtaking sunset photograph by (nz)dave on Flickr, we see a fascinating cloud formation with an incredibly coloured sky. Several small breaks in the cloud also seem to form the outline of a whale. The photograph was taken at the Pigeon Point Light…

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Jun 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: Australian Sunset from Space

Picture of the Day: Australian Sunset from Space

AUSTRALIAN SUNSET FROM SPACE Photograph by NASA The sun is about to set in this scene showing parts of southwestern Australia, which was photographed by one of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the International Space Station on April 1, 2013. Several of the orbital outpost’s solar array panels are seen in…

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Jun 17, 2013

Picture of the Day: Sunset in La Paz

Picture of the Day: Sunset in La Paz

SUNSET IN LA PAZ Photograph by PEDRO SZEKELY In this photograph by Pedro Szekely we see the city of La Paz, the second largest city in Bolivia after Santa Cruz. It is located in the western part of the country at an elevation of roughly 3,650 m (11,975 ft) above sea level,…

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Jun 5, 2013

Picture of the Day: Rice Terrace Sunset

Picture of the Day: Rice Terrace Sunset

RICE TERRACE SUNSET Photograph by AGUSTIN RAFAEL REYES In this beautiful photograph by Agustin Rafael Reyes, we see the Doya rice terraces at sunset. The terraces are located in Matsuura-shi, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. In agriculture, a terrace is a piece of sloped plane that has been cut into a series of successively…

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Mar 10, 2013

Picture of the Day: Coal Train Sunset

Picture of the Day: Coal Train Sunset

COAL TRAIN SUNSET Photograph by Tom Danneman (MRL 390 on Flickr) In this amazing capture by Tom Danneman (MRL 390 on Flickr), we see a northbound BNSF coal train heading across a fill just south of Bill, Wyoming. Danneman says the Powder River Basin where this was taken is a beautiful location…

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Jan 1, 2013

Picture of the Day: Diamond in the Sky

Picture of the Day: Diamond in the Sky

DIAMOND IN THE SKY Photograph by Alex Cherney | Prints Available On November 14, 2012, a total solar eclipse was experienced on Ellis beach between Cairns and Port Douglas in Queensland, Australia. Right before the eclipse, photographer Alex Cherney took this beautiful capture of the last direct rays of sunlight which produced…

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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 31, 2011

Picture of the Day: Onward and Upward

Picture of the Day: Onward and Upward

ONWARD AND UPWARD Photograph by VITALY SOKOL aka WILLYAM BRADBERRY This fantastic capture of a dolphin jumping off into the sunset seemed most fitting for the final picture of 2011. The Sifter can’t wait for 2012, it’s going to be a glorious year. All the best to our readers around the world,…

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