Photo of the day

From the Telegraph’s animal photos of the week:

A man rows a makeshift raft to evacuate a pig from a flooded village in Lishui in east China's Zhejiang province

A man rows a makeshift raft to evacuate a pig from a flooded village in Lishui in east China’s Zhejiang provincePicture: AP

Photo of the day

So, Itchy shared a link to this amazing gallery in a comment in yesterday’s photo.  Apparently a couple of Russian guys love to take photos from the rooftops of skyscrapers in Hong Kong.  Pretty amazing stuff.  This one blows me away:

Photo of the day

On the rare occassion my wife was nearby while I was looking at photos, she commented, “I would not drive on that road!”  From the National Geographic Found tumblr:

Motorists pass people on a scenic road atop a cliff overlooking a bay near Trieste, Italy, 1956.Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic Creative

Motorists pass people on a scenic road atop a cliff overlooking a bay near Trieste, Italy, 1956.PHOTOGRAPH BY B. ANTHONY STEWART, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

Photo of the day

From a recent Telegraph photos of the week gallery:

This jaw-dropping shot shows a shadow 15 miles long.  The distinctive dark triangular shape has been cast by Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain at 3,776 metres high.  Kent photographer Kris J Boorman captured the amazing image from the mountain's summit on a visit there two years ago.  The 28-year-old's photograph, which he took at sunrise around 5am, has now garnered international praise after he posted it online on Reddit last week. This was actually Kris' second attempt at capturing the spectacle. After being left unsatisfied with a picture he took the year before, he had arranged to scale the peak the following year especially to try again.  Kris' photograph is notable as the view is often obscured by fog or low-hanging clouds. 'When the time came to shoot the shadow I had an absolutely crystal clear sky - near unheard of for Fuji outside of winter,' he says.

The distinctive dark triangular shape of Japan’s highest mountain, Mt Fuji, casts a 15 mile shadow. Kent photographer Kris J Boorman captured the image from the mountain’s summit (3,776 metres) on a visit there two years ago. The 28-year-old’s photograph, which he took at sunrise around 5am, has now garnered international praise after he posted it online on Reddit last week. This was actually Kris’s second attempt at capturing the spectacle. After being left unsatisfied with a picture he took the year before, he had arranged to scale the peak the following year especially to try again. Kris’s photograph is notable as the view is often obscured by fog or low-hanging clouds. ‘When the time came to shoot the shadow I had an absolutely crystal clear sky – near unheard of for Fuji outside of winter,’ he says.Picture: Kris J Boorman/Rex Features

Photo of the day

Recent National Geographic photo of the day:

Picture of a blue heron at Great Falls, Maryland

Sun Salutation

Photograph by Kevin H., National Geographic Your Shot

A blue heron catches the last rays of a setting sun at Great Falls National Park in Maryland.

“I go there often because the herons make great subjects for long exposures against the falls,” writes Your Shot member Kevin H. “After shooting for about a minute or two, I finally noticed one standing on the rocks. I loved how the glowing mist was drifting behind it and that the rocks were illuminated by the sunset.”

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From a Big Picture Daily Life gallery:

Bob Grutza rides on horseback through his field of sunflowers, July 15,near Maysville, Ky. Grutza has five acres of sunflowers on his property. (Terry Prather/The Ledger Independent via Associated Press)

Photo of the day

From the Telegraph’s Animal photos of the week:

This group of horses found themselves stranded on a tiny island of land after the River Dulnain in Inverness-shire, Scotland burst its banks. The four animals were spotted perched on their small hump of grass surrounded by water by local photographer Mark Hamblin. According to Mark the horses were left stranded all day but appeared perfectly content as they cropped the grass on their small island. And, as the water levels gradually decreased and their grassy sanctuary grew larger, the horses were given access to even more food. As the water levels were dropping, and the horses were not in immediate danger, the decision was made not to launch a rescue mission but to wait until the horses were able to make their own way to freedom.

This group of horses found themselves stranded on a tiny island of land after the River Dulnain in Inverness-shire, Scotland burst its banks. The four animals were spotted perched on their small hump of grass surrounded by water by local photographer Mark Hamblin. According to Mark the horses were left stranded all day but appeared perfectly content as they cropped the grass on their small island. And, as the water levels gradually decreased and their grassy sanctuary grew larger, the horses were given access to even more food. As the water levels were dropping, and the horses were not in immediate danger, the decision was made not to launch a rescue mission but to wait until the horses were able to make their own way to freedom.Picture: Mark Hamblin/REX

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