Photos of the day

Hey, it’s Saturday, you get two photos.  Alan Taylor put together this great set where he asked his readers to make requests for particular types of photos for him to curate.  Lots of awesome photos.  My two favorites (with the explanations) are below:

Maurice Li (@Maurice) asked me for “your favorite photo of the solar flare-fueled aurora borealis”. I have to say my favorite comes from the source,the sun itself, brought to us by NASA: A solar flare erupting on the Sun’s northeastern hemisphere, seen on January 22, 2012. Space weather officials say the strongest solar storm in more than six years is already bombarding Earth with radiation with more to come.(AP Photo/NASA) # 

Arjen vd Broecke (@PaVink) asked for a “‘Timing is Everything’ photo that could not have been taken a second earlier or later”. Here you are: A German shepherd leaps into the air biting a water balloon thrown her way while playing on a hot summer day in Encinitas, California, on August 16, 2010. (Reuters/Mike Blake) #

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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