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My very first favorite former student (back from Texas Tech) works a the Tampa International Airport and grabbed this amazing shot yesterday.

Kenneth Strickland

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From an Telegraph gallery of entrants in the “Velux Lovers of Light photography competition.”

Finalists in the international VELUX Lovers of Light photography competition
Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, USA by Thomas ZaglerPicture: Thomas Zagler

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From a Telegraph gallery of the royals’ visit to New Zealand.  Love a good juxtaposition:

Royal tour: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George arrive in Wellington, New Zealand
Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge talk with members of the Maori welcome group at an official welcome on the grounds of Government House in Wellington, New ZealandPicture: EPA/Mark Coote

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As a FB friend said yesterday, “this wins the internet today.”  From the Post:

Courtesy Rachel Davis Fine Arts - Two squirrels shake hands before starting their boxing match.This is part of a set of taxidermied squirrels depicting a boxing match, stuffed in England. They were part of the Goodyear Tire collection auctioned in September 2013.

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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.

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From National Geographic’s “best of February”

Picture of a horse in the woods in SpainA Winter Walk. February 4
Photograph by Marisela Murcia Navarro, National Geographic Your Shot

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From the Telegraph’s Pictures of the day:

Storm chaser Craig Eccles captured this stunning image of an electrical storm in Borden, 200 miles south east of Perth, Australia
Storm chaser Craig Eccles captured this stunning image of an electrical storm in Borden, 200 miles south east of Perth, AustraliaPicture: CRAIG ECCLES/SOLENT NEWS

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From the National Geographic Tumblr:

President and Mrs. Johnson and Vice President Agnew watch Apollo 11 lift off at Cape Canaveral, July 1969.Photograph by Otis Imboden, National Geographic

President and Mrs. Johnson and Vice President Agnew watch Apollo 11 lift off at Cape Canaveral, July 1969.PHOTOGRAPH BY OTIS IMBODEN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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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)

 

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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):

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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.

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Sadly, the Exxon Valdez is still having an environmental impact 25 years later.  Here’s an In Focus gallery from the spill:

The Exxon Baton Rouge (smaller ship on left) attempts to offload crude oil from the Exxon Valdez after the Valdez ran aground in Prince William sound near Valdez, Alaska, on March 26, 1989. (AP Photo)

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Really loved the gallery I linked to yesterday.  Here’s another:

The courtship of white storks on their nest near Biebesheim am Rhein, western Germany
The courtship of white storks on their nest near Biebesheim am Rhein, western GermanyPicture: AFP/GETTY
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