Photo of the day

From Telegraph’s animal photos of the week:

A red squirrel adopts a superman-like pose, leaping over three metre gaps between branches in pursuit of nuts.

A red squirrel adopts a superman-like pose, leaping over three metre gaps between branches in pursuit of nuts. They are a common species in the woodland areas between Stavanger and Bergen in Norway. Rolf Selvik lives on the forest edge and has been following the red squirrels for years, taking the opportunity to photograph them in flight.Picture: Rolf Selvik /Solent News

Photo of the day

My instagram of the deep-fried everything booth at the NC State fair on Friday.  Personally, you just can’t beat straight-up fried dough covered in butter and cinnamon-sugar, i.e., an elephant ear, so that’s what I went with, as I do every year (had my first ever elephant ear at the 1993 NC State fair).  Funnel cakes are good, but nothing like an elephant ear.

Photo of the day

Recent National Geographic photo of the day:

Underwater picture of a sperm whale’s tail

Whale of a Tail

Photograph by Shane Gross, National Geographic Your Shot

A sperm whale “waves goodbye” to Your Shot member Shane Gross, who had traveled to Sri Lanka’s east coast hoping to photograph blue whales. “While we did have some success with the blues, it was the sperm whales that stole the show,” he writes. He captured this picture toward the end of the six-day expedition. “It was late in the day and the sun was low as this small pod swam toward me, and I did my best to keep quiet so as to not frighten them. This one started to dive and I free dove right after her, trying to get as close to that massive tail as possible. I knew she might be the last whale I’d encounter on the trip, and indeed, she was.”

Photo of the day

From a recent Telegraph pictures of the day gallery:

A rutting stag looms out of the mist during the sunrise in Richmond Park, London

A rutting stag looms out of the mist during the sunrise in Richmond Park, LondonPicture: Adrian Moysey/News Dog Media

Photo of the day

So love this from the Telegraph’s Animal photos of the week:

Say cheese! This inquisitive vole decides to take charge of a photo shoot. It had managed to climb up on a piece of moss which gave the little vole a perfect view through the camera's viewfinder.  Photographer Simon Roy captured the images in his back garden at his home near York in North Yorkshire.

Say cheese! This inquisitive vole decides to take charge of a photo shoot. It had managed to climb up on a piece of moss which gave the little vole a perfect view through the camera’s viewfinder. Photographer Simon Roy captured the images in his back garden at his home near York in North Yorkshire.Picture: Simon Roy/Solent News

Photo of the day

Listened to a Gist segment on taxidermy art and I had to actually see some of it:

Les Deux Garçon, L’Adieu Impossible, from Taxidermy Art by Robert Marbury (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2014. Photo: Robert Marbury.

Photo of the day

Super-typhoon Vongfang as seen from space:

View image on Twitter

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 549 other followers

%d bloggers like this: