Tag: world record

Oct 17, 2013

This 300 ft Wall in Bolivia has over 5000 Dinosaur Footprints

This 300 ft Wall in Bolivia has over 5000 Dinosaur Footprints

Photograph by Ramon Kristian Arellano Located 5 km (3 miles) from downtown Sucre, Bolivia is Cal Orko, an imposing limestone slab 1.5 km (0.9 miles) long and over 100 meters high (328 ft). On this steep face (inclination of 72 degrees), visitors can peer through time to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth over 68…

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Oct 13, 2013

Picture of the Day: The First Untethered Free Flight in Space

Picture of the Day: The First Untethered Free Flight in Space

THE FIRST UNTETHERED FREE FLIGHT IN SPACE Photograph by NASA In this mind-blowing photograph, taken 12 February 1984, Mission Specialist Bruce McCandless II, is seen further away from the confines and safety of his ship than any previous astronaut had ever been. This ‘space first’ was made possible by the Manned Maneuvering…

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Sep 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Colors of Death Valley

Picture of the Day: The Colors of Death Valley

THE COLORS OF DEATH VALLEY Photograph by TREY RATCLIFF Blog | Google+ | Facebook | Flickr | Twitter In this fantastic capture by world-famous travel photographer Trey Ratcliff, we see the multi-colored landscape of Death Valley. Located in Eastern California and situated within the Mojave Desert, Death Valley is the lowest, hottest…

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Sep 19, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Tallest Waterfall in the World

Picture of the Day: The Tallest Waterfall in the World

THE TALLEST WATERFALL IN THE WORLD Photograph by Adam Klukowski (ENT108) | klucznik.net Seen here from below is Angel Falls (Salto Ángel or Kerepakupai Vená) in Canaima National Park, Venezuela. It is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall with a height of 979 m (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 m (2,648…

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Sep 11, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Mighty Leatherback

Picture of the Day: The Mighty Leatherback

THE MIGHTY LEATHERBACK Photograph by Claudia Lombard/USFWS In this photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region, we see the mighty Leatherback sea turtle at the Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuse in the US Virgin Islands. The Leatherback is the largest, deepest diving, and most migratory and wide ranging…

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Aug 28, 2013

Picture of the Day: Cologne Cathedral During WWII

Picture of the Day: Cologne Cathedral During WWII

COLOGNE CATHEDRAL DURING WWII Photograph via Kevin Trotman (The Rocketeer on Flickr) Seen here is an aerial black and white photo of the famous Cologne Cathedral during WWII. Kevin Trotman (The Rocketeer on Flickr) said he found the photo along with 19 others tucked inside a book that he bought for $1…

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Aug 8, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Giant Amazon Water Lily

Picture of the Day: The Giant Amazon Water Lily

THE GIANT AMAZON WATER LILY Photograph by The Living Rainforest Seen here is the underside of a Giant Amazon Water Lily, growing at the Living Rainforest. In 2002 it set a world record with a leaf that measured 2.65 meters (8 ft, 6.5 inches). The lily is a hybrid between the two…

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Jul 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: A Mighty Iceberg in Greenland

Picture of the Day: A Mighty Iceberg in Greenland

A MIGHTY ICEBERG IN GREENLAND Photograph by Rita Willaert In this fantastic capture by Rita Willaert, we see a large iceberg in Northeast Greenland National Park. The iceberg was spotted at 70°N 26°W. Northeast Greenland National Park is the world’s largest and most northerly national park. It protects 972,001 km2 (375,000 sq…

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Jul 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: Badlands National Park

Picture of the Day: Badlands National Park

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK Photograph by Jsoo1 on Wikimedia Commons Badlands National Park is a national park in southwestern South Dakota that protects 242,756 acres (98,240 ha) of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States. On January 29, 1939, it was established…

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Jun 27, 2013

Picture of the Day: Yale’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Picture of the Day: Yale’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Yale’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library Photograph by Lauren Manning The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (BRBL) at Yale University was a 1963 gift of the Beinecke family. The building was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Gordon Bunshaft of the firm of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. It is the largest building…

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