April 16, 2014 Leave a comment
My very first favorite former student (back from Texas Tech) works a the Tampa International Airport and grabbed this amazing shot yesterday.
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April 10, 2014 Leave a comment
From an In Focus gallery of brilliant finalists from the Smithsonian magazine’s photo contest. Wow:
A wall cloud near Omaha, Nebraska. “This cell grew exponentially over the next 16 minutes, split twice and spawned three EF4 tornadoes with $67.4 million in damage to residences and crops.” Photographed by Kenneth DiLuigi of Sewell, New Jersey.
April 2, 2014 Leave a comment
From a Big Picture gallery of the National Geographic Traveler contest (there’s only 8 here and they are all awesome– you should take a look):
“Mirrow Wave” The Wave after a heavy thunderstorm with a small pond granting a perfect mirror for the reflection of the hiker. A calm and solemn place at a perfect day. (Photo and caption by Nicholas Roemmelt / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
April 1, 2014 Leave a comment
So, this is totally bizarre and totally awesome. A New Yorker gallery of Malaysian rooster photos (for some reason I think JDW will totally love this):
A Serama cockerel. (Ernest Goh)
In Malaysia, a type of chicken called the Serama is bred not for consumption but for its performance abilities and look. Chicken pageants are held in villages across the country; like at dog shows, owners bring their animals and display them for minutes at a time while judges rank them according to their feathers, strut, and disposition.
March 31, 2014 Leave a comment
Sadly, the Exxon Valdez is still having an environmental impact 25 years later. Here’s an In Focus gallery from the spill: