Tag: world record

Oct 28, 2013

11 Acre Land Art Portrait is Largest Ever in the UK

11 Acre Land Art Portrait is Largest Ever in the UK

In partnership with the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s, Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada and his team used 30,000 pegs, 2,000 tonnes of soil, 2,000 tonnes of sand and various stones on an 11-acre plot to create the largest land art portrait ever made in the UK. Entitled Wish, the artwork is a portrait…

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Oct 22, 2013

Picture of the Day: Gateway to Another Dimension

Picture of the Day: Gateway to Another Dimension

GATEWAY TO ANOTHER DIMENSION Photograph via llamapen on Reddit In this amazing capture, we see the famous Gateway Arch monument in St. Louis, Missouri, enshrouded in low passing clouds. The image was submitted to Reddit by user llamapen who says his father took the photograph from the 40th floor of One Metropolitan…

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Oct 17, 2013

Picture of the Day: Airplane View of One World Trade Center

Picture of the Day: Airplane View of One World Trade Center

AIRPLANE VIEW OF ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER Photograph by JAMES KASTNER Website | Facebook | Twitter In this outstanding capture by James Kastner, we see the famous Manhattan skyline, with the now-completed One World Trade Center towering over everything. The photograph was taken from an airplane window as James traveled from Newark…

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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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